Things to make and do

  • Follow Us!

Woolly Sheep Cupcake Recipe from Waitrose

Date: April 1, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Food Fun, Things to make and do

This Easter holidays, why not try these cute little woolly sheep cakes? Cooking with your child teaches them about where their food comes from and making healthy food choices. Baking is the perfect way to get started – all that weighing and measuring, mixing, stirring, timing and even a bit of science as the cakes…

Read More

Science for Children: Windsocks

Science for Children: Which Way Does the Wind Blow?

Date: April 1, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Science is fun – and small children love discovering the world around them. This simple science experiment is crafty too, to make your own wind-sock to test which way the wind blows. Of course this will work best on a windy day. Use an empty kitchen roll tube Cut up some strips of tissue paper…

Read More

Science for Children: Guess What Will Sink or What Will Float?

Date: April 1, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Science can be as simple as looking at the world around us and learning how things work. We love this simple experiment for pre-schoolers which we found on Let’s Explore. Can you and your child guess which items will sink or float? This experiment is about making predictions, about density and about water. Choose a number…

Read More

Coloured Flowers - Simple Science

Coloured Flowers to Create: Science for Children

Date: April 1, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

We had this great idea from one of our Facebook visitors. Thank you to Lesley for sharing this experiment! Buy a bunch of white carnations (Royston Market often has them for sale, very reasonably priced) Fill a glass with water and add in around 20 drops of food dye. Place the flowers in glass and…

Read More

Painting with Invisible Ink

Date: April 1, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Painting with Invisible Ink We had plenty of ideas for British Science Week at the end of March. Painting with invisible ink is fun and so easy to do! Mix fresh lemon juice and water in a bowl, and use a paintbrush to paint a secret picture on a fresh sheet of white paper. (Older children can…

Read More

cambridge half term musical bumps

What’s on over half term?

Date: February 14, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Even if you don’t have school age children you’ll probably still be affected by the half term holidays. Groups and classes either stop for the week or are infiltrated by bigger children! The good news is that if you’re working during half term week, the rush hour traffic is usually better! Of course Bumpkins Nursery…

Read More

keep warm and dry with an indoor picnic on rainy days

Rainy Day Activities for Children

Date: January 25, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

When the weather outside is frightful, with rain, wind, sleet and snow putting a dampener on your outdoor plans, it’s wise to have some back up ‘rainy day activities’ ready to go. Venturing to indoor soft play, eating out or a trip to the cinema soon get costly. If playing in the garden or at…

Read More

Thank you cards

Sending Thank you Cards

Date: January 14, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

When the festivities are over, the leftover turkey has been eaten and the Christmas decorations are packed away, there is still one fun part of Christmas remaining. Sending a thank you card or letter from your child for the presents they received is a lovely tradition to keep. Not only does it teach children to…

Read More

christmas_activities_children_bumpkins

10 Christmas Outings in Cambridge with Children

Date: December 5, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Things to make and do

At Bumpkins nursery we’re really getting excited about Christmas! Here are ten ideas for getting your little ones into the festive spirit out and about in the local area… 1) Meet Father Christmas You can see Father Christmas in several locations. Please make sure you check availability in advance to avoid disappointment, and don’t forget your…

Read More

apps for toddlers

Focus on Baby Apps

Date: October 21, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Parents' Tips and Tricks, Things to make and do

Modern life has never been so busy, our time has never been so in demand and our technology has never been so brilliant! With tablets now becoming a normal part of school life and many apps designed for babies and toddlers, our little ones are destined to be technological whizzes before they are out of…

Read More

Processing...
Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.
How to Choose a Nursery for Your Child
Sign up to receive your FREE copy full of top tips on how to choose the right nursery for your child, straight into your inbox
ErrorHere