Summer afternoon activity ideas

Keep your EYFS and primary classes busy on the run-up to the summer holidays with this collection of afternoon lesson ideas

Tes Resources Team

Summer Afternoon Activity Ideas and Summer Resources EYFS and primary

One-off creative lesson ideas to inspire budding artists, designers and musicians in the last few weeks of term

Feeling like you haven’t spent enough time on certain subjects this year? Hunting for activities to fill afternoons in a more imaginative way? Wanting to make the end of term as memorable as possible? Then, look no further than this collection of tried-and-tested lessons.

From messy art projects to confidence-building team-based tasks, we’ve hand-picked the very best ideas to spark creativity and keep your EYFS and primary classes engaged right up until that final bell. 

Zentangle-Inspired Hand Art Lesson
engagedinart

Zentangle-Inspired Hand Art Lesson

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This free zentangle-inspired kids drawing activity has been inspired by zentangles. Zentangles are drawings composed of patterns (tangles) that can be viewed from all four sides. Zentangles do not contain recognizable objects and there is no right side up . The Zentangle method is very focus...
Outdoor Learning Activity Task Cards
Saving The Teachers

Outdoor Learning Activity Task Cards

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Den building, nature watching, gardening, digging, and even fire making! Outdoor learning is becoming a stand-alone subject as it has huge benefits to children s development. Not only this, but the kids love it! This pack contains 20 task cards each with an outdoor based activity, some more challe...
Home School: Under the Sea Collage
CraftClub

Home School: Under the Sea Collage

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For Early Years Foundation Stage children aged 3-5 and an adult. Voyage into the deep and make your underwater collage using scraps of card and paper. Tear, cut, stick, tell stories and learn about shapes. A collage takes scrap materials and transforms them into something new. You ll be followi...
Outdoor Learning Spelling Activities - Flowers
Mrs_Dees_Classroom

Outdoor Learning Spelling Activities - Flowers

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There are 32 spelling activities included in these grids to take spelling outdoors! Most of the activities require minimal equipment or resources and can be completed by children independently, in pairs or as a whole class to practise spelling rules and patterns outdoors.
Minibeast Hunt
naturedetectives

Minibeast Hunt

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Ticklist of common creepy crawlies. Get kids outdoors exploring with this fresh activity from the Woodland Trust's nature detectives website. Bring the outdoors into your classroom with this inspiring activity from the Woodland Trust's nature detectives website.
Outdoor Learning - Leaf People
Gareth Mate

Outdoor Learning - Leaf People

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An Art / Literacy activity sheet for use in the outdoors and also in the classroom. This resource is suitable for both KS1 and KS2 levels. It can be used as a stand-alone resource within a Forest Schools or Outdoor Learning context and can also support Literacy-based activities back in the classroo...
Make paper plate minibeasts
RSPB

Make paper plate minibeasts

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Enable a creative response to any minibeast topic. Represent observations of colour and pattern as children explore joining materials to make their favourite minibeast. A guide to options to provide provision and resources for children to create their own paper plate minibeasts.
42 Outdoor Garden Activity Ideas
Miss Britton

42 Outdoor Garden Activity Ideas

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I have created a list of 42 potential ideas for activities that children can do outside in the garden or on a walk. Included: - Colour poster - Black & white printer-friendly poster - List of activities with links
Outdoor nature activities for EYFS Summer 2020
ItsaWonderfulWorld

Outdoor nature activities for EYFS Summer 2020

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Created to help with the return to school and nursery in the summer of 2020. Many teachers and childcare providers will be looking to work outdoors. These nature activities have been created to give ideas, materials and support to educators who are planning more outdoor learning. The EYFS resour...
Outdoor Learning Activities
HappinessTeacher

Outdoor Learning Activities

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A set of 25 Outdoor Learning worksheets for KS1 children. The worksheets cover Maths, English, Science, Art, PE, Topic activities and can be completed over several outdoor sessions. Children will enjoy going on shape hunts, creating their own story about a lost suitcase, looking at and drawing t...
Fragonwood  Outdoor maths activities Shapes
Laura Trefor

Fragonwood Outdoor maths activities Shapes

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KS2 Primary school maths activities. Making 2D shapes. Identification of number of edges and right angles. Three worksheets plus instructions for making Fragonwood hazelwood sticks. Fragonwood series of outdoor maths activities. Suitable for KS2. Can be adapted for indoor use with loose par...
Monsters At Work - Episode Activity Booklet
L-Innes

Monsters At Work - Episode Activity Booklet

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This FREE resource accompanies the Monsters At Work series available to watch on Disney Plus. It includes creative activities to get your pupils thinking about character, writing in role, personal qualities, growth mindset and more! Watching and engaging with film and television series are a great w...
Mathematics (Maths) Word Search
TheLondonTeacher

Mathematics (Maths) Word Search

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Maths word search activity (Mathematics / Math wordsearch) - Perfect activity for vocabulary practise in literacy centres or as an extra activity to promote the subject! Words were chosen carefully so spelling is suitable for US/CAN/UK :) Part of my 100 words series! These are generally challengin...