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Paper plate creations!

This month we made our own furry friends! A lamb and a bee were our creations, but there are endless creatures to be made! This makes a great sensory activity as well as building fine motor skills. Materials Paper plates Cotton wool balls Pencils, crayons, permanent markers Googly eyes Pipe cleaners Glue stick   Method …

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Moon Sand

For a fun alternative to the standard playdough recipe, why not try Moon Sand! The texture can go from crumbly to smooth with just a little manipulation – just like wet sand. This is a fantastic sensory experience for your little ones and only requires 3 ingredients! Ingredients 2 cups of Cornstarch ½ cup of …

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Recycled Wind Chimes

 A fun way to begin to teach your child about caring for their environment is to introduce the terms: reduce, reuse, recycle by reusing everyday household items in craft! This is incorporated into sustainability and intentional teaching in early childhood education. Encouraging children to use items that would otherwise be thrown away is important in …

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DIY wrapping paper!

Often when a child receives a gift they are thrilled and shriek with excitement whilst playing with… the wrapping paper. Children just have this intense fascination with wrapping paper and presents. The idea of gift giving and receiving is one we learn and enjoy from a young age. Why not make your gifts that little …

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Egg carton caterpillar!

Many children have a unique fascination with creepy crawlies and any kind of animal that can be found in their very own backyard. With the weather heating up what a perfect time of year to explore outside and make beautiful creations inspired by nature! This is an egg-cellent (oh come one how could we not!) …

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Wax watercolour painting!

Watercolour paints are great way for children (and adults!) to experiment and create art. We used some household items to make cool invisible messages on paper and then used watercolour paints to watch the hidden messages appear! This is an excellent expression activity for children, as the artwork possibilities are endless. Items needed: White paper …

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Father’s Day Craft

“MY DAD ROCKS!” A guide to making the best Father’s Day present ever! The best gifts given are gifts that come from the heart. This month we have made pet rocks in celebration of Father’s Day with a few pun-tastic elements to boot! Make your Dad a super special gift! Gather your rock and art …

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Science Week – Make a Volcano!

Create your very own homemade eruptions with this volcano experiment! Watch your kids (and adults too) be amazed with this science experiment, which is also a great learning exercise for curious minds to build knowledge. It can be made from ingredients, many of which you are likely to already have at home. Items needed: Flour Salt Cooking …

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Stress – Less Balls!

We can easily get caught up in our day to day life routines. Take the time to sit back, relax and create these easy stress balls with your children today! Not only is it a fun, easy activity – made from items you are likely to already have at home – but it will come …

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