Mary Mary quite contrary – pattern play

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary pattern play

Nursery Rhymes are such a key part of childhood and some of our favourites are ones that I learnt as a child as well as some that we have learnt at library sessions with both the children as babies. This week’s #playfulpreschool theme is all about Nursery Rhymes, and we’re sharing activities and crafts that…

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Snowman Math – Count and Peg

Snowmen Count and Peg Math Activity for Preschoolers.

It’s another week of #playfulpreschool and this week’s theme is Snowmen – a favourite Winter theme for preschoolers. Each week the playful preschool bloggers are sharing learning, creating and skill-building activities based around a popular theme. Our Snowman-based activity this week is Snowman Math – Count and Peg. If you want to discover more then check out #playfulpreschool…

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Letter Match Tooth Cleaning Game – healthy kids

Letter Match Tooth Cleaning Game - Preschool Literacy

This week’s theme for #playfulpreschool is all about healthy kids, exercising, healthy eating and healthy habits. Like always, we’re bringing learning, creativity and skills development in with themed ideas for preschoolers on the weekly topic.   Teeth brushing is big in our house at the moment. For Christmas my kids got the amazing Dr. Fresh…

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Mouse Count – number lines and number order

Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh - Number Line and Counting activity

It’s time for this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids post, and this month’s author is Ellen Stoll Walsh. Of her many books, the posts this month will focus on one of 3 of her books – Mouse Paint [affiliate link], Mouse Count [affiliate link] and Mouse Shapes [affiliate link]. With T we chose to read and create a fun Maths…

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An Evergreen Nature Hunt

An evergreen nature hunt - take a winter nature study trip with preschoolers looking for evergreen trees

One of my favourite Christmas Carols is “The Holly and the Ivy” and it brings back memories of collecting both with my grandmother to decorate the fireplace with, it’s an old traditional British Carol as through our winters we don’t have many native evergreen plants and in the midst of winter these two stand out….

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The Snowman – bowling and number bonds

The Snowman - DIY bowling game to work on number bonds

Welcome to day 1 of Story Book Advent – Today we are kicking off the series with The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, a childhood favourite of mine and one that my children also love. To bring it alive we’re getting creative making snowmen skittles, a snowball bowling ball and working on some Maths skills at the same time. Join us for the next 24 days counting down to Christmas with Story Book Advent and Christmas book based activities each day.