Craft

10 Crafts for Kids

10 crafts for kids to keep the boredom at bay this summer

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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Messy and Sensory Play

Summer Sensory Play for Tots

Summer Sensory Play Ideas for Tots

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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Craft

7 Summer Arts and Crafts for Kids

7 Summer Arts and Crafts for Kids to keep them from saying "I'm Bored Mom!"

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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Craft

Simple Flag Crafts for Kids to make

Simple Flag Crafts for Kids to make

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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Summer

7 Screen Free Ideas for Summer Time Fun

7 Ideas for Screen free summer outdoor fun

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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Preschool

5 Preschool Activities to do at home

5 Preschool Activities to do at home

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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Reading

10 Literacy activities for summer fun

10 Literacy Activities for Summer time learning fun

Summer is a great time to bring out the books and have fun with literacy especially now schools are out. Here’s 10 fun ideas for some literacy fun this summer.

After a visit to an aquarium read The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and play this sight word game with your kids.

A fantastic activity for toddlers – create their own biography with you – this is such a wonderful idea and perfect to do over the summer with your kids from House of Burke.

Create some emotion story stones for some prompts to get your kids creating their

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Science

10 Bug crafts, activities and learning

10 bug activities crafts and learning fun

We’re currently bug mad as the warm sunshine has brought them out in force so this week as our featured Tuesday Tots posts I’m sharing 10 fabulous fun Bug Crafts, Activities and Learning fun for all ages.

Bug Crafts

First off a simple to make ladybug sun catcher which works on fine motor skills tearing paper at the same time as creating a pretty addition to your windows at home.

This simple art for even young children to do creating finger painted blot butterflies is messy and fun for kids of all ages to have a go at.

Get

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Science

10 Plant Activities – to create, play, and learn with

10 Plant activities to create, play and learn with.

Plants fascinate kids – the colours, how they seem to suddenly appear from nowhere in the spring, the way they change over the season and the fruits and seeds that they produce. Here’s 10 Plant Activities to create, play and learn with.

In the past we have enjoyed reading the book The Carrot Seed and had great fun creating with out – Stir of Wonder has been recently reading it and done some hands on maths activities as well as a simple science activity to learn with plants.

We have loved learning with plants and explored growth growing beans

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