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Cool ways to learn colours

There are so many different fun ways for kids to learn about colours. You can do colour exploration, matching and mixing activities with toddlers, preschoolers and older kids using: paint and liquid watercolours loose parts, including buttons and glass gems paint chips wooden clothes pegs and craft sticks paper, paper plates and cardboard stickers egg… Continue reading Cool ways to learn colours

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Colour recognition · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Process art · Rainbow art and crafts · Seasonal crafts · Sensory activities · STEM activities

Sensory play with ice

When it's hot outside these school holidays, why not cool your kids down with some fun sensory play with ice?! You can try: coloured ice activities, like stacking, smashing and colour mixing excavating things from ice doing science experiments with ice adding other sensory elements to ice (eg flowers, shaving cream, spices) painting on and… Continue reading Sensory play with ice

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Make your own musical instruments

Your kids can make their own musical instruments at home with simple materials, including: recycled materials: cardboard boxes and tubes, bottle tops and lids, shampoo bottles, tin cans and empty ribbon spools rubber bands and wool/yarn paper plates wooden sticks, spoons, embroidery hoops and craft sticks Here are some of our favourite DIY musical instruments… Continue reading Make your own musical instruments

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Funky recycled pencil holders

Are you looking for an inexpensive and fun way to organise your kids' stationery? These funky pencil holders are easy to make and personalise using simple recycled items you can find at home.  They can also be used to store markers and crayons.   Simply paint the insides of cardboard tubes and place in a… Continue reading Funky recycled pencil holders

Busy bags and travel kits · Drawing & colouring · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Paper crafts · Play dough · Rainbow art and crafts · Recycled crafts

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

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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

Colour recognition · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Rainbow art and crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

Rainbow art and crafts

Rainbow art and crafts are a great way for kids to learn about colour recognition and colour mixing, as well as the weather. There are so many fun ways to create rainbows - with hand prints, paint, paper plates, shaving cream, tissue paper, wool/yarn and more! Here are some of our favourite rainbow art and… Continue reading Rainbow art and crafts