This afternoon we combined two of our favourite things here at Clare’s Little Tots – cars and drawing. The results were a beautiful masterpiece and lots of fun. This simply play activity took a few minutes to set up, costs nothing and is done using things you’ll already have around the house. What you need: Toy...

Drawing with Cars

This afternoon we combined two of our favourite things here at Clare’s Little Tots – cars and drawing. The results were a beautiful masterpiece and lots of fun. This simply play activity took a few minutes to set up, costs nothing and is done using things

Just be! Early Childhood Education: inspirations for life.: What is happening this week?

Early Childhood Education: writing provocation -Pattern cards provide a talking point when drawing

Invitation to paint with kitchen utensils. Fun painting activity for all ages.

Painting with kitchen utensils

Demonstrate creative expression through the visual art process (use simple art materials). Demonstrate development of fine and gross motor coordination (refine grasp to manipulate tools and objects).

easter art with carrots

Writing, painting and printing with carrots :: Easter crafts

Letter formation idea. Emergent writing. Mark Making. Teaching. Classroom. Resources. EYFS. Early Years. Reception. Children. Learning

How to spell: top 10 tricks

Spelling Use a small chalkboard and write the classes sight words. Then use a small eraser and have the students overlap the words written in chalk. Works on their motor skills needed to write the words and practices their spelling.

Mark making in moon dust - a sensory tray for early learning.

I'm all over this Moon Dust sensory tray idea -- not just for making letters, but designs of any sort. Excellent activity for Moon Day & beyond. // Mark making in moon dust - a sensory tray for early learning pre-writing

Bright orange sand for the mark making area this week. Thanks to Rachel at stimulating learning again for the printables I use in this area!

Practicing fine motor manipulation of hand movements to help promote handwriting skills in the sand. Prompt cards are used for children to copy the shapes.

Teacher's Pet – Ideas & Inspiration for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2) | Freezer Bag Painting

Paint Bag Writing: Add some paint to a plastic bag, seal it up & spend the afternoon with your kids drawing designs through the paint. Using a Q-tip instead of your finger to avoid tearing a hole in the bag.

Make a magical sensory tray for mark making and early writing using homemade fairy dust and exciting added extras! Such a fun way to ignite the imagination and enthusiasm for young children as they learn their letters and sight words in a playful, hands-on way!

Sensory Writing in Fairy Dust

Make a star dust sensory writing tray to create a magical and exciting early writing experience for young children! Fine motor skills and sensory play too.

Mark making in sequins... from Rachel (",)

Christmas Activities

Sharpies on foil and other fun pre-school ideas. We could do with something more permanent for outdoor mark-making.

Drawing on foil with Sharpies.we did mini versions the other day and backed them on black card and they looked gorgeous :)

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