Browsing Archive: March, 2011

Scissors and Cutting

Posted by Clare Brookes on Tuesday, March 29, 2011,

Scissors and Cutting

You will need: age appropriate scissors, assortment of papers, magazines, cards, newspapers, optional glue

I've been told by teachers and teacher's aides that a surprising number of kids can't use scissors when they get to school. Really?!

There are heaps of scissors for little ones on the market. You can buy plastic ones with plastic blades – I started my sweetpea with these and they cut paper really well. She used to make one cut then start the next one right by i...


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Bread Making

Posted by Clare Brookes on Saturday, March 19, 2011,
Bread Making

You will need: Bowl, spoons, aprons, scales, measuring jug, pastry brush, round-blade knife, oven, oven mitts, baking tray, optional shape cutters, optional rolling pin, optional kids' place mat

Recipe Australian Damper

mix 250g self-raising flour & ½ tsp salt

rub in 25g unsalted butter with your fingertips til it looks like breadcrumbs

stir in 175ml milk with round bladed knife

brush with milk, 190 degrees until golden-coloured

 

There are so many ways to be creative ...


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Nature Walks

Posted by Clare Brookes on Monday, March 14, 2011,

Nature Walks



 

You will need: plastic bags, weather-appropriate clothing eg. Wellies, hat, optional snacks, optional duck bread, optional camera

Give your little angel a 'special collecting bag' and take them out to a beach or a woodland and let them collect things, anything that takes their fancy, use your common sense of course, don't let them collect a poisonous mushroom or a venomous spider. Have a morning tea picnic, take photos or feed the ducks. If it's raining try to find some mud an...


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Sensory Play – Bubbles

Posted by Clare Brookes on Sunday, March 6, 2011,
 Sensory Play – Bubbles

Blowing bubbles you will need: bubble mix, blower, bubble gun, automatic bubble blower

Little tiny bubs will be hapy watching the bubbles, older ones might want to chase the bubbles and try to catch them. They can master blowing their own bubbles quite young, (and they love to be grown up just like Mummy and Daddy!) but of course they'll spill some in their excitement so I recommend putting a bit of bubble mix in a plastic container so they only spill a tiny bit if...


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