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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
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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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Dinosaurs are one of those themes that seem to inspire children around the world and my two are no different. So having a dinosaur themed day at home we set about making some Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils using a simple recipe, some toys and painting to make them look like rocks.
Quick Salt Dough Recipe
1/2 Cup of Salt 1/2 Cup of water 1 Cup all purpose (plain Flour)
Mix the above ingredients together and knead to a smooth dough and leave in a cool place for around 15 minutes as it will then be easier to roll and
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One of the areas of Math that can be very hands on is that of measuring – whether you are ordering/sorting objects, using language of size, weighing, length etc. Here’s 3 fun ideas that you can do at home for some hands on math activities for measuring.
First off some outdoor measuring fun from Rubberboots and elf shoes – this looks so much fun. I’m going to be doing this later this week on one of our walks.
Cooking provides some great hands on measuring activities this post from Yummy Inspirations has some great Math concepts.
Next a resource to
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From our crafting we are regularly left with scraps of paper here’s a good way to use up these scraps and create a fun art project for older toddlers and preschoolers.
Materials for Collages
Scraps of coloured Paper Glue Sequins Glitter
Making Collages with Preschoolers
When we craft we store the larger scraps of paper that we have left over in a box and use them up every so often creating collages with them. T loves having the freedom to create art of her choosing and goes to town creating pictures that we can put on the wall.
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