We found a beautiful basket to display our autumn leaves we have been collecting but Mackerel had other ideas!
We have a child with a severe egg allergy at kindy so we decided to make Easter Eggs from papier mache rather than the usual dyed hardboiled eggs. We used water bomb balloons blown up to the size of an egg (smaller than you think) and manipulated them into shape so that one end was … More Allergy free Easter Eggs!
Take one drawing of a super smashing speedy car…. Trace it the outline, reverse it and copy the picture onto a block of lino (you can do this by scribbling on the back of the tracing paper and you will get a faint lead line on the lino block). It is good to reverse the … More Wee Beastie Boys drawings turned into Lino Prints
A spiral of string on the floor can soon be turned into a work of art! Glue it into a piece of cardboard The hardest part…wait for it to dry Apply paint with a roller another idea is to coil the string around a kitchen towel roll
There have been a lot of rainy days this term and we are singing ‘Mr Sun, Sun, Mr Golden Sun’ most days to try to get the sun to shine down on us! We decided to to a bright sunflower activity so that we can focus on how good the rain is for the garden! … More Mr Sun please shine down on me sunflowers
We were snowed-in a few days ago on our skiing holiday. We didn’t bring many toys or games with us and there are only so many games of cards you can play so we went looking for activities using everyday items! Paper Making with a salad strainer! Naughts and Crosses on the cupboard doors Cardboard … More Something from Nothing
Being a Montessori Educator and the mother of a 6 year old Weebeastie, Independence is encouraged and supported in our family. I have also recently read Raising Children Who Think for Themselves by Elisa Medhus hence Consequences are frequently discussed in our family. Never more so than on this skiing holiday! I initially facilitated Independence … More Independence and Consequence
I have seen 100 Acts of Kindness mentioned in various places and thought it might be a good idea to introduce it in our home and maybe at the Kindy where I work. My Weebeastie and I made some hearts and a sign and we started to put them up as and when someone did something kind. I don’t know … More Kindness
My wee beastie boy and I had a very busy day today! I watched nervously as he ate his breakfast but it all stayed down which is great as last nights dinner didn’t! Since that seemed to be a minor blip we headed out to gymnastics and then met up with friends at the Mt … More Hello world!