Easy Easter crafts :: lambs and chicks

Here are some easy Easter crafts, made from recycled materials. We have a cute Easter chick and some woolly lambs. With an open invitation to pick your own materials and think up your own design, this craft session is packed with creativity.

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Pretend play farm :: multi sensory play

This pretend play farm is easy to set up and gives children lots of opportunities to add their own ideas to the imaginary play. It includes lots of interesting textures, so it’s great for sensory play too.

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Creative writing ideas :: word birds

We were lucky enough to attend a workshop with the textile artist BeckyAdams as part of the GobbleDEEbook Children’s Literature Festival. Becky introduced a creative writing idea that combined art, imagination and storytelling and invited everyone to make their very own Word Bird. Here’s how our little flock turned out, and how you can make some Word Birds with your own children.

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Antarctic penguin pretend play with ice

Here’s an great idea for some pretend play with ice – make the South Pole! It’s lots of fun, and an excellent way to enrich learning.

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Animals of the night :: 7 days of creativity with the Night Zookeeper

We have been joined by the Night Zookeeper this week. He has put together a selection of ideas on how to create magical animals and share them with the world by uploading them to his wonderful online zoo.

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Fantastic creative fun for kids: download the Night Zookeeper!

Good evening and welcome to my zoo. This zoo is unlike any other in the world. Here you can awaken your imagination and play under the light of stars. There are thousands of magical animals in our zoo, from Time Travelling Elephants to Spying Giraffes.

What will you create?

Young zookeepers all over the world have been creating magical animals in lots of different ways. Test your creativity by completing a different mission each day.

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