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Elmer Sensory Play

Elmer Sensory Play



Elmer Sensory Play play ideas for early years

I set about making a batch of rainbow rice and used our black tray to spread out the small amounts I made up. Once the rice was all placed out like that it reminded me right away of Elmer the patchwork elephant. It's a story we have been enjoying through the day as my daughter has the collection of stories. We got the collection for £10 in a local school book fair. 10 books for £10!
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Petal Butterfly Sun Catcher Craft

Petal Butterfly Sun Catcher Craft


Petal Butterfly Sun Catcher Craft


Today I want to share with you a beautiful craft that we did making butterfly sun catchers using petals! As flowers have been on the turn in the garden I have been regularly de-heading plants which has encouraged lots of new growth. It stops the energy from going into stems that are dying off and instead that energy goes into the new shoots and stems. 

As many of the petals are still pretty beautiful I like to use them in crafts and activities before they head to the gardening recycle bin.

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Nature Binocular Scanners

Nature Binocular Scanners


Nature Binocular Scanners - Forest School Ideas


Going out walking has been what's kept us going over the last 3 months with lockdown being enforced. Yesterday we ventured out together and I can't express how much I needed that time out to recharge for the week ahead. Whilst out yesterday I packed a bag with a couple of activities for the children to do whilst they were out in the woods. Usually we would create at home and take things with us already made but it was a game changer taking our crafting outdoors in the woods for a change.
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DIY Cardboard Space Rocket

DIY Cardboard Space Rocket


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DIY Cardboard Space Rocket


With 3 Space fascinated children I created a rocket for them to launch off into space, complete with twinkling stars. My daughter has always had a space fascination. After some bedtime stories the boys have also started to ask questions and show a real interest for the topic space. I love when the children show what they're interested in and I always love to support their interests. 
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