My girls say this strawberry jello play dough recipe smells like sweeties and lollipops! The recipe makes a great textured dough which, added to a tray of loose parts, can turn into an afternoon of fantastic creative play.
I’ll guide you through four weeks of beautiful and fun art projects that you can enjoy with your children. At home or at school, these process art projects will give you an interesting framework of activities that you can weave into your weeks, so your children are engaged, creating and enjoying themselves all through art. See more details of Art Spark here.
Ever tired bubble painting ? I think it’s a classic kids’ art technique – and lots of fun! Here’s a step-by-step guide to making art with bubbles.
The process of making the art is the best thing here as the colourful bubbles grow and grow, but the end product is rather beautiful too. You could hang your finished picture up in your kid’s own art gallery, or you could cut it up to make gift cards or even bunting.
Bubble painting [Read more…]
On dark winter mornings, bring a little zing to your day with this lemon scented sight words sensory tub. The tub smells so good! It’s energising and lovely to play with, and it’s also great for some sigh words practise. Here’s how to dye and scent the rice, and a fun idea for sight words play.
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This is a really fun, fizzy science experiment that you can try with your children: using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to have fun with chemistry. Don’t forget the glitter!
Fizzy science experiment with bicarbonate of soda and vinegar
You can use sensory tubs for the pure delight of exploring the senses, as a way to calm or stimulate children, and also for maths, literacy and imaginary play.
See our guide on how to make a sensory tub and then use these seasonal ideas to make sensory tubs for each month of the year.