a salty, sensory experience We always have a healthy supply of salt on hand at kinder as we use it for our playdough and salt ceramic recipes. This week we raided our salt bucket and popped it into our large sensory tub for the children to have a play. (Later we will recycle it back into the bucket for other uses) We offered the children a selection of items … for them to scoop … and measure. Pour … funnel … and investigate with. Then again you need no tools at all to write and draw in the salt. They really enjoyed the sensory experience of sifting the salt through their fingers … and pouring it up their sleeves! It was interesting to listen to the children discussing in great depth whether or not it was in fact salt … OR was it sugar?! It was our delightful friend Hannah, as she drew pictures in the tub, who used her senses to conclude it was indeed salt but she did not taste it … “Listen” she said, “Feel this … I can smell it … it sounds like salt!” Hee hee hee … Good on you Hannah! Tags: funnels, salt, tubs
upcycled fabric + paper owls It’s been rainy in Oakland of late; I forgot how cool and crisp it can get here during the fall and winter rainy season. I’ve been breaking out the extra layers and lighting candles the past few days, and I’ve been wanting to find a fun and cozy project I could work on indoors while listening to the rain. Anne Weil of Flax & Twine created these fabric and cardboard owls as invitations to a party, but decided they were cute enough to also scatter about the house. I love the neutral, earthy color palette and the tiny gold touches. Thanks for sharing, Anne! Read the full how-to after the jump! Fall brings so many wonderful things. Materials paperboard (soda box, cracker box, cereal box)fabric scrapsowl templatecoordinating threadcraft glueround head fasteners (from office supply store)buttonssequins Tools sewing machinescissorshole punch Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. You’re done!
kids painting ideas By Cathy James on April 17th, 2012 This month the Kids Art Explorers have been enjoying a No Paint Brushes Allowed project. Creativity is encouraged when you set aside your everyday materials and try something different. The Kids Art Explorers celebrate the process of art: trying new things, having a go, being daring, making mistakes. We’re interested in how things turn out but much more focused on the fun we have along the way. Here’s a whole year’s worth of ideas for the fun you could have if you tried painting with something other than a paint brush. Click each word to discover a fabulous kids painting idea. Why paint with a paint brush when you could paint with a…? 1. 5. sponge 6. spaghetti 7. popcorn 8. cookie cutter 9. hand 10. pine cone 11. bubble wrap 12. celery 13. bubble wand 14. fishing rod 15. water bead 16. syringe 17. 18. body 19. ketchup bottle 20. tooth brush 21. paint popsicle 22. 27. foot 28. nail brush 29. feather 30. slide 31. okra 32. rubber band 33. magnet 34.
Plastiquem Tot i que la plàstica forma part de la vida quotidiana a les classes d'Infantil, un dia a la setmana fem una sessió especial. Als tallers de plàstica intentem oferir una àmplia gamma de materials per a que experimentin els nostres alumnes. Aquest curs 2013-14, els tallers estan relacionats al projecte general d'escola que gira al voltant del joc. Així doncs, els nens i nenes de 4 i 5 anys ja han realitzat les seves primeres produccions. Aquí us deixo una petita mostra. Minieco Tutorials By Kate on March 11, 2014 Hello! Last year I made some ‘origami bunny’ chocolate bar wrappers and I thought the bunny would look nice on these treat boxes. The design is really minimal and suitable for kids and grown-ups. If you want to make a real origami bunny then check out this post at howaboutorange. Are you making anything for Easter? The sun has finally started shining in the UK after a long, wet winter. // Pastel paper or thin card // Glue stick or double sided tape // Scissors // Something to score your paper with. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. - Cut along solid lines - Score and fold along dotted lines
Apex Elementary Art TAPES DE PRIMER Aquestes són unes tapes d’àlbum senzilles que s’adapten a totes les edats i es poden realitzar molt ràpidament. Cartolina negra Fulls de colorsRetalls de papers pintatsRetoladorsEmbolcalls de magdalenes TisoresColaPintura verda Bé veient les fotografies no cal gaires explicacions. Paper Chain People Paper Chain People Craft While putting together these Christmas paper chains, I decided to create several more paper chain templates of people, animals and fun shapes. My kids love making accordion fold paper chains – I guess sometimes the simplest kids crafts can also be the most satisfying! Check out all of the printable crafts on Craft Jr.! Kids Crafts, Printables & Kid Friendly Recipes