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Amazing Apples
PRINTED PAPER APPLES Print with juicy real apples to make pretend paper apples Painting fruit, practising cutting skills, searching for twigs and lots...
 Julia Jowett
Beautiful Butterflies!
Butterflies are beautiful insects that are visible during the warmer months and their wings are often an explosion of colour. If, like us, you're drea...
 Grow Up Great
Blackberry Bunting
Make a decorative garland of beautiful paper blackberries A lovely craft activity with a little bit of cutting for the grown-ups, lots of sticking f...
 Julia Jowett
Brindley Bear Cut Out And Keep
If you've visited the Chase Fit website or taken part in a Chase Fit walk, you many have come across our friend 'Brindley Bear'. Brindley Bear is her...
 Chase Fit
Build A Bongo
Below are instructions on creating your own bongo. You'll need a few bits and bobs like paint, pva glue, balloon, scissors, elastic band and cardboard...
 Grow Up Great
Button-on Blooms
An easy how to guide and printable template for grown-ups to help pre-school children make a simple hand-crafted bunch of paper blooms. THE THINGS Y...
 Julia Jowett
Corn Printed Cups
Time for Tea! Use the printable template to make your own printed tea cups for your next pretend tea partyTHE THINGS YOU’LL NEED:A4 sheet of thi...
 Julia Jowett
Crowning Glory
You don't have to spend lots of money to be able to have a go at crafts at home. Below is a lovely example of creating something made from natural mat...
Fab Fishing Sticks
Use the printable template to make your own little fishing sticks and catch some colourful fishFishies in the water, fishies in the sea we all jump up...
 Julia Jowett
Flutterby Butterfly
Find textures, make patterns and use the template to create a beautiful fluttering butterfly THE THINGS YOU’LL NEED: Butterfly templates A4 shee...
 Julia Jowett
Handprinted Butterflies
Enjoy a fun messy painting session together and turn your painted papers into a flutter of butterflies. THE THINGS YOU’LL NEED: Two sheets of ...
 Julia Jowett
How To Make A Bird Necklace
This is what you will need sweet popcorn Cheerio cereal Garden string Strong thread a sewing needle To make a popcorn bird neck...
Ice Cream Cones
Keep cool on a sunny day with some crafty ice cream makingTHE THINGS THAT YOU’LL NEED:Printed templateSheet of A4 paper - white or colouredCardb...
 Julia Jowett
Let's Play By Change 4 Life
Change 4 Life have created this fab poster with lots of fun ways to get moving through play. Why not print it out and have a go!...
 Grow Up Great
Light The Way!
There's lots of fun activities taking place over the district this Autumn and in particular we do love a good lantern walk! If you fancy taking part i...
 Grow Up Great
Mad For Maraccas
Here's another tip to turn some yoghurt pots and rice into amazing maraccas. Download instructions below. Adult supervision required...
 Grow Up Great
Making An Ocean Bottle
Sensory bottles are very popular at our classes, with lots of parents asking how to make them. They are very quick and easy to make, but the effect is...
 Tots Play
Marvellous Monoprinting
An easy how to guide for grown-ups to help children create stunning simple printed artworks at home. Monoprinting is a method of printing that uses a ...
 Julia Jowett
My Envelope Bunny Satchel
March is a good time to plant our carrot seeds into the allotment garden and we all know rabbits love carrots. So why not make your very own bunn...
My Woven Sunshine
March the month to plant seeds. I am a seed What do I need to grow ? I need the sun to shine The rain to fall Then I will sprout And grow oh...
Nature Weaves
Twigs and twine, sticks and string - get creative outdoors and make a piece of woven treasure on your next adventurePack up a picnic, pop some string ...
 Julia Jowett
Paper Rockets
A print out and make paper rocket - ten easy steps to fly your Grow Up Great Bear to the moon THE THINGS YOU’LL NEED: Thin white or coloured A...
 Julia Jowett
Planting Bulbs And Making My Flower Grow
Spring is in the air and all the flowers bulbs are starting to show. Out and about see if you can spot all the flower bulbs sprouting up and sayin...
Silly Snakes
'S' is for...silly snake. Have fun with your little one and create a 'silly snake'. We're sure it will be ssssssuper... Adult supervision required...
 Grow Up Great
Sorted With Stick Weaving
Grab a couple of lollipop sticks, some wool and you're off to become a world class weaver.. well there's no harm in aiming high! Follow the instructio...
 Grow Up Great
The Play Manual
If you're looking for inspiration for parties, playgroups or perhaps you just need some free fun at home, then we've got lots of games in this handy m...
 Grow Up Great
Wildlife Masks
Be a badger, a rabbit or a foxTHE THINGS YOU’LL NEED:Printable mask templatePaper or card for your maskScraps of coloured and patterned papers t...
 Julia Jowett
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