Creative ideas and resources for early years activities

This page contains links to interesting ideas, resources and inspiration for arts in early years. Please let us know if you have any suggestions to add! It will keep growing so you can check back for more inspiration. We will also tweet about updates through @RbowCollective

General Creativity

  • Toolkit from Octopus Inc (Free- you have to enter your email to download it)
  • Arts Council Early Years Review has some tips, including: Building a creative curriculum p15 and Your space – an environment for creativity p21 (attached below)

Visual arts (painting, printing & more):

Outdoor Creativity:

Table manners, music and singing:

Music and sound:



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