Celebrate summer and help your child develop their fine motor skills with this Paper Plate Sun Craft from Buggy and Buddy. The instructions ask for yellow materials, but there’s no reason you can’t make a colourful sun, or use some yellow paint instead.
You will need:
Straws (or tube-shaped pasta, like penne)
Yellow paint and/or decorations, such as tissue paper, glitter, sequins, etc.
Glue, if you’re using decorations
Here is another colouring page from Pippins for your little ones to enjoy. Print the page and let your kids enjoy colouring all the silly apple faces on our Pippins Apple Tree colouring page. We’d love to see their masterpieces on Facebook when they’re finished!
Support your child’s learning in maths, language and more with the classic story ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’ from TTS’s Home Learning Collection. Read the story out loud to your child, then try out the activities on the following page.
Here’s another great outdoor activity from Cath, our Forest School leader…
Crush some chalk on the patio with a stone or hammer (may need supervision). Add water and mix to form paint. Use different colours and try mixing them together. Experiment with other materials e.g. soil, charcoal.
Use a stick or paintbrush to create some artwork. It doesn’t have to be on paper; paint the patio, the shed door, stones, an old cardboard box, anything that needs brightening up.
Chalk paint washes off easily, so you won’t have a purple patio forever. But it does look lovely!
Help us celebrate our updated logo with this Pippins Preschool colouring page! Print the page and let your little ones colour in our new rainbow logo. Then show your support for Pippins and our Covid-responders by taping it up in your window.
This puppet making activity from Small Talk by the National Literacy Trust combines reading, playing, and a craft project.
You will need:
A book your child likes
Paper and crayons
Lollipop sticks, straws or an old spoon
Now time to make your puppets:
Step 1: Ask your child to choose a character or object they like from the book.
Step 2: Get them to draw a picture of it, or find a picture online that you can print and colour. Then help your child cut it out and stick it to the lollipop stick (or whatever you’re using as the stick for your puppet).
Step 3: Read the book aloud and encourage your child to use the puppet when the character or object appears.