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Sensory play ice painting with frozen paint

This ice painting process art idea, taken from my new ebook and online art course for families Art Spark, includes the extra sensory element of coldness. It’s a fun hands-on activity, particularly good as an outdoor art exploration and for keeping cool on hot summer days. Show More Summary

The benefits of process art for children – free printable poster

This extract from my new book Nurture Art looks at the benefits of process art for children. There’s a free poster and links to more process art resources that you can use with your children to help them explore art and exercise their creative muscles. Show More Summary

Fun process art painting with pipettes

Painting with pipettes is a fun process art project that combines sensory play, art and science. It’s one of the projects included in my Art Spark resources which will give you everything you need to start a joyful art practice with your children. Show More Summary

Yarn painting process art for kids

This yarn painting process art idea is a great sensory project, combining the texture of the yarn with colorful paints. It’s one of the techniques you can explore in my new Art Spark resources. How to explore yarn painting MaterialsShow More Summary

How to make homemade watercolor paints recipe

It’s very easy and inexpensive to make your own watercolor paints. Here’s a ‘how to’ taken from my new book Art Spark with several ideas for homemade watercolor paint recipes and links to famous art example that use paint made from natural ingredients. Show More Summary

Top 5 tips to turn your child into a reading rock star

If you’re looking for ways to help your child learn to read and write, especially if you want quick, practical and fun ideas, try these top five tips from the Raising a Rock-Star Reader book. Books unlock so much opportunity for ourShow More Summary

Art Spark online art course for children and families

Save the date! I’m launching a super new art project and I would love you to join in. Coming in November there will be two new resources for you to download: Nurture Art :: an inspiring and practical guide to nurturing a creative, joyful...Show More Summary

Firework crafts and cookies

These firework crafts are cookies are great whether you’re celebrating 4th July, Diwali, New Year or Bonfire Night on 5th November. All the ideas are child-friendly – no noisy bangs, but some yummy edible fireworks and gorgeous craft ideas. Show More Summary

Firework paintings

 Our best sensory play ideas all in one place. Click through to get your copy of our Super Sensory Invitations to Play resources, and don’t miss the October special offer! My daughter had so much fun making these firework paintings!Show More Summary

Autumn art from The Garden Classroom

We’ve been combining two activities from my book The Garden Classroom this week to create some beautiful autumn art. Taking the idea of leaf art and adding it to my Sticky Picture frames, here’s what we made. To make the frame: bind the twigs together with thread or yarn. Show More Summary

Tape resist process art project for autumn

Explore the colours of the season and an interesting art technique with this process art project using tape and metallic paint. Tape resist process art project for autumn This three step process art project is great for children of all ages, from babies upwards. Show More Summary

How to make a corn dolly craft for a harvest celebration

Reviving a traditional English craft, we’re making corn dolly crafts, perfect for a harvest celebration. How to make a corn dolly craft for a harvest celebration I remember making corn dollies as a child for our school harvest festival. Show More Summary

The 21 best homeschool blogs to follow

NurtureStore welcomes everyone. Our resources are designed to be useful, do-able and inclusive for children whether you are at home, in school, or mixing and matching. Today we’re talking about home education, with my pick of the best blogs for homeschoolers. Show More Summary

How to homeschool science

Wondering how to homescool science? This resource will help you plan your homeschool science curriculum and is packed full of useful links to online science resources for children, and a fun collection of hands-on science experiments you can try at home. Show More Summary

10 beautiful homemade fall wreath art projects

Ten simple ideas for beautiful homemade fall wreath projects, using a variety of gorgeous art techniques, suitable for kids of all ages. 10 beautiful homemade fall wreath art projects It’s the autumn equinox this week on Wednesday 23rd September marking the official start of the autumn season. Show More Summary

It’s all change with the Play Planner

Hello there! Are you looking for the weekly Play Planner? We’ve upgraded our service which means you will now find the Play Planner only available via email. If you are already a subscriber, check your inbox as this week’s edition will be there waiting for you. Show More Summary

10 reasons to use mind maps with children to plan your homeschool

Clever ideas for how to use mind maps with your children to plan your homeschool. How to use mind maps to plan your learning A mind map is a visual way to make notes or get organised. It’s a great way to map out a project of any kind:...Show More Summary

Want to take a peek around my classroom? :: Play Planner

Want to take a peek around my classroom? Hello everyone! We’re heading back to (home)school this week and we’ve been painting, cleaning and sorting our play room / classroom / art studio space to get it ready. Want to see where we hang out? There are some photos over on Instagram. Show More Summary

45+ fall sensory play activities

Click each link to discover some fun-filled fall sensory play activities  Autumn tree collage: ripping and tearing paper Touchy-feely letter and maths games with autumn leaves Rangoli patterns for Diwali Eye-catching art pumpkins Roly-poly...Show More Summary

Watercolour autumn leaf alphabet sorts and letter games

This watercolour autumn leaf alphabet is a pleasure to create and great for lots of hands-on alphabet sorts, letter learning and spelling games. Watercolour autumn leaf alphabet sorts and letter games I want the materials we have for our learning to be a pleasure to use. Show More Summary

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