Stepping away from paper and pencil can be a great way to spark enthusiastic, creative writing for kids. Here’s how we use puppets and peg dolls to get some stories started.
Take a book, any book, but preferably a favourite, and bring it to life for a day of creative play with these story book activities.
Storybook activities [Read more…]
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.
Creative writing ideas :: word birds [Read more…]
Welcome to a brand new ABCs and 123s series here on NurtureStore. I’ve invited some of my favourite play and education bloggers over to share a fantastic collection of ideas that you can use with your children to introduce letters, language and math through multi-sensory, play-based activities.
Follow along with the ABCs and 123s series and you’ll have a super useful set of ideas that you can use with your child that will help them build skills while having fun.
For our first idea, please welcome Helen from Peakle Pie who is sharing a story map idea.
How to make story maps for learning and play
Storytelling with play dough [Read more…]
Storytelling is a wonderful way for children to learn, and these Rama and Sita puppets are great as a Diwali activity. Here’s how we made them, with ideas on how to use puppets and stories to learn and explore.
Rama and Sita puppets: Diwali activity [Read more…]
If you’re looking for a fun idea to get your child writing, try making a Zig Zag Book. It’s a great way to encourage beginners to have a go at writing. The format of the book is fun and quirky and lets them do lots of drawings, adding in a little writing too.