Activities and Recipes!

Here are a collection of some of the activities that we do at Acorns, there are recipes of things we create in the setting for you to try out at home. 


  • Blackberry Play Dough: 

1 Cup Plain Flour
2tbsp Oil
1/3 cup of water
125g crushed blackberries
1/4 cup of blackberry jam
1/2 cup of salt
2tsp Cream of tartar


Crush the blackberries, add water and jam and mix until combined, add remaining ingredients and cook.


  • Wilderness Day Soda Bread 

4 cups of plain flour
300ml of sour mink
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1 teaspoon of salt
300ml of butter milk


Preheat the oven to 220’c /425’f/ gas 7
Measure all dry ingredients into a bowl,
Add the butter milk,
Mix quickly to make a soft dough
Turn out onto a floured surface
Knead briefly
Place on a baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minuets


  • No-Cook Play Dough Recipe 

2 cups of plain (all purpose) flour
1 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups of just-boiled water


Take a large bowl and add two cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
Add any colouring or glitter you may wish to use
Pour in 1 1/2 cups of just-boiled water. Pouring this right onto the salt will help it dissolve. Mix the ingredients/together to form a dough.
Tip your dough out of the bowl and knead it well for a few minuets


  • Bath Bomb Recipe – Gifts kids can make!