11 Feb 2016

Easter Egg Hunt Tray

Our fun Easter Egg Hunt sensory tray will engage young children’s senses giving them opportunities to explore and learn through self-directed play. This Easter egg tray can also provide interesting resources relevant to children’s cultures and communities. To create our Easter egg hunt sensory tray we used An Activity Tray […]

09 Feb 2016

Clay Hand Craft for Mother's Day

Young children love making and giving gifts to their mums on Mother’s day. Homemade and personalised gifts are often the most cherished, so this simple guide to making clay hand ornaments should wow mothers while allowing children to express their creative side. With opportunity to stamp their own designs on […]

02 Feb 2016

Easter Crafts: Hand and Finger P...

Easter craft activities are a great introduction to celebrating the festival, and they can be adapted for all ages within the Early Years. We’ve brought together some quick and easy finger and hand print ideas which are great as art on their own, but can also be used to make […]

25 Jan 2016

A Sensory Tray for Chinese New Y...

This sensory tray is a fun way for young children to celebrate Chinese New Year whilst gaining a range of sensory experiences and getting the chance to practice fine motor skills whilst exploring the tray or develop communication skills through role play. Required Resources Chef Wok Set or similar cooking […]

11 Jan 2016

Gratnells Activity Tray Competit...

We had a great response to our competition to win Gratnells activity trays, with loads of new and interesting activity ideas being suggested. The lucky winners of a pack of four Gratnells Activity Trays have been announced on the competition Facebook post, well done to them! As we had so many great ideas, […]

09 Nov 2015

Christmas Sensory Mark Making

This Christmas sensory mark making activity combines literacy with a fun sensory experience. It is quick and easy to set up and the ‘snow’ many additonal opportunities for discovery and play. You will need Optional extras To set up the mark making tray, make up the insta-snow according to the […]

09 Nov 2015

Festive Pictures for Little Hand...

Small children love creating hand and finger print paintings. Our selection of festive hand and finger print picture ideas will provide plenty of inspiration this Christmas. Handprint Robin Make one handprint using brown ready mix paint. Once the paint is dry, cut out and stick sideways onto a piece of […]

02 Nov 2015

How to Make a Christmas Clay Dec...

This easy and creative craft is unique to each child, making it a perfect home gift. You will need ModelAiR PVA Glitter Christmas ribbon 1. Give each child a piece of ModelAiR to mould to a shape of their choice. A hand can be pushed into the ModelAir to create […]

08 Oct 2015

Homemade Natural Paint for Autum...

Painting with natural paints is a messy but fun activity for autumn. It offers children the opportunity to get creative whilst learning about the seasons and natural world. Our natural painting activity is best done outdoors! Our helper experimented with blackberry paint which is easily made using freshly picked blackberries. […]