Children's Activity Ideas: 4-5 Years

Courtesy: Toddler Town

Eid Lantern

Resources Needed:

  • Any colour card papers
  • Glitters
  • Sequins
  • Glue
  • Scissors

 Instructions:

Take your paper card, and fold it in half so that both the shorter ends meet. Fold it down well.

The using your scissors, make snips in the  fold of paper all the way a-long, but don’t cut all the way through just cut to the middle of the page.

Then unfold the paper. Turn the paper around so that you are holding two longer sides and curve the paper and glue the two longer sides together.

The take your glue, glitter and sequins and decorate your lantern how you like. Using another piece of paper, cut a long strip of paper. Using the strip, stick both the end on the lantern as show in the image to create the handle.

Healthy Fruit Pizza Mini’s

Resources Needed:

  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Sweetener of your choice to taste (e.g. honey)
  • Drop of vanilla
  • Fresh squeezed orange or lime juice
  • Tortilla wraps
  • A selection of fruits
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Plastic knife or icing spreader
  • Cookie cutter

 Instructions:

The first step is to cut out your pizza base. You could use a plain or whole wheat tortilla, whichever you prefer and cut it into a circle shape using a cookie cutter. You could also be Inventive and create different shaped pizzas using cookie cutters!

Next you will need to make your pizza topping. To make this you will need to combine Plain Greek yogurt, Sweetener , vanilla essence and orange or lime juice.

Once you have mixed this up you can then spread it onto your mini pizzas. Finally you can decorate your pizzas with your favourite seasonal fruit combinations and enjoy your tasty snack!

Finger Painted Hot Air Balloon

Resources Needed: 

  • Different colour paint – red, green, purple, blue.
  • A paper plate
  • 2 Lolly pop sticks
  • Glue
  • Brown and other colour paper
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Blue A4 card paper

Instructions:

Dip your fingers into different colour paints and print them onto the paper plate, creating lots of multicolored spots.

Then stick the paper plate onto the A4  card paper using the glue. Put some glue on the lolly pop sticks and get your child to stick them on the card paper, as shown in the image above. 

 Using the brown paper, cut out a small square piece and stick it onto the paper, as shown in the image.

Ask your child to make marks on the brown paper, creating different lines and marks to look like a basket.

Burj Khalifa Craft

Resources Needed: 

  • White card paper – lots
  • Blue, black and green paints
  • Apron
  • Paint brush
  • Glue
  • Cello tape
  • Flat rectangular card board

 Instructions:

Using your green paint, paint the card board in all green. Then using your white card paper, fold it into a curve leaving a hole in the middle and glue the sides together. Do the same to all the white card paper.

 Once the green paint has dried, stick the folded card onto the green card box as show in the image  using cello tape. Once you have stuck it all, and you are happy with the shape, paint it all using the blue paint. Once the blue paint has dried, put some black spots all around it. And that’s it, you have built your very own Burj Khalifa.

Grass Heads

Resources Needed:

  • 2 tbsp grass seed
  • Nylon foot stocking
  • 1 cup potting soil
  • Plastic yogurt container
  • Water
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Permanent marker
  • Double-sided tape
  • Card/ construction paper

 Instructions:

This is a simple activity to get your children interested in gardening. First take the stocking and spoon the grass seed into the stocking foot. Next you will need to spoon the potting soil on top of the seeds.

 Tie a knot in the stocking, and cut off some off the excessive material leaving enough that when you half fill the yoghurt container with water it will soak it up.Fill the yogurt container halfway with water and place the stocking head on top with the nylon tail in the water to serve as a wick.

You can then attach googly eyes to the head and draw on a mouth with permanent marker. To decorate the yogurt container, tape on clothing made from card stock or other materials.

Make sure you check the water level in the yogurt container every day, keeping it at least half full. It will take approximately a week for the grass to begin to grow.