Preparing to get the children ready for a simple day of adventurous fun can feel as tough as planning to take them on a round the world trip for a year.
Since August 2017 we have featured a weekly guest post, sharing ways in which Activity Village resources can be used for learning at home, crafts with your own children, or group craft activities. There is lots of inspiration here!
I am determined that my kids are not going to be scared or nervous of maths so we try really hard to do hands-on maths and maths games. But we also acknowledge that maths practise is important.
We have used a few of Activity Village's jigsaws with my youngest so I thought it was time I wrote a post about what we do with them.
When I saw the stunning new Christmas stocking pages I immediately thought of ways we could use them to help learning number bonds.
Making our own Christmas cards has become a bit of a family tradition. We have been doing it since the kids were very young and could only just scribble. They have always loved being involved and enjoyed giving out or posting the cards that they made.
I will start this post with an apology to my local Tesco, who very kindly let me use their community room for one of our home education groups - I am very, very sorry about the glitter! The mess we made at this session truly was mindboggling.
I have spent the morning looking back over old photos for pictures to include in this post, and it's making me feel very nostalgic and Christmassy.
We have been using some of the Ordinal Number printouts with my youngest so I thought I would share our favourite ones and the ways in which we have used them.
As many of you know, besides being at Lindsay's beck and call for Activity Village and running various children's group activities (my usual blogging focus), I am mum to two boys - Jack, 15, and Sam, who by the time you read this will be 12 year
I normally write for Activity Village about a group I run; however, for complicated reasons (turning up at the room we hire to find all the tables vanished - try running a craft group without tables!) I was a bit distracted and completely forgot to take
In today's guest post, Shelly explains how she has been using our Fact Family Mats with her children to learn simple fact families up to 10 as well as look at bigger numbers, times tables, fractions and decimals.