I am slowing down my summer, enjoying the days and the lighter evenings with the kids and my husband and until September I will not be featuring activities on a weekly basis for Tuesday Tots… But PLEASE keep linking up as come September I will be back on track and using the next 5 weeks Tuesday Tots linkies to create some amazing resources for you to find ideas for back to school (whether you homeschool or are supporting your children at home with their school work), themed early autumn activities and some fantastic play posts.
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Summer is still in full force and although we have lots of free play my kids love getting crafty and making stuff, as well as free art time each day so this week I’m featuring 10 Crafts for Kids.
First off check out the guest post by Growing Book by Book on creating super worms as part of our story book summer series.
Simple and fun crafts are great for the youngest children and experimenting with colour at the same time is always fun – A little pinch of perfect has a fun beach ball for kids to make
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Playing with the senses is one of the ways that children learn about the world around them – they can also help them learn concepts like maths as well as bring literacy alive through sensory play. This week we’re featuring some ideas for Summer Sensory Play for Tots linked up to last weeks Tuesday Tots.
First off a fun water based sensory play from Fantastic Fun for Learning with a Duck Race.
Another fun water based sensory play was a little creative play we had with some ice paints the other week.
Bring literacy alive with a book based
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A very very short Tuesday Tots for me as we are experiencing technical problems (Juice on the laptop, phone and broadband!). So here’s this weeks Tuesday Tots before the power runs out.
With long summer days arts and crafts are great for kids as they can get busy and have fun whilst being entertained and avoiding the “I’m Bored Mum!”. So this week I’m sharing 7 ideas for fun summer arts and crafts to do with the kids.
First off – after a trip to the beach how about dying your sea shells beautiful pastel colours you could then use them in other crafts over the summer or even in counters for garden games.
Create a Tin Can Lantern that you can then use on a camp out or for an
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With July 4th around the corner you may want to get your little ones making some patriotic flag crafts this week to share on the day and get in the right frame of mind.
Here’s 4 simple Flag crafts for you to do with them.
Get out the Lego, Sort and build to create your own Flag like Stella 123 has done.
Combine Safety Pins and beads to make a beaded pin flag with these instructions from Rock-a-Bye Parents.
Make a Flag Tutu – these are so simple to make and older kids will love to fashion their own
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Welcome back to this weeks Tuedsay Tots – it’s a very quick one for me – life is hectic this week so I’m just putting up the link up no features (I’m storing for a double dose of them next week).
So… here goes please come and link up your crafts, activities, learning and family fun old and new posts are welcome. I look forward to heading over to visit the posts next week.
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The sun is out and the kids want to watch TV. Try one of these 7 Screen Free fun activities for kids to do outside this week switching of the TV, tablet or computer and getting out to play.
Make a ribbon rocket like this one from Teach Beside me – you could spend some time decorating them and then race them against another pair to see who gets their rocket to the other end the quickest.
Create a giant spiders web in the garden with a ball of yarn – a lot of fun and see the co-operation
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I love having a preschooler at home – T turned 3 in March and she won’t start preschool until September so we are doing some fun preschool play and learning at home with her.
Last week these fantastic ideas were linked up to Tuesday Tots that we’ve been trying this week at home.
Explore emotions with your preschool and help with pre-writing using a chalk board.
Make your own sidewalk chalk paint and get squeezing to create pavement rainbows – see Tiny Tots Adventures for the recipe.
Help your child develop their pre-writing skills with a rainbow salt
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