Each week we provide craft & play activities, outings or events for the children to further develop their abilities and social skills. Here are some of the fun things the children have been doing.

18/05/2024 - Exploring instruments

We had an amazing session enjoying the sun and making huge bubbles outside

11/05/2024 - Bubbles outside 

We had an amazing session enjoying the sun and making huge bubbles outside

27/04/2024 - Superhero bookmarks

Superhero craft!! The children loved making colourful superhero book marks using paint, glitter and colouring pens. The children also enjoyed lots of imaginary play.

03/03/2024 - Mothers day craft

This week, the children made Mother’s Day cards and decorated them for the special day. They also played with Green sensory playdough and had fun with the instruments 

17/02/2024 - Frog craft

This week we made fun bouncy frog craftWe also made green, scented play dough which the kids loved!

03/02/2024 - Coloruful playdough

Today we decorated colourful sticks with eyes, Pom poms and gems! The children loved making their sticks uniqueThe children also had fun making colourful play dough and using it with imaginary play!

27/01/2024 -Sensory bags

This week we made fun sensory bags with shower gel and tapioca balls. The children enjoyed mixing different textures together. We also had fun in the outdoor space.

20/01/2024 -Making slime

This week the kids explored different slime textures and colours. They enjoyed touching and playing with shaving foam as well. We also did snowman colouring in.

12/11/22- Remembrance Day themed craft

This week the children had fun with Remembrance Day themed craft. The children had fun painting and colouring in poppies. 

05/11/22 - Diwali and bonfire night craft 

Todays activities were Diwali and bonfire night inspired craft. The children had fun making firework patterns with paint and creating their own rockets πŸš€ 

22/10/2022 - Halloween craft

It’s the week before half term and we’re doing Halloween craft!! We painted paper plates and decorated them to make them look spooky πŸ‘» We also made scary slime together and experimented with colours and textures.

15/10/22 - Experimenting with Slime

Today’s session was full of different activities that the children enjoyed. We experimented with slime ingredients and made sensory bottles. The children also loved circle time while playing β€˜what’s in the bag’

08/10/22 - Sensory bottles 

This week, the children made sensory bottles and played with foam. They used glitter, feathers, oil and water to make cool sensory bottles and mixed different things into the foam.

01/10/22 - Superhero Craft 

In this weeks session we had fun with superhero craft. We made superhero magnets and wristbands. The children also enjoyed riding the bikes outside and playing with the animal toys πŸ¦’ 

24/09/22 - Marble ink craft 

In todays session we were busy having fun with marble ink craft. The children enjoyed making patterns with the ink in the water and dipping paper into it. We also enjoyed playing with sensory sand. 

17/09/22 - Face craft

This weeks craft was faces!! The kids explored adding different facial features and hair textures to their paper face.  

10/09/22 - First day back after summer 

It’s our first day back from the summer holidays and we started off with family tree craft!! The kids loved the soft play and playing outdoors.

16/07/22 - Foam Visors 

For our last session before the summer break, we decorated sun foam visors with stickers and gems to enjoy the lovely weather 🌞 

02/07/22 - Stacking fish craft 

Today we were busy with fish stacking craft which the kids enjoyed making and decorating their fishes. We also had fun playing head basketball πŸ€

25/06/22 - Mosaic craft

Today the kids were busy with bug mosaic kits in the craft area and made butterflies and bumble bees 🐝

18/06/22 - Enjoying the weather β˜€οΈ

This week we enjoyed the hot weather with water activities in the outdoor play area and playing with Play-dough β˜€οΈ

11/06/22 - Father's Day craft and Playdough 

Today we spent the session making Father’s day cards and making scented playdough. The children enjoyed the weather outside and had an imaginary picnic 🧺

21/05/22 - Crown craft πŸ‘‘

Today we spent the session creating crowns in celebration of the queens jubilee. The kids enjoyed sticking down gems and decorating their own crowns. πŸ‘‘

14/05/22 - Sensory bags 

Today we enjoyed the weather while playing in the outside area . We also made sensory bags and bottles using glitter, paint, shampoo and foam. 

07/05/22 - Playdough & Craft 

This week we made scented play dough and made cookies and cakes with it!! We also enjoyed making footballer magnets and had fun with sports scratch cards ⚽️

23/04/22 - Ramadan decorations

It was our first session back from half term and we were excited to make Ramadan moon and star decorations πŸŒ™βœ¨

02/04/22 - Easter egg hunt 

Today the children continued with Easter craft, painting Easter eggs and making more egg baskets. The kids had fun taking part in an Easter egg hunt and found lots of chocolate eggs to fill up their baskets!! 🐣 🍫 

26/03/22 - Easter themed craft 🐣 

Last weeks session was all about Easter craft!! The children loved getting involved and making their own Easter egg baskets and Easter bunny decorations 🐣 

19/03/22 - Mother's Day cards

For this weeks session, the children made mothers day cards, enjoyed playing together in soft play and had fun with building blocks and train sets.

12/03/22 - Cupcake craft 🧁 

This weeks session was all about cupcake craft! The kids loved making and decorating their cupcake cards and envelopes. We also had fun with cupcake colouring sheets 🧁 

05/03/22 - World book day 

Today we celebrated world book day with some fun activities including making bookmarks and book themed word searches. The children also enjoyed building mini Lego constructions.

26/02/22 - Frog craft & drawing

Today, the children made drawings and painting, and continued with frog craft. They also played with building blocks and enjoyed outdoor play.

19/02/22- Frog themed craft

This week, the kids took part in frog themed craft including frog stacking kits and frog sequencing number activities 🐸 

12/02/22 - Valentines Day cards πŸ’— 

Today, the children enjoyed making their own Valentines Day cards with heart stickers and glitter ✨

05/02/22 - Chinese New Year craft πŸ‰ 

Today the children were making dragons in celebration of Chinese New Year πŸ‰. They were also busy making Valentine’s Day cards and teddy bear craft. Some of the children enjoyed making and playing with play dough.

29/01/22 - Scented Play Dough 

This weeks session was exciting as the children made scented play dough together. We also had a sensory circle time packed with songs and sensory toys.

22/01/22 - Hero magnet craft

Today the children were busy making fuzzy hero art magnets in the craft area and enjoyed playing in the soft play. Some children also had fun exploring the sensory room

15/01/22 - First session of 2022!

Today was our first day back at our old space and the kids enjoyed the soft play, outdoor area and indoor craft. The children had fun making snow bear decoration kits.

18/12/21 - Last session of 2021

Today was our last session of 2021!! We celebrated by making festive trees and decorations.

04/12/21 - Christmas glitter decorations 

This week, we had fun making glitter Christmas tree decorations and glittered drawings ✨

27/11/21 - Snowman craft 

Today, we enjoyed making snowman themed Christmas decorations and drawings! ⛄️ 

20/11/21 - Snowy owl decorations 

This week, the children enjoyed making snowy owl decorations and building huge towers with Legos. They also loved some birthday cupcakes, YUM πŸ˜‹

13/11/21 - Fairy magnets 

Today, the children had fun making fairy scratch art magnets, building towers and playing in the kitchen area.

06/11/21 - Autumn fairies

This week's session was full of fun activities for the children including making Autumn fairies and soldiers, playing outdoor connect four, and construction with building blocks.

30/10/21 - Halloween themed craft 

In celebration of Halloween, we had fun with Halloween themed craft in our spooky costumes πŸ‘» We made pumpkin decorations and treat boxes.

23/10/21 - outdoor play 

This week, everyone was having fun with outdoor play. The children enjoyed playing connect four and looking for mushrooms in the garden πŸ„

09/10/21 - Animal Craft

Today the children made woodland jump up animal craft and enjoyed watching them jump up really high!

02/09/21 - Indoor craft

The kids enjoyed indoor play and craft as it was raining today. They painted and decorated wooden people photo frames and also made their own paintings

25/09/21 - Autumn Glitter craft

This week, we welcomed Autumn by making magic fairy wands with glitter and ribbons. We also made hedgehogs with stick-on glittery leaves.

Gymnastics - 18/09/21

Today was a full house with new families joining us!! The kids enjoyed a range of activities such as gymnastics, tower blocks, sensory foam and outdoor play!!

Animal parachutes - 11/09/21

Today was a busy Saturday as the children took part in loads of activities such as making animal parachutes,drawing and outdoor play. The kids also enjoyed watering the garden and looking at insects 🐞

First week back! - 04/09/21

It’s our first week back after the summer holiday and we’re ready for some craft!! The kids loved painting whales, cars and boats 🚀 They also had fun playing outside.

31/07/21 - Pizza Party

Today was our last session before the summer holidays and we celebrated with a pizza party 🎊. We had loads of indoor and outdoor activities including henna and face painting.

24/07/21- Lighthouses and mosaics

The kids enjoyed making Lighthouse photo frames and summer mosaics. They also had fun drawing butterflies and decorating them with glitter.

17/07/21 - bubbles and ice-cream craft 

Today was the perfect hot day for lots of outdoor fun!! The children enjoyed making giant bubbles and making scratch magnets and bookmarks🍦

10/07/2021 - Making cloud dough

This week the kids were busy making cloud dough by using cornstarch and conditioner ☁️ They also watered the plants in the garden, had fun with bubbles outdoors and took part in superhero drawings!

3/07/21- gardening and outdoor play 

We had great fun with robots,dragons, and Alice in the Wonderland craft this week! The kids also enjoyed gardening as they planted some new plants together, and loads of activities outside! 

26/06/2021- Outdoor fun 

It's been a sunny day and the kids had fun decorating sun visors, biscuits and cupcakes 🧁 and had lots of outdoor fun with loads of activities.

19/06/2021 - puppet craft and sensory play

Today the kids had fun making wooden craft puppets and playing with shaving cream and sensory foam. We had new families join us today, it’s great to see the family growing πŸ’ͺ

12/06/2021 - Father's Day craft 

Today was a fun and exciting day as there were plenty of activities for the children. They made cards for Father's Day, robot and unicorn masks and also made chocolate rice crispies...yum! πŸ˜‹

05/06/2021- playing with bubbles 

This week, the children were busy colouring, building blocks and best of all...bubbles!!!! They each took turns in creating huge bubbles and popping them.

29/05/21- Our venue setup

We have a spacious new venue with various different activity areas such as : construction, reading and sensory corner, home corner, technology area , craft table, puzzle area and lunch table. The children had great fun today enjoying the weather with bubbles outside and crafting paper aeroplanes.

22/05/21- New venue 

It’s our first in person session in a spacious new venue! We were able to finally meet in person and welcome new families who were very greatful to finally talk to others and share experiences. The kids were excited to explore the new toys and get straight to crafting 🎨

19/09/2020- Catch up & animal themed activities

We had our first face to face catchup with families and staff since lockdown! We were at Wray's crescent park for animal themed healthy eating and movement activities followed by a picnic πŸ¦†πŸ¦’πŸ˜ It was good to see how much the kids had grown in the last 6 months.


The children were very excited about making their own squishy balls. We used balloons and filled them up with a variety of materials with different textures such as: pebbles, beads and lentils. We also added in soap. The kids enjoyed the sensory craft as they explored all the textures and smells with the support of an adult/parent.


Today the children had great fun with shape and colour craft. The kids explored with different materials including: colourful buttons, different shaped paper pieces and stars to decorate a paper elephant or paper figure. They also enjoyed playing in the outside area.


In order to take on more families we have been fortunate enough to be able to expand into Bright Start's wonderful space on the 1st floor. The children had fun exploring the new space and the sensory toys.


Today the children took part in paper pancake craft in anticipation for pancake day! They decorated their paper pancakes with different toppings and painted them. And of course!! they ate delicious pancakes with syrup and fruits...yum!! πŸ˜‹


The children really enjoyed the unicorn themed craft as everyone made great masks and decorated their own unicorns using glitter and also string as the long hair!! 

08/02/2020- Valentines day craft

The children took part in valentines day craft and made some fabulous cards, hats and cute animals πŸ πŸπŸ¦‰They decorated them using hearts,  feathers and gems!! 


Today we had so much fun making scented play dough alongside creating amazing chalk drawings of superstars!!! 🌟


Its our first week back from the holidays and we made amazing 2020 new years cards with firework drawings and glitter! The children also had fun making sensory squishy bags which they could draw on afterwards.

14/12/19 - Christmas craft 

As its our last week before the holiday, the children made their own christmas cards and decorated christmas wreaths. We also had an amazing christmas lunch!! yummmyyy πŸ˜‹


Christmas craft β˜ƒοΈ

We made so many things this week, including mini snow globes and sensory bottles with glitter!! The children had so much fun making these colourful and cool crafts. 


We tried out space craft and had so much fun drawing on rainbow scratch paper and making astronauts with our pictures on them!!πŸ˜€


We planted plants into jars and decorated them with glitter, butterflies and even creepy crawlers!!


Halloween Theme πŸŽƒ

The children took part in Halloweened themed craft in anticipation for the exciting day!! They created spooky plates with glitter, pumpkins huge eyes. The children also played a fun crocodile board game as a team! Great teamworkπŸ‘


The kids loved making their very own colourful worry box's that look like monstors!! 


The children loved making colourfulink markings in different colours and patterns. So cool!! 😎


Autumn themed craft  πŸ‚ 🍁

The children took part in autmn themed craft which consisted of using leaves, conquers, hazelnuts, and plastic bugs and playdough. Also, they has so much fun playing  around with coloured sand and used it too make sea creatures.


Aquarium jars

We had such an exciting time making aquarium jars in anticipation for next weeks trip to the aquarium!!


First day back!!

Its our first day back from the summer holiday which meant summer themed craft!!! The children made boats and mermaids while building castles during softplay.



We made ice lollies and sunshines from card and decorated them using colourful paint and glitter.


We had fun making animals out of cardboard rolls and decorating them together. We had a range of animals, from elephants to lions!!


Plastic bottle craft

The kids had so much fun making animals and trains out of plastic bottles!

The children also has a great time building houses within softplay together. Great teamwork!! :))


Animal themed craft

The children have been busy with animal themed craft in anticipation for next week's trip to the zoo!

27/04/2019 & 04/05/2019

Plante themed craft 🌍

Check out our solar systems :)

In honor of earthday last week we have spent the last two saturdays working on planet themed craft.

With the extra funding we have been able to welcome new families and recruite new staff to the team.

06/04/2019 Easter Craft

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The kids had great fun making and decorating Easter baskets, painting Easter eggs and doing an Easter chocolate egg hunt ... Ok i think we said Easter enough times 🀣

30/03/2019 Cupcake decorating class

The children were all able to follow instructions and stay seated for the whole class. Very impressive, well done!

23/03/2019 Spring themed craft

The children enjoyed making cards and bumble bees now that spring is here.

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16/03/2019 Sensory

We have been making sensory bottles this week and the kids have been very creative.

12/03/2019 Funding Approval :)

Amazing news! We just found out we will be receiving a grant of Β£5000 towards our Charitable project 'Advance and support SEN' from Islington Council’s Community Chest: funded by Islington Council, in partnership with Cripplegate Foundation.

We are so happy and appreciate all the support we are receiving from Islington Council and the Cripplegate Foundation. Thank you so much. And a special thanks to the staff for the continued belief in the support we are providing to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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09/03/2019 Shoebox crafts

The kids had a great time making a variety of things with shoeboxes including a mini foosball machine and puppet theatre.

As always the children enjoyed soft play and eating lunch together.

A few children managed to try food they otherwise wouldn't normally tollerate eating. Success!

02/03/2019 World Book Day Craft

We have been busy making masks of our favourity book characters for World Book Day.

The children also had immense fun together with a butterfly toy. Lots of happy faces!

19/02/2019 Registered Charity

It is official, the charity commission have said:

'We are satisfied that SEN FAMILY SATURDAYS is a charity and it has been entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1182095.'

Lots of hard work to get all the paperwork done but it is worth it to be able to raise funds and help children with disabilities.

09/02/2019 Valentines ❀

Valentine's day is coming so the children made lots of cards and crafts with the Valentine's theme in mind.


The first week back a there was lots to do, organising supplies to fit the new rooms we are using. The children enjoyed winter themed crafts as it had been snowing this week.

08/12/2018 Christmas Feast & Crafts

The Children were busy with Christmas themed crafts, building ginger bread houses and a festive lunch. Lots of happy faces that day :)