Crates

  1. Construction Play

    Construction Play

    Children love construction play. As they play, they are building a myriad of skills which feed into all areas of learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Construction play, however, should never be limited just to the EYFS - not only is it fun but can impact on learning linked to the National Curriculum. Please see links...
  2. Maths Outdoors with Cosy Maths Box

    Maths Outdoors with Cosy Maths Box

    This outdoor box is ideal to explore Maths in the great outdoors. There are many ways of using this box and we are sure that children will come up with even more ideas. Simply use discs and sticks provided and encourage children to add natural treasures, such as stones, sticks, flowers, petals, acorns and more. This new Maths crate is...
  3. Inspiring Crate Play and Learning

    Inspiring Crate Play and Learning

    The joy of the crate and the magic they bring to play stems from them being an open-ended resource. There is no right or wrong way to play with a crate, making them a valuable resource, both indoors and outdoors. They appeal to children’s natural drive to be curious and to experiment within their environment. By incorporating crates into play...
  4. 15 Multi-Functional Ideas for Small Outdoor Spaces

    15 Multi-Functional Ideas for Small Outdoor Spaces

    We know that some of you only have small outdoor spaces, whether that be at school, in a nursery or childcare setting, home garden, childminding or pack away group setting. Here we give multi-functional ideas for small outdoor spaces that are totally adaptable, multi-functional resource ideas for a range of activities. Shedlets Perfect for the space-hungry setting, to house all...
  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. Linking Books to Play

    Linking Books to Play

    With an increased focus on communication and language in the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), settings and schools need to consider their provision.  Leaders will now be thinking about their current provision and whether adjustments need to be made to ensure children are given an abundance of opportunities to talk, share stories, extend their vocabulary, engage in imaginative role...
  7. Ideas for creating a natural classroom

    Ideas for creating a natural classroom

    Create a natural classroom both inside and out with these ideas for creating a natural classroom - from resources to furniture. From Hessian fabric for display, through to loose parts, natural construction, cosy wicker reading or den pods and furniture - let us inspire you. Cosy and Natural is what we do best Your natural classrooms A wicker Arch...
  8. Ways to play with an H crate

    Ways to play with an H crate

    The H Crate is so versatile. They are robust, weatherproof and can be left outdoors. Enabling imaginative play, they can be used as large loose parts for stacking and construction, creating vehicles, mud kitchens and obstacle courses. Upcycle those crates, tyres and wooden planks - encourage children to use their imagination to create whatever they want. Here we show a...
  9. Autumn Book Inspiration

    Autumn Book Inspiration

    Autumn is a lovely time to read to children and talk about nature. There is so much to learn about the seasons and the very visible changes that occur all around us. We know that so many of you use books in your setups and we get tagged in so many wonderful ideas that we felt it would be great...
  10. Autumn crate shelfie Ideas

    Autumn crate shelfie Ideas

    Autumn is a special time of year and with lots to discover, play with and learn about. Seasons, falling leaves, conkers and lots of natural loose part treasures to collect on your autumn walks. Crates make great locations for setting up areas for children to discover. Crates can be packed up and taken outdoors too. We have gathered some of...

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