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Science is fun for young kids to explore and learn about through hands on activities and those activities you can easily do at home. Last week on Tuesday Tots some amazing ideas were linked up including this activities which I am featuring this week.
First off for your slightly older kids – you can learn about the brain and the parts using modelling with this fabulous How to make a model
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Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister is a favourite book of ours and as the feature author this month in the Virtual Book Club for Kids we have had great fun reading the book as well as being inspired to create an activity to help to learn sight or high frequency words.
Rainbow Fish is a fantastic book about a Proud fish with beautiful shiny scales who doesn’t want to share his beauty but realises that it is bad to not share and hands out his silver scales to other fish in the ocean. Inspired by the shiny scales and
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One of the joys of being a mum I have found is the friends that I make through my children and we now regularly have a “Coffee and Cake morning” so when I was asked to review Treat Petite by Fiona Pearce it was perfect for our next Cake meet that I held.
In February we had gone for afternoon tea for a friends very special birthday where we tasted some delicious cakes as part of the afternoon tea tiny versions of some of our favourites. So opening up Petite Treats by Fiona Pearce it was great to see
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With a child in school reading becomes a huge focus and reading books and sight words come home daily in the book bag. Reading the phonics books that come home I know all about the lives of Kipper and Biff, and Sid (if you are a UK Mum of a child who is or has gone through reception year you will know exactly who I am talking about) and there is a danger that you can turn children off reading at this time.
Reading is meant to be fun, enjoyable and not just about learning to read and it’s
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Spring brings rain and sun and that means rainbows as well as St Patrick’s day so last week lost of Rainbow crafts and play activities appearing on pinterest and linking up to Tuesday Tots last week. We even created our own Confetti Rainbow Picture inspired by the rainbows we keep seeing around.
Start off by producing your own Rainbow – take this Fruit Loop Rainbow picture from Sorting Sprinkles or an Unique Rainbow Art from Buggy and Buddy. Also check out our paper rainbow collage.
Combining music and movement this rainbow musical shaker from My Little 3 and
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Spring has arrived in the UK a couple of weeks earlier than normal and it’s inspiring our creativity this week. So we’ve created a 3-dimensional Daffodil Picture for our Art wall. As well as producing a some seasonal art work it’s been great cutting practice for T.
Materials for a Spring Daffodil Picture
Yellow, green and orange Paper Large Sheet of White Paper Scissors Glue
How to create a Spring Daffodil Picture
We started off by cutting strips from the green paper – cutting in a straight line is a good starting point for cutting skills you could
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With Spring rapidly approaching we have sunshine and showers which means lots of rainbows to see so inspired by the Confetti Collage post by Picklebum which I featured on our Arts and Crafts for Kids on Tuesday Tots this week we have been hole punching gluing and crafting a Rainbow Picture.
Materials for Confetti Rainbow Picture
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet Paper Hole Punch 7 Cups or Bowls Glue Kitchen Paper Black Marker Blue Construction Card
How to make the Confetti Rainbow Picture
I started off by cutting up the sheets of paper into individual
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Of all the activities that I do with the kids arts and crafts are my favourite I love seeing them produce something whether it’s a craft that has a specific end product in mind or whether it’s art that they lead the way and for all I know could end up as a big brown sheet of paper where they have painted it with every colour that we have it’s fantastic to see them get creative.
This week from last week’s Tuesday Tots I’m sharing some ideas for arts and crafts for kids.
First off is this Confetti Collage
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Time for another coffee morning cake recipe for me – perfect for sharing with friends when you have a play date organised these Triple Chocolate Chip Muffins are quick to make and can be served warm. These aren’t overly sweet and of course you can adapt the recipe for just 1 or 2 types of chocolate chip if you so wish.
Triple Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
Makes 12 Muffins
10 oz Self Raising Flour – check here on how to make it if Self Raising flour is not available in your area. 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 oz unsalted
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