Throughout the year, there are many occasions and events we can still share, even when we're not together in person. Here we will add our ideas for themed and seasonal play activities you can do along with us at home.

Find more themes and seasonal play ideas from The Yard on our 'Themes and seasons' YouTube playlist.

Spring branches and ladybirds

Easter bark

Easter baking, painting and singing

Easter baskets

Celebrating the Holi Festival

Join Darcie and Helen to celebrate Holi with some fun powder paint! To try this activity at home, you will need:

  • Powder paint (also known as poly paint) - you can find this on Amazon
  • Goggles (to protect your eyes)
  • Paper or an old sheet (to throw the paint onto)
  • Old clothes (something you don't mind getting messy)

St Patrick's Day activities and songs

Join in with Helen and Darcie for songs and activities created to celebrate St Patrick's Day.

Decorate St Patrick's Day biscuits

Join Jason to make St Patrick's Day themed biscuits. To do this at home, you will need:
  • Biscuits (we used Digestives)
  • Green food colouring
  • Icing sugar
  • Decorations (optional)

Make your own daffodil card

Join Helen as she shows us how to make a lovely daffodil card. We made this with Mother's Day in mind but we think it's a good excuse to make a card for anyone special to us. To join in at home, you will need:

  • Paper (any colour)
  • Egg box
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint (optional)

Spring bulb planting

We're looking forward to Spring! Join Darcie and Helen as they plant some bulbs at The Yard. If you would like to try this at home, you will need:

  • Something to dig with
  • Bulbs to plant
  • Water

Valentine's salt dough


Join Darcie and Helen as they make some salt dough to decorate in time for Valentine's Day. To take part at home, you will need:

  • Water
  • Salt
  • Plain flour
  • Pastry/cookie cutters (optional)