Arts and Crafts for all ages

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.

easy craft ideas for children
easy craft ideas for children

Sunflowers in full bloom!

Our sunflowers have now all finally bloomed just as we say goodbye to Summer today.

This is, without doubt, our most successful year yet with some growing as tall as 7 feet! Others only reached 2 foot tall but were pretty nevertheless!

The have attracted lots of bees, ladybirds and butterflies. Our view from our playroom window has been made ever so more pretty too !