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What stores and transfers energy?
Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transferred from one store into another. In these pictures, which items do you think use energy? Which ones store energy? Do they all store/use the same type of energy? Cut them out and sort them into groups.
Understanding friction: Build your own balloon hovercraft
When a moving surface slides on a stationary surface it rubs against it, which slows it down. This is due to friction, a force which resists the movement of one object sliding past another. Understand more about friction with a fantastic practical project: make your own balloon hovercraft!
Super scientist quiz
Quiz questions to encourage your child to think about how scientists work and why they do the things they do.
A worksheet showing results of an experiment with questions underneath to consider.
Build a castle for St George’s Day
A brave knight called George has been very busy fighting a dragon all day and needs a place to rest that is safe from the dragon. Can you build him a large, strong castle?
Paint a pot and plant flower seeds
At the beginning of May and on May Day people celebrate with lots of traditions like maypole dancing and making flower crowns. The celebrations usually involve lots of colours and flowers. Today, you are going to have your own celebration, paint your own super colourful plant pot and plant some flower seeds.
Make a butterfly feeder
You might start to see lots of butterflies fluttering about in the garden or at the park during springtime. However, there may not be a lot of flowers around in early spring, so you can help the butterflies by making a special butterfly feeder.
Hot cross buns activity
Hot cross buns are a delicious Easter treat. Do you know the song about them? Learn the song and complete the activity.
Foil boat paddling pool challenge
Did you know you can make a boat out of kitchen foil? This activity is a challenge to see who can make a foil boat that will stay floating and hold the most pennies. Let's make a splash!
Colours of the month nature walk
Today you are going to explore the colours you can see during this time of year. Visit a nature reserve or a local park with some crayons and this sheet and have a look at all the different colours you can see. Which colours can you find?
Spring flowers counting to 6
In spring you will see lots of flowers and plants starting to grow. Can you count out the correct number of leaves for the flowers below? Help your grown-up cut out the lovely leaves on the next page and then stick the correct number of leaves on each flower
Spot the winter patterns
Can you spot the patterns on these winter scarves? Colour the scarves to complete the patterns.
Scottish shortbread baking
This activity can be done as part of Burns Night celebrations or simply as a delicious baking and learning activity.
Rainbow activity: read poem
Have you ever seen a beautiful rainbow? You might see one when there are lots of sunshine and rain showers in the same day. Read this rainbow poem with your little one and talk about your favourite colours, then follow the instructions to make a windsock.
New year inspiration activity
The start of a new year is very exciting! Help your little one to think about the year ahead and challenge them to draw a picture of something they are excited about this year.
Mother’s Day activity
Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate amazing mummies, grandmothers or other special mummy figures in your life. Today, you will think about your mummy and why she is special to you.
Make snow dough
Let it snow with this fun sensory activity! Are you ready to make your own snow? Follow these instructions and then play to your heart’s content.
Caterpillar and butterfly playdough patterns
Did you know that butterflies start as caterpillars? Perhaps you have heard stories about caterpillars and butterflies or seen some outside. Practise your pattern making skills on these caterpillars and butterflies.
Coffee filter leaves activity
Today you are going to use science to make a beautiful selection of autumn leaves.
Pumpkin spice playdough activity
Today you are going to make some seasonal pumpkin spice playdough. Are you ready to get stuck in?
Milk fireworks science activity
Can you make fireworks using food colouring and milk? Let's find out in this fun science experiments for Nursery children.
Corn-filled scarecrow shaker
Let's make some noise! Follow these instructions to make your own scarecrow shaker. This is a great activity for Nursery children, that will improve their co-ordination skills and keep them occupied for hours.
Our lives are full of wonderful and different materials. Today you are going to have a look at some of the things you have in your home and see if you can sort them into different types of materials.
Thirsty flowers experiment
Plants need water to live and grow, and they usually get it from the soil. But how does the water get from the roots up to the leaves and flowers? This exciting experiment will help you to see how a flower gets its water.