Alphabet Jump and Write on the Trampoline

Learn the alphabet and letter sounds in a fun and active way by jumping and tracing over chalk letters on the trampoline! A great way to get some exercise and learning outside at the same time! This can be extended or simplified for all kids from toddlers to school age and is so easy to

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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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Counting and Addition Activity Tray

Set  up an open-ended maths activity for kids using counting manipulatives, play dough and a dice, in a dip tray! With opportunities to practise counting, 1:1 correspondence, matching amounts to numerals and simple addition and subtraction games, this can be adapted for all ages and stages of mathematical development (and is plenty of great fun!)

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Mint Choc Chip Play Dough Ice Cream Recipe

Make some Mint Choc Chip play dough for a fun, scented sensory pretend play time! Fantastic for using in role play ice cream parlour set ups, exploring with added extras and developing fine motor strength as they play.

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Counting and Patterning with Play Dough, Spaghetti and Beads

Set up a fun playful maths activity using spaghetti stuck into play dough and a box of colourful threading beads! Fantastic for developing fine motor skills, practising counting, recognising numerals and making simple patterns in a hands-on, open-ended way. Counting and patterning with play dough, beads and spaghettiContinue reading Counting and Patterning with Play Dough, Spaghetti and Beads