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 · Gardening for kids · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Play dough · Sensory activities · Small world play · STEM activities

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

Drawing & colouring · Painting · Recycled crafts · STEM activities · Transport crafts

Radical rocket crafts

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first time people landed on the moon.  The 3 astronauts who went on that first moon mission were Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. 5 fun facts about the moon landing: The landing fulfilled a promise made by US President John F Kennedy in 1961 that they… Continue reading Radical rocket crafts

Colour recognition · Literacy and numeracy · Sensory activities · STEM activities

Science experiments with food

When kids do science experiments, they are learning about: how to answer the questions they have about the world around them the wide variety of ingredients and materials they have available to experiment with, and what they can use them for problem solving & critical thinking skills - what ingredients/materials and processes they need to… Continue reading Science experiments with food

Book based art and crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Colour recognition · Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Play dough · Rainbow art and crafts · Recycled crafts · STEM activities · Wooden crafts

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

Book based art and crafts · Literacy and numeracy · Painting · Paper crafts · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · STEM activities · Transport crafts · Wooden crafts

Train crafts for kids

My son is currently obsessed with trains (or anything with wheels!), so today we are sharing some of our favourite train crafts for kids. You can make trains with: egg cartons cardboard tubes shoeboxes corks and buttons construction paper paint and sponges paint and rocks/stones wooden craft sticks, spools, blocks and crates Trains can also… Continue reading Train crafts for kids

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