Halfway through the first full week in December! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel (my final assessment for the year is on Tuesday).
Looking for something to try today? Pop on your favourite Christmas tunes and get creative with some:
Seasonal Scented Pictures
Very simply, this involves ‘painting’ with spices. When I last did this activity, I cut out some gingerbread-man shapes out of paper, but you don’t need to do that as any piece of paper will do! Alternately, any Christmas shape will do!
To create your ‘paints’ just mix whatever spice you fancy, with some slightly watered down PVA glue. My spice suggestions include: ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves, and cinnamon, but you can use whatever you like (or whatever you have in your cupboards!)
I also usually allow my children to sniff the spice jar, so that they can tell me if they like it or not. It’s also a great opportunity for some lovely language.
Mix a good helping of the spice into the glue mixture, and start painting! The added bonus is that this special paint has a really interesting grainy texture.
If you do try out any of my ideas – or have any wonderful ideas of your own that you’d like to share – please tweet to me @EarlyYearsIdeas