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World Nursery Rhyme Week Craft Ideas!

world nursery rhyme week resources

WOO! Not long now until World Nursery Rhyme Week, and we are delighted to announce that we are the proud resource providers – it’s going to be amazing! Over 2.5 million children have taken part in World Nursery Rhyme Week since its launch in 2013. Open to parents, Early Years practitioners and anybody who works with children under the age of 7, participation and resources are provided free. It takes place between the 19th and…    read more 

Remembrance Day Crafts and Activity Ideas

2018-11-07    
Remembrance day friendship bracelet

This Remembrance Day we’ve got some really inspiring and poignant crafts, worksheets, activities and resources to help children understand the meaning behind this important day. These resources are suitable for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 as they can be adapted to fit the needs of your children or class. Remembrance Day Information PowerPoint Use our Remembrance Day Information PowerPoint either for class assembly or as a way of prompting discussion with your class….    read more 

Bonfire Night Arts and Crafts Ideas!

2018-11-04    
bonfire night arts and crafts ideas

Bonfire Night is a great time of year for inspiring children to do super fun arts and crafts – it’s the last BIG thing before Christmas apart from Remembrance Day here in the UK, though Thanksgiving is a great cultural event to bring into your practice too! Today, we’re going to show you some super easy Bonfire night arts and crafts ideas – some of them with absolutely no mess at all,…    read more 

Easy Halloween Party Ideas for Kids

Halloween party food ideas

Everyone loves Halloween in our house, it’s a great opportunity to get friends together and for the kids to have fun too. We’ve put together some Halloween recipe ideas, Halloween games and Halloween crafts that are super easy to do and best of all, kids and adults love! Halloween Party Food Ideas Try our toffee apple recipe to make a perfect Halloween treat. Make a pumpkin face crudite bowl using carrots, cucumber,…    read more 

How to Carve a Pumpkin with our Pumpkin Stencil Printable

2018-10-24    
Pumpkin Carving Stencils

The clue’s in the title, but today we are going to show you how to carve a pumpkin with our pumpkin stencil printable! I’ve always been keen to improve my pumpkin carving skills, but never really managed to get the hang of it. Not being a hugely arty person, or maybe it’s just my hand control, my pumpkins always end up looking pretty mangled and not at all how my children expect them…    read more 

Easy Halloween Craft Ideas

easy halloween crafts for kids

Halloween is a great time of year to get super artsy and crafty, and we’ve got lots of boo-tiful ideas to help your kids get creative over half term break, or if you’re still at school, something spooky and fun for the last few days of half term! Pumpkin Carving Stencil Tutorial Halloween Cardboard Tube Craft Halloween Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft Halloween Paper Cone People Halloween Friendship Bracelets Halloween Paper Chains Halloween…    read more 

Halloween Cardboard Tube Goodie Holder

Halloween cardboard tube craft

It’s time for another Halloween craft – and today we are making a Halloween Cardboard Tube Goodie Holder. I really like the idea of making crafts that are useful and can be utilised in some way as it creates purpose and meaning. Some of the crafts I’ve made with my children in the past have been lovely – but they often ask “what do we DO with it”, so with this in…    read more 

Halloween Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft

How to make a halloween pumpkin paper plate craft

It’s Halloween time – and that means it’s craft time! For some reason, my favourite thing about Halloween is that it’s also pumpkin season. For me, pumpkins encapsulate everything that’s good about Autumn – harvest time, soups, warmth, nourishment – so many things! So this cute Halloween pumpkin paper plate craft is the perfect way to celebrate both harvest time and Halloween – whilst also providing a really cute bag to collect…    read more 

How to Make a Playdough Currant Bun!

five currant buns playdough recipe

Here at Mrs Mactivity, we’re delighted to be a huge part of the World Nursery Rhyme Week 2018 celebrations along with event sponsor and our friends Music Bugs! In this blog post, we show you how to make some really cool playdough currant buns to help you take part in the rhyme “Five Currant Buns” – this is a really wonderful sensory activity that we know children love, and that develops language…    read more 

10 Ideas for Unicorn Paper Crafts!

Today Mrs Mactivity has been super busy, as word is spreading about our unique unicorn paper craft idea, everyone seems to want in on the act! But what do you do with your unicorn craft once it’s made? We’ve got some ideas, but first here’s how you make it! Download from our new unicorn resources category! Print out, then cut around the lines as directed. Fold where shown, glue, then colour in…    read more 

5 Super Easy Easter Craft Ideas!

2018-03-14    
Easter craft ideas

We know hard difficult it is to come up with fun creative ideas that either a whole class can do, or that you can do at home with your own kids. Being quite an uncreative person myself, I decided to look for some mega easy ideas for Easter craft that absolutely anyone can do! No expertise required whatsoever. Ready to get started?  Just click on the link on each craft to see…    read more 

Easter Cardboard Tube Print Card

2018-03-14    
Easter Cardboard Tube Print Car

Everyone loves a bit of printing – it’s easy, fun and anyone can do it! Preschoolers are especially fond of printing, and if you can do it with things lying round the house, so much the better. Today we’re sharing with you an idea for an Easter craft, that you can do easily with a cardboard tube. We cut a kitchen roll in half for the purposes of today’s craft, and you…    read more 

Easter Chick Plate Craft

2018-03-14    
Easter Chick Plate Craft

Who doesn’t like Easter chicks? They’re cute, yellow and mean that warmer weather is on the way – yay! Today we’re going to show you how to make a really cute and very very easy Easter Chick Plate Craft, this is a really good one for preschoolers as it involves scrunching up crepe paper, which younger ones love! (don’t forget we’ve got loads of ready made Easter resources as well!) Here’s what…    read more 

Easter Bunny Cardboard Tube Craft

2018-03-14    
Easter bunny cardboard tube craft,

Easter fun for everyone! We’re bringing you a series of blog posts showing you just how EASY crafting can be, and how literally anyone can do it, you just need to have a go! Today we’re showing you how to make this really cute and very easy Easter Bunny Cardboard Tube Craft. Don’t forget we also have a range of ready made Easter resources that you can just download and print as well.)…    read more 

Easter Bunny Stick Craft

2018-03-14    
Easter bunny stick craft

It’s been a crafty sort of day today! And we’re full of ideas of how to make really cute and very easy Easter crafts for everyone. This one really couldn’t be simpler, and it’s also good for those fine motor skills, picking up the bits and bobs and getting them in the right position. (don’t forget we’ve also got some ready make Easter resources right here!) Here’s what you need:- 2 craft…    read more 

Easter Bunny Face Plate Craft

2018-03-14    
Easter bunny face plate craft

Easter is one of my favourite time of years, not least because it gives me an opportunity to get really crafty, and at the same time eat a LOT of chocolate. I used to think that crafts were for only really creative people, or people with lots of time on their hands, but as long as you’ve got some basic materials, it’s actually really easy, and it’s also a good opportunity to…    read more 

Very Simple Chinese New Year Activity Ideas!

Chinese New Year is one of my favourite festivals for lots of different reasons. First of all it comes just after Christmas when everything seems a bit gloomy, with not much to look forward to. It’s a great excuse to get together with friends and family, cook something a bit different and celebrate (again!). It’s also something quite easy to introduce to children – even if they are unfamiliar with Chinese culture….    read more 

4 VERY Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts and Card Ideas

Valentine's Cards and crafts for kids

As a parent it can be difficult to come up with easy ideas for crafting – even though your kids really enjoy it and get a lot out of it. For me, I’m wary of setting up complex crafting activities when I know that setting up and clearing away often takes longer than completing the craft itself! So I’ve come up with some very easy no fuss Valentine’s crafts and card ideas…    read more