ART AND CRAFT

CRAYON RUBBING

Another fun way to make marks with young children. We used foam letters to form words and then placed a piece of paper over. Rubbing crayons over the surface of the paper to reveal the word. We made these round crayons by recycling old bits of broken crayons here

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
CHILDREN

TOOTHBRUSH SPLASH PAINTING

This is a fun and messy way to use paint. It will help strengthen finger muscles, coordination, sense of direction and hand-eye coordination. You can use this technique for different purposes: Lay a few objects on the surface then splattered paint over them to get a negative impression of them Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
ART AND CRAFT

NAME BUNTING

A little bit of fun while teaching to spell your child’s name. This will reinforce letter recognition, order, spelling as well as craft skills such as cutting , folding and gluing… YOU WILL NEED: Various coloured paper or thin card A string Scissors Glue Letter stamps (I got mine here) Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
ART AND CRAFT

SAND TRAY TRACING

A very tactile and practical way to learn to write. This is a Montessori Game: To develop coordination, fine motor skills and concentration. To reinforce pre-writing skills when using the letter cards. Tracing on sand helps the child develop confidence in forming letters and numbers in free hand style. The impermanence of a Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
CHILDREN

NAME – LETTERS ORDERING

YOU WILL NEED: Your child’s name printed (and laminated) onto card. Separate letters – for example: fridge magnets, or foam bath letters THE GAME: Let the child explore and arrange the letters of his/her name in the right order. He/she can copy the name card at first. When he/she feels Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
ART AND CRAFT

THANK YOU CARDS

I find that it is always a good idea to have a few Thank You cards ready. When a good design works, just make them in batches. YOU WILL NEED: Blank cards and envelops Craft punches: heart, flower, circle… Fun zigzag and other scissors such as these Fun patterned papers Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago