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Poppy wreath Remembrance Day craft for children

Here’s an easy poppy craft that’s perfect for a Remembrance Day activity for children. You can use the same technique to make a poppy brooch, a poppy wreath or a display of poppies for your home, church or school. Poppy wreath Remembrance Day craft for kids We used watercolour paint to begin our... Show More Summary

Pumpkin decorating art party

For an alternative to a traditional Halloween party, try a pumpkin decorating art party! Pumpkin Art Party For our pumpkin art party we laid out an irresistible array of art materials including: acrylic paint :: PVC craft glue :: washi tape :: permanent Sharpie markers :: ribbons :: sequins :: tiny card squares... Show More Summary

Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science and Math Activities

I’m so pleased to share with you my new ebook! Take a look, get your copy while the launch price offer is on, and tell me what you think of the activities! ~ Cathy (You’ll find a link to this week’s regular Play Planner at the bottom of this post.) The Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science... Show More Summary

All you need for Halloween :: Play Planner

Here’s this week’s Play Planner Monday’s child is… adding Fizz, Pop, Bang to their math and science activities (come take a look at my new book!) Tuesday’s child is… playing pumpkin games Wednesday’s child is… doing spooky sums Thursday’s child is… enjoying Halloween sensory play Friday’s child is… celebrating with everything you need for... Show More Summary

Night sky sensory tub

This night sky sensory tub is great for sensory play and comes with ideas for hands-on math games. Night sky sensory tub There are many ways you can make a sensory tub but today’s version is based on rice. Uncooked rice has a nice texture for children to explore and if you store... ? Read More: Night sky sensory tub The post Night sky sensory tub appeared first on NurtureStore.

Diwali Rangoli Pattern

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, falls on Thursday 23rd October 2014. Celebrate it with the children by making a traditional Indian rangoli pattern.   Divali rangoli patterns Rangoli are traditional patterns used to decorate homes on special occasions. Show More Summary

Halloween math activities

Before you eat, let’s count, measure, estimate and graph using trick-or-teat candy for some fun Halloween math activities. Halloween math activities When we add some fun, hands-on play using interesting materials the whole atmosphere of our math learning changes. Show More Summary

Sneak peek of my next book! :: Play Planner

Fill your learning with Fizz, Pop, Bang! Something fabulous is on the way! Launching next Sunday 26th October 2014, my new ebook Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science and Math Activities will bring you 40 creative, hands-on projects for ages 3 to 8. Show More Summary

Yarn wrapped spider craft for Halloween

This ever so cute, not really scary yarn wrapped spider is easy to make and offers a great fine motor skills work out for little fingers. Yarn wrapped spider craft for kids I’ve been working with the Tots100 as one of their Bostik Bloggers, which means every so often they send me a box... Show More Summary

Diwali rangoli designs with colored salt

Diwali rangoli designs made with colored salt are a gorgeous sensory delight – and they’re really easy to make. Here’s how: Diwali rangoli patterns with colored salt DIY colored salt is really easy to make. All you need is some ordinary table salt and some paint. Show More Summary

#Argosmakeamonster Halloween competition :: Play Planner

Halloween’s on its way and to help make it even more crafty and fun, Argos are running a competition for our UK readers to win some awesome monster toys. How to enter the Argos Halloween competition Entrants can either draw, dress up, bake or craft a monster and share their pics on Facebook or... Show More Summary

Spooky sums Halloween math games

Here’s a frightfully fun set of spooky sums – a great Halloween maths game! Spooky sums Halloween math games These spooky little ghosts are a fun way to practise some maths facts with your children this Halloween. You can make a set to match whatever maths stage your child is working at – and they... Show More Summary

Salt dough candle holders for Diwali

Will you be celebrating Diwali with your children next month? I think observing festivals from many different cultures is a wonderful way to introduce  kids to the wider world.  The festival of lights is taking place on Sunday 3rd November 2013 and a creative way to mark the occasion by making some salt dough candle holders. ... Show More Summary

How do you use your easel? :: Play Planner

Join the chat on Instagram Have you joined us on instagram, where we’ve been swapping ideas for snack time, kids’ art displays and small world play? This week the Idea Swap is asking: How do you use your easel?  Take a photo of yours and share it on Instagram using #nurturestoreideaswap, and take a... Show More Summary

Geo-literacy world map activities for kids

Get to know the Earth with these geo-literacy world map activities for kids with a global perspective. Geo-literacy world map activities for kids Our favourite new toy is a big world map. We picked it up in a local bookstore (but you can find plenty online) and have been using it ever since... Show More Summary

Fall writing station with leaf print books

The essential ingredients for an irresistible fall writing station, including leaf print books for seasonal stories and sketching. Fall writing station with leaf print books Sometimes, simply regrouping what you have and presenting things in a different way is all the invitation children need to jump into long-forgotten materials. Show More Summary

Pine cone math station

This hands-on pine cone math station is a great investigation table that invites children to explore estimating, counting, size comparison, measuring weight and length, and recording data in a table – all while having fun. Pine cone math station We turned a bowl of pine cones, gathered on our walk in the woods, into... Show More Summary

Join the I Am Super capes project :: Play Planner

Share the positive power of play! There’s an amazing project called I Am Super capes that is on a mission to deliver super hero capes to children fighting illness, difficult circumstances or dealing with a disability. They send imagination, play and encouragement to children who need a boost. Show More Summary

Easy super hero cape :: I Am Super Capes

I believe in the power of play: to nurture children, help them learn, encourage them when they need it, lift spirits and sometimes bring healing. If you’re a regular reader of NurtureStore I know you’re as passionate about giving children...Show More Summary

Glow in the dark Halloween lanterns craft

These glow in the dark Halloween lanterns are easy to make and look fantastic when they are lit up. Glow in the dark Halloween lanterns crafts We originally made a set of owl lanterns for the Lantern Parade at the Just So Festival. The design was inspired by the gorgeous owl lanterns made... Show More Summary

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