Bonfire night is always a fun annual commemoration to explore with the kids. The children were busy after school today creating these fun firework pictures. Aren’t they great?!
Category: Arts and Crafts
Wishing you all a very happy, fun and safe Halloween!
Pumpkin masks and bats from Baker Ross
The children have been loving their Halloween themed Arts and Crafts the past week or so. We try not to start too early to avoid Halloween fatigue setting in! We’ve read spooky Halloween themed books, coloured pumpkin masks, painted and coloured fun, hanging bats and enjoyed lots of spooky stickers!
These were all enjoyed by children ages 2, 4, 5 and 6.
Stickers and Bats from our favourite Arts and Crafts suppliers Baker Ross.
As part of our Autumn Themed Arts and Crafts, we recently enjoyed some pinecone painting. My mindees aged 2 years old and 1 years old both gave this a go. Whilst the 2 year old absolutely loved it the 1 year old wasn’t quite so sure!
I love the results, don’t you?
The children have been busy with lots of Autumnal Arts and Crafts. These lovely felt and glitter leaf shaped stickers used in these lovely pictures were from our favourite Arts and Crafts supplies Baker Ross
Aren’t they lovely!
One of the most challenging tasks as a childminder, is entertaining children of different ages. I find that Arts and Crafts are a great way of including everyone, whatever their age.
Whilst I supply all the necessary tools and materials to make and produce a craft, the older children can complete the activity all by themselves, however intricately they wish, whilst younger ones may prefer to enlist my help with tricky cutting and sticking. Meanwhile, babies and toddlers can enjoy the sensory and messy play experience of handling different materials and gluing and sticking.
These card wreaths for instance were enjoyed by a 5 year old and a 2 year old:
And these pirate chests and swords were created by a 10 year old and a 4 year old.
The children had lots of fun putting their fine motor skills to good use in making these bead bracelets and necklaces at the start of the Summer Holidays.
Didn’t they do well?!
The children had great fun making these hand drum kits yesterday afternoon from our favourite Arts and Crafts supplier Baker Ross.
Aren’t they fun?!
Here at Aston Childcare, Safari Animals are always a big hit with the kids and these Safari Animal card cut outs were no exception. Aren’t they fun?!
Here at Aston Childcare, painting is always a big hit with the children.
Because I take children on from babies quite often their first ever painting will be done here and it’s lovely to give these to their proud parents at the end of the day.
Finger painting is a great way to introduce babies to painting. Edible paints and washable paints are good to start off with.
Painting is not only fun for the kids but helps stimulates their brains too. Process Art (Where it’s all about the process and not the end product) is also a great way to foster creativity in children too.