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. What is STEM? 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… Read More


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 How to Make Rainbow Rice You will need: Rice Food coloring Zip-loc bags White vinegar… Read More


How would you prefer to learn about Fractions? Colouring in a picture of a chocolate bar or getting hands on with the real thing? We took the hands on approach with my son’s Maths homework this week, to make Fractions Fun for him (and provide a mid afternoon energy boost for mum!) Supplies This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. 3 Paper plates Marker pens Bar of chocolate and/or chocolate buttons Ahead of the activity Mark out the first paper plate as 1 whole, divide… Read More


Does your preschooler like googly eyes? My daughter LOVES them, so I put some to good use in an activity to work on her number recognition, counting and number ordering skills. If I had to name one craft supply that I couldn’t live without, it would definitely be googly eyes (with bubble wrap coming a close second!). Googly eyes are such a fun and frivolous item to use in arts and crafts activities with your kids. My own kids can’t get enough of them in… Read More


Are you looking for a fun activity to teach your child about measuring things? Getting hands on with an arts and crafts project is a great way to engage kids in new learning concepts. Have fun learning with our Scarecrow Collage. This week on the 2nd Grade Blog Hop, we are sharing ideas for scarecrow learning activities.  Our activity uses my son’s love of collage art, to help explain the concept of measuring the height and width of something. In this case a scarecrow collage. You… Read More

basic fractions apples

Gets hands on with an apple to explain basic fractions to your second grader. Over here at Crafty Kids at Home, I love to get all 3 of my children involved in most of our activities. However, now that my eldest son is moving up into 2nd Class (equivalent to 2nd Grade) when he goes back to school later this month, I plan to support his growing needs with an activity all of his own once a week. To help motivate me with this new… Read More


Make maths for kids fun with this pretend play cafe activity using real money.   We have really been enjoying Peakle Pie’s Cool Maths for Kids series and we are delighted to be joining in with a maths activity of our own. We were set the challenge of working money into our maths for kid’s activity. We decided to set up our own Café and combine our love for cutting and sticking into our pretend play activity using real money. My own childhood memories of… Read More


Beat the summer slump with these summer break learning prompts for kids aged 5+. After what felt like an endless final few weeks to the end of the school year, we are finally enjoying our summer break. Keeping up with the pace of getting three kids up and out on time each morning, then running errands and entertaining my 3 year old daughter, before dashing back to school to pick up the boys again, then tackling homework and household chores, has really taken its toll… Read More

5 little ducks felt play mat

Does your child love the nursery rhyme “The 5 Little Ducks?” Are you looking for a new way to engage your preschooler in a maths activity? Then combine the two and make this fun felt activity which can be used again and again! We are really enjoying being part of the Rhyme Time blog hop, celebrating our favourite nursery rhymes with some of our blogging buddies.  We have already shared ideas for Old Macdonald, I’m a Little Tea Pot and Mary, Mary Quite Contrary. Today… Read More


Add some love to learning this Winter with our Love Heart Number Recognition Butterflies Matching Game.  It’s freezing outside, so to warm up our number learning we introduced colourful hearts into a number recognition game. Plus moving the pegs around really helped to warm our hands and fingers up (and help strengthen our fine motor skills). Playing Love Heart Number Recognition Butterflies This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Supplies Large Heart Cutter Pink and Red Paper Black Marker Pen 5 Clothes Pins Ahead… Read More