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Autumn Pine Cone Fine Motor Activity

Combine pine cones and wool to create an Autumn fine motor activity. This activity encourages the use of the pincer grip as well as larger motor movements. Autumn is well and truly in the air and an abundance of autumnal treasures can …
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Vanilla Chai Play Dough Recipe

Make a batch of warming vanilla chai play dough perfect for Autumn play. Team it with wooden and metal resources to create a Reggio-inspired invitation to play. We love trying out new combinations for play dough, our latest is a Vanilla Chai …
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Autumn Tree Fine Motor Threading

Create an Autumn threading activity with beads to encourage the development of fine motor skills. I’ve shared a couple of Autumn ideas so far this season (like our Autumn Tree and the Autumn Play Dough activity)…but I am back with another! Using …
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Autumn Play Dough and Forest Treasures

In Autumn we always seem to gravitate towards the forest. With the crunchy leaves under foot, the slight chill in the air and the abundance of colours, it’s a wonderful place to be! The forest also provides an endless supply of wonderful …
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Fine Motor Tray :: Sorting Yarn Scraps

Set up a simple Montessori inspired activity with yarn scraps. As children sort the yarn they develop their fine motor muscles and ability to distinguish between different features. I love to crochet and S (2.6yrs) finds it fascinating to explore the many …
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Invitation to Create :: Coffee Play Dough

Set out a simple invitation to create coffee play dough using plain dough and soaked coffee grounds. This activity fosters fine motor skills and creativity. As well as having a wonderful smell, coffee grounds provide some interesting texture to this play dough …