Busy bags and travel kits · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Wooden crafts

Learning maths with clothes pegs

Clothes pegs are a cheap, fun way for kids to learn about numbers, counting and telling the time, as well as developing fine motor skills.  Combine them with craft sticks, DIY clip cards, leaves, paper plates and even string! Here are some of our favourite ideas for learning maths with clothes pegs! Missing number math… Continue reading Learning maths with clothes pegs

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Busy bags and travel kits · Drawing & colouring · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Paper crafts · Play dough · Rainbow art and crafts · Recycled crafts

Sensational scissor skills

Learning how to use scissors is important for: fine motor skills development for holding pencils and crayons, drawing, painting and writing, picking up and manipulating objects, getting dressed, brushing teeth, using cutlery hand-eye coordination as they hold the paper with one hand and use the scissors with the other while following the line where they… Continue reading Sensational scissor skills

Busy bags and travel kits · Colour recognition · Drawing & colouring · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Painting · Rainbow art and crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Toys and games

Learning with painted rocks

Painted rocks make wonderful, literacy and numeracy resources for kids of all ages and they also make ideal gifts.  Kids learn more effectively through hands-on learning, and it makes it more fun too! Alphabet rocks Alphabet rocks are so easy to make and can be used for lots of different learning activities.  Kids can use… Continue reading Learning with painted rocks

Book based art and crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Drawing & colouring · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Rock painting & decorating

Make your own story stones

Story stones are props that are used to create or retell stories.  They may be used to represent the characters (eg people, animals), settings (eg the beach) and objects (eg food, houses, transport) in the stories. Kids can use story stones to: tell their own stories based on a particular theme, eg going to the… Continue reading Make your own story stones

Busy bags and travel kits · Drawing & colouring · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Rock painting & decorating · Toys and games

Outdoor play with painted rocks

Rock painting has several benefits for kids.  It is a great way to get them outside and doing something active and creative.  It provides a wonderful sensory experience with the smooth feel of the rocks and the squishiness of the paints, and the materials you need are cheap and easy to find. In this post… Continue reading Outdoor play with painted rocks

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Fun ways to learn about shapes

There are so many fun ways for kids to learn about shapes: making shapes out of different types of materials, such as paper and cardboard, natural materials, play dough and wooden craft sticks stamping shapes with sponges and cardboard tubes playing shape matching games looking for shapes in salt trays wrapping yarn around paper plate… Continue reading Fun ways to learn about shapes

Busy bags and travel kits · Felt crafts

Easy DIY felt boards and busy bags

Felt boards are wonderful for kids' learning and development, including: colour recognition and patterning literacy and numeracy skills - letters, numbers and shapes imagination and creativity - making silly faces and other creatures, pretend food storytelling - retelling familiar stories or making up their own You can easily make your own felt boards with scrap… Continue reading Easy DIY felt boards and busy bags