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Autumn Materials

Date: September 28, 2018 Author: kateadmin Categories: Make and Do, Toddler Tips

Autumn Materials Bright and even blustery autumn days are the ideal time to explore the great outdoors. Whilst you’re out and about with your child, gather some fabulous autumn leaves, sticks, and conkers to create a beautiful collage. You can do this whilst on the school run or on the way to the park. Collage…

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Growing Mint

Date: July 11, 2018 Author: kateadmin Categories: Make and Do, News, Toddler Tips

Growing Mint Children love to explore the world around them, and exploring the natural world is an important part of this. Growing mint is a good way to do this. But what to do with fresh mint? There is a huge range of fun and exciting ways you can use mint. You can stimulate your…

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sensory play mint

Sensory Play with Herbs

Date: July 10, 2018 Author: kateadmin Categories: Make and Do, Toddler Tips

Sensory Play with Herbs Mint is so straightforward to grow and great for Sensory Play. You can buy a plant from the garden centre or even the supermarket and plant it in your garden (just watch it doesn’t take over!) Stimulate your child’s senses with these fun activities by using fresh herbs in sensory play….

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Mint Playdough

Date: July 10, 2018 Author: kateadmin Categories: Make and Do, Toddler Tips

Mint Playdough    All children love playdough. Why not make your own mint playdough using fresh mint that you can grow in your own garden? Adding fresh mint into playdough will extend your child’s sensory play. They can also get involved in growing the mint, for example, watering it every day, and measuring the size…

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Leaf Rubbings

Date: March 27, 2018 Author: kateadmin Categories: Make and Do, Toddler Tips

Leaf Rubbings  Now that Spring is on its way, why not take your little ones out to the park to explore the great outdoors. This extends their understanding of the natural world. Bring along a sheet of paper and wax crayons and  gather as many different types of leaves as you can. These can make…

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Painting Outside

Date: July 6, 2017 Author: kateadmin Categories: Make and Do, Toddler Tips

Painting Outside Painting Outside is a great activity for a sunny day and so easy to organise. Simply dress your little ones appropriately and give them a small beach bucket with some water in. Show them how to use a big brush (decorating ones are great) to paint just about anything! The path, the shed,…

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Paper Chains

Date: February 24, 2017 Author: kateadmin Categories: Make and Do

Anglia Sunshine Toddler Tip:   Make and Do… Paper Chains You can buy packs of ready cut paper  (plain, metallic or patterned) to make these paper chains.  Or cut strips of paper yourself to stick with a glue stick. Strips of 2cm by 20cm are the ideal size. Show your child how to make the…

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Snipping Snowflake

Date: February 24, 2017 Author: kateadmin Categories: Make and Do

Make and Do… Snipping Snowflakes Snipping Snowflakes is a great seasonal activity that practices motor skills. You can add a little early years geography by talking about weather and snowfall. Scissors are often hard for children to master but this activity gives a nice result even if the cutting is a little haphazard! Fold a…

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