Outdoor Autumn & Winter Garden Activities for Children While there is much to do in gardens in the spring and summer, people don’t tend to think about outdoor autumn and… Read more Outdoor Autumn & Winter Garden Activities for Children →
Homemade Salt Dough Beads Making homemade salt dough beads is a great winter activity for young children. This is an easy baking activity (though you don’t have to bake them)… Read more How to Make Salt Dough Beads with Children →
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… Read more 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.… Read more Pumpkin Spice Playdough Recipe →
Easy Fine Motor Activities Here are a couple of easy Christmas and Hanukkah themed fine motor activities for young children. The wrapping activity is a nice alternative to threading and… Read more Easy Fine Motor Activities for Christmas & Hannukkah →
Christmas Fine Motor Activities These are some fun Christmas themed fine motor activities for children. Most of them involve things that you may have lying around your house or that… Read more Christmas Fine Motor Activities for Children →
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… Read more 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… Read more Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments →
The Benefits of Gardening and Planting Bulbs for Kids We will look at the benefits of gardening for children and the best planting bulbs for kids. Planting bulbs with children… Read more The Best Gardening Bulbs for Kids →
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… Read more Practicing Writing Numbers 1 – 10 : Rock Water Painting. →
How to Make a Leaf Mobile In this post I wanted to explore different ways of how to make a leaf mobile with children. A leaf mobile can be done… Read more How to Make a Leaf Mobile with Children →
Children enjoy playing with rocks and they can be put together in a range of different ways to make exciting and beautiful artworks.
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.
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).
Mud Kitchens are a fun way to get children pouring, mixing, using their imaginations and engaging in pretend play. Children can also create their own mixtures for sensory play.