Make Your Own Easter Eggs

 

 

 

You will need:
  • Boiled Eggs
  • Crayons
  • Food coloring
How to hard boil eggs:

1. Place eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in a single layer. Add cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Heat over high heat to boiling point.

2. Remove from stove. Let eggs stand in hot water for: 12 minutes for large eggs; 9 minutes for medium eggs; 15 minutes for extra large eggs.

3. Drain and cool completely under cold running water or in bowl of ice water.

4. Once the eggs are completely cool children can draw on the eggs with crayons or pastels. Then paint or spray the entire egg with food colouring or dye.

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Check out our Hot Cross Bun Blog and Free Easter Card Activity

Music Activity:

Love to Sing songs to sing at Easter time:

 

Easter Card Making Idea For Kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a fabulous Easter activity for kids – they absolutely love getting their hands dirty and creating this cute Easter card for loved ones!

You will need
  • Colored card
  • White paint
  • Pink paint (or make it yourself mixing white and red)
  • Black vivid
  • Cotton ball
  1. Fold A4 card into half

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2. Paint hand (except the thumb) with white washable paint

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3. Get children to squeeze their pinky/ring finger together and their pointer/middle finger together when pressing down to make bunny ears.

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4. Either use pink paint or mix white and red – paint the middle of the rabbits ear

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5. Once the paint has dried use a black vivid to draw the eyes and mouth.

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6. Add a cotton ball or sparkly nose.

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Hey presto – your Easter bunny card is ready to go!

 

Make Playdough Come Alive with Music

 

 

 

 

Dough is a great medium for children because:

  • Dough is easy to manipulate.
  • Dough is great for inspiring imagination.
  • Dough helps to build creative thinking.
  • Dough enhances sensory experiences.
  • Dough helps to develop hand eye coordination.
  • Dough helps to build mathematical concepts such as weight and size.
  • Dough helps to build language skills.
  • Dough helps to build social skills.

Fun songs to share with children that will stimulate dough play:

How to make Dough:

Recipe:

  • 6 cups of flour
  • 3 cups of salt
  • Any colour of food colouring in a jug of water
  • Mix ingredients with water until right consistency
  • Store in an airtight container.

Learning Activities with Dough:patacake

  • Naming ingredients.
  • The feel of the ingredients.
  • Choosing a colour.
  • Measuring water, flour and salt.
  • Talk about the changes that occur when water and flour are mixed.
  • Using judgement on whether it needs more water or more flour and checking the consistency of the dough.
  • Make letters of the alphabet while singing along to our Alphabet Songs
  • Make numbers – be inspired by our number songs

Happy Valentines Day! Video and FREE worksheet

Valentines Day is all about sharing the LOVE!
Here is a great selection of valentines day songs for kids to sing along to. Snuggle up with your loved ones and share the joy of music🎵

 

 

 

Valentines Songs:
1. I have a question? How much do you love me
2. Skinny Marinky Dinky Dink I Love You
3. Touch the Stars
4. Feelings, feelings
5. Hello Song
6. Riggedy jig
7. This Little Light of Mine
8. Star Wish

FREE DOWNLOAD:

Draw or write ALL the things you love about someone!

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Scratch Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scratch art is a great activity for any age. It’s easy and so much fun. Watch your artwork come alive… it’s magical!
Follow our simple steps below.

You will need:
  • A4 paper
  • Crayons
  • Black paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scratching stick or finger nails if you’re game…
  1. Use bright coloured crayons to completely colour in a blank piece of paper.
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  2. Blocking in different colours works well.
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  3. Make sure you colour in the entire piece of paper.
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  4. Use a paint brush to paint black paint over the picture.
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  5. Let the paint dry.
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  6. Start scratching the black paint with a sharp stick like a bamboo skewer or the back end of a think paint brush.
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  7. Create a scene to suit your topic – this art activity is linked to the songs Silent Night (as below) and Black Night.
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Fun Christmas Song for Kids With Actions

Spice up your Christmas repertoire with this up beat kids Christmas song ‘Five Mince Pies’ – children love it!

You can dramatize the song and use either five children or five fingers to play act along with the song lyrics.

Great for school, early childhood and home performances!

 

Five Mince Pies

Download Beautiful Lyric Sheet

Five mince pies in the baker’s shop,
Warm and spicy with sugar on the top.
Along came … (insert name)
with a dollar one day,
Bought a mince pie
And ate it right away.

Four mince pies in the baker’s shop …

Three mince pies in the baker’s shop …

Two mince pies in the baker’s shop …

One mince pie in the baker’s shop …

No mince pies in the baker’s shop,
Nothing warm and spicy
with sugar on the top.
“Oh dear!” said the baker
with the empty tray,
“I’ll have to make some more,”
And he did it right away.

Five Mince Pies Video Song Links:

Five Mince pies with Little Action Kids

Five Mince Pies with Lyrics

Five Mince Pies Awesome Learning Activities

Music

Singing and performing a song helps to build confidence!
Ask children to listen to the song. What ideas do they have on how they can perform the song? E.g. choose a baker and five children who come along and buy the mince pie from the baker. Or use five fingers to play act!
Challenge: Sing along to the instrumental version – great for performances, school concerts and choirs.

Visual Art

On card board draw 5 mince pies; cut out the mince pies and use as props for the song.

Drama

Retell the story of the song – use actors, props, costumes and make up.

Literacy

Sing and read along to the YouTube song to achieve multi-sensory learning “Do it, see it and hear it!”
Print out the song PDF

Read the song lyrics – ask children a variety of questions.
Re-read the song lyrics and ask children to join in.
Recognise and use a variety of punctuation when reading. ” ” ! ? . ,
Look at print and conventions (bold, italics).
Talk about interesting/challenging words and discuss what they mean.
Word study – phonic knowledge, compound words, rhyming word, contractions etc.