Issue 19 includes more than 80 sizzling summer activities for you and your children to enjoy; including ideas for outdoor games, holiday memories, Caribbean Crafts, bug watch and a special ’Kids can Cook!’ feature, including eight tasty recipes. There’s a special Role Play feature, with great ideas to encourage imagination and creativity for the under 5’s – ideal for everyone in the EYFS.
There are six of the latest fabulous LEGO© City playsets to be won! All this, the regular features – including ’Four Ways with . . . glass jars’ and Reading Corner, plus loads of other great toys and books to win in our free to enter competitions!
0 – 5 years
Concentrating on texture and sensory stimulation, projects in this group include:
GUITAR HERO! – Bring out the rock star in your little one with a simple to make cardboard guitar.
POTATO PRINT POSTCARDS – Get back to bsics with some old-fashioned potato printing.
HOLIDAY SHAPE SCRAPBOOK – A simple scrapbook idea to encourage shape and colour recognition.
FRUITY LOLLIES – Great ideas for super cool ice lollies – easy for children to make too!
SUMMER SUITCASE – Recycle an old shoe box to help with holiday role-play sessions.
FUNKY FISH BOWLS – Miniature goldfish bowls made from recycled yoghurt pots!
BEACH SCENE – Create your own beach picture that will also help with number skills.
FUNNY FACES! – Get imaginations working overtime with crazy faces cut from magazines.
CLAY TIME – Air-drying clay is the perfect modelling material for group activities.
WIND CHIMES – Eat the biscuits and then recycle the pot into a pretty set of wind chimes!
PAPER PLATE PUZZLE – Make your own puzzles using just a paper plate and a picture
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD – Design a plate of food (as healthy as possible!) from craft box materials.
LET’S PRETEND – Encourage imagination and social skills with some great role-play ideas.
5 – 7 years
Fun crafting projects to make with children in Key Stage 1, include:
TIN CAN CREATURES – Rescue some tins from the recycling box to make some crazy can creatures.
3-D SUMMER GREETINGS – Colourful seasonal cards that can be used for any occasion.
SUM-MERY FUN!- Help children improve their numeracy skills with some maths-based activities.
SUMMER SCRAPBOOK – Keep up those writing skills with a summer holiday travel journal.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! – Celebrate the holidays with some funky cards made from crafting scraps.
HOLIDAY SOUVENIR CANVAS- A novel way to display all those little items collected from summer days out.
LITTLE TREASURES GIFT BOXES – Turn plain papier mâché boxes into dazzling arty gifts!
7 – 11 years
Great ideas for older kids to make and do:
CARIBBEAN CRAFTS – Take a trip to the Caribbean this summer with this special feature on the history and creafts of these beautiful islands.
BUG-EYED BOOKMARKS – Funky bookmarks that both boys and girls will love to make.
TRAVEL MATE – The accessory of the summer – a cushion and bag all in one!
CUTE CUPCAKES – Fabulous cupcakes that look good enough to eat but are actually made from FIMO clay!
THE VICTORIAN CLASSROOM – Take a journey back into Victorian times and let children learn what their life might have been like in the late 1800′s
SUMMER SUNCATCHERS – Turn plastic lids and beads into dazzling suncatchers.
TINY TIN BAGS – The cutest bags you’ve ever seen!
GET READY FOR A BUG HUNT! – Great ideas for children to learn all about insects and the fascinating world of creepy crawlies.
In addition to these, there are plenty of other great ideas and projects, plus a great selection of books reviewed in Reading Corner and prize giveaways worth £100′s.