Creative writing ideas :: word birds

We were lucky enough to attend a workshop with the textile artist BeckyAdams as part of the GobbleDEEbook Children’s Literature Festival. Becky introduced a creative writing idea that combined art, imagination and storytelling and invited everyone to make their very own Word Bird. Here’s how our little flock turned out, and how you can make some Word Birds with your own children.

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How to make colored salt for sensory play

Here’s another idea in our recipes for play series, this time showing you how to make colored salt, which is great for sensory play and learning.

how to make colored salt - great for sensory play

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Rainbow words to learn spellings

Here’s another way to bring lots of sensory activities to our lessons: we’re using rainbow writing to learn spellings. Multi-sensory learning: using rainbow writing to learn spellings

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Ginger and cinnamon salt tray :: how to learn spellings

How do you help your children learn spellings? Here’s a multi-sensory idea to try: we’re making cinnamon and ginger scented salt and using it with our autumn leaf word tree, for learning that looks, smells and feels great!

Great ideas for multi sensory learning: cinnamon and ginger salt tray to learn spellings.

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Fall leaf crafts :: autumn word tree

We love fall leaf crafts! Anything that combines a dash of the outdoors, a splash of colourful printing and a bit of playful learning is all good with us. We’re going to be using this autumn word tree for lots of different word games over the coming weeks – here’s how to make one.Love this fall leaf word tree - great ides for learning sight words

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