Arts and crafts for every child
Enhancing literacy through process art
Getting the best from your art easel
Encouraging creativity and independence
Finger painting
Bubble printing
Blotto butterflies

Creative and messy

The last few years have seen a surge of interest in woodworking in early years education. Some settings are starting from scratch, while for others it’s a case of dusting down the workbench and digging out the tools after many years of neglect.
Scientists have now confirmed something that children have always instinctively known; playing in mud is a joyful experience. Recent research has shown that dirt contains microscopic bacteria that stimulates the immune system and increases the levels of serotonin in our brains, an endorphin that...
I really believe every child should have the opportunity to experience woodwork – for many children it is the key that unlocks their learning.
An eye-catching way to learn about colours
Art is not a frill, but one of the most important and enjoyable areas of a child’s education.
Why are some art easels full of engaged children experimenting with marks, colour, and ideas, while other easels stand unused?
Art is not separate from other areas of learning; rather, it stretches the mind and helps us learn to think.
Mix a few drops of washing-up liquid, paint and a bit of water in a basin.
These stunning butterflies are easy to make. Decorate your home or let your children proudly make gifts out of them!
A lot of mess, but a lot of fun! Finger painting encourages big free movements.

Search or browse our learning library

Filter by topic or type