SPELL Play Activity Programme 2016-2017

Little Green Fingers 

Tending your own plants and growing your own food is a great way for children to develop new skills and learn about science and nature.  Whether it is growing a sunflower or a vegetable, these fun activities will help children make new discoveries about the weather, the environment and about where our food comes from.  There are five gardening sessions to choose from:



Session 1.  Wild about Sunflowers           Session 2.  Bonnie Butterflies            Session 3. Where's My Beanstalk


Session 4. Crunchy Radishes                  Session 5. Speedy Veg


*Sessions 1,2 and 3 are available from March to June and sessions 4 and 5 are available throughout the year.

Fantastic Frogs

Fantastic Frogs is a creative and energetic play session that allows children to explore their imagination and participate in active play.  The activity has a nature theme that focuses on the frogs and the world they live in.
Puppets & Storytelling

The Play Tutor uses puppets to tell magical stories that will capture the imagination of both children and adults alike.  The stories allow children to be involved in each activity and are encouraged to interact with the puppets during and after the session.  There are five different to choose from:


Session 1.  Birds, Bugs & Beasties


Session 2.  Fish Tales


Session 3.  Magic Treasure and Fairyfolk


Session 4.  Halloween Shadow Puppets


Session 5.  Snowmen, Snowflakes and Yuletide Fun


Session 6. Farmyard Circus



In addition to the above, Playgroups can also choose:


The Magic Horse



Farmyard Story & Songtime

A wonderful play activity where singing, storytelling and costumes are used to help children learn all about life on the farm.  Children will get the chance to dress up in farm and woodland animal costumes, play fun games and discover the different types of animals that live in the countryside.  The Play Tutor can also adapt the activity to incorporate a particular season, for example winter/spring on the farm.




Music and Drama

Children receive a 45 minute session of music, songs, dressing up and role play.  This type of play enables children to build self-confidence, develops their language skills and encourages them to use their imagination.  There are 6 different themed sessions to choose from:


Session 1.  Under the Sea


Session 2.  Pirate Adventures


Session 3.  Spring & Summer


Session 4.  Autumn & Winter


Session 5.  Christmas


Session 6. Jungle Carnival



Arts and Crafts

This session allows children to discover their creative side.  The tutor will provide a number of activities where  children can get the opportunity to paint, glue and use a variety of materials to create their very own masterpiece.  The tutor will bring all the necessary equipment and will provide aprons for messy sessions.  We will also do our best to accommodate requests for sessions to have a particular theme, for example: Winter, Spring, Valentines, Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Guy Fawkes, Halloween, Christmas etc.  


As with all our play session, parents and carers are encouraged to participate with their child.


Clay Workshop

This creative workshop gives children the opportunity to practise modelling, express their own ideas and learn about shape, size and different textures.  This activity provides a sensory experience for children as they are using their hands to learn how to manipulate clay.


The Play Tutor will provide non-toxic air-hardening clay and all other necessary equipment for the activity.  This activity is ideal for both children and adults and encourages a lot of parent and child interaction.


Tutti Frutti

This healthy eating activity aims to increase children's awareness of fruit and vegetables, how they grow and why they keep us healthy.  Children are able to participate throughout the session and will meet SPELL's new fun and exciting Tutti Frutti puppet who will help them learn where and how fruit and vegetables grow.


The session also involves storytelling and tasting a variety of fruit and vegetables.

We are assisted in our work with funding from:


Play Activity Evaluation

If your group has had a SPELL play session please complete our evaluation form by clicking on the link below:


Play Activity Evaluation Form


Thank you.