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Top 10 Bonfire Night Activities for Children

Olivia Jones

Olivia Jones

Content Writer

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Make sure your bonfire night goes off with a bang with these fun activities for under 5’s! 

Although we may not be able to go to a firework display this year, there is still lots of firey-fun to be had! We have put together our favourite 5th of November activities which you and your little one will love– we flame to please!  

Recycled Rockets

3, 2, 1… Blast off! You can’t go wrong with this classic bonfire night craft which will spark your creativity from just about anything you have around the house. From cardboard and paint to glitter and pipe cleaners, find out how to make an out of this world recycled rocket! 

Toddler-friendly Toffee Apples

This is probably the only time you will hear your child beg for an apple! Great for even the fussiest little appetitesthis guided recipe will give you the best tips on how to make the yummiest toffee apples.

Tip! Cut the apple into slices before dipping for a smaller portion

apples

Fizzing Fireworks in a Jar

Remember remember the 5th of November with this unforgettable science experimentAll you will need is an empty jar, food colouring, warm water, and vegetable oil, to create your very own miniature firework display that combines creativity and science all in one.  

science experiment

Swirly Sparkler Sticks

As wonderful as sparklers are it’s hard not to worry about possible accidents, especially when around a childunder 5 years old. This is a fun and easy bonfire night craft that will let your child make their own safe (and reusable!) sparklers, find out how. 

Tip! These sparkler sticks double up as perfect bonfire night decorations, win! 

Sizzling Edible Sparklers

Your kids will love getting messy with these fun and easy chocolate-dipped sparklers! Simply dip breadsticks in melted chocolate and add oodles of sprinkles and edible glitter to make this perfect bonfire night treat.  

breadsticks with sprinkles recipe

Bonfire Collage

At this time of the year, children love to explore how the world is changing around them. Why not make nature your canvas with this crafty bonfire collage? Use anything your little one can collect from the garden from leaves, acorns, and twigs to create their claim to flame masterpieces!  

Tip! Use darker leaves for the top of the flame for a realistic effect  

Spectacular Salt Painting

Salt painting is a great way of bringing art to life as it combines texture, movement and colour. All you will need to create your 3D masterpiece is table salt, glue black paper, and watercolours. Your child will love the sensory element of feeling the grains of salt as their artwork comes alive when different colours are added, discover how to make your very own.

Tip! Have fun with the colours, when they are mixed together, they look like a real firework!  

Glittery Glowstick Tag

Who says you need sun for outdoor fun? This game of glow stick tag will have the family laughing for hours on end! All you will need is 2 glow sticks each an open space and you’re ready, set, good to go!  

colourful glowsticks

Sasha Says

Creative play has so many benefits on children’s minds and bodies and movement is a huge part of this. Our PE Coordinator Sasha Flynn has shared her own bonfire night twist on the classic game Simon Says that will boost your child’s energy, coordination, balance and instruction following skills. Call out the below bonfire night phrases and everyone must follow it with the correct action:  

Catherine Wheel- Everyone must spin around 5 times  

Bonfire- Everyone must wiggle their fingers like a flame  

Rocket- Everyone must crouch down as low as they can and then jump up like a rocket with their arms in the air  

Bang- Everyone must clap their hands together and shout ‘bang!’  

Tip! Play music in the background and do the actions along with the beat  

Sparkly Pompom Sorting

This simple but effective pom pom sorting game inspired by the Fun-a-Day blog helps build an early understanding of mathematics by counting and sorting. Simply encourage your little one to sort the pom poms into colours and count how many are in each category.  

 Tip! Talk about the texture of the pom poms as they sort  

Sparkly pompoms

At Fennies, we offer an enhanced delivery of the EYFS framework incorporating creative expression, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning, physical activity and communication and language to prepare children for educational success.

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