Category: Arts and Crafts
Spring is a busy season here at Aston Childcare with lot’s of holidays and celebrations to enjoy and explore. First up, Mother’s Day…
I particularly loved the “All about My Mum” Story Wheels which gave me a lovely insight in to what the children love about their Mums best!
Last week, the children were busy making these terrific tiaras! I adapted the activity slightly depending on their age which ranges from 18 months to 6 years old. They all loved the activity and wore their fantastic creations with pride!
The elder children (aged 4-6) all really enjoyed decorating their own concertina fan after school today.
Aren’t they fan-tastic?! (Sorry!)
Before becoming a Childminder and a Mum 4 years ago, Dinosaurs and Unicorns never really featured in my life!.
These days however they seem to feature rather heavily(!) and are always a hit with the kids…
The kids enjoyed colouring in these lovely Kookaburra and Kangaroo pictures after school last month for Australia day.
With all that snow now (hopefully!) behind us, here at Aston Childcare our thoughts are turning to Spring!
To get us in the mood we’ve been colouring these pretty flower and butterfly templates. I love these activities where the very youngest in the setting (17 months old) and the eldest (6 years old) can get involved.
Over the Summer, the children had great fun with these fantastic fish puppet kits by Baker Ross and loved taking their completed fish puppets home.
Back in September, the children enjoyed decorating these fantastic scarecrows with some out of date store cupboard ingredients and some straw we found on one of our walks.
I am not usually a big fan of using food for arts and crafts and messy play as it strikes me as rather wasteful in our current climate. However, when I came across some red lentils and pudding rice from my sons weaning days that had gone out of date in 2017, I thought they would be fantastic to use for this craft project. Aren’t they fun?!
If there’s one (or three!) things my mindees always love it’s glitter, glue and sequins! With this activity they were able to indulge their love of all three. We have done these fantastic cardboard wreaths before but this time they were star shaped!
This time round it was turn of two 2 year olds I look after. Didn’t they do well?!