Check out our new Southwark Children and Family Centres YouTube channel – here you will find Chattertime clips, sing alongs and some playlists created for you including – messy play ideas, storytime, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, cooking and food ideas, parenting tips and more!

Our Early Years Practitioners have created some activity sheets for you to try at home. We hope you enjoy them!

Nurture and Mindfulness 


Age 0-6months

0-6 months Tummy time for babies
0-6 months Peek-a-boo
0-6 months exploring with feet

Age 6-12 Months

lets go find
Treasure baskets

Age 12-18 Months

Junk modelling
sock games
12-18 months Pots and Pans play
cardboard box role play

Age 18-24 Months 

dress up and role play
Den Building
sticky tape game
Skittle bowling game
Scavenger hunt
recycle kitchen roll tubes through craft
Obstacle course
Sink or Float Experiment
Bubble snake
visual experiment to explain germs and washing hands
Make your own bubble mixture
Websites and apps to support with activity ideas

Physical Activities 

lets get moving
SAH Cooking mini tortilla quiche
SAH Fine motor skills
SAH Gross motor games
SAH Animal walk


Wheels on the bus
Twinkle Little star with Makaton signs
Tidy up song
Row Your Boat Rhyme
one,two,three,four,five once I caught a fish alive
Old MacDonald had a Farm Rhyme
Nappy changing song
Little Boy Blue Rhyme
I hear Thunder Rhyme
Hickory dickory dock rhyme


story bags
we are going on a big bear hunt
Pete the cat Story
One day in the jungle
I wrote to the Zoo to send me a pet
Dirty Dinosaur Story
Brown Bear

Outdoor Activities 

Neighbourhood search
outdoor spotting game
Mini beast hunt
Sound hunt


Positive Behaviour Symbols
Schedules, Routines and Timetables
Using Objects of Reference
How to make a Calm down bottle