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Beautiful pine cone crafts

Do you have pine cones lying around on the ground near your home?  Why not get the kids outside to collect some of them and make some beautiful pine cone art and crafts!  Just add a few other natural or inexpensive craft materials to turn them into: mobiles and decorations animals and birds fairies and… Continue reading Beautiful pine cone crafts

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Colour recognition · Literacy and numeracy · Sensory activities · STEM activities

Science experiments with food

When kids do science experiments, they are learning about: how to answer the questions they have about the world around them the wide variety of ingredients and materials they have available to experiment with, and what they can use them for problem solving & critical thinking skills - what ingredients/materials and processes they need to… Continue reading Science experiments with food

Bead crafts · Clay and salt dough crafts · Fine motor skills · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Print making · Sensory activities

Creating with clay

Creating with clay is a wonderful sensory experience and strengthens fine motor skills, as kids squeeze it, squash, it, roll it and mould it with their hands.  Air dry clay is easy to work with and dries naturally - no need to bake in the oven! You can create things with clay by adding natural… Continue reading Creating with clay

Collage · Colour recognition · Drawing & colouring · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Play dough · Print making · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities

Magnificent mandala art

Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning "circle" and is a spiritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism representing the universe.  Mandalas have been used for centuries for meditation and creating art. Some of the benefits of mandala art for kids: expressing creativity and feelings calming and relaxing developing fine motor skills, focus and concentration learning maths… Continue reading Magnificent mandala art

Busy bags and travel kits · Drawing & colouring · Outdoor play · Recycled crafts · Small world play · Toys and games · Transport crafts · Wooden crafts

Totally cool car tracks

You don't need to spend lots of money on car tracks for your kids play with - just make your own! Car tracks can be made/drawn with: wood bricks cardboard textas washi tape wooden craft sticks and pegs magnets upcycled fabric Here are some of our favourite ideas for making your own car tracks at… Continue reading Totally cool car tracks

Bird crafts · Book based art and crafts · Bug crafts · Painting · Recycled crafts

Eggcellent egg carton animals

It's time for your kids to raid the recycling bin and use some egg cartons to make some of their favourite animals! What they will need: empty egg cartons paint googly eyes, pipe cleaners and scraps of cardboard and/or felt Then they will be ready to play! Here are some of our favourite egg carton… Continue reading Eggcellent egg carton animals

Bug crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Button crafts · Felt crafts · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Rock painting & decorating · Sewing for kids · Toys and games · Wooden crafts

DIY tic tac toe games

Tic-tac-toe is a classic game where kids can learn: strategy needed to get three in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally, while blocking their opponent from doing the same being a good sport, whether they win or lose the game turn taking colour and pattern recognition Tic tac toe game pieces can be made with:… Continue reading DIY tic tac toe games