Early Years

14 May 2015

5 Outdoor Den Making Ideas

Outdoor den making is one of childhood’s great joys. It is not only fun but it is a great opportunity for role play, creativity and physical development. Forest schools are becoming increasingly popular as a way of getting children outdoors to learn and develop skills and confidence with den building being […]

26 Sep 2016

Diwali Festival Crafts

Diwali is a 5 day Hindu festival that is also known as ‘The Festival of Lights’. It takes place between the 30th October – 3rd November 2016. Here, we have created some simple arts & craft ideas that are inspired from the colourful festival, only using a few basic materials! […]

01 Sep 2016

Superhero Pictures

These superhero pictures are a fun way to inspire children to develop and use their super powers for the new term ahead. They can be used for wall displays or to decorate exercise book covers with goals for the term ahead. They can also be used to inspire imaginative storytelling. You […]

29 Jun 2016

Exploring Emotions with LEGO®

Real life situations offer plenty of opportunities to talk about emotions, but an activity to explore emotions in more detail will allow children to practice and recognise emotions and as well as beginning to understand the reactions that could be caused by their emotions. Using the Build Me “Emotions” set by […]

30 Mar 2016

Storytelling with Stick Man

Storytelling with Stick Man is a fun activity to bring literacy to life and inspire children to tell stories using natural resources and the space to move about in an outdoor environment. The activity is based on the popular Stick Man book by Julia Donaldson making it particularly suitable for FS1 and KS1 children […]

23 Feb 2016

Easter Investigation Tray

Our Easter investigation tray is a great way to encourage young children to develop their fine motor skills, at the same time as learning about Easter and having lots of fun! As with all sensory trays, it is really flexible, offering you the opportunity to tailor it to the specific […]

26 Jan 2016

Chinese New Year Sensory Tray

Sensory trays provide a great opportunity to develop fine motor skills, whilst playing imaginatively and learning about new things. Exploring this Chinese-themed tray is a fun way for children to be introduced to the sights, feels and smells commonly associated with Chinese New Year.   Required Resources Chef Wok Set or similar cooking utensils […]

21 Oct 2015

How to Make a Snow Globe Christm...

Create something a little bit different with our snow globe Christmas card which can be personalised with a photograph. You will need Design a Christmas Card Classpack Petri Dishes Glue Dots Stars and Snowflake Sequin Mix Ice and Snow shakers To make a snow globe Christmas card   1. Glue […]

16 Oct 2015

Blackberry Paint for Autumn

This fun blackberry painting activity for early years and reception children can be a bit messy but it is lots of fun, especially when done outdoors in the autumn. It is super simple to set up. Some blackberries crushed using a pestle and mortar make a beautifully rich natural and […]

05 Oct 2015

A Sensory Tray for Autumn

Younger children will love playing with this sensory tray for autumn which features a range of sensory experiences, learning and discovery opportunities. Please note: Conkers are toxic if eaten. Children should be fully supervised when playing with conkers and hands should be washed afterwards. There have also been concerns in […]