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

Drawing & colouring · Fabric scraps crafts · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Monster crafts · Outdoor play · Painting · Rainbow art and crafts · Sensory activities · Toys and games · Transport crafts · Wooden crafts

DIY wooden blocks

You don't need to spend a lot of money on wooden blocks for your kids to play with - you can paint and decorate your own!  You can decorate plain wooden blocks with: liquid watercolours and food dyes paint felt tip, chalk or paint markers crayons chalk paint and chalk stickers and washi tape fabric… Continue reading DIY wooden blocks

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 · Fabric scraps crafts · Felt crafts · Nature art and craft · Play dough · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Sensory activities · Small world play · Wooden crafts

Farm 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 farm 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 Farm small world play for kids

Busy bags and travel kits · Drawing & colouring · Outdoor play · Recycled crafts · Small world play · Toys and games · Transport crafts · Wooden crafts

Totally cool car tracks

You don't need to spend lots of money on car tracks for your kids play with - just make your own! Car tracks can be made/drawn with: wood bricks cardboard textas washi tape wooden craft sticks and pegs magnets upcycled fabric Here are some of our favourite ideas for making your own car tracks at… Continue reading Totally cool car tracks

Bug crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Button crafts · Felt crafts · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Rock painting & decorating · Sewing for kids · Toys and games · Wooden crafts

DIY tic tac toe games

Tic-tac-toe is a classic game where kids can learn: strategy needed to get three in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally, while blocking their opponent from doing the same being a good sport, whether they win or lose the game turn taking colour and pattern recognition Tic tac toe game pieces can be made with:… Continue reading DIY tic tac toe games

Bookmarks · Fine motor skills · Nature art and craft · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Rainbow art and crafts · Recycled crafts · Wooden crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

Wonderful weaving looms

Weaving is a simple, fun activity kids can do with scraps of wool/yarn and their own homemade looms.  Looms can be made from: cardboard paper plates, cups and straws wooden craft sticks and embroidery hoops recycled CDs branches, sticks and twigs hula hoops Some of the things kids can make with weaving include: bookmarks accessories… Continue reading Wonderful weaving looms