You’ll need: 2 cups frozen berries, 1 medium banana, 1 cup low-fat strawberry or vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup fruit juice, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
You’ll need: 340g of spaghetti pasta and your favourite tasty extras... see below!
You’ll need: Your favourite bread, spreads or fillings, and biscuit cutters or a knife
You’ll need: One cup of water, 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid, 2 teaspoons of corn syrup (optional), a clean container, and a pipe cleaner or some bendy wire
Easy option: Buy your first bubble mix and just top it up when you run out.
You’ll need: Eyes, the sky, clouds, a great imagination
You’ll need: Food you can eat without plates – like little sandwiches, sliced apples, raisins and yoghurt pottles. Drink bottles, a large blanket, sun cream and your favourite friends or teddies
Extra: If it’s wet, have the picnic inside, in a hut made of blankets!
You’ll need: Some soft sand (or dirt) and large sticks
You’ll need: A hot day, a patch of lawn, a sprinkler and your togs
You’ll need: Two or more people
Extra: Talk about heart rate and why being active is good for us!
You’ll need: Stale bread and crusts, some hungry local ducks!
Extra: See how far you can throw each piece.
Or break off lots of little pieces then throw them all in.
A bread scramble!
You’ll need: A sock for each person, a pen, stickers, or buttons and glue (optional)
Extra: Give your puppet a name?
Draw, sew or glue on some eyes and hair
You’ll need: Cardboard, paper, crayons, pencils, glue, leaves, glitter – whatever you have!
Extra: Talk about other (free!) ways you can show people you care.
You’ll need: 1 cup of cornflour, 1 cup of water, a muffin tin, food colouring and paintbrushes
Short on time? Normal chalk is great too!
You could have a sing along… in the car, in the bath, before or after meals, in bed, when the ads are on. When else?
You’ll need: Music and your dancing shoes!
You’ll need: Your imaginations!
Extra: Add funny voices!
You can use: Funny clothes, glasses, hats, hairstyles, makeup
Extras: Choose a new name. Talk in funny voices. Make a dress up box!
You’ll need: Autumn leaves and your walking shoes or gummies.
Great idea: If you take a change of clothes getting wet won’t matter at all!
Taking turns, use the starters below to talk about the things you love.
Getting tired? Turn a daily routine into a fun tiny adventure!
You could have a jokey journey when you’re going to the supermarket, getting into the car, or nearly home from a big walk
You’ll need: Flowers, scissors, a rubber band, some ribbon (optional)
You’ll need: An empty egg carton, paints or felt pens and if you want, things to stick on.
Extra: Give your new friend a name and glue on wool for hair, or give him sticky up pipe-cleaner antennae.
You’ll need: A paper towel roll (or sellotape and a piece of paper), a torch, and good flexibility!
You’ll need: A mess to tidy! A little goofiness and some friendly competition!
Evenly spoon in your favourite fillings:
Spag-tom nom nom: Mix a chopped tomato and a can of spaghetti.
Eggy-licious: Beat 2 eggs with 1/2 a cup of milk, then add cooked veggies and maybe some ham.
Mince or beans: What a yummy way to use your leftovers!
Tip: Cool for a few minutes before serving.
You’ll need: Great manners and the desire to say “thanks” in different languages. Try the word slowly, try it together, then see if you can say it on your own.
Country Word How to say it
Japanese Arigatou ardei-ga-toe
German Danke DAHN-keh
Samoan Fa’afetai Far-ah-FAY-tie
Spanish Gracias GRAH-see-iss
Māori Kia ora KEY-a-or-a
French Merci MER-see
Tongan Mālō Mah-loh
Portuguese Obrigado (male) ob-ree-GAH-doo
Portuguese Obrigada (female) ob-ree-GAH-dah
Fijian Vinaka Vin-AH-ca
Chinese Xiè xiè Shee shee
You’ll need: Lots of milk bottle tops along with an ice-cream container, a bowl and tongs, or a little picture / photo.
You’ll need: Sore feet or shoulders, a cozy space and if you want, some moisturiser or massage oil.
You’ll need: Eggs (or flat stones with round edges), paints and if you want, things you can glue on.
You’ll need: An empty plastic bottle, two yoghurt pottles, or a paper towel roll, some noisy fillings (such as stones, rice, dried beans or macaroni), and some decorations.
Extra fun: Can you shake and sing? See our Little Big-Band card for more ideas.
You’ll need: Knees to slap, hands to clap, drums to tap, or your own hand-made shakers (see our Make A Shaker card).
Extra for experts: Can you think of a name for your band? Who could you perform a waiata for?
You’ll need: Sharp eyes, leaves, paper, and paints, crayons or glue.
Extra for experts: Draw a tree trunk then glue leaves on as branches.
You’ll need: A bagel or apple, peanut butter, bird seed (or cornflakes / popcorn) and string.
You’ll need: Things to hide (such as stickers, I love you notes, photos, recipe ingredients, or special treats), and some helpful clues.
Extra for experts
Have a night-time hunt with torches or have two teams racing to find what’s hidden.
You’ll need: Paper and felts to make ‘play money’ (or Monopoly money), and different things to buy and sell.
Extra: Give your store a name and make a shop-sign or a poster to advertise it.
You’ll need: Some cardboard (e.g. the back of a cereal box), a big picture or photo, glue, a pencil and some scissors.
You’ll need: A few balloons, a felt pen, a fly swat or paper plate, strong lungs and quick hands.
Blow up your balloon then tap it to each other without letting it touch the floor. Can you keep two balloons in the air?
You’ll need: A clock with a second hand (or an egg-timer) and your imagination...
• Fruit and veggies
• All the people you know
• Your favourite places
• The things you like to eat
• The places you’d like to go
• Animals or sea creatures
• Anything you like!
Extra for older kids: If you can, write your answers down and see who can come up with the most.
The Tiny Adventures app has lots of simple, fun, ideas.
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