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...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...
...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 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 Talk about the start of a new year in January. Let children think of promises they can make and goals they can set for the year ahead. Help them to write their ideas onto the writing frame provided.What you need Space and time...
...Introduction This is a simple number activity using a pair of dice that encourages children to roll the dice, count and draw the dots, and add the numbers together.What you need Different-sized dice Lots of pairs of dice Paper and pens Sun...
...What you need Copy of the rhyme (see below and a printable copy) Pictures of images in the rhymeWhat you say June, June, hot air balloon June, June, hot air balloon June, June, silvery moon June, June, sing a new tune Welcome to June June...
...Introduction Use the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale to talk to the children about the nurse who had a pet owl that she carried around in her pocket. Help children to make their own baby owl.What you need Pictures...