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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

Book based art and crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Drawing & colouring · Fabric scraps crafts · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Monster crafts · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Paper crafts · Play dough · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities

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

Bird crafts · Fine motor skills · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Play dough · Sensory activities · Small world play

Play dough and nature activities

Play dough and natural materials are the perfect combination! They allow kids to be creative as they experiment with different colours, smells and textures.  It is a simple activity to set up, because all you need is play dough and materials you can collect on a nature hunt in your backyard or nearby park. Some… Continue reading Play dough and nature activities

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Ocean 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 ocean animals and the beach. Small world play gives kids wonderful opportunities to act out real or imagined stories using small objects that can fit into… Continue reading Ocean small world play 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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Magnificent mandala art

Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning "circle" and is a spiritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism representing the universe.  Mandalas have been used for centuries for meditation and creating art. Some of the benefits of mandala art for kids: expressing creativity and feelings calming and relaxing developing fine motor skills, focus and concentration learning maths… Continue reading Magnificent mandala art

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Setting up small world play for kids

"Small world play is acting out scenarios (scenes from real life, stories and/or imagination) in a miniature play scene, created with small figures and objects. Anything from your own home or garden will do, there is no limitation to your creativity which is why it’s a truly inexhaustible subject!" (Little Worlds Big Adventures) There are many ways… Continue reading Setting up small world play for kids