Blog Profile / NurtureStore


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Archived Since:November 16, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Be a sailor: make a boat!

A simple junk model craft idea to make a cardboard box boat, along with some pirate themed play ideas. Be a sailor: make a boat My daughter loves all things ocean at the moment, and with a trip to the seaside coming up in a few weeks she’s thinking about how she might like to […] The post Be a sailor: make a boat! appeared first on NurtureStore.

Ready for a whole year of exploring through the senses? :: Play Planner

Ready for a whole year of exploring through the senses? Hi everyone! My new ebook Super Sensory Invitations to Play is launching next Saturday 1st August. It is packed with good stuff! invitations to explore all five senses: discovery...Show More Summary

100 kids art projects

100 kids art projects Exploring art is such an important part childhood (and beyond!) With just a simple set of materials you are giving your child the opportunity to explore the math of shapes, colour mixing, geometry and more; storytelling...Show More Summary

Flower mandala designs for children

Combine natural, sensory materials, art, math and a little meditation and make some pretty flower mandala designs. Flower mandala designs for children A mandala is a circular symbol, often seen in Hinduism and Buddhism, which represents the universe. Show More Summary

Behind the scenes :: Play Planner

A peek behind the scenes Hi everyone! Want to follow NurtureStore on Instagram? For a peek behind these scenes, play ideas, art ideas and probably lots of cake, you can find me here. Hope you have a great week with your children – Cathy...Show More Summary

Painting sunflowers

Art inspired by nature, and using an interesting combination of watercolour paint and fine markers, we’re paining sunflowers. Painting sunflowers Sunflowers are a magnificent plant to grow in your garden. They’re easy to grow, statuesque, and beautiful, and as they are loved by bees, they are very beneficial too. Show More Summary

Something marvellous :: Play Planner

Thanks so much for all the votes on the new book cover. It was closely split between the two options. All will be revealed on August 1st. Hope you have a great week with your children – Cathy If you have a friend who would like to receive this Play Planner too, please invite them […] The post Something marvellous :: Play Planner appeared first on NurtureStore.

Shell mandalas :: math and art

These shell mandalas are a great lesson in math and art. Shell mandalas What to do with a bucket of shells? One art idea we return to often is making mandalas, but we’d never made one from shells before. Time to give it a try! We started by sorting out our shells into groups, matching […] The post Shell mandalas :: math and art appeared first on NurtureStore.

Naked egg experiment with Tinkerlab

Here’s a super fun kids’ science experiment from the Tinkerlab book :: we’re making naked eggs that bounce! How to make a naked egg Have you got your copy of the new Tinkerlab book yet? Rachelle Doorley has filled it with playful experiments that encourage children to explore, tinker and discover. Show More Summary

Paper plate moon Ramadan craft

This paper plate moon and stars is a pretty but easy to make Ramadan craft for kids. Paper plate moon Ramadan craft To make our Ramadan craft we started by cutting out a crescent moon and star from a paper plate. Younger children may need a bit of help with this part, and then they can […] The post Paper plate moon Ramadan craft appeared first on NurtureStore.

Art journal ideas for kids to scrapbook their summer

Prep your art journals for sketching, doodling, writing and memory keeping – great summer scrapbook ideas. Art journal ideas for kids to scrap book their summer The first of July was the start of our two month summer schedule, whereShow More Summary

Pick your favourite book cover! :: Play Planner

Decisions, decisions! Will you help me decide which cover to go with for Super Sensory Invitations to Play? It’s launching on August 1st and I’m just putting the finishing touches to it, but I can’t decide on a cover. Which one to you...Show More Summary

Sand sunflowers :: sensory art inspired by flowers

Combining nature study, sensory play and some transient art, we’re making sand sunflowers inspired by the flowers in our garden classroom. Sand sunflowers :: sensory art inspired by flowers June and July is when our Garden ClassroomShow More Summary

Glitter butterfly craft

Here’s a glitter butterfly craft from our archive to celebrate the fact that we spotted our first butterfly in the garden this week! Glitter Butterfly Craft If you’re a member of the Nurturestore Facebook community you’ll know we’ve been raising five caterpillars over the last few weeks. Show More Summary

Permission to relax and enjoy :: Play Planner

Thank you! Thank you SO much for all the replies to my questions about the new book last week. It was so great to hear from so many of you. I love to get a little peek at what you’re playing and doing with your children, and I loved hearing about their adventures with sensory […] The post Permission to relax and enjoy :: Play Planner appeared first on NurtureStore.

5 must-do activities for every summer bucket list

There are over one thousand free activities to pick from on NurtureStore. We have suggestions for creative play and learning spanning math, literacy, science, art, craft, and more. But here’s the thing: you don’t need to do them all....Show More Summary

12 fun scissor skills activities

Learning to use scissors can take lots of practise. We can incorporate scissor skills as part of our every day activities, such as helping to chop herbs to go with our dinner, or include them in our play and learning activities. Here’s...Show More Summary

Scissor skills activity with flowers

Combining scissor skills with sensory play, let’s go pick some flowers! Scissor skills activity with flowers Do you encourage your children to pick flowers, or tell them not to? When I asked this question recently on the NurtureStore facebook page there was a variety of answers. Show More Summary

Learning scissor skills with jelly sensory play

Colourful, scented, sticky and fun: we’re learning scissor skills with jelly sensory play. Learning scissor skills with jelly sensory play Sometimes my daughter talks me into things. I remember jelly (jello) fondly from my childhood birthday parties when it used to be served with a satisfying plop on top of a bowl of ice cream. Show More Summary

Can I get your opinion on my next book? :: Play Planner

Can I get your opinion on my next book? I’m just putting the finishing touches to my next ebook, Super Sensory Invitations to Play, which is coming out in August. I want to make it as useful as possible, so could you spare me one minute...Show More Summary

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