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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Paper Plate Number Spinner!

Make an easy, fun resource for counting and number recognition using paper plates and foam number stickers! math number spinner paper plate counting As part of our new Playful Maths series we will be making some of our own numeracy resources for simple. 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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