Autumn Tree Paint and Scratch Pictures for Early Years

In our video, Susie is inspired by a beautiful red acer bush to create a vibrant red and green painting. Show the children the video to help them develop an awareness of their environment and learn how to look carefully at what they see. Then let them respond to what they have seen by creating their own painting.

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Spider and Web Inspired Collage

In our video, Susie is inspired by a beautiful spider in its raindrop-covered web. Show the children the video to help them develop an awareness of their environment and learn how to look carefully at what they see. Then let them respond to what they have seen by completing the project.

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Rain Inspired Drip and Scratch Painting for Early Years

In our video, Susie is inspired by the concentric circles formed on a pond by the rain. Show the children the video to help them develop an awareness of their environment and learn how to look carefully at what they see. Then reinforce what they have seen by completing the project.

(Before you start making your pictures you could explore how water behaves in the rain by examining puddles or you can create the same effect by sprinkling water in a bowl or sink.)

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Shell Inspired Patterns and Pictures – Early Years Art Activity

In our video, Susie is inspired by the naturally occurring markings on shells to make patterns in sand and then on paper. Show the children the video to help them develop an awareness of their environment and learn how to look carefully at what they see. Then reinforce what they have seen by completing the project.

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Early Years Art Project With Downloadable PDF & Video

I’m excited to tell you about our new, ongoing programme to help you with ideas for art activities in your setting. Each project will have a downloadable PDF for you to refer to with a materials list and instructions. Plus, we will make an accompanying video for the children to watch and learn from.

The first project is Print Yourself A Meadow.  In the video ‘Susie’ is inspired by pretty flowers to print a meadow. But first she puts on an apron before showing you how to make a print.  At the end she has dirty hands and has to wash them. The video is only two minutes long and hopefully you and the children will find it a fun way to kick off your art activity.

“Wow – thought I was watching CBeebies” is one response I’ve had.

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Magical Mystery Balls

I’m really excited to tell you about the latest addition to our early years ball collection – these amazing Mystery Balls.

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Three Father’s Day Ideas For Early Years

I don’t know why but coming up with great ideas to celebrate Dads can be tricky. But I’ve had a scoot round the internet and have found some fab ideas for you do with the little ones.

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Win A Sensory Mood Cube

All orders received between 18th April 2017 and midnight on 31st July 2017 will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a mood cube worth £99.00 ex VAT.

The draw will take place on 1st August 2017 and the winner will be notified by email the same day and announced on our website.

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Win A Sensory Mood Egg

And the winner is … Elizabeth Montessori

As an Easter treat we’re automatically entering all orders placed by midnight on 16th April 2017 into a prize draw to win this fantastic Mood Egg worth £74.99 (ex VAT).

The draw will take place on Tuesday 18th April 2017 and the winner will be notified by email the same day as well as being announced on our website.

Sensory Mood Egg
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Domed Surfaced Mirrors

Now available from Artful Dodgers is this fantastic set of Domed Surfaced Mirrors.

You can see them in action by watching the video below and buy them here on our website.