DIY Christmas memory game

This DIY Christmas memory game is super simple to make, and you can use it in a variety of ways, for children of different ages. Here’s how:

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Autumn art from The Garden Classroom

We’ve been combining two activities from my e-book The Garden Classroom this week to create some beautiful autumn art. Taking the idea of leaf art and adding it to my Sticky Picture frames, here’s what we made. Read more »

Letter and maths games with autumn leaves

Bring on the autumn! There’s not much better to lift your spirits than jumping through a big pile of crunchy leaves with your kids. While you’re out and about enjoying the new season, collect up some leaves and bring them home to play these seasonal letter and maths games.

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Sunshine play dough recipe

Here’s a¬†sunshine play dough recipe idea that’s great for sensory play for summer and the solstice.

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Math games with circles

When you’re working on math with younger children it’s really important to start with real things – objects they can hold in their hands and use as they play and work with mathematical ideas. They need to have a solid understanding of the concept that a written down ’1′ actually means one car, or one block, or one bottle top. Using toys and other items as manipulatives is great to help them understand this, and adding in new manipulatives every so often keeps the math games fun and interesting. So today, here’s an idea for a really quick-to-make set of DIY manipulatives, and lots of ideas for how you might use them.

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