With less than two weeks until the holiday weekend the NurtureStore house is now full on baking, painting and generally bursting with Easter crafts! I’ve got a great idea today for an Easter creation station, which invites the children to glue, stick, paint, tear and create to their hearts content.
This week we decided to make a house -warming card for the girls’ aunt and uncle – a great way to play with maths and make some shape pictures! My daughter loved this activity and was so pleased to make something to give as a gift. And all the while she was happily creating her picture, she was learning all sorts of important maths and literacy skills, without even realising it. Here’s how we made our shape picture…
Make a house :: shape pictures [Read more…]
For a fun kids art idea that gets your imagination firing, take the Cut :: Stick :: Draw challenge!
Cut :: stick :: draw :: kids art challenge [Read more…]
Using store cupboard staples such as red, green and brown lentils, rice and pearl barley to make collages adds an extra sensory dimension to your play – and is a good way to use up any leftover packets just past their eat-by-dates. Try and provide a mixture of shapes and colours and place them in little pots on your creation station.
The basic principle is: glue, sprinkle, dry. You can keep to one colour per section or mix it up a little.
You can freestyle on your glue and maybe make some repeating patterns – or draw out a design for your collage. Filling in outlines of letters and number allows children to feel the shape of the characters and makes a good addition to a sensory alphabet chart.
happily shared with the resource centre and creative Friday and upcycled awesome and kids get crafty and Made by Little Hands Monday and the Learning Laboratory and Tot school and making Monday marvelous Craft Schooling Sunday