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FESTIVE NANNY ACTIVITY IDEAS

It's getting towards the end of the year and you might be running out of inspiration for activity ideas, so take a look at our festive downloads and activity suggestions below.


Comment below and add your ideas for other Nannies too!



Click to download our festive 'colour by numbers' worksheets. One is a Christmas tree and another is a stocking. If you share via Instagram, remember to tag our Nanny Agency via @littlestepsagency and we will share to our stories.

Colour By Number Festive Colouring Worksheet x 2
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Festive Berkshire Nanny Agency Colour By Number Worksheet
Festive Colour By Number Worksheet

Click to download our festive 'scavenger hunt' worksheet. This is a great opportunity to ask your Nanny children to find objects around the house. Once you have found the items together, you can then cut out the squares and play 'snap' or 'pairs' or 'bingo'. This works even better if you can print onto card, laminate or stick the paper onto a piece of cardboard to prevent it from bending.

Christmas Scavenger Hunt
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Festive Surrey Nanny Agency Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
Festive Scavenger Hunt Worksheet

Click to download our festive 'complete the pattern' worksheet. You can use this worksheet via drawing the design or using a pair of scissors to cut out and stick. This is a great activity which promotes recognising sequences.


Complete the Pattern Festive Worksheet
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Festive Children's Nanny Agency Worksheet in Surrey
Complete The Pattern Worksheet

Depending on the age of your Nannying child or children, see if they would like to help make a festive sensory bottle.


You will need:

  • Plastic Sensory Bottle (palm sized are great for little hands)

  • Water

  • 1 tablespoon of Red/Green Glitter and Christmas Tree Confetti

  • Superglue

Add water to the sensory bottle and the desired amount of glitter and confetti. Superglue the lid to the bottle when you have finished (making sure not to get it on your fingers).


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Festive Play-dough is great for children of all ages and home-made playdough is simple and a cheaper alternative to shop bought. Playdough can help children cope with strong feelings and emotions. When children seem stressed or angry, get out the playdough and props! Flattening and squeezing playdough are healthy and safe outlets for extra energy.


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups plain flour

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup salt

  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar

  • Up to 1.5 cups boiling water

  • Food colouring

  • Holiday scents


Smells to think about:

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You can easily extend the use of festive playdough via setting up a pretend bakers, pretending to bake cookies using the gingerbread playdough.


Children use language and communication with playdough to invent stories about their playdough creations. This is a key area within the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage).


Playdough is a powerful learning resource for so many reasons!


Photo Christmas Tree Activity


Photos are such a great way to help little ones build vocabulary and language skills. Use a large green piece of paper and cut out a tree shape, with a yellow star to stick on the top and add velcro patches on the tree.


Carefully cut out some photos of family members/ things they like to play with, laminate them and add the opposite side of the velcro to the back.


Allow your little people to move them around the tree, pull off, put back on and expand their language skills.


You will need:

  • Photos printed on photo paper

  • Large Green Card

  • Scissors

  • Yellow Paper

  • Velcro

  • Laminating Sheets

  • Laminator

If you try any of these activities, please do let us know by using the tag @littlestepsagency as we would love to see your festive fun!


Please do leave us a comment on this blog if you have any fabulous festive ideas which your Nanny children like too.

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