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Under 5s: Playdough Fun

Use playdough and objects to make fun sculptures, like this one using a feather. If you do not have playdough at home, follow this recipe to make your own.

Make your own playdough

Family Activities: Playful Portraits

Do, draw and make!

Do, draw and make!

From building dens to food faces – enjoy our Playful Portraits activities and find out about some brilliant people!

Get Creative

Healthcare Heroes

Activities for children and families inspired by three healthcare heroes from our Collection.

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Learning resources

Downloadable and web based resources to support learning at home linked to art, history, citizenship and literacy.

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