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Fantastical fairy tale crafts

"If you want your kids to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." ~ Albert Einstein Benefits of fairy tales for kids: storytelling - fairy tales teach them the basics of a story, such as beginning/middle/end, setting (time and environment), characters and character… Continue reading Fantastical fairy tale crafts

Book based art and crafts · Bug crafts · Drawing & colouring · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Print making · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sewing for kids · Wool/yarn crafts

Fun ladybug facts & crafts

Fun facts about ladybugs: Ladybugs are a type of beetle, and both male and female. Ladybugs can be red, yellow, orange, brown, pink, and even all black. Not all ladybugs have spots - some have stripes and some have none at all. Ladybugs defend themselves against potential attackers with their bright colours, and by releasing… Continue reading Fun ladybug facts & crafts

Clay and salt dough crafts · Colour recognition · Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Play dough · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · STEM activities · Wooden crafts

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

Bead crafts · Clay and salt dough crafts · Fabric scraps crafts · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Jewellery · Paper crafts · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Wooden crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

20 nifty necklaces for kids

You don't have to spend a lot of money on jewellery for kids - just make your own!  Threading bits and pieces onto necklaces is also great for strengthening fine motor skills. These nifty necklaces are made from: wool/yarn, ribbon, cord, string dyed pasta puzzle pieces felt recycled cardboard and foil scrap paper rocks and… Continue reading 20 nifty necklaces for kids

Book based art and crafts · Drawing & colouring · Nature art and craft · Paper crafts · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities · Small world play · Toys and games

Zoo 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 zoo 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 Zoo small world play for kids

Collage · Colour recognition · Drawing & colouring · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Play dough · Print making · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities

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