Activities and online resources for kids during Level 4

Here are some resources, with an educational spin, that might help keep your tamariki from climbing the walls while in lockdown.

Fun

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The Ministry of Education has put together resources, guidance, and information to support distance learning during this time:


Children's hands sculpt salty dough. Development of fine motor skills of the hands. Development of children's creativity

Here is our favourite playdough recipe

Playdough ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Food colouring

Stir together the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large pot. Next, add the water and oil.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until the dough has thickened and begins to form into a ball. Remove from heat and then place inside a bag or onto wax paper. Allow to cool slightly and then knead until smooth. If you’re adding colours after making the playgroup, divide the dough into smaller balls and then add the dough into individual bags. Start with about 5 drops of colour and add more to brighten it. Knead the dough, while inside the bag so it doesn’t stain your hands.

Store the play dough inside the bags once done to keep soft. Keeps for up to 3 months.

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