Sand pit fairy garden :: small worlds play

Do your children like to create and play with small worlds? My girls always have one or two landscapes on the go at any one time. Today B made a fairy garden in the sand pit which she declared ‘the sweetest thing I’ve ever made’ – so I had to show it to you. It’s lovely, and also a good reminder that the simplest of ‘loose parts’ and a child’s imagination can combine to create great things.

Fairy garden in sand pit :: make a magical small world!

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Flower number line games

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” So said William Morris, and this flower number line scores full marks, being a a great way for children to learn about number patterns and relationships – and also looking absolutely lovely! Here’s how to make one, and how to play some number line games.

Great ideas for number line games - hands-on math activities

Flower number line games

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Bumble bee game for kids: maths and spelling

Here’s a fun DIY bumble bee game. It’s great hands-on activity to play maths games or work on spelling.

Fun bumble bee game for numbers  and words. Great spelling or math game.

Bumble bee game: math and spelling

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Flower number games

These flower number games are inspired by spring. You can adapt them for different aged children, and use them for both math games and letter activities. Here’s how to play.

I love all the variations ofor this spring flower number games - fun kids math for all ages

Flower number games

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Nature mandalas for kids

This idea for nature mandalas for kids takes its inspiration from the spring flowers that are opening in our Garden Classroom this month.

Great ideas for making nature mandalas for kids. A beautiful outdoor art project

Nature mandalas for kids

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