Potato Hedgehogs

A real winner with children and most adults!

You will need

Large potatoes; tea spoons, spent matchsticks, cotton wool, cress seeds, water proof marker pens.

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Chitting potatoes

A great way to get potatoes off to an early start.

Length of activity: 5-20 mins approx depending on amount of potatoes and group

You will need

Old egg boxes or egg trays; seed potatoes.

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Making fat balls for the birds

Wonderful for all groups, and children love this, it’s a great sensory activity and can be enjoyed by all.

Length of activity: 30 mins – 1 hour

You will need

Large plastic bowls, wooden spoons, gloves (the latex free medical ones work well), lard, bird seed, oats, left over mince meat or dried fruit, and aprons, old fruit nets (the kind often found around oranges or onions), old margarine tubs or small yogurt pots, or empty half coconuts with a hole cut in the top for hanging, string and scissors. (Washing facilities or wet wipes are also useful, this can be  messy play!)

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