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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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Farm animals (chickens/Easter) project ideas

Chicken project craft ideas:Kippetje Kippetje/ vogel van speelkleiChicken project Montessori trays for toddlers: What's on the shelves?This week's discovery basket is chicken-themed. I put a toy chicken and chick in, a plastic egg and a wooden fried egg from C's...

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Farm animals (sheep) project ideas

My idea was to do a bit of an introduction to farm animals before focussing on chickens, eggs and Easter next week. The plan was to focus on sheep this week but C is really going for it with increasing her vocabulary (and two word sentences) and wanted to know the...

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