This egg box dragon craft is great for junk model fans, as a St.George’s Day craft or a Chinese New Year activity.
Pretend play is an important part of growing up. This simple tea party set-up is just right for toddlers and pre-schoolers – with a few added extras to really make the play fancy!
Pretend play tea party [Read more…]
This kids art idea is a perfect rainy day activity – we’re painting with the rain!
Kids art :: painting with the rain
This potion lab is one of those fantastic, easy kitchen science experiments that you can set up at home, or in class, for lots of interesting, hands-on, discovery.
Easy kitchen science experiments :: Potion Lab
Play dough is such a good material to use in pretend play. With a child’s imagination play dough can be turned into just about anything. It adds a extra sensory dimension into their play and really it’s not too messy to tidy up, so you can use it in the dolls house, play kitchen, home corner, train set, garden… wherever!
This week my girls have been having a fabulous fun time using play dough to make pizzas. Yesterday Janet Lansbury wrote that play is enough and I thought I’d show you how this works in our house. A simple batch of play dough plus a few added extras turns into hours of play with math, science, language and social skills incorporated naturally as part of the children’s play.
Play Dough Pizza Parlour [Read more…]
Shiver me timbers, have I got some fabulous pirate activities for you! With ideas from Nurturestore and a crew of kid bloggers from around the seven seas, here are over thirty five ideas you can use with your little pirates. There’s everything for some pirate-theme play and learning – pretend play, food, dressing up, story telling, sensory tubs, writing, action games and more. Click each link to to find out more and enjoy some fun pirate activities with your kids.
35+ pirate activities: games, crafts, food and costumes [Read more…]
We’ve hit on a winning combination this week and discovered a super fun way to encourage lots of reading and writing. Here’s how we’re using speech bubbles to bring giggles to learning to read and write.