A real fun and simple, cheap activity to do with little ones is to cut out pictures of animals and then pictures of their young. laminate them if you wish so that they can be used over and over.
The children love to look at the pictures and recognise the animals. They can make animals sounds for the picture they select or you can make a sound (if you are good at that sort of thing) and see if your child can find the matching animal.
Introduce your child to the sets of animals. The babies that match each parent.
Use the correct language for each baby animal. For example “lamb” or “calf”.
Today’s play, meets the following EYFS Prime and specific areas: