Activities

Treasure map craft activity

Difficulty: Easy | Craft time: 5-10 minutes Got a spare 5 minutes, some scrap paper and a few stickers lying around? Why not get crafty and create your very own treasure map! All you need is: Plain paper Coffee granules Stickers/ drawings or a pen Before drawing your map, get an adult to stain the paper to make it look old ...

Flower Pot Cupcakes

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Serves: Makes 9 flowerpot cakes You will need: • 100g butter • 100g golden caster sugar • 75g self raising flour • 2 large eggs (beaten) • 25g cocoa powder • A pinch of baking powder • 9 ice cream cones What to do: 1. Heat the oven to 180c 2. Use an electric whisk to ...

Glitter Lava Lamp

Difficulty: Easy | Craft time: 5-10 minutes You will need: • A jar (any shape and size) • Enough cold water to fill 1/3 of your jar • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil • 2 tablets of Alka-Seltzer • Food colouring and glitter What to do: 1. Fill 1/3 of the jar with water, and add the oil 2. Add 4-5 drops of food ...

Rainbow Cakes

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Serves: Makes 12 cakes You will need: • 110g butter • 110g caster sugar • 110g self raising flour • 2 large eggs • (plus red, blue and green food colouring) What to do: 1. Heat the oven to 180c 2. Use an electric whisk to mix the butter and sugar till fluffy 3. Mix ...

The Skittles Experiment – after school fun!

Despite the use of the word experiment I am not sure it’s exactly ‘science’ but it’s certainly a fun activity that children will enjoy doing after school with their Student Nanny or their parents. It’s so easy, just put Skittles around the edge of a plate (obviously a few will get ‘lost’ from packet to plate, ...