It’s a school holiday this week. Maybe you’re reading this on the beach, or up a mountain, or in your in-laws’ kitchen. Maybe you’re doing absolutely nothing productive this week, having a well-earned break.
Activity Village staff and friends share ideas for how our resources can be used for learning at home, crafts with your own children, or group craft activities. There is lots of inspiration here, so make yourself a big cup of tea, grab a biscuit or two and explore...
I recently went onto the alphabet section of Activity Village to search for some fun letters that I could print out for my son so we could build some words together. We have always had letters of the alphabet printed out for the kids to use but he
We have been keeping ourselves busy with some easy Easter themed crafts so I thought I would share some of our favourites using either colouring pages or templates as our starting point.
My kids love colouring. I can print them out a page, put on an audiobook, and they’re good for an hour or more. In the early days, I would do a random internet search for “fairy colouring page printable” (I have four girls.
I love doing arts and crafts with my kids even if it does mean having glitter appear in strange places for days afterwards! I truly believe that kids learn a lot while they are being creative.
My youngest is busy learning his times tables at the moment so I thought it might be good to put together a post about how we do it at home. He has already figured out his 10 times and is now working on his 2 times and 5 times tables.
This is a good method of adding larger numbers together but it does take a little bit of practice for the kids.
We are huge fans of oil pastels. In fact, drawing/scribbling with oil pastels was the very first art activity that my daughter ever really enjoyed.
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.
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.