Issue 3 – Seasonal Shapes
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
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
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.