Salt Tray and Gem Pattern Making

Salt Tray and Gem Pattern Making

By: Anna Ranson

Enjoy some playful maths activities with this salt tray and gem pattern making provocation! So simple and low cost, with plenty of opportunities for extending the learning and being creative too! I set out an Invitation to Play and create with two simple materials; fine salt and flat, colourful, glass gems. I found these beautiful gems(Continue Reading more...)

Star Dust Sensory Writing Tray

Star Dust Sensory Writing Tray

By: Anna Ranson

Make a star dust sensory writing tray to create a magical and exciting early writing experience for young children! Much easier than using a pencil, it also enhances fine motor development and is a great sensory-rich experience to add to the playful literacy repertoire! Writing and mark-making in salt trays is a common Montessori activity which(Continue Reading more...)

Apple Pie Play Dough

Apple Pie Play Dough

By: Anna Ranson

    Make some apple pie play dough as a fun pretend play activity and as great practise for fine motor skills and coordination!   After making the naturally scented apple play dough last week, we went straight on to playing with it in different ways. One of the favourites the girls enjoyed was playing an imaginative play game(Continue Reading more...)


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