Many childminders now link their activities to a theme. The following website has
an excellent selection of calendars providing dates and useful background information
on National Awareness days/weeks, festivals in the UK, Religious Festivals and the
Christian Church along with unusual and strange events in the UK.
Welcome to a page full of fun and ideas to keep the children (and you!) entertained
for hours. Arts, crafts and cooking activities are a great way of helping the children
to become creative but they also cover lots of other areas of the Foundation Stage
curriculum and Birth to three matters framework. For example when using scissors,
demonstrate to the children how to carry and pass them safely, sharing them, counting
how many pairs there are and discuss why some have different coloured handles (left
and right handed pairs).
This is very much your page and we would really like to hear what activities you
do with your minded children so we can share them with other Childminders and parents
visiting the site. Any activity, craft, cookery recipe etc that is featured on our
website will earn the sender a FREE copy of the BCMA Contact Book. Your ideas can
be emailed to us firstname.lastname@example.org posted to PO BOX 125, West Wickham Kent
Please include your contact details so we can let you know if we are going to use
your ideas on the site and send your book to you.