If you needed any more of an excuse to let kids' creativity loose then Children's Art Week will do nicely
Last year, more than 13,000 people took part in Children’s Art Week, and 2017’s event looks to be bigger and brighter, taking place from Saturday 10 until Sunday 18 June.
You can find out more at engage.org, including how you can register an event (before the 8 May) and receive guidelines, stickers and logos.
But if you’re happy just running your own series of arty activities in your setting, we’ve picked out a handful of the best resources online:
Get crafting on this colourful creature, and make your own parrot pal to perch on your arm.
Watch the BBC Bitesize instructional video here.
Is there anything these nobbly little bricks can’t do?
Check out more ideas for printing with Lego blocks here.
Sand – it gets everywhere. So why not seal some of it away in a jar where it can’t escape?
These colourful creations are a delight for children who can make their own combination of coloured layers. Get the instructions here.
No, this isn’t some philosophical headscratcher, How Red is Red? is a teacher toolkit for arts in the Early Years from Engage Cymru that covers creative learning spaces, taking young children to galleries, and using art across the curriculum.
You can find this free 33-page PDF here.
Check this activity out at stimulatinglearning.co.uk.
Head to Crafts by Amanda for details.
Check out this activity at nurturestore.co.uk.
You’ll find this great activity at In The Playroom.