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
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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
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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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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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Playing with blocks is fun for children of all ages from babies to older children with their Lego. Using them for learning at different levels is a slight twist on building with them here’s 4 simple ideas for learning with blocks.
Using blocks for Learning
First off is simple building for babies, this can help work on language development you can talk positional words, colours of the blocks that you use, count as you play with the blocks as well as working on motor skills as you go as well.
Blocks made of unusual shapes are fantastic for
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For Toddlers and Preschoolers Sensory play is a great way to learn and is also lots of fun so I’ve put together some ideas for some very simple Valentines Sensory Play.
Valentines Inspired Sensory Play
With this lovely filling heart Sensory Bin Little Bins for Little Hands has some wonderful objects included.
Combine sensory play with a craft is great and over on Crayon Box Chronicles they have made a Sensory Heart Collage.
Waterbeads are a great sensory play resources for those children who don’t put anything in their mouths and over on B-Inspired Mama they have a
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This Winter it’s the Winter Olympics, we really enjoyed celebrating the London Olympics in 2012 and are now looking forward to celebrating the Winter Olympics with 5 activities to help your tots get in the mood.
First off from our Archives – it’s time to get making some medals – and we have some easy to make medals.
Over on Play Eat Grow they have some fun ideas to host your own Opening Ceremony Party for the Olympics.
With the Olympics it’s great to get in some learning and for your toddlers it’s a great opportunity to learn
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It’s winter and if you are snowed in or like us waiting for even the tiniest hint of snow then I’ve got a collection of 20 great snow crafts and activities that were linked up last week on Tuesday Tots to share with you this week.
20 Snow and Ice themed Activities and Crafts for Tots
Starting off with a great snack for kids to eat and make with you from Kiddie Foodies these White Cheese Snowflake Sandwiches.
Another snowflake activity – but this time some newspaper snowflakes from Buggy and Buddy such a fun activity and great
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Happy New Year and welcome back to Tuesday Tots. Can you believe it’s 2014 I’m still having problems writing the year and getting my kids to understand what “New Year” means as our school years work September to August so they don’t associate it with a new class or school stage.
I’m really excited to get back with Tuesday Tots weekly link up for ideas for play, learning, crafts and family fun for the 5′s and under and can’t wait to start sharing my favourite ideas each week after 2 weeks break from Tuesday Tots for the holidays
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