Try some colourful circle art to explore shapes and scissor skills.
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Looking for things to do with children in May? These May activity plans are perfect for play-based, creative learning.
May activity plans
Learning to use scissors can take lots of practise. We can incorporate scissor skills as part of our every day activities, such as helping to chop herbs to go with our dinner, or include them in our play and learning activities. Here’s a collection of ideas you can use to encourage your child to work on their scissor skills through art, craft, math, and sensory invitations to play.
12 fun scissor skills activities
The BBC reported this week that homemade play dough can contain enough salt to poison children. It said no fatalities have been reported, but advised that children should be watched carefully when playing with any play dough. It didn’t offer any alternative recipes that contain little or no salt, and it didn’t say that play dough is an amazing sensory material that offers so much to children who have the opportunity to play with it.
Homemade play dough, used with thought, care and imagination, is perhaps the best childhood material there is, in my opinion. So, rather than feel scared that it might harm our children, and stop using it, let’s look at how amazing it is, and try a salt free play dough recipe.
The benefits of playing with play dough
Here’s a really simple and fun mud kitchen play idea: use chalk!