Issue 10 – Making Mother’s Day…

Issue 10 – Making Mother’s Day…

Here is a sample of the contents from Issue 10, with dozens of great ideas to help keep your children entertained though the dark winter months, including cards and edible treats to help celebrate the cultural festivals in the coming months. Mother’s Day is early this year – March 2nd – so we have several activities and makes for children of all ages. This issue also contains ’50 Top Tips for how to host the perfect children’s party – invaluable information for all! – plus all the regular sections, such as Reading Corner, ‘4 ways with…’ and £100’s of fabulous toys to be won!

0-3 years
Concentrating on texture and sensory stimulation, projects in this group include:

SWEET CUPS — A perfect gift for toddlers to give to mummy on Mother’s Day.!

FINGERPRINT FLOWERS — Make beautiful flowers simply using hands, fingers and a little paint.

NUMBER SNAKE — Discuss and learn about shapes, numbers and colours all in one project.

SWEET HEARTS — A simple biscuit recipe to get young children interested in cookery.

COTTON REEL CARDS — Have fun making flower prints using cotton reels.

CHINESE LANTERN — Great little paper lanterns to celebrate Chinese New Year.

HEART-SHAPED MICE — A fun Valentine’s project with a difference.

4-7 years
Fun crafting projects to make with children in Key Stage 1, include:

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR! — Help celebrate the Year of the Rat with cultural activities and projects.

DOTTY VALENTINE CARDS — Go dotty making some fun Valentine’s Day cards.

LET’S PRETEND — Help children develop valuable social skills with this great play feature.

FANTASTIC PLASTIC — Create a gang of environmentally friendly fantasy animals.

FLOWER POWER! — Children will love making colourful tissue paper flowers for Mother’s Day.

FOLDED FLOWER CARD — Create the perfect handmade card for Mother’s Daytogether.

A HANDY PRESENT — As a special gift this Mother’s Day, why not make salt dough handprints.

PROMISES! PROMISES! — A Mother’s Day gift with a difference – promises to be exchanged when needed! Click here to download a pdf of the Mother’s Day promise voucher.

8-11 years
Great ideas for older kids to make and do:

PAPER PEOPLE — We’ve taken a much-loved childhood activity and given it a fresh spin with some cute paper chain characters.

HANDBAG CARDS — Mother’s Day cards with a secret inside!

MOTHER’S DAY MUNCHIES — A set of matching gifts, ideal for older children to make for mum.

FELT FLOWER BOUQUET — Give mum a bundle of colourfulflowers that will last and last.

HEART SHAPE POEMS — Write a shape poem for someone special for this year’s Valentine’s or Mother’s Day.

WOVEN HEARTS — A Scandinavian craft which older children will love working out.

COOL EXPERIMENTS! — Children will love learning about the wacky ways of frozen water with some chilly experiments.

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.

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