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Arrr-some pirate crafts

International Talk Like a Pirate Day has been celebrated on September 19 every year since 2002.  It was created by John Baur and Mark Summers in the USA. Fun facts about pirates: Guacamole was invented in 1679 by a pirate, William Dampier, before he became a round the world explorer. The Jolly Roger flag, which… Continue reading Arrr-some pirate crafts

Clay and salt dough crafts · Colour recognition · Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Play dough · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · STEM activities · Wooden crafts

12 creative clock crafts

These creative clock crafts are great for teaching kids how to tell the time, as well as counting and number recognition. When teaching kids how to tell the time, they need to learn: time concepts - morning, afternoon, evening, midday/noon, midnight, o'clock, quarter past/to, half past that the numbers and lines on the clock represent… Continue reading 12 creative clock crafts

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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

Drawing & colouring · Fabric scraps crafts · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Monster crafts · Outdoor play · Painting · Rainbow art and crafts · Sensory activities · Toys and games · Transport crafts · Wooden crafts

DIY wooden blocks

You don't need to spend a lot of money on wooden blocks for your kids to play with - you can paint and decorate your own!  You can decorate plain wooden blocks with: liquid watercolours and food dyes paint felt tip, chalk or paint markers crayons chalk paint and chalk stickers and washi tape fabric… Continue reading DIY wooden blocks

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

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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

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Creative self portraits for kids

Self portraits are a great way for kids to express their own unique personality and creativity. They can also be used to illustrate themselves as superheroes, mermaids or other imaginative characters. Self portraits can be just faces, where kids focus on their different facial features, like the colour and shape of their eyes. as well… Continue reading Creative self portraits for kids