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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

Dinosaur Painting Tuff Spot Adventures of Adam Tuff Spot Challenge

Dinosaur Painting Tuff Spot

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

Just be! 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

easter art with carrots

Writing, painting and printing with carrots :: Easter crafts

Whiting with Carrots? Why Not? dip it in veggie dip onto black papper. Or a banana (dipped in pudding? (I haven't figured out how to use A's fav: Seaweed . Large letters though. lots of space for these fun ideas!

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

How to spell: top 10 tricks

spelling For this spelling activity the teacher writes a word on the chalkboard and the students write over it with a paint brush and water. This helps the students get familiar with spelling words and helps them practice writing them.

AUTUMN SENSORY WRITING TRAY ACTIVITY

Autumn Sensory Writing Tray

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.

A large tray of PVA glue for mark-making - also great for supporting gross motor movement & pattern making as well as more fine-motor dexterity (",)

A large tray of PVA glue for mark-making - also great for supporting gross motor movement pattern making as well as more fine-motor dexterity (",)

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 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-o

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

Christmas Activities

Firework-inspired mark making in glitter from Rachel (",)

Firework-Inspired

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 :)

Make Your Own Paintbrushes for Kids! Click for tutorial and to read about the importance of playing with textures in early childhood

DIY Paintbrushes for Kids

Fun and easy DIY paintbrushes that get kids creating! Use with different "textures" of paint for even more possibilities. These are fun for every day painting or would make a great activity for a kids art themed party.


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