Get all the bits and bobs you can find (buttons, peebles, gems, pasta) and some frames or embroidery hoops and let the child create different images or scenes.
Very short and easy experiment to explain surface tension to kids. Pour water on a plate, sprinkle glitter on top, dip finger in dish soap and watch the glitter floating away from the finger. Why: water molecules cling toghether and they arrange themselves to create a force/energy called surface tension. Glitter does not mix with […]
Make some rainbow magic salt jars using fine salt and chalk. Just pour some salt on a paper and rub the chalk on the salt until you get the desired colour. Fill some empty jars. If you want to avoid mixing the colours make sure you fill it to the top and push the salt […]
We are trying to make the most of the snow indoors and outdoors as it’s unlikely to have it for long. Here’s an indoor idea with snow. Bring some snow in a plastic box and dilute some paints with water (or use food colouring). Painting works better on snow balls. Don’t forget to put a […]
If you like me keep fabric scraps here’s an idea. Get some cardboard and glue and some markers. They can do anything rainbows, cars, butterflies. We went for houses this time.
Use plastic cups to build castles and towers. This will help with fine motor skills, precision and basic notions of architecture. When finished with that ideea find a pin pong ball and play where is the ball. Just shuffle the ball between cups then ask them to guess where the ball is. As my little […]
This was entirely Sophie’s ideea. She misses her granny and wanted to pretend she is at hers and they go to the beach. Giving the lockdown and middle of winter we went full on as this is the closest she gets. Take out all your beach gear and have fun. Don’t forget your sun cream!
Get the kids to make some cards using A4 foam sheets, stickers, glue and other crafts materials. Have fun.
Here is an alternative to the traditional paper chain Christmas garland. Make little paper baubles using 5 strips of paper (or any uneven number). Staple the top together. Cut the middle one shorter, then the pair next to it slightly longer and leave the outside pair the longest. Staple the other end making sure the […]
Teach the kids more about their family with this crafty cardboard project. Involves drawing, cutting, sticking, writing, research (call family to ask names, look up people online, if your kids are older show them dedicated websites like ancestry). Also worth taking out some of those old photographs and tell stories about any loved ones perhaps […]