Only one more week to go - not that we're counting down!
Over the weekend, I've made a few Christmas themed playdough/activity mats suitable for early years (nursery/P1/P2 or so). They are simple for the children to do on their own, so could be an extra activity put out during choosing time or soft starts/finishes. They could also be used with an adult for more directed messy play.
There is also a template sheet (above) for building an igloo out of sugar cubes. Any colouring should be completed first, then children can be helped to put glue along the base outline for the igloo. The next layer will require another layer of glue along the top of the sugar cubes already put down, etc. This is probably a 2 day project, as after 2-3 layers of sugar cubes, I suspect you'll probably want to leave the igloos to dry before continuing.
I know the last week of school can be hectic, so I thought there might be a few teachers who would appreciate these activities as a fun way to celebrate the Christmas season, fill some time educationally and enjoy messy play (because what child in the early years doesn't like messy play?!). To download the file, click on the 'Christmas Early Years Activity Mats' picture at the top of this blog post.