This is the sixth week of Summer school holidays and as it has been very hot! My kids have spent HOURS and HOURS in the pool. My youngest thought it would be great to freeze some sea creatures that he bought at the $2 shop and also made some frozen boats to play with in the pool.
As each sea creature thawed, it sunk to the bottom and he had fun diving down to retrieve them.
Weaving on garden trellis
We had this roll of gardening trellis in the garage and my daughter thought she would make a heart in preparation for Valentines Day.
You can cut the trellis using scissors into any shape you can imagine!
As I am an avid crafter, we always have a huge supply of craft materials. Here we used wool, tulle, material, ribbon, lace, felt and feathers. We chose shades of pinks and reds, as we were making a heart. She was very creative as she experimented with different ways to attach the materials and didn't only use the traditional method of over and under.
Squares are most suitable for young children to manage. This is an excellent fine motor activity and can be extended to introduce pattern as well. When I have done this activity in the past with my class of three year olds, it has promoted a lot of new language. On the whole, it is a fabulous learning experience for all ages.
Weaving by three year olds!