Rainbow Alphabet Crayons

Create your own alphabet of crayons for a fun gift for preschoolers and a sneaky way to practise some early literacy skills at the same time!

 These beautiful, rainbow alphabet crayons are straightforward to make and there’s some fun science to learn during the process

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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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Play Dough Letter Impressions

We used play dough and wooden letters to make some letter impressions! Playful literacy learning with play dough, wooden letters and beads A great way to incorporate some playful literacy through letter recognition, sensory alphabet learning and most importantly, FUN!

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Growing Cress Heads and Cress Initials!

 We have been having fun with an easy indoor growing project and learning lots of fun facts about nature and science along the way! Cakie filled up some plastic tubs with cotton wool balls and watered them until they were damp (but not soaking

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Mark-Making in Coloured Salt

Here is the first in a series of Playful Literacy posts which are coming up on this blog (although this is also useful for maths, fine motor skills and sensory development too!)  We experimented with mark-making and letter formation in a tray of coloured salt. Firstly, I filled a zip-loc

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