Combining math and art to make gorgeous pattern stars is a great STEAM lesson plan.
Pattern stars art and math
Do your kids love Lego? Just manipulating the pieces, snapping them together and pulling them apart is a great work out for fingers, helping to develop fine-motor skills, but Lego is a classic open-ended toy that can be used in so many different ways by creative kids. My girls most often use their Lego to build imaginary buildings or enclosures for their toy animals but recently L has been using them in lot of math games.
Diwali rangoli designs made with colored salt are a gorgeous sensory delight – and they’re really easy to make. Here’s how:
Diwali rangoli patterns with colored salt [Read more…]
The Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science and Math Activities ebook is designed to bring hands-on fun and enjoyment to math and science. It is packed with powerful learning opportunities in math and science, shared through ideas that incorporate art, play, sensory learning and discovery, for a whole-brain approach.
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This book is for you if…
:: your child is three to eight years old and you are looking for ideas to bring hands-on fun to their learning
:: you are looking for a broad range of math and science activities for home or for school
:: you want activities that your child will enjoy and which encourage them to think, question, explore and discover through rich, creative learning
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What you get in Fizz, Pop, Bang!
Hands-on, multi-sensory, creative math activities
At NurtureStore, we specialise in learning through hands-on, creative play. Here are over 100 of our favourite creative math activities for kids that offer a fun, multi-sensory approach. The activities are listed by topic and theme to make it easy for you to browse our archive and find ideas that are right for your children. [Read more…]
We’re having so much fun exploring all the kids gardening activities we can come up with using chalk this week. Taking One Added Ingredient and introducing it to lots of different areas of play gets children thinking and imagining and creating. Using a material they are familiar with ~ in our case chalk ~ but adding it in different ways leads to all sorts of new play possibilities. On Monday I showed you how we’d use chalkboard paint to make some ever changing puppets, in our fairy garden and in a road map right across the patio. Today we’re using chalk in a treasure hunt that mixes in lots of language, maths and nature play too.