Superhero spoons

I've had a bag full of wooden spoons laying around for the past year or so. I had intended to use them for phonics related activities but just hadn't got around to it. I saw a few ideas online for wooden spoon uses in Early Years and knowing I had a lot of children in … Continue reading Superhero spoons


I love you to pieces!

We wanted to make cards like this for Valentine's day but didn't have any loose puzzle pieces around, especially not enough for thirty-five children's cards. Luckily, a local scrap store did. I recently completed a course in play-work and was enlightened to the usefulness of scrap stores for finding cheap resources, especially for crafts and … Continue reading I love you to pieces!

Laminated leaves, spooky spiders and rangoli rice

The weeks leading up to Halloween and Bonfire Night are my favourite time of year. They are particularly great opportunities for themed activities. Firstly, I would like to share a simple Autumn activity. We collected leaves from the ground and used sticky back plastic and paper plates to create effective sun catchers. These looked amazing … Continue reading Laminated leaves, spooky spiders and rangoli rice