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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Early Years Easter Eggs

Easter isn’t far away now being on 27th March this year. A traditional symbol at this time of year is the egg as for many it represents the coming of new life. In pagan times it was associated with spring festivals and for Christians it denotes the resurrection. Read the rest of this entry »

Fun Easter Bonnets and Hats for Children

Here are three fantastic bonnet and hat ideas dreamed up by Sian and Justine in the office. They’re simple to make, with basic store cupboard materials, but they look amazing. The children will have a fantastic time making their bonnets then showing them off in an Easter Parade. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy New Year – Spring Festival Inspiration

I love this time of year. A time for a new beginning, have a clear out of the old and bring in the new. And talking of new this year’s catalogue is out and on its way to customers. If you’ve not got one give us a call and we’ll get one out to you straightaway. Also we have sent out our spring festival leaflet with craft ideas – get your sneak-peek here. Read the rest of this entry »


March 31st is Easter. Now we could go on about all the wonderful arts and crafts you could make, fluffy white Easter bunnies, cute yellow chicks and of course the eggs that are so copiously given, but what does it all mean eggs-actly? (Sorry, couldn’t resist!) If your super inquisitive little people ask why we give chocolate eggs or associate rabbits with Easter will you have the answer? Read the rest of this entry »


The most obvious day to celebrate in May is, of course, May Day. But, I’m sure you know all about that and, honestly, it’s been done to death. So, what else is going on in May? Read the rest of this entry »

World Water Day Revisited

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, this year 22nd March is World Water Day – quite appropriate at a time when drought measures are already being put in place in the South and East of the UK! Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Birthday Buddha!

Easter is not the only religious celebration in April. In Japan, Hana Matsuri – meaning the flower festival – celebrates Buddha’s birthday and is traditionally held on the 8th of the month. Read the rest of this entry »

Easter is coming!

March should be your preparation time for the coming Easter merriment. And, Artful Dodgers has everything you could ever need for creating Easter crafts. Read the rest of this entry »

Egg-citing Easter!

So, Easter is almost upon us and the children’s heads will be filled with thoughts of chocolate eggs I’m sure. Easter also offers little hands the chance to create lots of different projects, some of my favourites are given below. Read the rest of this entry »