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Winter Snowmen

Winter is here although you wouldn't realise it. Some days are bitterly cold and others are practically autumnal. C has been asking when it would be winter, since her birthday (in the summer), she is desperate for snow....  Maths- colours Never quite sure why...

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Happy New Year 2022!

When you are in yet another lockdown during the holiday season, it's always fun to find new ways to celebrate. We had a lot of fun doing these activities in between doing normal, relaxing holiday stuff. I have sorted the activities by learning but fun was certainly...

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Sinterklaas- Steamship

Sinterklaas is coming! We got out the handpuppets and made them a ship! We used a big box with smaller boxes inside for the puppets to 'stand' on, so they can see over the side.   The funnel is made of two kitchen rolls stuck together.  String is attached from...

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Sinterklaas- Making a Piet

C is only two, so still new to the concept of Sinterklaas. We set up her cupboard with Sinterklaas things including flashcards with vocabulary. The first craft activity was to make a Piet. This one has a pink face because that is the colour C chose. The Piet is made...

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Chicken craft

You will need: Paper circles paper scraps for the beak (pre-cut for young toddlers) feathers (or paper scraps) wobbly eyes (or paper scraps) glue        Benodigdheden: vouw cirkels papierresten voor de snavel (alvast geknipt voor jonge peuters)...

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