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Indoor and outdoor activities

Would you like to visit the pyramids, go on a scavenger hunt or use up some energy on a home-made obstacle course? Visit Usborne Quicklinks for links to carefully selected websites with ideas for activities you can do in the house or outdoors with a young child.

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Visit Usborne Quicklinks for links to websites with lots of ideas for indoor and outdoor games with young children.

Games to play indoors

Ideas for indoor fun

Visit Usborne Quicklinks for links to websites with lots of ideas for pretend play, and family games to play indoors.

Pretty tree picture

Outdoor fun

Go on a shadow walk, have a fairy teaparty, make an obstacle course, and lots ideas.

Child doing exercises

Jumping and stretching

Find some great ideas to keep little ones active, including 30-second workouts and dancing to the beat.

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Fun things to do online

Travel to the pyramids or the Great Wall of China, have an online scavenger hunt or try a memory game. 

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17 things to do with Snap cards

Read our blog for games and activities you can do with Snap cards - and 16 of them don't involve playing snap!

Playing in a box

Turning boring chores into educational games

Your child can learn simple counting and matching skills while helping you around the house!

10 activities to do in the garden

10 activities to do in the garden

Here are our top ten activities to do in the garden – and some would also work for your daily exercise!