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
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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
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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
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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
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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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This months Virtual Book Club for Kids has the featured author Paul Galdone and I’ve loved searching for his books (unfortunately not an author in our library so it’s been on Amazon), with many of them favourite fairy tales and folk tales we chose a book this time that wasn’t one that we are familiar with and brought The Monkey and the Crocodile by Paul Galdone and with T (almost 3) we have been crafting to bring the book alive.
After party season has finished we’re left with a huge amount of paper plates so we’ve been using them in
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Small world and role play are fantastic fun for kids to experience whether in a care setting or at home they can be simple to set up and you can focus on your child’s interests and ideas to explore further. Here are some fun ideas for imaginative and dramatic play from last weeks Tuesday Tots Link Up.
Dinosaurs are great for focusing some play with kids and over on Adventures at Home with Mum they have some ideas for outdoor small world play with dinosaurs. Home Ec @ Home combined dinosaurs with playdough for some imaginative small world
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Painting without brushes is always fun and this bubble wrap printing technique makes a beautiful pattern which can be used to make a Valentines Card to give or send.
Materials needed for Bubble Wrap Printed Valentines Card
Bubble Wrap Red and White (or pink) Paint Brush Paper Card Blank Glue
Making a Bubble Wrap Printed Valentines Card
We have found that to mix paints it is easiest for us to use a paper plate and the nice thing is that these mixing palettes often get reused in crafts sometime in the future (watch out for this
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A fun and easy Valentines Card craft using tissue paper and glue. This is a simple activity to do with children from toddlers up and produces a lovely effective Valentines Day card for your child to give or send.
Materials needed for a Tissue Paper Heart Card
Card blank Strong Card for the heart shape Scissors Glue (White school glue works best) Tissue Paper in Pink and Red
Making a Tissue Paper Heart Card
Take the tissue paper sheets and tear into small squares and rectangles – these don’t have to be even shaped or the
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