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Rainbow activities :: art, science and sensory play

Add some color to your learning with our Rainbow Fun complete lesson plans. This set of resources gives you everything you need to plan a program of art projects, science experiments, recipes, games and songs, all with a rainbow theme. Rainbow activities :: Rainbow Fun This comprehensive resource is written by MaryLea Harris and draws... Show More Summary

No salt play dough recipe :: taste safe, gluten free sensory play

The BBC reported this week that homemade play dough can contain enough salt to poison children. It said no fatalities have been reported, but advised that children should be watched carefully when playing with any play dough. It didn’t offer any alternative recipes that contain little or no salt, and it didn’t say that play dough... Show More Summary

Sensory bags for babies, toddlers and beyond

These sensory bags made using gel are wonderful for using our senses of touch and sight, and combine especially well with the sunshine. Here’s how to make them and ideas for using them for sensory play activities. Sensory bags for babies, toddlers and beyond  These sensory bags are great for: - sensory play... Show More Summary

Back to school craft :: Words of the Year

Head back to school with an art project that inspires :: we’re painting our Words of the Year! Back to school Words of the Year Hello September.  After a wonderful summer of beaches and rivers and festivals, we are all happy to see the first few signs of autumn appearing. Show More Summary

Just So festival fabulous :: Play Planner

Tales from the Just So Festival We were very lucky to be invited back as guests to the Just So Festival this summer. If you’ve never heard of this festival before you are in for as treat as, whether you can attend in person or you’re following their Facebook page and newsletter, (which is worth signing... Show More Summary

Creative writing for kids using peg dolls

Stepping away from paper and pencil can be a great way to spark enthusiastic, creative writing for kids. Here’s how we use puppets and peg dolls to get some stories started. Creative writing for kids using peg dolls Have you ever made peg dolls with your children? Mine love them. Show More Summary

New look NurtureStore :: Play Planner

NurtureStore has a new look! If you’re reading this by email click though and take a look at the new-look site. Hope you like it! Michelle from Mollymoo Crafts has helped make it look all new and fancy. And I’ve been busy behind the scenes, organising the archive... Show More Summary

100 sensory play activities

100 sensory play activities All the activities at NurtureStore encourage a hands-on, multi-sensory approach. Here you will find an index of sensory play activities by material.   {You’ll also find many more our math, language and literacy and art archive.} If you like play-based, sensory learning, pop your e-mail address in the box below... Show More Summary

Fill your autumn with art! :: Play Planner

  Fill you autumn with art – for half price! Want to head back to school with some gorgeous art projects? And grab yourself a bargain? This week NurtureStore added three new ebooks to our shop, and they’re launching with a half-price sale. Exploring Great Artists, is a series of three ebooks by MaryLea... Show More Summary

Homemade puffy paint recipe

This homemade puffy paint recipe is really quick and easy to make. With just four household ingredients, you’ll be ready for some fun art and sensory play in minutes. Homemade puffy paint recipe To make our homemade puffy paint recipe we use: a teacup of shaving foam a quarter teacup of PVA /... Show More Summary

Exploring Great Artists :: complete art lesson plans

Our Exploring Great Artists ebooks give you everything you need to create your own colorful units to study art at home or in your classroom.  Each volume features a broad range of artists, creative art techniques, and interesting ideas for materials to explore. Show More Summary

Homemade cloud dough recipe :: hands-on math activities

This colourful homemade cloud dough recipe uses just three ingredients and is great for sensory play and some hands-on math activities. Homemade cloud dough recipe To make this cloud dough recipe you’ll need four measures of plain (all purpose) flour to one measure of oil. You can use baby oil if you would like... Show More Summary

Sand castles and life skills :: Play Planner

Kids activities all week long with NurtureStore’s Play Planner If you’d like to have a copy of the weekly play planner delivered straight to your e-mail in box, just pop your e-mail address in the box below. The planner will arrive on a Sunday, ready and waiting with a week’s worth of play ideas for... Show More Summary

100 kids literacy & language activities

100 kids literacy and language activities Our approach to literacy and language activities is through play-based, multi-sensory learning. While children are having fun and thinking creatively, they are learning about spelling, reading,...Show More Summary

Soothing lavender sensory tub

This soothing lavender sensory tub is just the thing for a hot summer’s day, or just before bedtime. Soothing lavender sensory tub Lavender is one of my favourite herbs and fragrances to use with children, as it is so refreshing and calming. Show More Summary

101 Kids Activities book :: Play Planner

101 Kids Activitites Have you got a copy of 101 Kids Activitites from Holly Homer and Rachel Miller at Kids Activities Blog yet? It’s full of quick-to-set-up, fun, creative ideas for children from around 3-years-old all the way up to around 12-years-old. Whether your kids like art, craft, games, pranks or science, they’ll find... 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 he math of shapes, colour mixing, geometry and more; storytelling and language development as they draw characters, create... Show More Summary

Frozen math games

These frozen math games are great for multi-sensory learning. Frozen math games We’ve been using ice as our math maniplatives this week, to add a different sensory experience to our learning. I made some simple number ice blocks using wooden numbers (from the scrapbooking section of the craft store) and a chocolate mould.... Show More Summary

Keep cool and craft on :: Play Planner

Kids activities all week long with NurtureStore’s Play planner If you’d like to have a copy of the weekly play planner delivered straight to your e-mail in box, just pop your e-mail address in the box below. The planner will arrive on a Sunday, ready and waiting with a week’s worth of play ideas for... Show More Summary

100 hands-on, creative math activities for kids

Hands-on, multi-sensory, creative math activities At NurtureStore, we specialise in learning through hands-on, creative play. Here are over 100 of our favourite creative math activities for kids that offer a fun, multi-sensory approach. Show More Summary

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