Outdoor Mark Making Ideas for Preschool These are some of my favourite outdoor mark making ideas that can be used to help children develop the skills to write. Spending time … Continue Reading Outdoor Mark Making Ideas for Preschool
Importance of Mark Making in Early Years for Child Development I’ve recently written about pre-writing and mark making ideas, so in this post I will focus on the importance of … Continue Reading Importance of Mark Making in Early Years for Child Development
How to Dye Rice for Sensory Bin Play How to dye rice for sensory bin play – This recipe is an easy method for dying rice for sensory bin play. Colorful … Continue Reading How to Dye Rice for Sensory Bin Play
EYFS Mark Making Ideas & Activities that Benefit Children The Purpose of EYFS Mark Making Activities for Children I have put together a comprehensive list of EYFS Mark Making Ideas … Continue Reading EYFS Mark Making Ideas & Activities that Help Children
Pre-writing Activities for Toddlers, Preschoolers & Kindergarten These are some of my favourite pre-writing activities for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten. I have included a mix of different activities that will … Continue Reading Pre-writing Activities for Preschoolers & Kindergarten
Activities to Teach Literacy Outdoors – Teaching Reading and Writing Outside There has been lots of research to show the benefits of learning outside, so these are some of my … Continue Reading Ideas to Teach Literacy Outdoors – Reading & Writing
How to Teach Children to Write a Sentence – Learning to Write Sentences Learning to write sentences can be challenging for children, so in this post, we will look at … Continue Reading How to Teach Children Learning to Write Sentences
The following is a selection of some of my favourite play and learn toys. They are toys that children love to play with, and they also help children develop and … Continue Reading Play & Learn Toys to Make Learning Fun!
Acid and Base Experiment – Turmeric pH Indicator Painting In this post, we will explore the use of natural pH indicators in this acid and base experiment. It is a … Continue Reading Acid and Base Experiment-Turmeric pH Indicator
Corn Starch Paint – Homemade Edible Paint! This corn starch paint is a lovely homemade edible paint for babies and toddlers! We sometimes use store-bought finger paints as well, but … Continue Reading Corn Starch Paint – Homemade Edible Paint!
Shaving Foam Sensory Play Ideas Shaving foam is a lovely sensory play activity for children, especially in the warmer months! Young children enjoy the foamy, slimy sensation when they squeeze … Continue Reading Shaving Foam Sensory Play Ideas
Benefits of loose parts play There is a growing body of research which is demonstrating a wide range of benefits of Loose Parts Play. Children can use the loose parts … Continue Reading Discover the Many Benefits of Loose Parts Play
How to Start Preschool at Home during the COVID-19 lockdown There are a lot of people who are suddenly having to figure out how to start teaching preschool at home, … Continue Reading How to Start Preschool at Home
EYFS Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers Over the last week, I have had several requests for EYFS (Early Years) activities for toddlers and preschoolers to help parents during school closures. … Continue Reading EYFS Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers at home
Painting with Frozen Shaving Cream Foam Paint – Recipe for Kids This is an easy frozen shaving cream foam paint recipe for kids to use. Frozen shaving foam paint is … Continue Reading Frozen Shaving Cream Foam Paint Recipe for Kids
Bird Feeder without peanut butter (How to make suet cake) We have been doing lots of activities to help us observe winter wildlife in our garden. This has included getting … Continue Reading How to Make a Bird Feeder without Peanut Butter (Suet Cake)
Making salt dough handprint ornaments is a fun activity for toddlers and children. They also make excellent presents for grandparents or mementos to decorate your Christmas tree. Making salt dough … Continue Reading Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments
Rock Water Painting: Practicing Writing Numbers 1 – 10 In this post we explore practicing writing numbers 1 – 10 outdoors. Once children have had plenty of experience mark making … Continue Reading Practicing Writing Numbers 1 – 10 : Rock Water Painting.
Importance of Sensory Experiences I am going to share some fun and edible mark making activities for toddlers and preschoolers. They can be done inside or outside but you will … Continue Reading Edible Mark Making Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Letter Formation for Preschoolers- Teaching Writing Outside This letter formation for preschoolers activity is a fun way to teach writing outside! Children get really excited about painting with water, especially … Continue Reading Letter Formation for Preschoolers – Teaching Writing Outside
Mark Making in EYFS We will be looking at the benefits of mark making in EYFS (Early Years Education) using rocks and water. Sometimes it can be difficult to get … Continue Reading Mark Making EYFS – Rock Water Painting
I think this is my favourite gross motor activity for young children and it is one that the children in my classes get really excited about. Children have so much fun doing this that they don’t realise that they are working hard and building muscle and strength.