Using Carving and Floating – to nurture young children’s learning + FREE postcard pack



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Age Range:

3 – 6 years


Earlyarts Uk

Find out about science and maths concepts, build self-awareness and improve motor skills with simple sticks and stones

This beautiful, creative teaching pack from Earlyarts is designed to help educators improve children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development. It encourages practitioners to scaffold children’s interests, opening up a world of possibilities for the imagination as well as providing starting points for shared thinking and discussion across all ares of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The beauty of working with resources that have to be found, or that might need handling carefully, is that they are full of wonderful surprises. A rock with slightly different markings; a shallow puddle of water with bugs and pond skaters; big chunks of wood with mould and moss (and hopefully some little creatures) – these simple resources can be just the spark that your children need to get their ideas, conversation and creativity going.

This wonderful teaching pack encourages the practitioner to engage their children in real life activities that can be continued easily at home, and help them understand the challenges and benefits of risk-taking. It supports the characteristics of effective learning outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), as well building resilience, wonder and confidence in bucket loads!



  • PSED – Self-confidence and Self-awareness
  • Communication and Language – Listening and Attention
  • Physical Development – Moving and Handling
  • Understanding the World – The World
  • Expressive Arts and Design – Being Imaginative



  • Artists’ Intention and Learning Objectives
  • Step-by-Step Creative Activity Plans
  • Environment and Resource Lists
  • Top Tips to support Additional Learning Needs
  • Guidance for Reflection and Planning
  • Activities Mapped against EYFS Areas of Learning
  • Case Study of Activities in Practice

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