Issue 3 – Seasonal Shapes

Issue 3 – Seasonal Shapes

Here is a sample of the contents from Issue 3, with loads of great ideas to help keep your children entertained, including cultural festivals, nature specials and other seasonal activities.

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

SWEETIE WRAPPER BAUBLES — Simple decorations – just right for little hands to make

SEASONAL SHAPES — A Christmas game to help toddlers identify different shapes and colours

PUPPETS ON A STRAW! — Simple puppets to help reinforce shape recognition and co-ordination

MATCHING & SORTING — Activities to help children identify differences and recognise patterns, colours and shapes

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS — Quick and easy Christmas cards

FAMILY FLASH CARDS — Teach babies and toddlers who’s who in their family

MUSICAL PLAY — Encourage and develop your baby’s fascination for music

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

PENGUINS & POLAR BEARS! — Learn all about penguins and polar bears with fun facts and wintry projects

ROBIN RED BREAST — How much do you know about this cheeky little bird that appears on our Christmas cards?

CHRISTMAS IN MEXICO — Learn all about Christmas in Mexico with these fun facts and stories. Make some great poinsettia cards and your own star piñata!

WE THREE KINGS — The story of the Nativity through the eyes of The Three Wise Men

CHRISTMAS LANTERNS — Children will have great fun making these simple Christmas lanterns. Even the youngest child will get good results

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

WINTER WONDERS — Get into the spirit of winter with this cool feature on snowflakes and ice

FESTIVE POP-UP CARDS — Make these pop-up cards to give a surprise on opening!

LET’S GET MODELLING! — Create some colourful Christmas decorations using Fimo modelling clay and your imagination!

IT’S SNOWING! — Everyone loves snow shakers but we bet you didn’t know how easy it is to makeyour own!

GAMES GALORE! — Three great games which are guaranteed to beat the winter boredom blues!

3-D TREE DECORATIONS — Older children will love to make these unusual decorations

QUILLED ROUND — ROBINS Measure and cut paper strips to create some funky robins

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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