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Magnificent marble runs to make

Your kids can design and make their own magnificent marble runs with some simple things you probably have at home, including: paper plates & straws cardboard boxes & tubes other recycled materials wooden craft/dowel sticks Here are some of our favourite marble run ideas! Paper plates Design a paper plate marble maze from Buggy and… Continue reading Magnificent marble runs to make

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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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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

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Outdoor play with painted rocks

Rock painting has several benefits for kids.  It is a great way to get them outside and doing something active and creative.  It provides a wonderful sensory experience with the smooth feel of the rocks and the squishiness of the paints, and the materials you need are cheap and easy to find. In this post… Continue reading Outdoor play with painted rocks

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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

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Fun ways to learn about shapes

There are so many fun ways for kids to learn about shapes: making shapes out of different types of materials, such as paper and cardboard, natural materials, play dough and wooden craft sticks stamping shapes with sponges and cardboard tubes playing shape matching games looking for shapes in salt trays wrapping yarn around paper plate… Continue reading Fun ways to learn about shapes

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20 toilet roll crafts for kids

Toilet paper rolls are so versatile - there are just so many different things you can make with them, including: Amazing animals Brilliant bugs Crazy creatures DIY toys, games and activities Ornaments and organisation   Here are some of our favourite toilet paper roll crafts for kids! Amazing animals Paper roll fish from The craft… Continue reading 20 toilet roll crafts for kids