Thursday, 29 October 2015

Spider webs for Halloween

Traducción al Español

Today we are going to prepare an easy decoration for Halloween, perfect to get kids collaborative since we only use a trash bag and a pair of scissos. Are you ready?

Spider webs trash bags

The first thing we will need is a trash bag, we should cut both sides and then we bend it making a triangle to cut the upper part where it closes and make a square shape.

 Now we have this

 Now we bend the triangle in the center and then once again

We draw on it one section of the spider web:

And now we start cutting the big spaces, so it will look like this:

 Now we just have to unfold it carefully and we will have our two spider webs finished.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Treasures basket. What's that?

Traducción al Español

The treasures basket is a game for babies quite used in Montessori environments. It's oriented to babies that already stay sat alone, more or less between 6 months and a year.

treasures basket - montessori

It's an exploration activity that allows the baby to explore daily objects. The idea is to offer the baby real objects that may be handled without danger.

We may prepare themed baskets:
- Nature objects (stones, leaves, fruits...)
- Objects on a same color
- Same objects with different textures, sizes...
- or a mix of different objects without any relation

These objects should be changed from time to time to avoid boredom and grow their curiosity.

Do you want to prepare one? You will just need a basket (most people use wicker baskets, but I'm quite calamitous and I just see the dangers of wood chips, so I bought an Ikea bamboo salad bowl) and daily use objects to put inside.

Treasures baket - playing

I also prepared one with different materials, textures and sizes of balls

treasure basket - balls

However, his favourite treasures basket is... my bag XD

Bag of treasures XD

Please, try it, it's easy and they enjoy for a while :)

Monday, 19 October 2015

Kids activities - Coloring pages

Traducción al español

If there's something that actually keep kids entertained that is painting, although they aren't so good at it, they try and enjoy it, today I want to share with you the link to the page (it's in Spanish but easy to use, don't worry) from where you may download a lot of draws to color, I'm already preparing some of them for Halloween.

We have already start working on them :)

Do you know any other page that shares free resources for kids?

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Let's create art!

Traducción al Español

Today, I'm going to give you an idea to enjoy with kids and also to decorate your home.

Art activity for kids

It's really easy to do (and prepare), this one has been painted by SuperBoy (4 years old), in some parts he has painted out but I don't look for perfection, do you? ;)

We need:

- 1 canvas (a cheaper one)
- Scotch tape
- Acrylic paints

First of all, we should prepare the canvas by pasting some scotch tape making the lines we want to stay white.

Art with kids - canvas

We put a bit of paint in the part we want to paint and now we let the kid to paint,

Art with kids- painting

if the kid is youngster, you should take a bit of care to avoid him/her to get out of the zones or to mix colours (anyway it may also get a good result)

Art with kids- paintingArt with kids- painting

We let dry the painting, take out the tape and 'voilà' a modern work of art, and the kid super-pleased with his/her painting :)

Art with kids- painting