Fill your autumn with art! :: Play Planner

Complete art lesson plans, exploring great artists


Fill you autumn with art – for half price!

Want to head back to school with some gorgeous art projects? And grab yourself a bargain? This week NurtureStore added three new ebooks to our shop, and they’re launching with a half-price sale.

Exploring Great Artists, is a series of three ebooks by MaryLea Harris. Each offers a set of complete art lesson plans featuring some of the world’s greatest artists.

The ebooks include background information on each artist, supply lists, and creative, hands-on art projects to try with your children at home or in a classroom setting.

They’re available for the special launch price of $5 each - take a look at them here and use the discount codes to grab yourself a bargain!

Here’s this week’s Play Planner

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Homemade puffy paint recipe

This homemade puffy paint recipe is really quick and easy to make. With just four household ingredients, you’ll be ready for some fun art and sensory play in minutes.

Quick and easy homemade puffy paint recipe - ready in 2 minutes, don't need a microwave!

Homemade puffy paint recipe

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Exploring Great Artists :: complete art lesson plans

Our Exploring Great Artists ebooks give you everything you need to create your own colorful units to study art at home or in your classroom.  Each volume features a broad range of artists, creative art techniques, and interesting ideas for materials to explore. Complete art lessons for exploring great artists :: artist profiles, creative art projects, supply lists.  25 great artists. The books are written by MaryLea Harris and draw on her many years of experience working with children in art classrooms. MaryLea is an artist, art teacher and mother of two. She combines her formal art training with her hands-on work in schools and art camps to create a resource which is easy to do at home or in class, fun, colorful, and which offers a rich arts education experience.

Complete art lesson plans in each volume

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Homemade cloud dough recipe :: hands-on math activities

This colourful homemade cloud dough recipe uses just three ingredients and is great for sensory play and some hands-on math activities.

Easy homemade cloud dough recipe - great for sensory play and hands-on math activities
Homemade cloud dough recipe

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Literacy outside :: great tips for summer learning

After our garden audit we’re gearing up to make more use of our outdoor space now the summer is on the way. Here are five quick and easy ideas we’re using to take our literacy outside.

Great ideas for taking reading and writing outdoors for some fun summer learning.


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