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This easy kids fort for the backyard is a super space for kids to play in. It’s really easy and inexpensive to make, and is such a fun base for playing, relaxing and reading. Here’s how to make it, along with some extra ideas to fill it full of play and learning. Easy kids fort for the […] The post Easy kids fort for the backyard appeared first on NurtureStore.
Want to win The Garden Classroom? Hi there! Would you like to win a copy of my new book The Garden Classroom? There are two stops on my Blog Book Tour where you have the chance: head to The Artful Parent and Laughing Kids Learn to enter. Hope you have a great week with your […] The post Would you like to win The Garden Classroom? :: Play Planner appeared first on NurtureStore.
Pretend play is an important part of growing up. This simple tea party set-up is just right for toddlers and pre-schoolers – with a few added extras to really make the play fancy! Pretend play tea party L’s ultimate praise is to declare something ‘posh’ – and our teddy bears’ cafe this week was ever […] The post Making play posh appeared first on NurtureStore.
We can help our children learn by adding play, imagination and fun to our activities. Today we’re designing super stylish watches to learn how to tell the time. Learn to tell the time clock craft To make this homemade clock craft you’ll...Show More Summary
Here’s a favourite kids’ art idea from our archive: reverse printing painting. Reverse print painting We tried out some reverse print painting today. It was one of those fabulous ideas, which come from a child saying ‘I wonder what would...Show More Summary
Colourful, loud, and fun: make a set of rainbow noise makers and join in the Big Wild Rumpus party! Wild Rumpus rainbow noise makers To celebrate the reissuing of Maurice Sendak’s book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ we are joining in with The Big Wild Rumpus, hosted by Random House and Wild Rumpus. Show More Summary
Made from the finest twig you can find, this percussion stick musical instrument brings a magical sound to a wild rumpus party. How to make a percussion stick musical instrument To make your percussion stick you will need a fine stick. Show More Summary
Here’s a quick and simple way to make easy musical shakers that are colourful and noisy. How to make easy musical shakers These musical shakers are part of our Wild Rumpus band. Click through to see how to make a percussion stick, paper plate shakers and a rainstick. Show More Summary
Here’s an easy guide to show you how to make a rainstick musical instrument. How to make a rainstick musical instrument Have you ever heard a rainstick? It makes a lovely, gentle sound which does sound just like a shower of rain, and is very soothing. Show More Summary
Turn a simple paper plate into a colourful, noisy, musical shaker. How to make a paper plate musical shaker This is a nice and easy way to make a homemade musical instrument. It’s great for toddlers and preschool to make. To start, you’ll need to pick something to make your noise. Show More Summary
Hi everyone! Big news for me this week is that my new book The Garden Classroom was published! It’s my first print book and it’s rather exciting seeing it popping up on Amazon, on Facebook, and on Instagram, as people are getting hold of copies of it and starting to try out the ideas in […] The post Come on tour with me! :: Play Planner appeared first on NurtureStore.
This kids art idea is a perfect rainy day activity – we’re painting with the rain! Kids art :: painting with the rain Have you ever tried this combination? We’re using paint and rain drops to make art today. It’s very easy to do and produces unique effects every time. To try painting with the […] The post Kids art :: painting with the rain appeared first on NurtureStore.
Join us for a month of ideas, activities, interviews and giveaways to celebrate the launch of my new book The Garden Classroom. The Garden Classroom book tour Come on tour with me! All through April I’m going to be popping up on blogs around the world as some of my lovely friends help me host The […] The post The Garden Classroom book tour appeared first on NurtureStore.
Our sunflowers are go! Hello! What does Easter look like in your house? Do you celebrate it, or Passover, or another spring festival? I’m always interested in hearing how other families mark the start of spring, especially as we have so many international readers. Show More Summary
A favourite spot in our garden classroom, this fairy garden design is great for promoting magical imaginary play, and a delight for the senses. How to make a fairy garden for magical imaginary play We’ve had this imaginary play section in our garden classroom in one form or another for about five years. Show More Summary
This potion lab is one of those fantastic, easy kitchen science experiments that you can set up at home, or in class, for lots of interesting, hands-on, discovery. Easy kitchen science experiments :: Potion Lab You can watch a documentary, or read a book, but nothing beats learning by doing it yourself. Show More Summary
our garden classroom this week Just for Play Planner readers Did you know the very first edition of this Play Planner went out on July 17th 2011? I’ve been writing it every week since then, and I know some of you have been reading along since that first summer. Show More Summary
This classic children’s science project is easy to set up and amazing to watch – try the colour changing flowers experiment. Colour changing flowers experiment Want to see flowers change colour right before your eyes? It looks like magic but is full of the wonder of science! To try this simple science experiment... Show More Summary
This paper plate spring wreath is great for toddlers and preschool. It’s easy to make and ever so pretty! Paper plate spring wreath for preschool I love using recycled and everyday materials for art and crafts, and this pretty spring wreath is made from an egg carton and a paper plate. Show More Summary
Three gorgeously easy ways to dye Easter eggs, using shaving foam, oil and crayons. Gorgeously easy ways to dye Easter eggs We host an annual egg rolling contest each Easter, which is closely fought between grandparents, cousins and grandchildren. Show More Summary