Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Easter Fun!


Happy Easter weekend everyone we hope you’re all having a lovely time with your families!

Last week in the run-up to Easter we got busy with lots of different themed activities that the children absolutely loved and we wanted to share a couple of them with you! Salt dough making was a huge hit. We began by letting the children organise and understand all of the different ingredients and what the different measurements were. We used a large tactile tray to mix all of the ingredients together, taking it in turns to add them all in and stir them up – it was brilliant to see all of the children working together as a team! As well as using wooden utensils they also got stuck in with their hands which was a brilliant sensory experience for them.

Staff then assisted with moving the mixture onto the table so it could be rolled out and turned into Easter bunnies, chicks and Spring flowers using cutters. The older children managed to cut out their shapes independently but the younger ones needed a little bit of assistance! After their creations had been cooked and cooled came the really fun part – decorating! The children used a variety of different colours showing amazing levels of concentration throughout.

Making our own Easter baskets was another activity that went down a storm with the children. Staff member demonstrated how to put them together and supported the children throughout. They were so proud of their finished baskets and it was great to see the older children support the younger ones. They were given the opportunity to paint, colour or stick materials onto their baskets as decoration before making yummy treats to put inside! We decided to make crispy cakes which actively encouraged the children’s fine motor skills due to the pouring, transferring and mixing of ingredients.

Both of these activities are so easy to replicate at home – so if you’re looking for some inspiration this weekend then look no further!

Stay safe and keep smiling everyone!

Lots of love as always,

Leigh and the team xxx

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Newcastle Nursery

Chesters Ave, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8QP

0191 259 9299


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Gateshead Nursery

The Den, Westfield Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4LD

0191 477 1097


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Heddon Nursery

1 Taberna Cl, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0BW

01661 854001


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday