Monday 21 February 2011

Craft Ideas and Activities for Children aged 0-11

Day 1 of the half term, pulling your hair out yet?

As a childminder I like to offer the children lots of different activities and opportunities, and ensure we celebrate all country and religious holidays.

To keep it fresh I use which is a free site, that’s continually updated, and full of fantastic ideas to do, see or make.

It is split into age ranges 0-12 mths, 1-3, 3-5, 5-7 and 7-11

We have to provide opportunities for 6 areas of learning and development, so you will see there are activities listed under:):-

Physical Development
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Creative Development
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication, Language and Literacy
Problem-Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy

If you use a childminder it might be interested to have a look around, but as a parent it will also give you templates for hats, door-hangers and finger puppets, ideas for games to play and example rewards charts etc., amongst other things - as you can see from the list below!

I hope this gives you some help over the half term holidays J

Thanks for reading.

Annie x