art and soul preschool
We have been studying birds for the past month at Art and Soul Preschool, and we plan to continue with more bird exploration, especially as winter comes to an end and spring begins. In our journey so far, we have talked a lot about the noticeable features of birds; beaks, wings, feathers, shapes of the body, different species of birds. Shortly before we began our study, I hung up our viewing bird house. We still haven't found any tenants, but we are hoping that once nesting season really…
Natalie's Story Spoons
The Three Little Pigs! Story spoons in action! Retelling, children, EYFS, early years, literacy, C&L, communication, play, learning! Natalie's Story Spoons!
Today's Eric Carle book was The Mixed-Up Chameleon. After teaching the kids about chameleons (like how they actually change color according to their mood or temperature, not to hide!), I read the story and we got to work on our craft. When I made my example (above), I cut out two chameleons. But when I prepared the craft for the kids, I only cut one out. I traced a chameleon template (from a coloring sheet I found) onto a paper plate. I left little spots on the head so they would have some…
Jack and the Beanstalk Sensory Bin and Story Retelling Activity
Sensory bin and Jack and the Beanstalk character crafts for story retelling and pretend play.
Storytelling Games and Crafts
Author, teacher, and FamilyFun blogger Emily Neuburger shares crafts and activities for sparking kids' imaginations.
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The Fairy and The Frog
This post may contain affiliate links Using objects as you tell a story can help a child to focus and pay attention. Having the same objects available for the child to play with can act as a prompt to help them retell the story and develop imaginative play scenarios. All great ways to develop language skills and have fun at the same time. Here's how we made some pom pom owls to use a 'story sack' for one of our favourite autumn books : Owl babies I made some pom poms out of wool (my top tip…