Set up a fun playful maths activity using spaghetti stuck into play dough and a box of colourful threading beads! Fantastic for developing fine motor skills, practising counting, recognising numerals and making simple patterns in a hands-on, open-ended way. Continue reading Counting and Patterning with Play Dough, Spaghetti and Beads
Create some beautiful sculptural figure art with kids based on the work of Alberto Giacometti! Simple to create yet so effective, an as a bonus it is a great way to teach about body structure and anatomy with young children. I have long been a lover of Alberto Giacometti’s iconic
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Create some cute handprint Christmas tree ornaments using green sparkly salt dough and paints! These are lovely as a little keepsake and memento of how the kids have grown. I do love handprint keepsakes!
To create these christmas tree handprints from salt dough I thought we would try to colour
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There were some wonderful ideas linked up to It’s Playtime last week, and in particular I loved these activity ideas for creating sculptural art work with kids! Exploring art in three dimensions creates new opportunities to plan, problem solve, create and imagine for young children. Enjoy these wonderful ideas!
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The girls worked for a long time together on this collaborative project in the garden yesterday, using only contact paper (sticky back plastic) and a collection of recycled materials from around the house!
First, I unpeeled a large piece of contact
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