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...Puppets which reflect the weather conditions outside are easy to make and fun to use in any early years setting. You can explore what it is like to be a raindrop or a cloud, move a puppet like the wind, have a conversation between thunder...
...Introduction In this activity children can decorate pumpkins with melted crayons. The effect is spooky—perfect for Halloween! The children will enjoy experimenting with colour, pattern and texture, as well as observing the effects that heat...
...Introduction Introduce children to the festival of Chinese New Year. Read or tell children the story of ‘The Great Race’. This explains the story behind the Emperor and the Chinese Zodiac.What you need A picture book that tells the story...
...What you need snowflake shapes of different sizes cut from coloured paper/thin card (shades of blue, purple, white) – these can be prepared in advance or cut out by the children squirty bottles of ready-made paint – white, silver, metallic...
...What you need small sticks and twigs; string, raffia or elastic bands white tissue paper very liquid white glue and brushes flowers, petals, leaves and grass Thanks to Slough Centre Day Nursery, where I saw this idea.What you do Tie three...
...What you need Fish shape templates and pictures Paper Crayons Cellophane Sticky paper Sticky tape ScissorsBefore you start Explain that ‘Poisson d’Avril’ means April Fish. Remind the children to be careful and not too rough during...
...Introduction This activity is an opportunity for the children to explore their creativity, engage in some colour mixing and see an example of cause, change and effect. Children will love wearing something they have made, too.What you need...
...What you need Pictures of fireworks White boards and pens Poster sized piece of cardboard Felt pens Pieces of card cut into spikey speech bubblesHelpful hints Some children may be frightened of fireworks. Be sensitive to this and allow them...
...Introduction Go outside on a wet day and use chalk to draw some shapes on the ground. The colours of the chalk will show up more vividly in the water. Invite children to run around the space freely, jumping inside the different shapes. Make...
...What you need Winter coats Mittens/gloves Scarves Hats BootsWhat you do Talk about the cold weather and how it is important to wrap up warm before going outside to play. Ask the children if they can put on their own coat independently...