Book based art and crafts · Bookmarks · Clay and salt dough crafts · Fabric scraps crafts · Fairy crafts · Felt crafts · Literacy and numeracy · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities · Small world play · Wooden crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

Fantastical fairy tale crafts

"If you want your kids to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." ~ Albert Einstein Benefits of fairy tales for kids: storytelling - fairy tales teach them the basics of a story, such as beginning/middle/end, setting (time and environment), characters and character… Continue reading Fantastical fairy tale crafts

Book based art and crafts · Bug crafts · Drawing & colouring · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Print making · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sewing for kids · Wool/yarn crafts

Fun ladybug facts & crafts

Fun facts about ladybugs: Ladybugs are a type of beetle, and both male and female. Ladybugs can be red, yellow, orange, brown, pink, and even all black. Not all ladybugs have spots - some have stripes and some have none at all. Ladybugs defend themselves against potential attackers with their bright colours, and by releasing… Continue reading Fun ladybug facts & crafts

Book based art and crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Drawing & colouring · Fabric scraps crafts · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Monster crafts · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Paper crafts · Play dough · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities

Amazing alphabet activities

With these amazing alphabet activities, your kids can learn how to make letter shapes, match upper case and lower case letters, identify initial letter sounds, and put letters together to make words. You can make alphabet letters with: pipe cleaners fabric scraps paper and cardboard stickers, markers, pencils and paint mud, shells and rocks wood… Continue reading Amazing alphabet activities

Book based art and crafts · Collage · Drawing & colouring · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Monster crafts · Nature art and craft · Painting · Process art · Transport crafts

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

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

Book based art and crafts · Fabric scraps crafts · Felt crafts · Nature art and craft · Play dough · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Sensory activities · Small world play · Wooden crafts

Farm 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 farm animals. Small world play gives kids wonderful opportunities to act out real or imagined stories using small objects that can fit into a small play… Continue reading Farm small world play for kids

Book based art and crafts · Drawing & colouring · Nature art and craft · Paper crafts · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities · Small world play · Toys and games

Zoo 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 zoo animals. Small world play gives kids wonderful opportunities to act out real or imagined stories using small objects that can fit into a small play… Continue reading Zoo small world play for kids