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Craft Learn Through Play: Build a Cork Raft

Build A Floating Cork Boat Invent your own cork boats and have a race down a stream. Which boats are the most successful? To build your floating cork boat you will need: Corks Toothpicks Elastic Bands Coloured Paper 1. Insert toothpicks into corks to hold them in place 2. You can also attach corks using […]

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Fun Pancake Recipes for Children to Make!

Pancake Day – or Shrove Tuesday – is almost here, but there’s a lot more to it than you may think. In fact, the tradition has been carried out for hundreds of years; the British custom of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday dates back to the 16th century! What is Pancake Day & Why Do We […]

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Art Learn Through Play: Pendulum Painting | OKIDO

Make A Pendulum Painting This activity can get very messy, so make sure you have an old table cloth or some newspaper on the floor. If the weather is nice, do it outside – you’ll have more space to swing your pendulum, too! What you will need: Two chairs Broomstick String Paper Cups Old table […]

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Craft Learn Through Play: Make a Paper Creepy Crawly

Paper Play: Make a Paper Creepy Crawly You will need: Card Straw String Pens Tape Scissors 1.Draw some big creepy-crawlies on your card and cut them out. 2.Cut two short pieces of straw and stick them onto you bugs back. 3.Thread about a metre of string through the two straws. Knot the ends. 4. Tape […]

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The Importance of STEM Learning Through Play

Children are motivated to play, but when they do, they’re not just entertaining themselves; it’s one of the main ways that they learn. In fact, play is considered so important that the UN identified ‘the right to play’ as one of the cornerstones of its ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child.’ Play can aid […]

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National Doodle Day: Doodling Benefits for Kids

Did you know that Olivier award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn pictures talking chairs when he lets his imagination wonder? Or that Grayson Perry dreams of motorbike-riding tigers? Nope, neither did we! Until, that is, this year’s sketches for National Doodle Day  were unveiled. Every year, famous sportspeople, politicians, actors and artists pause from their important work and pick […]

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Recycled Crafts: Sustainable Activities to Raise Eco-Conscious Kids

When it comes to young children, it’s important to teach them about the environment and being kind to our planet. And what better way to do this than through play? Raising an eco-conscious child isn’t always easy – but make no mistake: to recycle what you’re already recycling and get creative with it is a […]

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5 Easy Science Activities To Do With Kids At Home

Think you need a lab to get your young scientist’s brain bubbling away? Think again. Everything you need in order to go on a science learning adventure can be found scattered around the house and stuffed into drawers. We believe that every child is a scientist and every home can be turned into a laboratory, […]

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