Posts Tagged ‘spring’

Blossom Inspired Early Years Art and Craft

What a glorious week we are having and the warmer air has enticed the trees to blossom. Here in Manchester they are just dripping with their blooms. This gave me the idea of mimicking nature by decorating sticks.

If you decide to do this you can turn it into a project with several stages – the first being to collect sticks to decorate. This can be done on a trip to the park or local wood. And, whilst you’re out you can involve the children in a game of spying the blossom and naming its colour. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Sheep Collage

White SheepOne thing I can guarantee will get the children running over to the art table at toddler group is collage. They just love it.

Today I’d brought along the Artful Dodgers Sheep templates for them to collage. They had great fun with several children coming back to do another picture.

I also pulled together a wide selection of collage materials so the children could choose to go bright or neutral with their colours as well as being able to choose hard and soft materials. Read the rest of this entry »

Butterflies, Blossom and Rainbows

Whilst in the garden over the Easter break I saw quite a few butterflies fluttering around. So, this is a great time of year to look at the life cycle of the butterfly. Read the rest of this entry »

Grow, Grow, Grow

My morning walk to work is now punctuated with beautiful bright flashes of orange and white from the snowdrops and crocuses stretching for the sky. Read the rest of this entry »