Getting Ready to go Back to School


Our #BostikBlogger box of craft goodies this month was all about going back to school. I started Nursery school for two hours a day in January, and in September I move to mornings for three hours a day.

Getting Ready to go Back to School

Mummy decided to make a fun game for me to play with her after our second camping holiday of the summer holidays. It looks great fun, and I can’t wait to play it. Mummy wants to get my little mind ready to go back to school, with some simple games with colours, numbers, letters and shapes.

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Mummy took a load of foam shapes, numbers and letters in different colours, and put them with different coloured beads.

She popped them into a shaker pot – you could use a plastic cup.

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There are lots of ways I can then play.

  1. Mummy shakes out one item, and I name the colour, or shape, or number or letter.
  2. Tip out all of the items, and I have to put them together in groups by colour or shape.
  3. Mummy lays all the foam pieces out and asks me to find a certain one – for example the green triangle.
  4. Mummy can lay out the numbers 1 – 9, counting them with me.
  5. Mummy can spell out simple words with the letters, and ask me to have a go too.
  6. With different colour beads, we can look at more unusual colours such as purple or turquoise, and also colours like light blue and dark blue.

Simple games like this, which are fun, bright and cheerful, help keep me interested whilst learning too!

Do you have any other ideas for games like this?

As a #BostikBlogger with Tots 100 I was sent a box of craft supplies for this post.



  1. I can’t believe it’s almost time for the kids to be going back to school already. Sounds like good games to play x
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  2. I can’t believe how fast the year is flying by. School holidays always used to feel like they dragged as a child, as an adult you seem to blink and they’re over.

  3. As if the summer holidays have flown by this fast; you know what is next don’t you? Christmas 😉 x
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  4. I love this! Anything that makes learning fun for little ones has to be a winner 🙂
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  5. This sounds like a brilliant bix and a great way to get the brain ticking x
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  6. Where has summer gone? I can’t believe it is almost back to school time already. This looks like a fun game.

  7. Can’t believe the summer’s nearly gone! My little brother and sister have their first day at nursery in a few weeks, how the time flies!

  8. I can’t believe summer is almost over. 🙁 It looks like you got a great craft box, isn’t it wonderful how many different games a few products can make.

  9. Summer is overrr!! 🙁
    I love this little idea though.
    Really simple but great for little ones to start learning with little fun games like this!
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  11. I start looking for ‘back to school’ posts before The kids break up for summer. Then once I’ve organised myself, I forget about school altogether and enjoy the summer with my kids. Trust me it’s the best way to stay stress free!

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