This ice painting process art idea, taken from my new ebook and online art course for families Art Spark, includes the extra sensory element of coldness. It’s a fun hands-on activity, particularly good as an outdoor art exploration and for keeping cool on hot summer days.
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.
Antarctic penguin pretend play with ice [Read more…]
While I follow my children’s lead when we’re planning their learning projects, we also closely follow the rhythm of the year with our days, and I know many of you are the same in your homes and classrooms. So I thought I would gather together ideas from the NurtureStore archive that fit just right with the months of the year. Some of the activities match what’s happening in the natural world, some are linked to festivals we’re celebrating, and some just seem to fit the mood of the month.
I’m starting my seasonal activity plans for winter with a collection of things to do in January.
Seasonal activities for January
Embrace the dark nights and welcome the winter by using these ideas to make a fairy land light table – wonderful for imaginative, sensory play.
Make a fairy land light table [Read more…]
Inspired by the film we’re all crazy about, and packed with lots of sensory play and a dash of maths, here’s a frozen sensory tub that’s been a big hit with my daughter.