Nerys has been doing half days at school for a few months now, in what her school calls the Rising 3’s class. It’s been amazing for her, and has really helped both of us adjust to the idea of her going into the nursery class in September.
She has gained a huge amount of confidence since starting, and she’s also learnt a fair bit too.
Her numbers are really coming on, and her knowledge of things like shapes and colours has come on in leaps and bounds too.
I want to keep the momentum going over the summer so I think we’ll be doing lots of craft activities that are built around practising her colours and numbers, and maybe some to help her start to learn letters too.
This simple and fun craft using coloured creepy crawly stickers is a great way to help little ones learn their colours.
If you fancy giving this fun craft a go, here’s what you’ll need:
- Foam creepy crawly stickers in different colours
- Scraps of paper, beads, felt, feathers etc in the colours of the rainbow
- A piece of white paper or card
First of all you need to gather all your bits and pieces together.
To make the most of this craft as a learning activity work with your child to put all the red materials together in a pile, then all the orange pieces, then the yellow and so on. You can start by handing them a red ladybird sticker and then asking them to pick out all the other pieces that are the same colour.
Once all the coloured pieces are organised it’s time to get making!
Spread some glue over the piece of white paper or card, and then start sticking down the various red items you have in a line across the top.
Then do a line of orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
And there you have it, your bright and colourful rainbow, complete with creepy crawlies!
Nerys and I had so much fun working on this creepy crawlies craft.
And I love how it was so simple to put together, but it helped her with learning colours, learning the order of the colours in a rainbow and with her fine motor skills too. Nerys enjoyed it so much she asked to make another one as soon as we’d finished this one, so it’s bound to be a hit with any little ones who enjoy cutting and sticking activities!
I was sent a box of craft materials to create this post, but all words, opinions and creations are my own.