Try out some of these fun activities at home:


Playdough Recipe


  • 3 cups of flour
  • 6 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • ¼ cup of salt
  • ¼ cup of oil
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • Food colouring


  • Put dry ingredients into a bowl. Add the oil and water and combine all together until you have a ball of dough.
  • By adding the food colouring to the water it will ensure consistent and even colouring through the playdough.
  • Store in the fridge wrapped in cling film.


Musical Instrument:  Yoghurt Shakers

Materials Needed

  • Yoghurt containers
  • Objects for inside the containers’ stones, rice, bark etc
  • Soft card
  • Cellotape
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Assorted bits of material


  • Place different objects into yoghurt container.
  • Use soft card to seal yoghurt container
  • Celotape the soft card to the container
  • Decorate the container with the Paint, glitter and assorted material.


Different objects make different sounds so make a selection of different sounding shakers and get the Whanau involved in playing the shakers and have a simple sing along together.


Gloop Recipe


  • 1 cup of cornflour
  • 1 cup of cold water (hot water can be used as well. It will be a different consistency)
  • Food colouring


  • Mix cornflour, water and food colouring together until thin and pasty.
  • Pour onto any smooth surface to play with.


  • Scrape dried up gloop off the table.
  • Put in a pot and add boiling water and stir vigorously until thick.
  • Add more water to adjust the consistency.
  • Use a whisk or stick mixer to make smooth.
  • Store covered in the fridge.