Making Patterns with Lego and Egg Cartons

Use egg cartons, homemade pattern cards and everyday toys to create some playful invitations to make patterns. Great for home or preschool with 3 year olds to school age children as a fun way to learn about pattern making, sequencing and matching by colour and shape! As part

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Raspberry Jelly Valentine’s Play Dough

Here’s how to make some delicious raspberry scented no-cook play dough for Valentine’s day, using jelly (jello) crystals for the dye and scent. Add a little glitter and it is totally irresistible to play with! As you will already know, we make a LOT of play dough and it forms

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Weighing and Measuring With Egg Cartons: Playful Maths

Recycle old egg cartons for use in playful maths investigations, using them to create some weighing scales and a non-standard unit for measuring objects with!  Welcome to a brand new early learning series being hosted on The Imagination Tree and Learn With Play at Home each week, about Playful Maths

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Alphabet Shells Playful Literacy Games

Create a beautiful, natural resource for teaching and learning the alphabet using real shells! These can be stored and used over again for many different early literacy learning objectives, from letter recognition to phonics, upper and lower case matching and spelling small words together! All in a hands on, fun and multi-sensory learning approach.

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Play Dough Inventor’s Workshop

Use old electrical cables, loose parts and recycled junk materials to create an imaginary play inventor’s workshop, using play dough as a base material to build and secure. This activity is fantastic for providing open-ended creative play, hands-on investigations, designing and planning, story telling and scientific discoveries! Best of all, as with all great kids

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