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Invitation To Create: Build A Bug. Open ended creative insect paper craft for kids. Great for color recognition & fine motor development. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.

Invitation To Create: Build A Bug

Invitation To Create: Build A Bug. Open ended creative insect paper craft for kids. Great for color recognition & fine motor development. Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and elementary children.

Tissue Paper Butterflies
Spring ThemePreschool CraftsSpring ActivitiesSun CatchersTissue Paper Crafts

Tissue Paper Butterflies

Using liquid starch, we glued multicolored 2" tissue paper squares onto wax paper, covering it entirely. Students used one finger to hold down a corner of the tissue square making it is easier to keep it in place and straight while they brushed the liquid starch over it. The tissue should be completely wet but not dripping. Try not to let puddles of starch form. It really lengthens the drying time. I have the children place each square so that it overlaps the previous ones. It is important…

Mini beast collages made with garden bits :)

Mini beast collages made with garden bits :)

How To Make A Minbeast Hotel: using an old container, soil, damp stones and rotten wood to create hiding places. A wonderful child-led activity.

How To Make A Minibeast Hotel

There's one activity that The Boy has been desperate to do all Summer; make a minibeast hotel! Last week we were playing in the garden when he spotted his old and battered wheelbarrow, went in search of a trowel, and decided that he'd had enough of waiting for me, and started doing it himself.

Always good to find something different to do with a Tuff Spot. Great for motor skills and also talking about textures and materials. (missamyp)

Always good to find something different to do with a Tuff Spot. Great for motor skills and also talking about textures and materials. (missamyp)

Investigation Area - life cycle of a butterfly.
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Early Years ideas from Tishylishy

Early Years ideas from Tishylishy. 71,083 likes · 567 talking about this. Sharing photos, provision enhancements and outcomes from my EYFS class and the...

Using thin paint brushes to decorate pasta shells. EYFS

Using thin paint brushes to decorate pasta shells. EYFS

Simple bug hotel for children to make from Red Ted Art (",)

Simple Bug Hotel for Kids - Red Ted Art - Make crafting with kids easy & fun

A great way to get the kids out in the garden and exploring is this oh so simple Bug Hotel for Kids! Fun and easy to make, great for discovery.

Observation station, observe mini beasts, plants, herbs with magnifying glasses, pots, cloud viewers/windows, adjectives, minibeast hunt
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Observation station, observe mini beasts, plants, herbs with magnifying glasses, pots, cloud viewers/windows, adjectives, minibeast hunt

Snail and the whale
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Ideas - Hobbycraft Blog

Looking for something to keep the kids preoccupied? Whether it be for 15 or 50 minutes you'll be sure to find something in this round up of the best animal crafts for kids.

Chalk Portraits - this could be good outdoor fun with younger students

Summer Diary Day 66: Chalk Portraits

Dear summer diary, The girls were playing with sidewalk chalk & I immediately ran outside to partake in the fun & to lead them in the fun ...

Minibeasts in the sand tray with leaves, sticks, stones & water (",)
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SWAMP II

Every year I like to set up a "Swamp" in the sensory table. The swamp from last year is here . It featured a tray with the leaves, stick...

Bug splat tricky words

Bug splat tricky words

Maths challenge with The Very Hungry Caterpillar theme. I made the caterpillar and butterfly for the children to stick the coloured circles onto. Will be encouraging symmetry and patterning.