Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Recycled Fairy Garden

Here is a fairy garden that is kid size, versatile, robust, interesting and easy and to make.
More importantly, it is made entirely from recycled materials.

We started with some tree cookie stumps for fairy seats.

An old electrical cable for a fairy table.

A little red and white paint.

A cute little fairy garden for all to enjoy!!

Why don't you have a go at making your own fairy garden?

Monday, 16 January 2017

Natural Alphabet

Alphabet Sorting

I drew a grid on a piece of calico and wrote the the letters of the alphabet in every square (you could use paper, card or any material). I then used anything from nature that I could write the alphabet on. Once you start looking your realise that there are loads of resources right at your fingertips. All of these nuts and leaves were found on the ground at the park across the road from my house. Don't you just love a resource that costs nothing! The gum nuts have been used before on the blog "Bringing Nature Inside".

See what natural resources you can find in your local area.
Have fun!!!

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Happy New Year

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are ready to make 2017 a sensational year!!! I have just returned from a beautiful family holiday feeling refreshed, positive and motivated for the year ahead. In 2016, I started several projects that I'm ready to get stuck into and launch this year - exciting times!!!
I also spent quite a bit of time on Instagram and learnt so much from fellow instagramers. I have found a wonderful Early Childhood community on Instagram that have been very supportive and encouraging. This week I thought I would share some of my favourite pics from my Instagram feed from 2016. 

This is a photo of a new product I launched in 2016. Story Stones

I loved these recycled plant holders that I made with my class for a STEM trial group.

I just love the simplicity of this activity. Recycled laundry scoops, sieves and Pom poms in water.

Extending creativity in the block area.

More Pom poms....

Writing doesn't have to be done inside on paper.

Adorable Christmas reindeer 

All the very best for 2017.