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I had a meeting with parents about our Fun Morning to be held on the last day of term and two fresh ideas came up.

A mum has a pony and is willing to offer pony rides on the morning to the children. We had pony rides many, many, many years ago before stricter assessments, policies etc were around... and I mean many years ago!!

Also another mother has offered to hire a bouncy castle for us. What do you think about these two ideas? The Pre-school children are aged 2-5 years.


We have been trying to think of different ideas for children's stalls for raising fun. So far we have "Lucky cups", a beautiful soft toy tombola - a prize every time - they pick out a name from a hat and win the soft toy. A prize every time and they are really beautiful. Raffle, tombola, cake sale, refreshments, ice lollies, chocolate fountain with fruits and marshmallows, face painting, good as new toy and book sale and throw a wet sponge at a dad.

Other ideas - how many sweets in the jar and a treasure map.


At home I have a coconut shy, hook a duck (but parents get competitive and knock the ducks to see the numbers underneath :angry: !! ) a wooden number spinner, wooden hoop-la and board with lots of holes in to put lollies in - you know, pick one with a red dot on..... so got lots of equipment. Its impossible to knock coconuts off and thought of putting unbreakable things (soft toys etc) on but not sure children could knock them off. Hoopla is difficult for children this age.


This is our main fund raising event of the year and we were looking for fun activities for children to take part in. Things like how many balloons in the car and guess the weight of the cake we have done before but those are really for adults.


Any ideas please? We want to do something different this year.





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Okay here is a list of our stalls and what we did this year for our Funday held recently.

Children opened the day with singing and our mascot cut the ribbon.

Donations on the door.

Large raffle.

Auction of a framed signed first team photo and authenticity certificate from Arsenal FC ( raised £100.00)

Cake stall.

Soft toy tombola.

Whats in the box, gooey yucky slimy stuff.

Lucky dip.

Nearly new toy/ book stall.

2 bouncy castles.

Coconut shy.

Football penalty shoot out.

Bean bag game.

Trike track( made a track with tyres then used preschool bikes to ride round) they also received a driving license which could be spent towards something off the toy stall.

Sweet tombola.

Nail art.



Wine and water.

Sand art.

Hook the duck.

BBQ and cold drinks outside.

Tea/coffee and cold drinks indoors.

Lunch boxes for the children contents( ham/cheese roll, cold drink, apple, crisps and a cake.)

Then we also had 8 external stall holders selling a range of goods including crochet, wooden crafts, ride on toy animals, jewellery, tutus,usbourne books,toys/knick/knacks, laser art.

We invited two local groups to put on a small display for us too;: a dance troupe and a karate group.( this also attracts more visitors)

With ponies and bouncy castles do check your liability insurance.

We also set up a free baby/ toddler section with a small slide, ball pit, a small trampoline and soft matting.

Other suggestions.

Decorate a biscuit/fairy cake always popular.

Splat the rat.

Spiral art.

Hunt for treasure.

Unlock the padlocks. A bunch of keys with a object locked in a see through box, find the right key.

Play your cards right.

Spin the wheel.


Baker Ross do a range of fundraising ideas, might be worth a peek for inspiration.

Good luck, hope it goes well for you.:)

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