Posts Tagged ‘nursery crafts’

Forrest / Mountain Range Collage

Gluing and sticking again today. This time the idea was to make a forest with collaged triangles – however my triangles were equilateral so ended up looking like a mountain range instead. No matter.

It would be fun to take this activity to the next stage where the children use their trees (or mountains) as a background for playing with their dolls, cars, animals etc. In a forest they could re-tell the story of little red riding hood or, in the mountains go trekking and skiing. Though I’m sure the children can come up with their own stories. Read the rest of this entry »

Circle Collage

Circle collageCollage – gluing and sticking – the children love it. As soon as they see the table laid out with all the collage materials and glue pots they’re running over, putting on their aprons eager to choose the materials they want to use. Note I say the materials THEY WANT TO USE and not those chosen by someone else. Read the rest of this entry »

Chocolate Part One

Easter is coming up and I imagine there’ll be plenty of chocolate covered fingers and faces for a week or two. But is chocolate something you really want to be giving your kids, especially in these times of growing obesity? Let’s have a look at the facts. Read the rest of this entry »

Yellow and Purple Multi Media Pictures

There’s a great walk near us in the Peak District where, in May, you’ll find the fields full of yellow cowslips and purple wild orchids. It’s stunning. And now the daffodils are in full bloom along with crocuses, forsythia and primulas. Read the rest of this entry »

Easter

We can’t get to this time of year without mentioning Easter. It falls on 20th April this year and will, I’m sure, be another egg-stravaganza (sorry about that, I couldn’t resist!) of chocolate, chicks, bunnies and simmnel cake. Mmm… can’t wait! Read the rest of this entry »

Paper Friends

Mark making with large child-shaped paper for the toddlers this week. And what fun we had. Read the rest of this entry »

NaPoWriMo

April is NaPoWriMo – that’s National Poetry Writing Month for those who don’t know. As such, it’s a great time to get the kids to have a go at writing poems. Read the rest of this entry »

Early Years Printing

Often the first print children will make is a handprint. It’s easy and they’ll do it spontaneously when given the opportunity to play with paint. They’ll either dip their hand in the paint if it’s on a flat pallet or, carefully paint their hand with a brush before pressing it down on the paper. Then they’ll smile with delight at the mark they’ve made. Read the rest of this entry »

Mother’s Day

This is always one of our favourite days at Artful Dodgers, so we stock up on pretty things for the little ones to use in their creative efforts for their lovely mums. And, we gather them all together into one section, not surprisingly called Mothers Day, so you don’t have to go searching all over the place to find them. Read the rest of this entry »

Sensorial Sensations

This week at toddler group we went all sensory. Three activities were set up for the children to explore texture, manipulation and organization. The children were free to move between the activities as they chose. Read the rest of this entry »