Giant Bead Abacus for Counting and Addition

Turn a large cardboard box into a giant abacus for some fun counting and addition games with kids! Kinaesthetic learning and fun, with some motor skills mixed into the play too.Giant Abacus textWe had a huge cardboard box in our house for a couple of months which we used

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4 DIY Baby and Toddler Toys for Motor Skills

Use recycled materials to create 4 homemade toys for babies and toddlers! They are simple to make, cost very little to put together and are great for promoting fine and gross motor skills, concentration, curiosity and cause and effect, amongst other benefits. 4 DIY Baby and Toddler Toys for Motor Skills

Spin Art Christmas Trees

Create a beautiful garland and some unique Christmas cards by making some funky spin art Christmas trees!

 Have you had a go at creating some simple, vibrant, open-ended art using a salad spinner yet?! It’s so easy that even a toddler can have a go, yet fun enough for adults

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Grinding Coffee Beans

Use an old-fashioned coffee grinder to learn about simple machinery, observe a change of materials, smell a fantastic sensory aroma and practise some vital, gross-motor actions! The side bonus is that you get a great fresh cup of coffee too! Learning Links: Gross motor skill development Observing changes in

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An Irresistible Word Scavenger Hunt

A fabulous article about an outdoor playful literacy activity by Malia from Playdough to Plato. Enjoy! ___________________________________________ I love making learning entertaining and this outdoor word scavenger hunt definitely does just that. As children race around tracing labels for common backyard objects, they don’t even notice that they are practicing reading and writing. It’s brilliantly

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