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Flora and the flamingo book and crafts

Flora and the flamingo by Molly Idle In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect… Continue reading Flora and the flamingo book and crafts

Book based art and crafts · Bookmarks · Button crafts · Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sewing for kids · Wool/yarn crafts

Snail and turtle are friends – book and crafts

Snail and turtle are friends by Stephen Michael King is a beautiful book about a friendship between a snail and a turtle.  Sometimes they like the same things, sometimes they like different things, but they still enjoy spending time with each other. Here are some fun facts about snails: Snails can be divided into 3… Continue reading Snail and turtle are friends – book and crafts

Bird crafts · Bookmarks · Button crafts · Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sewing for kids · Wooden crafts

Penguin books and crafts for kids

Two of my favourite children's picture books are Lost and found and Up and down, by Oliver Jeffers.  They tell stories about the friendship between a boy and his penguin, the time they enjoy being together and the importance of being there for your friends when they need you. Penguins are fascinating creatures.  Did you… Continue reading Penguin books and crafts for kids

Busy bags and travel kits · Colour recognition · Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Play dough · Recycled crafts · Toys and games · Wooden crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

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

Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Paper crafts · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Sewing for kids · Toys and games · Wooden crafts

Benefits of puppets for kids

Kids can enjoy hours of fun and entertainment with puppets, but there are lots of important things they can learn from them too, including: imagination and creativity social & emotional skills language skills fine motor skills This post features some of the different kinds of puppets you and your kids could make at home, including:… Continue reading Benefits of puppets for kids

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Eco friendly kids craft supplies

Here are some suggestions for craft supplies for kids that allow them to express their creativity and be friendly to the planet at the same time. Wool felt Wool felt is better than acrylic felt for making softies and other accessories because it: has stronger fibres than acrylic felt, so it holds together better and… Continue reading Eco friendly kids craft supplies