Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Mark Making Fun!


At Leigh’s Nurseries we support children’s mark making in the different areas of our home from home environment. When learning letters of importance we support the children using different resources such as crayons, pencils and chalk to trace their names and make meaningful marks.

Another method we use to support the children’s mark making is with playdoh. They enjoy exploring what marks every day items and natural resources make to understand the world around them. During this we encourage group peer interactions to discuss the different marks, shapes and textures they create.  These group discussions are excellent so the children can build on their vocabulary from one another while allowing us to observe and identify gaps in their knowledge to establish learning opportunities.

Messy play is a great way that we can explore marks using vehicles and animals to observe what tracks and marks they leave!

Lots of love,

Leigh and the team xx

Contact us

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit. We'd love to show you what we do!

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