This activity can be done for any item of clothing... what different textures can you find out and about?
If you live locally to Lamberhurst and have been walking through the Vineyard lately you will have noticed that there are SO many dandelions about at the moment!
Here is a link to a recipe idea for something yummy you could make with them over the weekend... happy picking!
There are also some arty ideas to create your own dandelion pictures.
Today's story on Tapestry is "Bumble bear". In honour of bees everywhere here is how to make beautiful pictures using one of their favourite things... flowers!
1. Collect flowers you would like to use
2. Put flowers in a flower press (or between two heavy books) and leave for a few days until nice and flat
3. Use the petals and leaves to make colourful collages or add them to your drawings by gluing them to paper.
For more information about why bees are so important and how to make your garden bee-friendly see the link below:
We'd love to see what flower pictures you come up with!
This week at Fidgets we are planning on creating our own chalk walk sensory path... This can be done in your own garden or along paving for the whole community to join in with as they go past!
Here is a link for more chalk themed ideas...
Here is a link to some home learning resources for children aged 3+ based on the books by Julia Donaldson:
This week the children who are still attending Fidgets have been making flowers out of egg boxes for their Key Worker parents. Here's the link that inspired the activity:
A simple but effective activity, just collect some stones and paint or draw a masterpiece or happy message on them. You can either keep them for yourself or why not hide them around your local area for other people to find and put a smile on their face!
This week the children who are still attending Fidgets will be doing this and the staff will hide them around the vineyard for local families to find! Let us know how many you see!
It's safe to say that a lot of parents are concerned with supporting their child's (and their own!) mental health during this time, perhaps more so than ever.
Below is a link to some amazing resources for supporting children and young people in coping and managing their feelings. There are downloads, apps, videos and books that can be accessed as well as resources specifically linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elder trees are growing all around the place at the minute and are easy to spot once you know what you are looking for.
Elder wood is great for crafts and below is a tutorial about making elder beads for necklaces and bracelets. The wood can also be used to make pencils and a whole variety of craft items, so see how creative you can be.
If anyone local to Fidgets wants some there is a large green elder tree in the nature garden in the orchard just off the car park so help yourself to a branch!