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Affordable Group Activity Idea's For the Holidays or at Childcare/Kinder

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

ROCK PAINTING:


Rock Painting is artwork painted or drawn on the surface of a smooth stone.

There are endless benefits of rock paintings.


  • Develop of fine motor skills

  • Sensory skills

  • Early writing skills

  • The concept of “sharing is caring”,

  • Supporting their creative outlets.

  • Learning new age-appropriate artistic techniques

  • Improve abilities to follow step by step instructions 

It's a great sustainable activity-

advantage of painting stones is an opportunity to create crafts without needing many materials.

 

Children can also find stone in their backyard or local park. You can also purchase out set of white or pale stones on our website HERE.

These are white/pale, washed and ready to use and only $8 for 15!

Sizes Vary between 40-50mm.


"I SPY" GAME


"I spy" a turn-taking and talking game

"I spy" is a simple game that you and your child can play anywhere.

"I spy" is a turn-taking game, so it helps to develop your child’s social skills. When your child waits for their turn, they're learning how to play and cooperate with others.

‘"I spy" is also great for building your child’s vocabulary and understanding of language. That’s because your child has to think of the names of objects and the letters they begin with, if they can.


  • "I Spy"involves turn-taking and talking, so it develops social and language skills.

  • You can play ‘I spy’ anywhere.

  • You can adapt ‘I spy’ for children of different ages or children with diverse abilities.

  • "I spy" Involves learning how to communicate in various ways




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What you need for ‘I spy’

You can play this game anywhere. You just need to be able to look around and talk with your child. You don’t need any special equipment, how ever you can purchase our spin the wheel "I Spy"Mat for under $65.00 HEREity for chil


How to play ‘I spy’

Decide who starts. You could choose the youngest person or the person whose name starts with the letter closest to the start of the alphabet. The player who starts picks an object that everyone can see. The player gives the first letter of the object as a clue. For example, if the player chooses a fence, they say, ‘I spy with my little eye something beginning with F’.

Players take turns to call out guesses until someone gets the right answer. The first person to guess correctly gets the next turn to choose an object.dre


Adapting ‘I spy’ for children of different ages or children with diverse abilities

You can easily adapt ‘I spy’ for older and younger children. Your younger child can give their clue in a way that doesn’t involve letters. For example, your child could say, ‘I spy with my little eye something that I can eat’ or ‘I spy with my little eye something that’s red’. Your older child could change the rules to make the game more interesting. For example, each player gets to ask three questions about the object with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer before they take one guess. Changing rules or making up new rules can be a great way for children to learn about solving problems together and being flexible. But it’s important to go over new rules before you start playing to make sure everyone understands what’s going on.n 3-6 years


RANGOLI DIY FELT CRAFT


Create a Colorful Rangoli Felt pattern this holiday. Rangoli Felt Art work activity works like a charm to get little ones interested in learning about other cultures. This hands-on activity is a great way to explore India's culture and its festivities while keeping the kids having fun.


No need to display this only for Diwali

  • It would be good for weddings

  • Every day arts craft

  • Birthday Party Decor

  • Design your own Christmas decoration

  • It would be perfect to give as a gift as well

  • Rangoli represent happiness and positivity


What are Rangoli patterns?

Rangoli is an art form in India. It consists of making geometric designs on the floor. It's an old and beloved tradition to make this during Diwali and other popular Hindu festivals. 

 

We are keeping it simple by using bright and colourful Felt material cut in geomaterial shapes using glue to stick on your favourite paper or material. (See recipe for home-made glue below)


Kids can also make beautiful Christmas designs by using scissors to cut out any desired patterns. See our beautiful Christmas tree on the right made by one of our customers.


You can shop our DIY Rangoli Kit online HERE for under $10.00ea


These crafting sets are great for Diwali, the festival of lights in mind, celebrating good overcoming evil. The eye catching colors help to enhance your decor. A positive and uplifting decoration that can be enjoyed for years to come.


MAKE YOUR OWN GLUE AT HOME


Add 1/2 cup of flour and a pinch of salt to a bowl. Pour 1/3 cup of water into the bowl. Mix the ingredients well until it has a smooth, paste-like consistency. If the glue is too thick, add more water, a tablespoon at a time until it seems spreadable.


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