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Want to see my brand new book? :: Play Planner

Hey everyone! May I please introduce you all to my brand new book, The Garden Classroom. I’m so excited to share it with you because I’m hoping it will be exactly what you need to help your fill your children’s spring, summer and beyond with lots of hands-on learning inspired by the garden. Regular readers will... Show More Summary

Our Garden Classroom plan for 2015

Ready to plan your garden? Here’s how we’re using our Garden Classroom this year, with our small vegetable garden plan. Our Garden Classroom plan for 2015 Our garden space is tiny. We live on the edge of a city in the UK, in a Victorian house, so our back yard is surrounded with... Show More Summary

The Garden Classroom

Transform your science and math, reading and writing, imaginative play, and arts and crafts all through garden-based activities. The Garden Classroom offers a whole year of outdoors play and learning ideas, however big or small your outdoor space – and comes with a lovely, free gift. Welcome to The Garden Classroom Your garden, no... Show More Summary

What are your garden plans for spring? :: Play Planner

Tell me about your spring plans Hey there! Did you have a good week with your kids? We had a great time celebrating Chinese New Year – we cooked up a feast and the girls loved grinding their own five-spice in our new pestle and mortar. Show More Summary

Melted bead suncatchers with The Artful Year

I have such a pretty project to share with you today: how to make melted bead garlands – one of the wonderful activities from Jean Van’t Hul’s new book The Artful Year. How to make melted bead suncatchers Jean Van’t Hul’s new book The Artful Year is packed with perfect projects you can enjoy with... Show More Summary

Rainbow themed math activities

Here’s a whole range of rainbow themed math activities, part of our rainbow activities unit. Rainbow themed maths activities Our first set of math games are played using this DIY set of rainbow-coloured paper rolls and circular pieces of gold card. Show More Summary

Spring crafts :: beautiful daffodil bunting

Here’s one of my all-time favourite spring crafts – daffodil bunting. After the dark winter months when there’s been very little growing in our garden it’s always such a joy to see the bright green stems of daffodils peeping up. This spring craft lets you bring that happiness inside and wrap it right around the... Show More Summary

Want to ask me a question? :: Play Planner

Want to ask me a question? Hey tribe! Do you follow NurtureStore on Facebook? We have such a lovely community there. Everyday I see people tagging friends and colleagues, and sharing on our ideas. I love being part of this group – I feel like I have found my tribe of people who love... Show More Summary

Beautiful daffodil pinwheels :: St David’s Day craft

Celebrate St David’s Day or Dydd G?yl Dewi Sant by making this spring flower craft : daffodil pinwheels. I think they look so cheery that they’d be great to make on any spring day – and a vase of them would make a lovely Mothers’ Day gift. Show More Summary

Chinese New Year activities

Looking for Chinese New Year activities? We have a complete resource, all in one place. A complete resource for Chinese New Year crafts and activities To help you plan your activities, here is our full Chinese New Year archive, organised by topic. You can click each link to get to the full details of each activity, and use the... Show More Summary

Learn to count to ten in Chinese

Learn to count to ten in Chinese with a sensory writing tray. Learn to count to ten in Chinese :: sensory writing tray We’re using all our senses to learn how to count to ten in Chinese, as part of our Chinese New Year activities; combining this free printable of Chinese numbers with a sensory... Show More Summary

Chinese New Year sensory play with spice play dough

Enjoy some red and gold-themed sensory play inspired by Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year sensory play with spice play dough I used my favourite no cook play dough recipe to make this Chinese-inspired play dough, adding red food colouring and some Chinese spices for scent: star anise, cinnamon and cloves. Show More Summary

Chinese New Year dragon puppet craft

A glorious, recycled dragon craft – perfect as a Chinese New Year dragon puppet, or for storytelling any time. How to make a Chinese dragon puppet My daughter is a huge dragon fan. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen her dragon sketches and models making a regular appearance. Show More Summary

Valentine lollipops crispy cake recipe

If lollipops make your heart go giddy-up this Valentine crispy cake recipe is for you! Just three ingredients (with a few added decorations) and about 20 minutes to make, it’s a recipe the kids can do by themselves with a little supervision. Here’s how we made them and at the end you’ll find a printable... Show More Summary

How to make Chinese lanterns

Two pretty ways to make easy Chinese lanterns: they’re great Chinese New Year crafts for kids and a fun way to work on scissor skills. How to make Chinese lanterns Did you see the red and gold Chinese sensory paintings we made? We used some of them to make our lanterns. For... Show More Summary

Chinese New Year activity :: sensory painting

This Chinese New Year activity takes inspiration from the traditional colours of the festival for some sensory, process painting. Chinese New Year sensory process art For a simple, sensory art activity to go along with Chinese New Year celebrations, we took inspiration from the colours of the festival to create some glittery pictures. ... Show More Summary

Symmetry art: Valentine love hearts

Symmetry art is a classic childhood painting activity and it works so well as a Valentine craft. Here’s one of our favourite Valentine ideas, mixing maths and art. Symmetry art: love hearts To start you’ll need lots and lots of love hearts. Show More Summary

Seasonal sensory tubs for every month

You can use sensory tubs for the pure delight of exploring the senses, as a way to calm or stimulate children, and also for maths, literacy and imaginary play. See our guide on how to make a sensory tub and then use these seasonal ideas to make sensory tubs for each month of the year. ... Show More Summary

Would you tell someone about me? :: Play Planner

Recommend a friend for freebies! Hi everyone. I hope you’ve had a good week. We celebrated my elder daughter’s 12th birthday party with a house full of friends and family. I love that she’s now old enough to bake her own birthday cake. Show More Summary

Valentine math station

This Valentine math station is packed full of ideas for math discovery and math games. And don’t miss the Valentine-themed literacy, art and science ideas featured at the end. Valentine math station My children love math stations. The novelty of a themed one always grabs their attention, and they love the variety of activities on... Show More Summary

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