Art and Creative

  1. Arts: Nurturing creativity by exploring colour in nature

    Arts: Nurturing creativity by exploring colour in nature

    Creating an environment rich in opportunities to engage in arts based activities is vital in nurturing creativity and holistic development. Through art, children are free to be expressive, try out ideas and techniques and be empowered to 'have a go'. Where these art activities take place will vary from setting to setting - some will have designated areas where children...
  2. Wonderful Woodwork in the Setting

    Wonderful Woodwork in the Setting

    Adding a woodwork area to your setting can be a wonderful way to inspire play and learning in a fun, hands on way. The nature of woodwork means that children are engaged in a rich, sensory experience which impacts on the holistic development of the child. Getting started... Firstly, communication with everyone involved is a good starting point. It's important...
  3. Cosy Green Christmas Activity Ideas

    Cosy Green Christmas Activity Ideas

    A inspiring selection of all the wonderful sustainable Cosy Green, upcycled and recycled Christmas and festive activity ideas. From activities and crafts using upcycled cardboard boxes, egg boxes, clippings from the tree, wooden pallets and cable drums. Check out all these wonderful Recycled and Green Christmas activity ideas from our Cosy Club members and Cosy Creatives. Christmas crafts - making...
  4. Christmas Tray Play and Activity Ideas

    Christmas Tray Play and Activity Ideas

    We love tray play here at Cosy and Christmas is a fabulous time of year for doing all your festive crafts and activities in your tray. Containing the mess! We have collated all the wonderful Christmas tray play and activity ideas that we get tagged in to inspire you, along with some of our Cosy Creative's Christmas tray play ideas...
  5. 12 days of Christmas activity ideas for children

    12 days of Christmas activity ideas for children

    We have collated all the fabulous Christmas activity ideas for children here in this post to inspire your festive play. If you want to get merry and bright, join in as much or as little as you like. A new activity theme for each new day, to help inspire some festive play! So if you need some Christmas cheer, the...
  6. Step it Up this Recycle Week

    Step it Up this Recycle Week

    We are focusing on 'Step it up' this Recycle Week. You might already know that being supportive of the environment and doing minimal harm in all our processes is something we feel very passionate about - so much so that we’ve committed to reaching carbon net zero by 2041. We know that trying to make a difference can feel a...
  7. Feed children’s imagination with 5 outdoor art activities

    Feed children’s imagination with 5 outdoor art activities

    Art and Creative Expression helps the development of children’s imagination, creativity and their ability to use and explore different media and materials. Outdoor art activities encourage children to explore with nature. “Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment.” MaryAnn Kohl Art includes a wide range of activities. From exploring colours, textures, making music, singing songs, to...

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