Homemade Cloud Dough with Baby Oil Homemade cloud dough with baby oil is easy to make and a fantastic sensory activity for children. If you want to use this with … Continue Reading Homemade Cloud Dough with Baby Oil
Silky & Stretchy Corn Flour Conditioner Playdough Recipe This super silky and stretchy corn flour conditioner playdough is a fun alternative to traditional playdough. I would describe it’s consistency as … Continue Reading Corn Flour Conditioner Playdough – Silky & Stretchy!
Exploding Bag Baking Soda and Vinegar Science Experiment for Kids This is an exciting baking soda and vinegar science experiment for kids. Children enjoy making these chemical reactions and using … Continue Reading Explosive Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment 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)
Teaching measurement to Kindergarten children- From the beginning Teaching measurement to Kindergarten children can be a challenge as many children will come to school with a wide range of experiences … Continue Reading Teaching Measurement to Kindergarten Children- length
Jelly tots and sticks can be used to create 3D shape models to make learning shapes fun! Having children make 3D shape models will help them learn about the properties … Continue Reading 3D Shape Models to Make Jelly Tot Towers
Pumpkin Spice Playdough Pumpkin spice playdough is an excellent sensory playdough that you can make at home. My son loves this playdough because it has a lovely smell and texture. … Continue Reading Pumpkin Spice Playdough Recipe
Salt Dough Christmas Decorations inspired by UK Nature In this post, we look at how to make salt dough Christmas Decorations inspired by nature in the UK. This follows on … Continue Reading Salt Dough Christmas Decorations UK Nature Inspired
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
Teaching Length to Kindergarten Children – Ordering Sticks by Length This post focuses on teaching length to Kindergarten children or children just beginning to learn about measuring with length. When … Continue Reading Teaching Length to Kindergarten Children Using Sticks
Shapes with Sticks – Learning Outdoors through Play Making shapes with sticks is a fantastic hands-on way for children to explore the properties of shapes. Children can apply their knowledge … Continue Reading Shapes with Sticks – Learning Outdoors through Play
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.
I’ve been enjoying seeing other people’s exciting Halloween messy play activities that they have been doing with their children over the last week or two. There is something about Halloween … Continue Reading Slimy Halloween Messy Play Activity
Activities to Teach Numbers- Autumn Counting Activities This post contains a small collection of activities to teach numbers while focusing on autumn counting activities. I’m sure I will have more … Continue Reading Activities to Teach Numbers – Autumn Counting Activities
Counting with Numicon – Using Autumn Nuts Counting with Numicon or Ten Frame Towers are a great way to help children learn the value of numbers. Numicon can allow children … Continue Reading Counting with Numicon – Using Autumn Nuts
How to Teach Children to Count- Teaching Explicitly In this post I will explore how to teach children to count objects. Children need to be explicitly taught the rules for … Continue Reading How to Teach Children to Count using Autumn Objects
Venn Diagrams for Children – Leaves We will be looking at how to use and make Venn Diagrams for children. Once children have had some experience sorting and classifying objects … Continue Reading Venn Diagrams for Children- Leaves
Pictograph Activities for Kindergarten This is one of my favourite pictograph activities for Kindergarten as it can be done outside. Pictographs are simple visual representations of statistics/data on a chart. … Continue Reading Pictograph Activities for Kindergarten – Leaf Chart
Ordering leaves from shortest to longest is a fun measurement activity to do with young children during the autumn or any time. Before teaching children how to measure using standard units such as inches, centimetres, feet or meters, children should have experience comparing lengths so that they can understand what the measurement of length is, and how to think about what is long or short (relatively speaking).
The following post contains a range of different autumn leaf activities for children that are related to the autumn season. I’ve done some of these at home with my children and others I have used as teaching activities in school. They all have a teaching and learning objective in mind, but some of them are focused on creative arts and design, whilst others are maths or science focused.
Children enjoy playing with rocks and they can be put together in a range of different ways to make exciting and beautiful artworks.
Rocks can be all sorts of fun for sorting! They can be sorted by size, shape, colour. They can be sorted in groups or it can be done in gradients. Children can be free to sort them and organise them in any way they like. It’s a great way for children to begin to think about similarities and differences and how things can be similar in some ways and different in others.
Numicon are a great resource to help children learn about numbers. They are visual, tactile and can be used in so many different ways.
Children enjoy threading and making necklaces, so it is a fun way to help them develop their fine motor skills (essential for writing).