Valentines Day


5 ways to encourage friendships in EYFS

With Valentines’ Day just around the corner, it’s important to remember how crucial the development of friendships is in EYFS. The importance of friendship can’t be overstated for children. Friends are a source of support, empathy, and encouragement during difficult times. They help children learn how to play together and share their feelings without fear or embarrassment. Here are 5 tips on how to encourage friendships in Early Years settings: 1. Provide opportunities for children to play with other children Children need to be able to play with other children... Read More

Heart Hands Valentine's Day Card Crafts 07/02/2020

Heart Hands Valentine’s Day Card Crafts

Create Heart Hands Cards for Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to get crafty with the kids! So why not make some lovely heart hands using coloured card, tissue paper and glue. This wonderful DIY crafts idea is ideal for younger children and great to give as a valentine’s day card or gift. Simply follow these step-by-step crafts instructions below to create your heart hands. Art materials you will need: Glue Stick Coloured Card Tissue Paper Scissors Pen or Pencil How to make a heart hands valentines day... Read More

Lolly Butterfly crafts 15/03/2017

Lovely Lolly Butterfly – Crafts

A lovely crafts idea – perfect for valentine’s day or mother’s day. Any mother would love to get this cute butterfly on Mother’s Day and the kids will love making it! All you need is the following: Red Card Thin card for Template Patterned Paper Scissors Glue Stick Pencil Lollipop Sparkly Pipe Cleaner Googly Eyes Black Marker Pen Sticky Tape How to make a Lolly Butterfly: Cut out two hearts onto red card. Using a pencil, draw a smaller heart onto a piece of thin card and cut out. Use... Read More

heart canvas collage kids crafts 15/03/2017
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Heart Canvas Collage – Crafts

A beautiful crafts idea – perfect for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day! Get the children to decorate a beautiful heart collage however they wish, as they get creative with their imagination and show their mum love this Mother’s Day. To make this you will need the following: Canvas (or Strong Card) Paints A Selection of Coloured Paper & Patterned Paper Buttons, Plastic Jewels & Small Decorations Sheet of Tracing Paper PVA Glue Paintbrush Pencil Newspaper Scissors How to make a heart canvas collage: Take a sheet of tracing paper and... Read More

valentines day facts 10/02/2016

Valentine’s Day Facts and Craft Activities

The origins of Valentine’s Day are rather hazy, but popular legend is that St Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. During that time, Emperor Claudius 2 decided that single men made better soldiers than married men and outlawed marriage for serving soldiers. St Valentine thought that this was very unfair so he married the young couples secretly. When Claudius found out, he had St Valentine imprisoned and later put to death. Legend has it, the couples who Valentine had married gave him letters and... Read More