Care Of Self

  • Pairing and folding socks, stored on a tray. Pairing socks is a very useful skill to learn and can be practised easily at home. Here brightly coloured socks add appeal to the activity. Using toddler socks helps as they are small enough to be easily handled.
  • Folding a shirt using a cardboard guide.
  • Packing a suitcase: t-shirt, shorts, pants, socks, etc.
  • Display dressing frames on a wall or door using a simple wooden batten as a base and a stretchy coated curtain wire (as used for cafe curtains etc). Much cheaper than the stands, take up no floor space, make all the frames visible and accessible.

These items can be found here Care of Self Activities

 More ideas:


  • combing/brushing hair
  • plaiting cords
  • plaiting hair
  • cleaning Teeth
  • blowing nose, coughing, sneezing
  • washing hands
  • washing face
  • nail care
  • cleaning spectacles
  • polishing shoes


  • dressing frames
  • removing and putting on a coat
  • removing and putting on gloves, socks, boots, shoes
  • lacing shoes
  • folding napkins along lines
  • folding clothes
  • hanging up clothes
  • pairing and folding socks
  • ironing clothes
  • folding a shirt using a cardboard guide
  • packing a suitcase
  • brushing lint from clothes
  • dressing independently
  • rolling a tie
  • tying a tie


Click here to see our range of Practical Life equipment.

A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to our ideas bank.
We take no responsibility for the safety of these suggestions - please always assess the risks of activities you present to children.



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