Learning Activities

Kandinsky for Kids Lines and Circles

Invite your child to look at a famous work of art and then set them the challenge of creating their own mini master piece. Make a start with our creative Kandinsky for Kids Lines and Circles Art Activity. In an attempt to broaden our artistic horizons we have been busy looking at pictures of famous works of art together. It has been enlightening to hear my own kids thoughts and opinions as we have looked through art books and websites together. And it has been… Read More

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Are you looking to inspire your child and develop their thirst for knowledge from an early age? It's never too early to introduce them to STEM activities. Start now with these fund hands-on Halloween STEM activities. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. STEM activities involve 1 or more of these disciplines to teach your child about the world around them. Introducing your child to fun STEM activities from a young age is a great way to encourage their interest in these… Read More

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Practice pre-writing skills in our Rainbow Rice Sensory Tray. Stimulate your pre-schoolers sense of touch, sight and sound, as they work they work on strengthening their fine motor skills in this sensory based learning activity. Supplies Rainbow Rice (see below) Gold Coins Shamrock Confetti Selection of Mark Making Tools - popsicle sticks, paintbrushes, play dough tools or pencils. Deep Tray Click here to receive a FREE copy of our eBook You will need: Rice Food coloring Zip-loc bags White vinegar Trays Add a cup of… Read More

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Shamrock CVC Word Building Game

Are you looking to liven up your literacy learning? Add a fun St Patrick's Day twist to your CVC word building in March. Perfect for kids in Kindergarten. My daughters Kindergarten class are flying through their letter sounds now and are well over half way through the alphabet. They are starting to blend these sounds together in class to make 3 letter CVC words (consonant, vowel, consonant). To help reinforce what she has been learning at school, we set up this fun Shamrock themed literacy… Read More

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Cat in the Hat CVC Word Building Game

Get ready for Dr Seuss Day on March 2nd with this sensory based literacy activity perfect for Kindergarten aged kids. Use the Cat in the Hat to help build and decode CVC Words.  It's all about building and decoding CVC Words (Consonant, Vowel, Consonant) for my daughters Kindergarten homework this term. To help make this a bit more interesting for her, I have been setting up themed CVC Word Activities for her to play with after her post-school snack  (attempt homework on an empty stomach at your… Read More

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dr seuss activities for kids

Did you know that it is Dr. Seuss day on the 2nd of March? Dr. Seuss was such a great inspiration: writing fun books so kids would fall in love with reading. It is no wonder there is a special day(some make it a week) set aside for Dr. Seuss inspired activities! Here are 25+ fun ideas if you want to celebrate the day too! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience and at no extra cost to you. Use a paper plate to… Read More

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DIY Love Bug Word Wand Literacy Aid

Encourage reluctant readers to love reading with a little help from their very own DIY Word Wand.  When your 4 year old comes in from school, homework is far from their mind. They want to eat, play and have a cuddle on the sofa. But the reality is homework has to be done. To help motivate my own daughter with her reading homework, we made some fun Word Wands. They are really helping to add a little magic to our reading time together, rather than… Read More

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Painting Christmas Lights is a classic Christmas activity. But instead of painting some this year, we have put them to good use in a simple Maths activity to reinforce the concept of making and carrying on patterns. Earlier this week I was helping Bella and her classmates to make patterns with coloured beads.  Her teacher had made cards with the patterns on for them to copy, continue and fill in by threading the different coloured beads onto a piece of string. To give Bella another… Read More

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Red Apple Reading App

Supporting my children's education at home is a big priority, but no easy undertaking when you have 3 kids working at 3 different grade levels. Time in the afternoon is limited, as we battle to fit in after school sports, playdates, arts and crafts projects and homework set by their school. So when I was asked to take a look at the Red Apple Reading, which is able to help support all 3 of my children in a fun and engaging way, I was excited… Read More

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Summer Learning Beach Name Collage Summer Learning Beach Name Collage

Head down to the beach and make a fun Name Collage using stones and pebbles. A fun learning activity for preschoolers working on name recognition. When the weather allows (and sometimes when it doesn't) we love to pack up a picnic and head down to our local beach. My kids go mad for a spot of hole digging (in pursuit of treasure usually), sandcastle building and paddling fun. It's also great to bring some of our activities down to the beach. There's nothing like a… Read More

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