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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

Fabric scraps crafts · Fine motor skills · Recycled crafts · Toys and games · Transport crafts

16 cool things to make with shoeboxes

Empty shoeboxes are a wonderful recycled craft resource that can be used to make a variety of cool things, including: dioramas doll houses & castles games & toys puppet theatres weaving looms Here are some of our favourite shoebox craft ideas for kids! Dioramas Decorate your shoebox with a themed background, then add cut out… Continue reading 16 cool things to make with shoeboxes

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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

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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 · 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

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Fabulous fabric scrap crafts

Do you have a pile of fabric scraps lying around at home?  Don't throw them away! You can turn them into some fabulous things, like: hair accessories dolls, games and toys keychains and bracelets hot/cold packs and small bags wreaths bookmarks flowers belts bunting and wall hangings twine Here are some of our favourite fabric… Continue reading Fabulous fabric scrap crafts