Activities and Recipes!

Here are a collection of some of the activities that we do at Acorns, here you can find some 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.


  • Woodland 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!