Early Years Inspiration

29 Sep 2016

Halloween Potion Making

It’s not quite the potions class that Harry Potter took in Hogwarts, but we like to think this is better! Halloween is approaching, and it’s time for children to unleash their magical talent by making some potions. This activity is suitable for both indoors and outdoors, and adult supervision is […]

24 Oct 2016

Christmas Activities for Early Y...

In this post we have a few simple Christmas themed activities for you to try that the children will love and learn from. Christmas Present Wrapping This simple Christmas themed activity allows children to familiarise themselves with shapes, patterns and everyday objects, and then use mathematical language to describe their […]

10 Oct 2016

Lollipop Stick Christmas Crafts

We’re getting crafty this Christmas using lollipop sticks to make these miniature creations, and we think they couldn’t be any simpler and the children will love them. So here are our quick ideas: Stars There are a couple of ways you can use the sticks to create these stars, what […]

10 Oct 2016

Hanukkah Craft Ideas

Hanukkah (also known as Chanukah) is a Jewish eight day celebration that commemorates the rebuild and reclamation of the Jewish temple over 2500 years ago. It is also referred to as the Jewish Festival of Light and it takes place from 24th December to 1st January. An important part of Hanukkah […]

26 Sep 2016

Diwali Festival Craft Ideas

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! […]

05 Sep 2016

Aliens on the surface of the moo...

This fun art and craft activity gives children the chance to get creative by making their own aliens and a surface of the moon for them to live on. There are lots of opportunities for them to let their imagination run wild and build communication skills when working as a […]

01 Sep 2016

Space Themed Maths for EYFS

This fun activity is perfect for space topics and give preschool and reception children the opportunity to focus on mathematical problem solving by exploring using small world play. You could include a variety of resources including: A tray Coloured sand Stones (moon rock) mirrors cardboard tubes made into space rockets Metal […]

03 Aug 2016

Reggio Approach - Mark Making

When looking at the Reggio approach and thinking about exploration, this painting and mark making activity is brilliant. It links well with early writing, physical development and communication & language development. For mark making activity you will need • Paint brushes (as many different kinds as you have) • Sponges […]

13 Jul 2016

Reggio Approach - Sensory Explor...

In my previous blog post we talked about what the Reggio approach is and how you can create mini art areas within your setting. The next post in the series covers sensory exploration and how you can further develop exploration within the everyday activities you provide for the children attending your […]