Celebrations and Festivals of Light – Diwali and Hanukkah

Understanding different celebrations and festivals provides children with important knowledge and understanding of other cultures. In many faiths, light is seen as a symbol of hope, with good triumphing over evil and light over darkness. Diwali What is Diwali? Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights and celebrates the Hindu New Year. It is celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs all over the world. Diwali translates as, row of lighted lamps, from the Sanskrit, dipavali (dip meaning light, and avali a row or line). Diwali or Festival of Lights, is held in honour... Read More

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Remembrance Day: Make Your Own Poppy

11th November is a special time to remember and be thankful for those people who have died and served in wars. Get the children involved and help them to understand the meaning of Remembrance Day with this simple craft project. What you will need: Red tissue paper Black paper/card Scissors Glue How to make your own poppy: Trace 3 different sized circles on to red tissue paper – for younger children, it’s easiest to use 3 different sized plastic cups – and cut them out. Cut out a small circle from the... Read More


Make a Spooky Spider’s Web – Halloween Crafts

An Easy Halloween Craft Idea: Make a Spooky Spider’s Web As the nights draw in and Halloween approaches, thoughts turn to all things spooky and scary. This Halloween craft idea for children is a simple, spooky DIY project which will appeal to all ages and abilities. MAKE A HALLOWEEN SPIDER’S WEB What do I need to make a Halloween Spider’s Web? Spider’s web template (A4 download) Clear plastic wallet or bag White PVA glue in a squeezy bottle or tube Glitter How to make a Spooky Spider’s Web: Print the... Read More


Winter Display Competition – Early Years Resources

How to enter It’s easy peasy, just follow these 3 steps… 1. Create a fantastic winter display. 2. Photograph your handy work. 3. Email the EYR team at: sales@earlyyearsresources.co.uk ensuring the email subject box says ‘Winter Competition’. The competition closes 30th November and the winner will be announced on the 1st December 2015.   Terms and conditions. †The Winter Festival Display Competition is open from 13th October 2015 and all entries must be received by 9am on 30th November 2015. The winner will be judged and selected by Early Years Resources... Read More

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KS1 and KS2 Science Resources from EYR.

Encouraging a deeper understanding of the world, our specially selected KS2 Science products will enable you to broaden your students’ scientific knowledge through observing, exploring, asking and analysing. Our collection of resources covers key areas of KS1 and KS2 Science, including: – Earth and Space – Light and Sound – Animals and Humans – Plants – Magnets and Forces – Measuring – Materials Science is about asking questions, developing practical experiences and finding out about the world around us. It can stimulate, excite and engage learners at many levels. In... Read More

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KS2 Literacy Resources from EYR

Early Years Resources have recently launched a new range of KS2 Literacy products and they’ve been received enthusiastically by our customers. With an aim to help you meet the challenges and demands of today’s English curriculum, our Key Stage 2 Literacy resources will help develop key skills in communication; equipping your pupils with a strong command of spoken and written language and nurturing a love of literature. Our collection of resources covers key areas of KS1 and KS2 English, including: – Traditional Tales and Storytelling – Speaking and Listening –... Read More


We are Nursery World Award 2015 Sponsors

For the third year running Early Years Resources® is proud to announce that we are official sponsors of The Nursery World Awards 2015. Every year Nursery World seek entries from the most inspiring individuals, organisations, initiatives and resources in the early years sector. The goal is to recognise the dedication those who do a superb job for young children in their specific sector throughout the year. Nursery World Awards are now looking for entries for 2015, until the 29th May. The shortlist of the awards will be announced in July... Read More


Christmas Crafts for Early Years

With Christmas just over two weeks away, now is an ideal time to get young children involved in Christmas creative craft activities. Now is a great time to get children involved in making Christmas cards to take home and give to their parents and relatives. Craft activities are both a great fun and creative pastime as well as an educational tool for young children. They can also aid learning in other EYFS educational areas such as language skills, music, art, science, maths and even health and nutrition. Getting involved in... Read More


New EYR “Light & Dark” Themed Downloadable resources for Winter

Early Years Resources are pleased to introduce our first free downloadable resource on the Early Years educational topic of Light and Dark. The Light and Dark theme is a seasonal favourite covered by early years teachers and carers in the months of December and January as the daylight hours draw in. Children can be inspired and captivated by the notions and experiences of Light and Dark, especially in these long winter evenings. Following the EYFS specific areas of learning there is an important opportunity here to use Light and Dark... Read More


New Downloadable Resources – Children Of The World

Early Years Resources® are pleased to announce that we have added some great downloadable resources based on the theme of Children Of The World. We have a fantastic range of free downloads to help children learn about other nationalities and cultures. Nations included in the range are Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK and the UAE. These sixty-eight resources can be downloaded free of charge from the Early Years Resources website and then printed out ready to use. For example if you download Brazil... Read More