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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

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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 · 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

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Giraffe crafts for World Giraffe Day

Today we are celebrating World Giraffe Day - a special event initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) to celebrate the tallest animal in the world on the longest night or day of the year (depending on which hemisphere you live in) - 21 June. It is also an event to raise awareness of the… Continue reading Giraffe crafts for World Giraffe Day

Bug crafts · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Monster crafts · Nature art and craft · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Wooden crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

Wonderful woolly crafts for kids

With the weather getting colder here in Australia, now is a great time for your kids to try some crafting with wool/yarn.  Wool/yarn crafts are particularly good for developing fine motor skills, as well as learning basic knitting, weaving and wrapping skills.  Plus they are a fun way to make some little dolls or critters… Continue reading Wonderful woolly crafts for kids

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Very hungry caterpillar crafts

Photo credit: Dymocks The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is one of the most well-known and loved children's picture books, with so many different things for kids to learn about, including : the life cycle of a caterpillar and butterfly days of the week counting colour recognition different types of food Making crafts based… Continue reading Very hungry caterpillar crafts