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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

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Strictly no elephants book and crafts

Strictly no elephants by Lisa Mantchen and Taeeun Yoo This is a story about a young boy and his pet elephant, who are turned away from the local pet club, so they start their own with a collection of other unusual pets, including a skunk, hedgehog, penguin and shark.  There are some wonderful lessons about… Continue reading Strictly no elephants book and crafts

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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

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Hermit crab books and crafts for kids

Sharing a shell by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks is a story about a hermit crab who finds a new shell.  At first he shares it with the anemone and bristle worm who come along and offer to help him by scaring off fish and keeping the shell clean. But soon he decides the shell… Continue reading Hermit crab books and crafts for kids

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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

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Paper mache for kids

Paper mache literally means "chewed paper" in French.  The traditional method for making paper mache is soaking strips of paper in glue/paste and then placing them over a base/mould.  Once the paper mache is dry, it can be decorated with paints. ** IMPORTANT ** Make sure the glue is completely dry before painting your paper… Continue reading Paper mache for kids

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Creative paper bag crafts

Here are some of our favourite things to make with paper bags! Paper bag crowns from Art Bar Blog Where the wild things are paper bag craft from Red Ted Art Paper bag octopus from Kids activities blog DIY owl from an empty paper bag from Krokotak DIY paper bag animal puppets from 86 lemons… Continue reading Creative paper bag crafts