Making potions is an all time favourite. and so easy to do, Plastic bottles and funnels and plenty of water and powder paint or food colouring. This activity can cover almost every area of development in the Eyfs. What would make it even more exciting is if it was cooked up in the mud kitchen!! Role play, counting, measuring, colour recognition, language development, explaining and planning what to do next, sharing and many many more great learning opportunities :) v x
Get everyone you know to collect lids - from bottles, tubs and jars. They are brilliant for sorting and matching activities - lots of different shapes - you can make patterns with them - you can look for writing - the children can draw and copy them - some are embossed so they can use a wax crayons to do rubbings - the children will recognise some of them - lids from perfume bottles are special too, often shiny and unusual shapes!