6 easy heartfelt, handmade Mother’s Day gifts Mums love and little ones love to make 
Modern Teaching Aids NZ Blog » Art & Craft
by Cazz Read
4M ago
Every mum is a gift. But on Mother’s Day, it’s their turn to receive some love in the shape of a special gift.   Help your little learners say “I love you, Mum” with these super simple craft activities. Key tags in candy colours. Wooden flowers that always bloom. Sweet note holders that cradle special messages. These handmade gifts are an easy way for children of all ages to showcase their love and creativity and have been designed to make educators smile too! They’re colourful, fun ideas we take you through step-by-step.    Get ready to dive into a world of glitter, glue a ..read more
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Have A Crafty Easter With These 6 Egg-citing Craft Activities
Modern Teaching Aids NZ Blog » Art & Craft
by Cazz Read
5M ago
  Break out the bunny onesie, because Easter’s coming! It’s time for hat parades, egg hunts, chocolate bunnies and colourful craft egg-tivities!   Here are 6 egg-cellent, egg-straordinary and egg-stra special craft activities to help little crafters create gifts, ornaments, cards and other seasonal cuteness. They’re easy, and they produce beautiful Easter treasures! Let’s hop right into it…       Wooden Weaving Bunny     You will need:   Wooden Weaving Bunny  Pastel Paint  Pastel Acrylic Yarn  Plastic Lacing Needles   Joggl ..read more
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Celebrate Summer With 7 Handmade Craft Activities Full Of Sunshine And Fun!
Modern Teaching Aids NZ Blog » Art & Craft
by Cazz Read
6M ago
From sand art to a paper plate sun… try some quick, cool fun over the long, hot summer. Celebrate the colours, textures and feathery, fluttery creatures of summer with these 7 super-easy craft activities. Designed for little hands to deliver a big result, share your summer craft handmade creativity and tag us @modernteaching! We love seeing your style! So roll up your sleeves and dive in! We’ll guide you through each summer-loving step.     Sand Art Jar   Summer in a jar! This is so simple, dreamy and impactful. Making a humble jar take on summer sand beach vibes is so easy! It ..read more
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Celebrating Matariki in the Classroom
Modern Teaching Aids NZ Blog » Art & Craft
by Cazz Read
1y ago
Haere Mai! Today we’re exploring arts & crafts inspired by Aotearoa New Zealand and the dynamic Māori culture. With some basic supplies, and a few simple steps, you’ll soon have a classroom full of creations inspired by the Land of the Long White Cloud. We’ve got crafts for Matariki, the famous cluster of stars heralding the start of the Māori new year. Make your own feathered Piupiu or experiment with weaving & Raranga techniques. New Zealand’s national identity, the silver fern, has been honoured with clay. And of course, we have the unique and utterly adorable Kiwi. That’s only a hi ..read more
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Ten Frightfully Good Activities For The Spooky Season
Modern Teaching Aids NZ Blog » Art & Craft
by Cazz Read
1y ago
Halloween is such a fun time of year for spooky crafts and activities, with plenty of opportunities to bring out children’s creativity and imagination. From dressing up in costumes and decorating the classroom or home to scavenger hunts, and arts and crafts, there’s something for everyone to have a wickedly good time! Read on for some quick, easy and festive Halloween projects that will have you howling!   Paper Bag Monsters Paper bag monsters are a versatile craft experience for children to let their imaginations run wild! These plain bags can be decorated in whatever wacky charact ..read more
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Crafts To Inspire Christmas Creativity
Modern Teaching Aids NZ Blog » Art & Craft
by Cazz Read
1y ago
Christmas is such a special time of year, and no doubt in recent times it has become an even more important holiday where families can bond and celebrate. Inspiring joy and inviting groups of students to create festive crafts brings about warmth and connection. The act of making can have such a positive effect on our mental health, so inviting children and adults alike to break out the felt, paper and a pom pom or two will ignite the Christmas spirit as we roll into the festive season.   Personalised Christmas Bags Who doesn’t love a unique and fun reusable shopping bag nowadays, especia ..read more
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Spark The Christmas Imagination
Modern Teaching Aids NZ Blog » Art & Craft
by Cazz Read
1y ago
Christmas is such a delightful time of the year. The anticipation of this joyous occasion brings such an amazing atmosphere to the art room as the impending holidays approach. Students of all ages embrace the opportunity to create festive-themed pieces that are treasured on trees and shelves in their family homes. With such a wide array of art and craft that can be produced, the hardest part is choosing what to create! Christmas Wreath We hang them with such love and care on our doors during the Christmas period as a symbol of family and eternity, it is only fitting that they should feature ..read more
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Celebrating Christmas In The Classroom
Modern Teaching Aids NZ Blog » Art & Craft
by ms_admin_nz
1y ago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… almost! Christmas is nearly here and it’s a great time to start gathering ideas for activities and gifts. If you’re looking for fun and easy ways to celebrate Christmas with your students, then you have come to the right place. Read on to find out some of my favourite ways to celebrate Christmas in the classroom. Christmas Tree Crafts Is there anything that says ‘CHRISTMAS IS HERE!’ more than a festive, decorated Christmas tree? In this activity, children were given a variety of craft materials to create and decorate their own Christmas tree.  Ch ..read more
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