shape sorting activities for early years

6 Shape Sorting Activities for Early Years

Shapes and colours are two attributes children use to observe and categorise the diverse world around them. Learning to discern shapes not only helps them identify and organise visual information but also improves their skills in other curriculum areas such … Continue Reading

Literacy activities for preschoolers

5 Literacy Activities for Pre-Schoolers

To capture the attention of the fidgety pre-schoolers; to lead them gently by their hand to the world of letters and make them take delight in the journey is no mean task. If you feel you could do with some … Continue Reading

Summer Craft Ideas for Out of School Clubs

Summer Craft Ideas for Out of School Clubs

Ideas never seem enough when you are tasked with keeping the creative young minds engaged all summer. To make your task a tad easier, here’s a roundup of some cute craft ideas to try out with your bunch at out … Continue Reading

Playful Storytelling with story box and shadow puppets

Playful Storytelling with Shadow Puppets and Story Boxes

For the days when the little minds wander off when you bring out the books, here are some ideas to help you breathe life into stories and nudge the sleepy heads to join in for some story time fun.   … Continue Reading

STEM Activities for Out of School Time

5 Fun STEM  Activities for After School Clubs

With technology-addiction gnawing away on attention-spans, it can be a challenge to come up with activity ideas that are exciting enough to capture the children’s fleeting attention. Including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities in your after-school activity line-up … Continue Reading

How to implement heuristic play at your setting

How to Get Started with Heuristic Play

Now, now, now, before you conjure up the picture of some fancy pedagogic approach that will get you scrambling for funds, let’s give you a heads-up, it’s nowhere near as complicated ( or expensive) as the name will have you … Continue Reading

Healthy recipes for kids

5 Great Websites for Healthy Kids Recipes

Feeding a picky preschooler is no mean task. From the sight of (the boring!) green beans to the stray drop of sauce marring the beauty of their pristine plain spaghetti, it’s hard to predict what can set the trigger off … Continue Reading

Art projects for out of school time

Creative Art Projects for Out-of-School Time

Scraping your well of inspiration for activity ideas? Here is a roundup of some inspiring art projects to kindle your imagination and add a sprinkling of excitement to your out-of-school time art projects. 1. Tribal Mask-Making Handmakery takes good ol’ … Continue Reading

Easter Egg Unicorns

10 Cute Easter Craft Ideas for After School Clubs

With Easter just around the corner, here is a roundup of some super cute Easter craft and activity ideas the kids are sure to love. 1. Easter Egg Unicorns These incredibly cute sleepy-eyed unicorns from little inspiration is a must-try … Continue Reading

How to reduce food wastage in out of school clubs

How to Tackle Food Waste in Out of School Clubs

From the unfinished meals left on the plates to the spoiled food and usable bits and bobs tossed out from the school kitchens, the Education Sector churns out nearly 123,000 tonnes of food waste in the UK each year. Though … Continue Reading