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Finger painting is a great, creative sensory play activity. Have fun mark making with your fingers, hands and some paint and use your senses to explore colour and texture.

What you need:

  • Non-toxic, washable paint
  • Paint pot, or a washed recycled plastic container (for mixing paint in)
  • Paint brush
  • Pieces ...
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Get busy and creative, turning recycled materials into life- sized images of you. Can you name and label the basic parts of the human body? What about organs like the heart and stomach?

What you need:

  • Large piece of recycled cardboard, e.g. a flattened packaging box, or sheet of paper (Top ...
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Give your kids some ice cubes and pieces of material, e.g. foil, newspaper and bubble wrap, and challenge them to come up with a way to stop the ice cubes from melting.

This activity is a great way of initiating an investigation into what materials make good insulators. It promotes the development of scientific understanding and problem solving ...

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Play dough is an easy to make, inexpensive, modelling material. It can be made out of just a few ingredients and is a great resource for focused play activities.

Check out Play Dough letter fun for our play dough recipe or print a free copy here

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Play dough is an easy to make, inexpensive, modelling material. Using just a few ingredients your kids can make their own modelling dough and sculpt it into their own role-play toys, models and decorations.

Play dough is also a brilliant resource for using in more focused play activities that introduce, practice and develop maths concepts ...

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Autumn is a great time to get outside with your kids and explore the natural environment.

In Leaf Hunt Maths, we used the leaves to introduce and develop maths concepts but freshly-fallen leaves are also great for creating colourful autumn crafts.

So grab a paper bag, ...

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Autumn, or fall as it's known where I live now, is a great time to get outside with your kids and explore the natural environment.

Grab a paper bag, or recyclable container, and go on a leaf hunt in a local park, or garden. Encourage your child to think about what autumn looks, feels and smells like as they collect leaves, sticks, acorns, ...

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Ever wondered what to do with odd or worn out socks? Recycle them into sock puppets. Making sock puppets is an easy, inexpensive craft that keeps your kids busy, encourages imaginative play and promotes the development of fine motor, creative and language skills.

What you need:

  • An old, clean sock

  • Materials ...

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Holiday decorations using jar lids

Looking for an easy craft that will keep your kids busy?

Let them get creative with just a bit of glue, a recycled jar lid, aluminium foil and some scraps of recycled paper, ribbon, buttons etc.

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