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Calling Dino Lovers

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Calling Dino Lovers

Hi everybody, How did you go up cycling wooden blocks? This weeks idea is Short and sweet (can actually be used with any animal, food or vehicle) This activity is a great set up for little palaeontologists  what you will need; Paint brushes Sand Magnifying  Large plastic container Laminator 1. Print and Laminate the pictures of your choice. 2. Sticky tape the pictures to the bottom of the large plastic container. 3.Cover base with sand, I have used kinetic sand so children can build, mold and and draw. 4. I've added rocks and artificial plants.   Have fun!  

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Up cycling old blocks and wooden off cuts

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Up cycling old blocks and wooden off cuts

Hi everyone, We hope you had fun with our messy recipes last week. This week I’m going to help you transform a few old wooden building blocks or wood off cuts into a road. What you will need: Old blocks or wood off cuts Black paint this can be blackboard paint, spray paint or acrylic (nothing water based ) White acrylic paint Red, green and yellow sticker dots Modge podge or PVA Glue (a glue that dries clear) Paint brushes   First you will need to give your blocks a light sand. This will allow the paint to stick. If...

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Messy Recipes

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Messy Recipes

Here are 3 fun and messy recipes that you can make with your child. They are guaranteed to be lots of giggles… and there may be tears if child is not a fan of sensory play. Allowing your child to pour, scoop and stir (providing it’s not too hot) can create all kinds of learning opportunities, turn taking, cause  and effect, counting, sequencing and so much more!  However Please remember Don’t force a child’s hand into a texture.  If they don’t like it or are having a hard time touching it, respect that. Gradual introduction works best, you are the...

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10 ideas for inside play

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10 ideas for inside play

10 ideas for inside play Here are a few ideas using items around your home. Make a cubby. Construct something out of Lego or Duplo. Keepy Uppy - Blow up a balloon and using a clean fly swat or cardboard roll don’t let the balloon touch the ground. Bake something with you mum/dad/aunt/uncle or grandparent. Make a bowling game you can use old, clean milk cartons or plastic cups as “pins” and you will need a soft ball to knock down the “pins”. Build a tower using items that can be recycled. (Boxes, cardboard tubes, cardboard, egg cartons and plastic...

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Exploring Nature

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Exploring Nature

Some of my favourite additions to my little girls playroom is allowing her to experience natures beautiful gifts. (under supervision)   Feathers Gum nuts Leaves Bark Pine cones Large Stones Seed pods Shells (there are too many to list) There are so many learning opportunities that can take place; Exposure to vocabulary - Talking about and describing an object for example a stone; -A stone is heavy so if we throw it, someone can get hurt. -It feels very smooth, or it can be very rough. -It feels cold. Cause and effect- A dried leaf can be brittle and light...

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