Simple January activities for Primary aged children is a great resource for the month with ideas of simple activities to do with kids aged 4-10. With a delayed start to schooling in parts of England and some other parts of the UK, I thought it would be a good idea to gather together some simple to pull together activities for the first couple of weeks of January or any other time.
These fun seasonal activities are simple to do with children of primary age and easily adapted to suit specific age groups. I have tried to keep it simple and low prep as I know that as parents we have so many plates we are trying to balance at the moment.
January Activities for Primary Aged Children
Thank you cards
This is a brilliant time to get the children to make thank you cards for the gifts they have received. I have a great post with over 40 kid made thank you cards sorted by age, but all you really need is some card stock and a selection of craft items.
Don’t want the children to make a mess then print off these simple colouring thank you cards and all they need are some pens or pencils.
Winter Wonderland Cake Pops
I love cake pops to make with kids as they are hands-on and very forgiving, plus they are a great way of using up all those cake sprinkles that you gather over the months! We call these winter wonderland cake pops as they are white like snowballs
Winter Snowflake Jar Luminary
This Winter Snowflake Jar Luminary is a super simple craft activity that is hands-on and also helps spread a little light and joy during dark January days.
Making a Glove Monster is a fab way to have fun with those odd gloves that we all have – if you don’t have any, then please leave a comment telling me your secret! You don’t have to just physically make your monsters, you could get the children to draw them and do a comic strip on what their Glove Monster would do.
These popcorn snowballs are a great twist on the classic movie snack of popcorn and we have added a winter twist to them. They are straight forward to make, and we have added a wintery twist to them with our addition of white chocolate snow. Plus they only take four ingredients, so are a real win and great for the kids to make.
What child doesn’t love a snow globe? My boys are obsessed with them and no matter where we go they shake them, which leaves me fearful of the dropping them as glass, water and my boys is not a great mixture. Anyway, a plastic bowl snow globe is super fun to make and there is no glass involved. If you fancy making a real snowglobe then my mate Salt at Who’s the Mummy? has a fab tutorial.
DIY Pipe Cleaner Crystal Decorations
DIY Pipe Cleaner Crystal Decorations are a super simple DIY Science project that is hands-on, fast and perfect for doing at home with the kids. You can make any shape with your pipe cleaners (I love the heart ones). Check out our post and we explain all you need and the science behind it.
Who doesn’t love a family movie? A family movie night or day is the perfect excuse to put PJs on and just chill with the family. If you want to make it a little educational then we have some tips for you, but there is nothing wrong with grabbing a duvet and just chilling!
A maths game with sweets – this will get the kids counting and playing without them even realising. Jellybean Jumble is perfect to play with any leftover Christmas sweets.
Wrapping paper or magazine paper beads
You can have some great fun making paper beads from leftover wrapping paper or old magazines. It is a super fun activity that is perfect for working on fine motor skills with kids.
Setting intentions and goals is a great task for all the family and this is a fab quiet time activity.
This rain catcher is an oldie but goodie from when my boys were very small.