Arts, Crafts And Activity Ideas
Going on excursions and getting out into the world isn't as common in child care settings but there are many reasons why you should venture out and see the world.
For parents, the Christmas Countdown seems to roll around all too quickly but for children, the year is seemingly endless! Bring the countdown to Christmas back to a wholesome moment with the kids and give them the gift of time each day - even if it's for a moment, this December.
Sure, it can be messy but messy is fun! Educate children in your Early Childhood Education and Care setting by teaching through sensory play in the kitchen. We've collated three great recipes that children will love to get their hands into and can be recreated at home with the most basic ingredients.
It’s almost Father’s Day! We’ve pulled together some simple craft gift ideas for Father’s Day which will warm the heart of the father or father figure in any little one’s life.
Water play - simple ideas to encourage and learning and fun
Scaffolding and extending children as they engage in block play in early education settings.
How educators can use the ANU’s Butterflies Australia to teach children about the magical world of caterpillars and butterflies.
Four Halloween themed STEM activities to keep minds and bodies busy.
10 beautiful, age-appropriate kids books that early educators can use to inspire and motivate a new generation of environmentalists.
A couple of ideas to encourage tiny green thumbs to spend time in the garden day-after-day as they put these projects together and enjoy watching them grow.
Outdoor play shouldn’t stop in winter and this article offers educators the reasons why along with suggestions for planning and preparing for outdoor play in the cooler months to ensure children continue to benefit.
Four educational winter-themed activity ideas that will keep little hands and minds busy and warm over the cooler months ahead.
How educators can facilitate small world play in early learning settings and the educational benefits.
Five engaging, fun and educational activities to share with the children in your service to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and traditions.
5 eco-friendly and age appropriate craft ideas to acknowledge and celebrate World Environment Day on Saturday 5 June and World Ocean Day on 8 June.
Five super fun, cost effective craft projects that work as lovely gifts for the hardworking parents in your early education service to celebrate Mother’s Day, this weekend Sunday 9 May.
5 interesting and educational craft ideas to try when the autumn weather makes it too wet to go outside for preschoolers at every age and stage.
Early learning settings have an important role in setting strong foundations for children’s STEM education. Boost learning with STEM toys and activities.
10 egg-cellent Easter themed craft ideas.
Learn how puppet play can be used in early education settings to engage and extend children during play-based learning experiences.
Maximise the learning and developmental opportunities of water play while keeping children safe.
Learn how to maintain a safe and hygienic sandpit in your early learning service.
Ideas for sharing the CBCA 2020 Early Childhood Book of the Year, My Friend Fred, with children to ensure maximum engagement and fun.
A range of cost effective and environmentally conscious holiday activity ideas, including gifts which the children can make.
The benefits of simple repetitive songs and nursery rhymes for children in early education.
Thursday 5 November is Outdoor Classroom Day and this article offers a range of fun, cost effective and educational outdoor learning experiences to engage the children in your early education service.
A host of non-scary and inclusive Halloween craft and activity ideas to ensure all children in early childhood settings can experience the fun of Halloween in a non-confronting fashion.
Why banning glitter is so important and some alternatives for early education services.
Early Childhood Educators’ Day is tomorrow Wednesday 2 September. This article offers ideas for marking this special event with the educators, children and families in early childhood services.
Craft and activity ideas for marking Father’s Day in early learning services along with strategies for supporting inclusivity for children who don’t live in hetero-normative family structures.
11 awesome shark themed craft ideas to try with the children in your early education service to celebrate the awe and majesty of these amazing apex predators.
The science of everyday life offers children a range of valuable learning opportunities and the Australian Council for Educational Research has published a range of free educator resources to support the development of science skills in the early years.
10 age appropriate picture books celebrating a diverse range of families and children that will boost LGBTQI inclusion in your early childhood service.
Keep little hands busy with a host of Bluey themed craft ideas. Also a chance to win a book pack for your early childhood service by entering our colouring competition, thanks to our friends at Penguin Kids.
The colder weather of winter is a great excuse to head indoors for some high-quality season-themed crafting. This article offers activity suggestions and craft ideas to keep little fingers busy.
Ideas for participating in International Mud Day, an international event for celebrating the sensory and educational benefits to be gained from playing with mud.
Learn how scribble drawings feature in a child's developmental spectrum and how this stage contributes to stages which follow.
Educator tips for supporting children’s learning and experience of autumn and the seasons more generally including craft ideas.
8 fun, cost effective activity ideas to try with the children in your early childhood service to celebrate Earth Day.
Six ideas to support children to develop and practice acts of kindness and compassion.
8 small, simple cost effective ways that early childhood services can scaffold a child’s exposure to nature and environmental education as well as ideas to bring nature to your doorstep.
A range of age appropriate activity suggestions for celebrating Harmony Week with children in early childhood settings.
Clean Up Australia Day is Sunday 1 March, this week easy ideas for early childhood services who want to participate and ways to spread the sustainability message among children.
How to build more movement into the daily routine of children in early learning services.
Blending children's love of colour with the magic of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics can engage young children in hands-on fun and learning with enormous benefits.
Process art is focused more on the process of creating art than the end product.
Fun and non-scary Halloween ideas to support inclusion of all children and families.
Simple ideas for incorporating gardening opportunities in your program and the educational benefits for children.
With Father's Day right around the corner it's a great opportunity to keep those little hands busy and build those fine motor skills.
It's National Science Week, Australia's annual opportunity to celebrate science and an excellent excuse to try out a range of interesting science-based activities.
It's National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day, an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal children.
Young children love dinosaurs and while Jurassic passions may seem like just another passing craze all children go through, there are some interesting explanations behind the infatuation.
Now that winter is officially here and children are spending more time indoors, there's never been a better time to try some fun new activities.
Themed art and craft activities are a great way to keep children busy; they support the development of fine motor skills and also offer plenty of teaching opportunities.
Harmony Day, is an initiative celebrating the successful integration of migrants into our community and reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians.
Heartfelt art creations for Valentine's Day to create a sense of warmth and kindness around your place of service.
Christmas crafts are a fun and easy way to while away some hours in the middle of the day and this week we've curated a list of 10 ideas to try with the children in your service.
This spooky American celebration grows bigger each year, with increasing numbers of children and parents carving pumpkins, decorating their homes in cobwebs, dressing up and hitting the streets.
Simple STEM activities are a fabulous opportunity to promote early interest in science and enquiry-based learning and it's never too young to start!
Father's Day is on Sunday, 2 September, what better way to help the children celebrate and thank their dads then with a special homemade gift?
Saturday 4 August is the 2018 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day, organised by the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC).
Simple hands-on science projects to engage preschool children in STEM and nurture a lifelong interest in learning through exploration and experimentation.
Eight simple winter themed craft ideas, which you can try at your service to encourage discussion around seasonality.
Adorable, home-made gift projects, which are perfect for Mother's Day.
8 up-cycled craft ideas to reduce the use of single-use plastic on Earth Day.
Easter craft ideas, for every age and stage.
According to at Goodstart Early Learning, sensory play is an activity that stimulates a young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing.
With increasing understanding about the harmfulness of micro plastics, scientists from around the world are advocating for a ban on a range of single use plastic items, one of which is glitter.
According to the HeartKids website, eight babies are born in Australia with a heart condition every day and each week four lives are lost due to congenital childhood heart disease.
10 cool Christmas craft ideas.
Halloween craft ideas.
10 Amazing books to encourage mindfulness.
Taking dramatic play outside Ideas to get you started.
7 nature play ideas for spring.
Father's Day gift ideas.
Escape to everywhere CBCA book week 19-26 August 2017.
Prop boxes: Tools for extending and empowering dramatic play.
Why we need to stop hijacking childrens' play under the guise of "interest based learning".
In Australia, small children are brought up to have a healthy respect for insects. Here are 10 insect craft ideas that are so much fun to make.
Mud, mud glorious mud.
Dinosaur craft ideas.
National Simultaneous Storytime.
Mother's Day craft ideas.
Easter craft ideas.