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
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
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)
Pinecone birdfeeders for outdoor learning in preschool and elementary school Making pinecone birdfeeders is a great outdoor learning activity in preschool. *Please note- this activity cannot be done with children … Continue Reading Pinecone Birdfeeders for Outdoor Learning in Preschool
Teaching children about propagating plants in water or soil Propagating plants in water or soil is a great way to ‘grow’ your plant collection for free! Some plants are easier … Continue Reading Top Tips for Propagating Plants in Water or Soil
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 … Continue Reading Christmas Fine Motor Activities for Children
These are a selection of some of the best Christmas Picture books for children. Some of these are some of my favourites from my childhood and others are new books … Continue Reading Best Christmas Picture Books for Children
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
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
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.
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.
Missing Number Game with Numeral or Dice Rocks This may seem like a fairly basic game but children enjoy playing it and it is a great way to teach them … Continue Reading Missing Number Game
My children love playing with rocks and pebbles in the garden. Writing numerals and sets of dots on them provides an opportunity for them to see and use numerals during their everyday play. Having these around for children to play with allows them to become familiar with numerals and numbers and gives them the opportunity for them to incorporate them into their daily play.
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.
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.
Make an enticing place for children to read books outside with a reading tree. Its perfect for the summertime when children may need a quiet, cool place to escape the heat.
Wet chalk can add a bit of an exciting twist to mark making, drawing and painting. It can be a great way for young children to experiment with mixing colours.