Using Den Building – to nurture young children’s learning + FREE postcard pack



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Age Range:

3 – 5 years (plus extension for babies)


Earlyarts Uk

Find out how to become architects, mathematicians and scientists using cloth, pegs and bamboo

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.

Opportunities to build dens of all shapes and sizes are vital for our young children as they offer so many possibilities for learning; negotiation, creative thinking, sustained and shared thinking, planning, evaluating, constructing, connecting, investigating and just plain old joyful expression.

This fabulous pack focuses on specific areas of learning that help children make connections between what they know, what they can do, and how the world works around them. It also helps build positive relationships and wild imaginations for both children and grown-ups!



  • PSED – Making relationships
  • Communication and Language – Understanding
  • Physical Development – Moving and Handling
  • Mathematics – Shape, Space and Measure
  • Expressive Arts and Design – Exploring and using Media and Materials



  • 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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