Early Years

09 Feb 2016

Mother’s Day Clay Hand Craft

Mother’s Day is a special occasion for young children, and this clay hand craft offers them the chance to add a personal touch to the celebration. Using just a few basic materials, this activity will encourage your children’s creative side and make some very proud mums! Our short guide is simple to follow […]

26 Sep 2016

Diwali Festival Crafts

Diwali is a 5 day Hindu festival that is also known as ‘The Festival of Lights’. It takes place between the 30th October – 3rd November 2016. Here, we have created some simple arts & craft ideas that are inspired from the colourful festival, only using a few basic materials! […]

05 Sep 2016

Create a Lunar Landscape

This fun art and craft activity gives children the chance to get creative by making their own lunar landscape and the aliens that could live there. There are lots of opportunities for them to let their imagination run wild and build communication skills when working as a team. To create […]

01 Sep 2016

Superhero Pictures to Ignite Sup...

These superhero pictures are a fun way to inspire children to develop and use their super powers for the new term ahead. They can be used for wall displays or to decorate exercise book covers with goals for the term ahead. They can also be used to inspire imaginative storytelling. You […]

14 Jul 2016

EYFS Maths with a Space Theme

Looking for EYFS maths ideas for your space topic? How about making a small world area with the focus on mathematical problem solving? To complete this EYFS maths activity you will need: Tuff tray, table or other suitable surface. This could be covered in foil or fabric. Sand Stones (moon […]

23 Jun 2016

Exploring Emotions with LEGO®

Real life situations offer plenty of opportunities to talk about emotions, but an activity to explore emotions in more detail will allow children to practice and recognise emotions and as well as beginning to understand the reactions that could be caused by their emotions. Using the Build Me “Emotions” set by […]

20 Jun 2016

Olympic Themed Fine Motor Skills...

Celebrate the Rio Olympics and prepare children for handwriting and a range of other essential life skills using these fun activities for practising fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are important for children to help them control small movements using the muscles in their hands and arms and hand eye […]

03 May 2016

Natural Sensory Tubes

Creating natural sensory tubes is a fun activity that gives children the opportunity to learn about the seasons and the environment around them whilst also exploring a range of sensory experiences. This activity is really easy to set up with just a few simple resources and an outdoor area. Resources A ground […]

29 Apr 2016

Den Building and PHSE

Den building offers countless development opportunities and is particularly good for building confidence and resilience as well as learning to take turns, compromise and problem solve. Den building also gives children the chance to build communication and develop maths and physical skills and even get creative with process art. Most importantly though […]

26 Apr 2016

Process Art with a Dinosaur Crea...

The creation of a Dinosaur Creation Station allows children to get imaginative (and messy!) with some child led process art focusing on the ever popular theme, Dinosaurs. The ‘creation station’ provides children with a messy area with a mix of different materials needed to create their own dinosaur images before […]