Are you going on a Road Trip this Summer?

Looking for some fun and engaging games to play on those long car journeys over the holidays? How about playing some Car Bingo along the way or even creating your own Story Starters to get your imagination going. These can be prepped before the journey or you can add your magical drawings as part of your journey.

Car Bingo 

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1.  Cut out the Bingo cards from the free download

2.  Think of 12 Items you will come across on a car journey – this could be a tree, traffic lights, a bus etc.

3.  Draw each of your items in a box on your bingo card.

4.  Set off on your journey and cross off each item as you see it.

Who will be the first to complete a line? Will you be able to cross off all of your items?

>>> Print out your Bingo Cards here

Story Starters

Create your own imaginative adventures with your story starters. Design your story discs to inspire exciting stories as you pick each one out of the bag. Draw a design on each disc, it can be an object, a character, a place, whatever you think will fun to include in your stories.

How to use your story starters:

– Create your own story using the inspiration discs, picking out one at a time and continuing your story.

– Take it in turns to add to one epic story, each picking out a disc and making up part of a story linked to the image in front of you.

– Can you pick out a story starter and describe what it remind you of? Can you think of any smells or sounds that are linked to the picture? Can you remember any stories that are related to the picture on your disc? For example if I was to pick out a picture of a tree it reminds me of fields and countryside but also of a really blustery Autumn walk with my Mum, where the leaves were flying everywhere.

– There are so many things you could do with your story starters we couldn’t have thought of all of them. How else do you think you could use them?

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>>> Download your Road Games Template Here

EYFS Creative Resources To Help Nurseries and Childcare Providers

eyfs resources 2The Creation Station are passionate about supporting proactive nurseries to now access extra resources to help inspire children. The Creation Station has developed EYFS linked art & craft resources and ideas to help inspire children and support staff in childcare settings.

Child care organisations can now benefit from the EYFS linked resources developed by the UK’s leading art & crafts experience provider, The Creation Station. With over 150,000 children and families inspired  the Creation Station have a  wealth of knowledge and experience to share.

Resources and activities are designed to engage children, support staff and help with time and cost management of arts & crafts based activities.

To find out more, simply complete this form and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

At Home Parenting with Jo Frost

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Excited to be featured in this month’s issue of At Home Parenting with Jo Frost.

For more information about the Creation Station classes and parties click here.

Interested in taking control of your work life and running a successful creative children’s franchise? Request a free information pack here.

Interested in a Fun Arty Box? Order your first box for half price just £7.50 plus £3.95 postage and packaging.

 

Do a Doodle a Day

Chris-RiddellDid you hear about the announcement of the new Children’s Laureate. The Children’s Laureate is a well known writer of children’s books who promotes and encourage children’s interest in books, reading and writing. This year the new Laureate has been named Chris Riddell, the illustrator and author.

He says his mission is to encourage creativity and “drawing every day”, he wants kids to doodle more.

“There comes a point where children decide that they can’t draw. I want to say, ‘don’t stop drawing – carry on, and do a sketch a day. I think stories can grow out of the visual. It can be an engine for literacy.” – Chris Riddell

Chris is documenting his role as the Laureate with a daily log with various sketches.

>> Check out Chris’s Laureate Log here

Do you or your child doodle each day? As adult art therapy and doodle books become more popular why don’t you have a go at doodling with your child and see what magical stories you can create together.

We would love to see some of your creations, please share them on our Facebook Page #creationstation

We have put together some special shop offers to help you on your way with your doodle a day.

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Have you heard the one about the Lion and the Bear in the Jungle?

At The Creation Station Creative Hub we let our imaginations go wild as we delved into our new Jungle Fun FAB box, full of materials and ideas to make lots of creative jungle themed items.

Not heard about FAB? The Fun Arty Box is a monthly subscription box delivered directly to your child. Packed with materials to complete 10 exciting creative activities and many more ideas to inspire your child.

Keep an eye out for a new box launched every month. Want theme will next month’s box be?

Be inspired by The Creation Station at the British Franchise Exhibition

happy girlThe Creation Station are providing a fun and free Children’s Activity Centre at the British Franchise Exhibition on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June. Bring your partner and or children and be inspired.

Are you looking for a new opportunity that puts you in control of your work and family life, then discover how running your own successful business could give you a more flexible and rewarding work life to suit you and your family. Come and meet us at the exhibition and find out if the UK’s children’s arts and crafts activity franchise could be what you are looking for.

Where: The British Franchise Exhibition, EventCity, Manchester, M41 7TB

When: Friday 19th June: 10am – 5pm and Saturday 20th June: 10am – 4pm

Contact Maggie on maggie@thecreationstation.co.uk or call 01395 349462 for complimentary tickets.

For more information about The Creation Station franchise visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk and request a free information pack.