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Our top EYFS activity picks from Instagram

Instagram is one our of favourite sources to find EYFS activity inspiration for early years activities! So we have decided to share with you some of our favourite instagrammers activities! Including some from ourselves!

EYFS Activity: Bug Hunt!

This bug hunt by @mygirlsmake is perfection! We absolutely love all the bright colours and use of gelli! It is a great sensory play for little ones to enjoy which you can even take outside!

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Learning with the Letter R

@fortheloveofhomeschooling really knows how to make the letter “R” look good! This is a perfect table layout for pre-schoolers to investigate the letter, from rain to rainbows!

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Fairy Tray Play

@allievansfamilydaycare has done it again! How beautiful is this fairy play tray? This tray gives children the opportunity to act out experiences through small world play ad supports development of their personal social and emotional skills!

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EYFS Activity: Celery Fish Paint

We think this is a fantastic and cheap activity! Check out our blog here where you can download the fish print for FREE! Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures or use the #discoverwithcapture

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Counting / Number Match

We love this idea by @inspiremyplay! Using bright coloured felt balls to match the numbers in the tray.

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Going with the childrenโ€™s interests and creating a dinosaur play tray today as tomorrow we are going to a local museum to visit Dippy the Diplodocus.
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We filled our treasure tubes with mini dinos, used number tray to count out loose parts and incorporated playdough with our fossil and dinosaur stones.
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I love combining resources in the moment to create such engaging play for the children which can be enjoyed by all ages and stages.
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  • We love this valentines inspired counting โค๏ธ @withregram โ€ข @bodkinandroo ๐Ÿงฎโค๏ธ๐Ÿงฎโค๏ธ๐Ÿงฎโค๏ธ๐Ÿงฎ
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๐Ÿ’•An invitation to count for Roo using lovely valentines loose parts and some DIY cardboard number tiles. ๐Ÿ’•
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  • POM POM water play ๐Ÿ’™ great idea by โ€ข @inspiremyplay POM-POM WATER PLAY
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This was meant to be loosely Valentineโ€™s themed (if you look closely there were little red hearts floating in it!). Obviously that was a bit lost on Miss 22m but she had a brilliant time playing anyway!
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If youโ€™ve not tried pom-poms in your water play before do give it a go! Miss 22m loved scooping up the pom-poms, squeezing the water out (which is great for hand strength ๐Ÿ’ช) and filling up and emptying her pot.
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I did put out our @learningresources tools too but sheโ€™s only just learning to use the dropper at the moment, the others are a bit tricky still. For older children though they would be brilliant with this activity ๐Ÿ‘Œ.
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  • Love this โœจ โ€ข @inspiremyplay MOON PLAY TRAY
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Hereโ€™s a play tray for any space enthusiasts out there ๐Ÿš€ .
I made it with my big girl in mind, whoโ€™s been learning about the first moon landing at school, but Miss 22m has enjoyed it just as much!
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This was made using cloud dough, which is such a fun sensory base for little ones to explore. Itโ€™s made from flour and oil and is soft and crumbly but mouldable too.
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To make cloud dough I mix 4 cups of flour with  1/2 cup of vegetable oil.
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You canโ€™t use food colouring for cloud dough unfortunately. I usually use grated chalk to add colour but powder paint is also an idea, as well as some dry food ingredients like hot chocolate powder.
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To make our moon colour I actually grated up some charcoal that I had kicking around from art GCSE days! It worked really well but obviously this isnโ€™t taste safe anymore. Fortunately Miss 22m wasnโ€™t in the least bit interested in eating it!
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Cloud dough keeps for so long in an air tight container so Iโ€™ll be keeping this batch for another play activity soon Iโ€™m sure.
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Other things I added to this tray were some stones, glass pebbles and our @safariltd toobs space set. Safari do a huge selection of small world play sets that are definitely worth a look if you have a particular theme in mind for a play set up.
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