Discovery Box 13: Coloured Stacking Cups

We’ve been exploring coloured light and shadows, along with some fun construction, with our latest Discovery Box!  Pin It This was one of those typical you-know-you’re-an-early-years-teacher-when moments. If you work with young children, you will know exactly what I mean! I was walking the aisles of Sainsburys and stopped with two

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30 Days to Hands on Play: Block Building Challenge!

Day 3 Challenge:

Building with Blocks and Duplo!Hopefully you all have some sort of building blocks in your home for this super-easy challenge today!

Wooden blocks, Megablocks, Duplo or Lego will all work well, with the coloured blocks being preferable for some of the ideas.

Get the whole lot out, tip them straight onto the

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Discovery Box 10: Tubes, Tape and Beans

Remember the big cardboard box from the small world town? Yep. It’s still here (for now at least!) With a few hot days last week we decided to move the investigations outside and have a Discovery Box of materials on a larger scale than usual.

 This Discovery Box consisted of

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Small World Play: Cardboard Box Town

Make a town inside a large cardboard box for a fantastic small world play time that uses the whole body! Such a great way for toddlers and preschoolers to play together indoors or outdoors. My husband told me I can only keep this giant cardboard box until the weekend, then

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DIY: Rain Stick

Make a rainstick using recycled materials and things from around the house! A fantastic musical instrument for young children that sounds just like falling rain!DIY rainstick tutorial

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 I’ve been wanting to try making one of these for so long! A parent of a child I

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