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
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 … Continue Reading The Best Gardening Bulbs for Kids
The following is a selection of autumn songs and rhymes for early years and preschool children. I have enjoyed singing these with children in my classes aged 3 to 6 … Continue Reading 15+ Autumn Songs for Early Years and Preschool
Best Plants for Classroom or Home Use I spent the last 6 or more years growing different plants in our house, garden, and my classroom. This is a list of … Continue Reading Best Plants for Classroom Learning
Science Lesson Starters for KS1- Make like a Tree… and Leave! These are 5 Science Lesson Starters for KS1 (children approximately 5-7 years old) focused on plants and leaves. As … Continue Reading Science Lesson Starters KS1 – Looking at Leaves
Autumn Books for Preschoolers and School Children This is a shortlist of autumn-themed books for preschoolers as well as school-age children. I have used a number of these in the … Continue Reading Autumn Themed Books for Preschoolers
Teaching Kids about Gardening- Collecting Seeds from Flowers Teaching kids about gardening is a great way to get children outdoors and to introduce them to the world of flowers and … Continue Reading Teaching Kids about Gardening- Collecting Seeds
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
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 … Continue Reading How to Make a Leaf Mobile with Children
Leaf Printing and painting with Autumn Leaves In this post we will cover two different leaf printing ideas for preschoolers. Leaf printing is similar to leaf rubbing, but I prefer … Continue Reading Leaf Printing- Autumn Leaf Art for Children
Leaf Man Activities- Making Leaf People This post looks at how to make leaf people (including ones that can move) and links to other Leaf Man Activities (see below). Making … Continue Reading Leaf Man Activities- Make Leaf Man Move!
Outdoor Nature Art Activity Miniature Nature Collages are a great outdoor art activity for children. They are a creative way for children to explore properties and colours, with adjectives such … Continue Reading Outdoor Nature Art Activity- Miniature Nature Collages
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 love making noise including banging on pots and pans! Making a sound wall outside is a great way to give children an outlet to explore making sounds by hitting a range of different objects.
This is another fun way for children to explore the properties of ice and water and discover how it changes from solid to liquid.
Pot and pan play is a great activity for babies and toddlers to do on their own for short periods of time to help build their independent play but it’s also a nice thing to do together. Taking turns hitting the pots and copying what they do is a great way to bond with your child and continue to build attachments.
This is a fun and easy way for children to explore the property of ice and water and discover how it changes from solid to liquid.