11/11/2019
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5 Playground Games for Encouraging Children to be Active

Children don’t have long break times, usually between 20-30 minutes. So how can they be encouraged to use this time to do something active? We’ve put together a list of traditional and engaging playground games, ideal for the schools and for helping children improve PE skills, make friends and be in the right mindset for learning afterwards! Donkey Donkey is a classic game with many different names. It can be played with a minimum of two people, though we’d recommend no more than 7.  In a circle of against a... Read More

childminder winter catalogue out now 06/11/2019
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Childminders Winter Selection 2019 Catalogue – Out Now!

We are extremely proud to announce the launch of our latest Childminders Winter Selection Catalogue! Boasting a range of innovative products selected for childminders, this year’s winter edition is sure to inspire! Inside the catalogue, you will find a selection of engaging resources for the upcoming winter festivals and EYFS themes to explore this winter. Alongside the essential childminding resources for winter, you will also be inspired with fun craft ideas for Christmas and Winter. To get your hands on a FREE copy of our brand new childminders winter selection catalogue 2019,... Read More

04/11/2019
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How to Ensure Play Supports Classroom Teaching

“Play is one of the most important ways in which young children gain essential knowledge and skills” The Lego Foundation in Support of UNICEF, 2018, Learning Through Play ‘Imaginative Play’ and ‘Pretend Play’ are often referred to in relation to Early Years and the EYFS. But after children take that leap away from nursery and towards Primary School, does play disappear from their education altogether? Of course not! Play has been proven to be crucial for Foundation and KS1 development, helping to develop fundamental skills such as communication, and supporting... Read More

31/10/2019
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How to Use Stories to Boost Multicultural Literacy

This article has been written by storytelling specialists, Tonya and Natasha, from Little Creative Days It doesn’t matter where we’re from or what our cultural background is a story has the power to unite us and help us understand one another. A story helps us celebrate our cultural diversity and to teach children respect and tolerance for others. A story can help children learn about the world they live in and the different cultures. If you are telling a story from a different country, eg. a different version of a... Read More

kids zombie survival kit 25/10/2019
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Zombie Survival Kit for Kids – Halloween Ideas

Forget trick or treating this Halloween … it’s time to prepare for the next zombie apocalypse. Get ready to save the world from those pesky zombies with the essential EYR Zombie Survival Kit for kids – containing everything you need to survive a zombie outbreak! Children’s Zombie Survival Kit: You never know when the next zombie outbreak is about to happen, so we have complied a list of essential resources you need to create the ultimate zombie survival kit to make sure that you know how to survive the zombie... Read More

23/10/2019

Make Your Own Galaxy Painting [VIDEO]

What could be better than making your own super space painting with the children! We have everything you need to do this fun activity and decorate your classroom, setting or home. Simply follow our easy step-by-step crafts guide below or watch our video tutorial and get creative with the children. How to Make Your Own Galaxy Painting Art Materials You Will Need: Medium Weight Black Card Junior Paint Spritzers Pearlescent Paint Assortment Glitter Paint Assortment Coloured Chubby Chalk Paint Sticks [optional] Step 1: choose your colours, we stuck to the space... Read More

21/10/2019
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Make Your Own Lolly Stick Tree Decorations [VIDEO]

What could be better than making your own festive decorations for Christmas? We have everything you need to prepare for the festivities with the children and make your Christmas Tree beautiful! Simply follow our easy step-by-step crafts guide below or watch our video tutorial and get creative with the children this Christmas. How to Make Lolly Stick Tree Decorations Art Materials You Will Need: Jumbo Natural Lolly Sticks Festive Ribbon Felt Off-Cuts Paint Sticks Festive Glitter Pom Poms Assorted Sequins Pen How to Make Lolly Stick Tree Decorations Step 1: Pick your... Read More

17/10/2019
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Make Your Own Tealight Snowmen Decorations [VIDEO]

What could be better than making your own festive decorations for Christmas? We have everything you need to prepare for the festivities and light up your Christmas Tree, Classroom or Setting! Simply follow our easy step-by-step crafts guide below or watch our video tutorial and get creative with the children this Christmas. How to Make Tealight Snowmen Art Materials You Will Need: LED Tealights Festive Glitter Pom Poms Felt Square Assortment PVA Glue/Glue Stick Festive Ribbon Tinsel Pipe Cleaners Marker Pen How to Make Snowmen Tealights Step 1: Using felt, cut... Read More

fireworks pictures bonfire crafts 09/10/2019
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Sparkly Fireworks Picture – Bonfire Night Crafts

Create Sparkly Fireworks Pictures for Bonfire Night Create a dazzling firework picture for bonfire night using glue, glitter and sequins! An ideal arts and crafts project for young children. Simply follow these instructions to make a sparkly firework design this Guy Fawkes night and get creative. Art materials you will need: Card (black) PVA Glue (white) Glitter (various colours) Sequins Paintbrush Newspaper (or splash mat) How to make sparkly fireworks pictures this bonfire night: Cover your work surface with newspaper or a splash mat, and place a sheet of black... Read More

firework crown bonfire crafts 09/10/2019
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Make A Firework Crown – Bonfire Night Crafts

Create a Firework Crown for Bonfire Night Get the little ones excited for Bonfire Night and make your very own colourful DIY Firework Crown! An ideal arts and crafts project for children aged 5-7 years old. Simply follow these instructions to make firework crowns this Guy Fawkes night and get creative. Art materials you will need: Coloured Card (in red, orange & yellow) Holographic Card Scissors and Glue Felt Stars or Stick-On Stars Sticky Tape Pencil & Stapler Tape Measure How to make a firework crown this bonfire night: Measure... Read More