We’ve been chatting over on NurtureStore’s Facebook page recently about free play with loose parts. I know many of you are working to include more and more bits-and-bobs and open-ended resources in your play spaces, and switching from plastic and commercial toys to more natural materials. So today I’m talking about why I love to encourage lots of free play in our home, and I have a super, printable list of loose parts you might like to try out.
This ice art idea turned out to be such a great winter craft idea – my girls loved it so much! It combines messy play, creative art and science experiments all in one colourful activity.
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As we still haven’t been blessed with any snow yet, we decided we would bake a snowman instead. This is a great cake recipe for kids to try. It’s only got three ingredients, it’s a really easy recipe to make and it tastes scrummy yummy. Here’s how to make crispy cake snowmen.
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I never used to be a fan of coloring pages, preferring to offer lots of paper, pencils and other art materials to encourage the children to create their own art. However along came L, who really loves to colour in and reminded me that there’s fun and benefit in many different kinds of kids activities.
Children’s creativity can be encouraged in many ways – and best of all when you’re starting out with the individual child’s passions in mind. She seems to find colouring in quite meditative and often sings whiles she’s doing it! So, with her in mind, I put together some snowman-themed coloring pages – and I thought you might like them as a printable too.
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