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Delightful drawing prompts for kids

Drawing is a fantastic, simple, fun activity that kids can do, anywhere, anytime - especially when they might be getting bored or cranky.  All they need is some simple art supplies and an idea of what to draw.  If they find it hard to come up with an idea, drawing prompts can give them a… Continue reading Delightful drawing prompts for kids

Bird crafts · Fine motor skills · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Play dough · Sensory activities · Small world play

Play dough and nature activities

Play dough and natural materials are the perfect combination! They allow kids to be creative as they experiment with different colours, smells and textures.  It is a simple activity to set up, because all you need is play dough and materials you can collect on a nature hunt in your backyard or nearby park. Some… Continue reading Play dough and nature activities

Bead crafts · Clay and salt dough crafts · Fabric scraps crafts · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Jewellery · Paper crafts · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Wooden crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

20 nifty necklaces for kids

You don't have to spend a lot of money on jewellery for kids - just make your own!  Threading bits and pieces onto necklaces is also great for strengthening fine motor skills. These nifty necklaces are made from: wool/yarn, ribbon, cord, string dyed pasta puzzle pieces felt recycled cardboard and foil scrap paper rocks and… Continue reading 20 nifty necklaces for kids

Book based art and crafts · Gardening for kids · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Play dough · Sensory activities · Small world play · STEM activities

Ocean small world play for kids

Our blog post Setting up small world play for kids has been so popular, we thought we would break it down into different types of small worlds.  Today's theme is ocean animals and the beach. Small world play gives kids wonderful opportunities to act out real or imagined stories using small objects that can fit into… Continue reading Ocean small world play for kids