Issue 11 – Celebrating St Patrick’s Day
Here is a sample of the contents from Issue 11, with dozens of great ideas to celebrate spring and Easter. There are fun Easter gifts and pages of wonderful cards to make, ideas for a St Patrick’s Day celebration, along with science experiments, make your own fossils, how to knit, plus much more. There is a super recipe idea from delicious.magazine and their ‘I Can Cook!’ range for kids, plus a great article on Learning to Sign with Olli. Plus all the regular sections, such as Reading Corner, ‘4 ways with…’ and £100’s of fabulous books & toys to be won!
Concentrating on texture and sensory stimulation, projects in this group include:
ENVELOPE BUNNY PUPPET — Little ones will love this bunny puppet made out of a plain envelope!
EGG COLLAGE CARD — A very simple Easter card made from funky foam and craft scraps
FUNNY FACES — Helping children to understand different feelings and expressions.
SHAPE BOOK — Little ones will enjoy putting this book together as well as looking at the shapes and pictures.
EASTER CHICKS — These simple cute chicks make an ideal group activity.
EGGS-CITING EGG BOX GAME! — Help children recognise and learn numbers whilst developing co-ordination.
STAINED GLASS FLOWER — Turn any window into a colourful garden with sweet wrappers and card.
Fun crafting projects to make with children in Key Stage 1, include:
SPRING FLOWERPOTS — These cute flowerpots are an ideal spring activity for younger children.
CREATIVE EXPRESSIVE PLAY — Get young children to express themselves in a creative and fun way.
DINOSAUR HUNTER! — Turn your own little monsters into prehistoric hunters with these dino-tastic activities.
THE LAST STRAW! — Take a box of straws, some curious children and have some science fun!
CHASE THE CARROT — Improve mental maths skills with this fun-tomake Easter rabbit game.
BUNNY BASKETS — There will be no trouble collecting eggs with these sweet bunny baskets.
EASTER CHICK EGG CUPS — Give your chocolate eggs pride of place with these cute Easter chick egg cups.
FOILED AGAIN! — An old cardboard box, string, foil and paint – the perfect recycling project!
Great ideas for older kids to make and do:
GROOVY RABBIT CARDS — Use up odd pieces of wrapping paper and make some funky cards.
FUNKY CHICKENS — Believe it or not, cute chickens made from recycled light bulbs!
COSY EGG CUPS — Knitted egg cosies – ideal for children who have just started or want to learn to knit.
EASTER EGG TUBE — Make a colourful chick tube from FIMO modelling clay – perfect for mini chocolate eggs!
ANIMAL POUCHES — Funky animal pouches make an ideal Easter giftbox.
EGGHEADS! — Turn plain polystyrene egg shapes into eggs-citing egg-people
SCIENCE OLYMPICS — Sports-related science experiments to inspire our future Olympians
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.