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Festive Reindeer Photo Frame

Elusive, doe-eyed and beautiful, reindeers are a symbol of wintertime magic. This fun picture frame is simple to make and gives children the opportunity to practice fine motor skills. To make these you will need the following: 4 x craft sticks  Red pom poms  Googly eyes Brown paint Brown paper White card (8 x 8cm)  Small twigs for antlers 2 … Continue reading

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Wobbly Head Reindeers!

To make these you will need the following: Egg box Brown paint  Thick paintbrush  White paint  Thin paintbrush Brown foam  Cream foam  Strong glue Googly eyes  Small red pom poms  Scissors  To make a wobbly head reindeer Cut out a cup and a cone from an egg box. You might need an adult to help with this. Paint both pieces … Continue reading

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Snowman Shoot Game!

A fun and festive game! To make this you will need the following: 6 polystyrene cups 2 polystyrene balls 12 small buttons Orange and black card Scissors Glue To make the Snowman Shoot game To make your first snowman, take a polystyrene cup. Glue on two buttons for eyes. Let the glue dry before moving onto the next step. Take … Continue reading

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Paper Plate Christmas Wreaths

To make these you will need: Paper plates either plain or colourful Pipe cleaners  Coloured tissue paper  Mixed decorations e.g. gems, pom poms, sequins, glitter, bells etc Sticky tape Glue stick Scissors Hole punch To make the Paper Plate Wreath Use a pair of scissors to carefully cut out the centre of the plate. The ring that remains will become your … Continue reading

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Festive Puppets Craft Idea for Christmas

Get into the festive spirit with a good old-fashioned puppet show. Either use the characters we’ve created here, or let the children come up with their own. Encourage them to make up their own play too! To make the Santa puppets you will need: Cardboard toilet roll tubes A selection of coloured card or paint Mini red pom poms White … Continue reading

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EYR Superpower Superhero Set Product Review

It`s the start of another year and as usual my class is enhanced with activities and items to engage my new cohort based on their interests. This usually means amongst other things that my class will have lots of superhero themed activities! I have the usual capes, comics, books, and figures ranging from Spiderman to iron man and Wonder Woman … Continue reading

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Back to School

This blog post has been written by Jeanette Morris our in-house Early Years Specialist who has over 33 years of teaching experience and a real passion for Early Years Education. So, the Bank Holiday is over, September looms and that can only mean one thing in many households, back to school. For many parents and carers, the end of August … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Bubble Wands

Take blowing bubbles to the next level as you let the children get creative and design their own bubble wands. All you need is the following: Pipe Cleaners Cutters (Optional) Beads Bubble Liquid To make a Bubble Wand Choose you pipe cleaner colour and bend it into any shape you want. Then twist the two pieces together to form a handle. … Continue reading

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Transient Art

This blog post has been written by Jeanette Morris our in-house Early Years Specialist who has over 33 years of teaching experience and a real passion for Early Years Education. Summertime, whether sunny or raining, is a time to be out and about. Whether its a visit to the park, the countryside, beach or shops, the opportunity to collect treasure … Continue reading

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Fish Sun Catcher

Soak in the sun with this easy to make, colourful sun catcher. All you need is the following: Black Card Clear Sticky Back Plastic Coloured Tissue Paper Thin Ribbon Scissors Glue Hole Punch Pencil To make a Fish Sun Catcher Take a sheet of black card. Use a pencil to draw the outline of a fish on the card (like the … Continue reading

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