Maths Investigation Area for Open-Ended Learning

Set up a specific area for playful maths investigations at home or in the classroom, to encourage plenty of open-ended play and self-directed learning with a range of inviting materials.

Maths investigation area

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Frozen Jello Sensory Play

Create a wonderfully fun material for summer sensory play by freezing jello/jelly with sparkles mixed through! It is also a fantastic, hands-on science investigation for watching changes in state of materials and experimenting with how to make substances melt.Frozen sparkle jello sensory play collage

 

In a brief period

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Designing and Building Bridges Activity

Set up a fun science and engineering activity for kids using everyday materials to construct a bridge together! Make it into a challenge to see how much weight the bridge can carry and compare results using different methods and materials.

Designing and building a bridge with kids

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Dyed Flowers Science Experiment

Set up a simple and visually stunning science experiment with the kids to explore the transfer of water through a plant! This is easy enough for a preschooler to understand and makes a great introduction to practical science investigations. This classic, fun activity was always one of my favourites to

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Edible Jewels Sensory Play!

Today’s super sensory playful activity comes to us via a wonderful guest post by Rachel of Kids Activities Blog.

This is a super simple┬ákids activity┬áthat will keep your kids engaged for hours – playing and eating jewels – aka pomegranate seeds. One of our winter activities is picking out the seeds in our favorite seedy

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