Are you planning any Earth Day activities on April 22nd? Celebrated around the world, Earth Day is a great time to pause and reflect the impact you, your kids and your family have on the earth.
Last year we carried out an eco-audit of our play, looking at simple but effective ways we could align our activities with the ideas of reducing, re-using and recycling.
We’re joining in with the Earth Day Celebrations hosted by Mommy Labs and Greening Sam and Avery to bring you a blog hop bursting with ideas you can use to celebrate Earth Day with your kids. Have a browse around the blog hop at the end of this post to find ideas for art, crafts, games, activities and positive action your family can take to go a little greener this month. First though, here’s what the NurtureStore girls came up with as an Earth Day play idea: we grew an indoor meadow!
Earth Day activities: grow a meadow indoors! Read more »
The inspiration for our spring chicken play dough comes from the clutch of ten eggs which have been resident in the girls school for a week. The eggs have been in an incubator in the reception class but every child in the school has been in to visit, to hear the chicks cheeping from inside the shells and to see the eggs wobbling and the first cracks appear. Then, most exciting of all, the chicks hatched, some brown, some yellow but all very fluffy. Great inspiration to talk about spring, bring out our favourite easy play dough recipe for some sensory play and make some chicks of our own.
Yellow play dough recipe for spring chicks Read more »
Here’s a fun play dough recipe that’s great for some imaginary play – we’re making little spring lambs!
Spring lambs :: a play dough recipe for imaginary play Read more »
Welcome to Nurturestore’s day to host the Creative Christmas Countdown, where we’re going to let it snow!
I’m joining with some of my favourite kids bloggers to bring you an Advent of creative activities you can use with your children to have some fun this festive season. Each day until 24th December there’s a different idea to try. You can follow along on the interactive Advent calendar – there are some wonderful ideas there already, so do take a look. Today is my turn, and I’m going to show you one of my daughters’ favourite Christmas art and play ideas: making a model Christmas town.
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