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Summer Trails

These trails can be followed at any time.  Hard copies are available  from the church porch.

Village Detectives! Follow a treasure trail around the village and find things you’ve never noticed before! 
Number Crunchers! This trail is around Cuckfield High Street.
Scavenger Hunters! A great hunt for any location.
Spies in the car! Spying activities for longer car journeys
Nature Detectives These hunts can be played on any walk:
Nature Spotters – Minibeasts, hedgehog houses and insect hotels!
Tree Detectives
Bird Spotters
Water Bird Spotters
Plant Spotters
Butterfly Spotters
Beach Spotters

Set time limits to add a touch of competition, or ask older children to find 2 or 3 of each item 

Please respect social distancing and take care with the roads. Have fun!

S&IIO concludes 17th July – stay tuned for some special activities throughout the summer, on their own dedicated pages, especially the Cuckfield Together Arts Festival!

Friday, 17th July: Cuckfield Together Arts Festival

Thursday, 16th July: Sardines!

Wednesday, 15th July: Tin can alley

Tuesday, 14th July: Garden ball games

Monday, 13th July: Fun with puppets!

Friday, 10th July: Take the hot seat!

Thursday, 9th July: Cows and Leopards 

Wednesday, 8th July: Hysterical Spoons! 

Tuesday, 7th July: Subway at home! 

Monday 6th July: Make a volcano….that erupts!

Friday 3rd July: Cooling slushies! 

Thursday, 2nd July: Homemade cookie dough. Yum!

Wednesday, 1st July: French Skipping!

Tuesday, 30th June: Stone painting

Monday, 29th June:  Salt dough and play dough!

Friday 26th June: Delicious homemade ice-cream!

Thursday 25th June: Water games for cooling down!

Wednesday 24th June: Puzzle time – tangrams!

Tuesday 23rd June: Growing food from scraps, Part 2!

Monday 22nd June: Coits and other garden games

Friday 19th June: Mancala: A game from Africa!

Thursday 18th June: Junk Modelling

Wednesday 17th June: Poster Making!

Tuesday 16th June: Wormeries!

Monday 15th June: Coin Subbuteo!

Friday 12th June: Snatch!…. Stones! And more!

Thursday 11th June: How to draw dolphins!

Wednesday 10th June: Family games: Charades!

Tuesday 9th June: Get Creative! Fantastic bugs!

Monday 8th June: Super Fit!

Friday 5th June: More garden ball games!

Thursday 4th June: Obstacle Courses!

Today’s story is Not Last Night But The Night Before by Colin McNaughton (For Finley)

Wednesday 3rd June: Water bombs and more!

Today’s story is The Fox’s Hiccups by Nick Butterworth

Tuesday 2nd June: Object Scattegories!

Today’s story is The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter

Monday 1st June: Bug Hotels!

Today’s story is God Sends Help, read from The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Friday 29th May: Big Art Attack!

Thursday 28th May: Yummy Ice Lollies!

Wednesday 27th May: Plan a Picnic!

Today’s story is Going Home, read from The Jesus Storybook Bible (Matt 28:Mark 26:Luke 24:John 14)

Tuesday 26th May: Fun Family Games : Scattergories

Monday 25th May: Have a laugh! Make a joke book!

Friday 22nd May: Nature Detectives

Thursday 21st May: Pizza night!

Wednesday 20th May: Fun with photo frames

Tuesday 19th May: Fun with natural dyes!

Monday 18th May: Everyone loves a ball game!

Friday 15th May: Indoor treasure hunts!

Thursday 14th May: Stone teacher and other games!

Wednesday 13th May: Bubble painting

Tuesday 12th May: Family Game : Beetle Drive!

Monday 11th May: Fun with rubbings

Hillmans Farm have a new baby!

Join our competition to give her a name!

She was born on Tuesday.
The cow (Mummy) is called Clover.
The bull (Daddy) is called Richie.
Would you like to name the new baby calf?
Join our competition to name Baby Clover!

Send in your proposed name to
Include your name, age and contact details and we’ll contact the winner and let you know the winning name at the June family service – Good luck!

Friday 8th May: Treasure hunts!

Thursday 7th May: Puzzle fun!

Today’s story is called Little Tail, by Ruth Louise Symes:

Wednesday 6th May: More Secret Messages : Morse Code!

Tuesday 5th May: How good are your taste buds?!

Monday 4th May: Battleships and Treasure Islands!

Sunday 3rd May: Today’s story is Mrs Pepperpot and the Blueberries by Alf Proysen

Saturday 2nd May: Today’s story is Moses: The Shepherd Chosen by God, by Carine Mackenzie

Friday 1st May: Nature’s Treasure Hunters

Thursday 30th April: Secret messages!

Wednesday 29th April: More great family games!

Tuesday 28th April: Lots of rainbows!

Monday 27th April: Let’s Keep Fit!

Saturday 25th April:

A different poem for today: It’s Lock out in Eden by John Fuller:

Friday 24th April: Minibeast detectives

Today we have a funny poem! It’s The Bogus-Boo by James Reeves:

Thursday 23rd April: Code Breakers

Wednesday 22nd April: Draw great animals! It’s so easy!

Tuesday 21st April: Family games : What’s in the sock?

Monday 20th April: Improve your aim!  …….and your balance!

Friday 17th April: Growing food from scraps!

Thursday 16th April: Let’s get planting!

Wednesday 15th April: Family Games!

Tuesday 14th April: Circuit Training!

Today’s story is God’s Wonderful Surprise from the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Monday 13th April: Musical Instruments!

Today’s story is Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
For Maisie and Lillie!

Sunday 12th April: Easter Day!

Today’s story is The Holy Well, an anonymous 16th-century story, taken from From the New Oxford Book of Christian Verse:

Explore our gallery: God’s Creation and New Life!

(Thankyou to everyone who submitted their lovely photos!)

Friday 10th April: Treasure Hunts and Lovely Eggs!

Thursday 9th April: Decorate your home for Easter! Part 2!

Wednesday 8th April: Easter treats and Easter hats!

Today’s story is Not a Cloud in the Sky by Renita Boyle (based on the story of Noah):
Today on the farm – Feeding the Sheep!

Tuesday 7th April: Decorate your home for Easter!  Part 1!

Today’s story is Simon Says! by Shen Roddie:
Today on the farm – piglets talking to their Mum!

Monday 6th April: Easter cards – with a difference!

Also today, we have a treat from the farm – watch the two short videos below to see the goats being fed!
Also, today on the farm – feeding the piglets!

Sunday 5th April (Palm Sunday):

Today’s story is The Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem from the Rainbow Good News Bible (Mark 11:1-11):
We also have a poem for today! It’s called The Donkey and it’s by G.K. Chesterton:

Friday 3 April: Nature’s Art

Today’s story is Let’s Go Home, Little Bear by Martin Waddell:

Thursday 2 April: Fun with paint!

Today’s story is Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson:

Wednesday 1 April: Get story writing!

Today’s story is Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell:

Tuesday 31 March: Boats that float!

Today’s story is God’s Messenger, read from The Jesus Storybook Bible written by Sally Lloyd-Jones. It’s the story of Jonah and the big fish – (Jonah 1-4 & Hebrews 1:1-2):

Monday 30 March: How good is your aim?

Today’s story is Daniel and the Scary Sleepover, read from the ‘Jesus Storybook Bible’ written by Sally Lloyd Jones (Daniel chapter 6):

Sunday 29 March: A story for Sunday: The Raising of Lazarus, taken from the Chad Valley ‘My First Bible Stories’ (found in Luke chapter 10 & John chapter 11):

Friday 27 March: Vegetable Printing!

Today’s story is The Gruffalo’s Child, by Julia Donaldson:

Thursday 26 March: Treasure Hunters!

Wednesday 25 March: Scattergories!

Tuesday 24 March: Paper Aeroplanes!

Plus: today’s story – Ruth: The Harvest Girl – The Story of Ruth, accurately retold from the Bible (from the book of Ruth in the Old Testament) by Carine Mackenzie.

Monday 23 March: Circuit training, and paper-chain diary!

Plus: today’s story – Pig Tale by Helen Oxenbury:

Sunday 22 March: Inspired Ideas Welcome Page

Plus: a story to share with your loved ones this Mothering Sunday – Owl Babies by Martin Waddell: