What’s On Wednesday

Mitti: Our South Asian Roots 

Saturday March 8th – Scotland Street School Museum – 12pm to 4pm

Why not drop in to Scotland Street School Museum on Saturday March 8th between 12pm and 4pm to join them for this free family fun day celebrating Glasgow Museums’ new RENEW collection of art from South Asia. You will be able to see work from community projects based on this new collection as well as create your own art inspired by the new collection.

Throughout the day there will be family arts and crafts and performances including:

  • Object handling
  • Clay modelling
  • Blockprinting
  • Mirror-work coaster making
  • Performances on the hour or “Tea and Clay”

Light refreshments will be available.

The event and the new collection are supported through the Art Fund’s RENEW scheme with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

For more information call: 0141 287 0500

Fun Day Monday

Hello! Happy Monday to you… I hope that you and your little one haven’t been struck by the bugs that are going about…..there seem to be quite a few!

Today’s activity has come about because my little one spotted some big pieces of bubble wrap in the house and he wanted to pop the bubbles!

All you need for this activity is:

  • Bubble wrap (the kind with the bigger bubbles)
  • A permanent marker

and all you do is:

  • Using the marker, write a letter on each bubble (use the letters of the alphabet that your little one will recognise and maybe one or two new ones that you can introduce them to)
  • Now give your little one the bubble wrap and get them to identify a letter that you call out and pop the bubble with it written on (you could always make some alphabet cards that your little one can use to match the letters if they need a bit of help)
  • If your little one isn’t at the stage of recognising letters you could always use lots of coloured pens and colour the bubbles for your little one to pop instead

What’s On Wednesday

Have you been to the Saturday Art Club at the Gallery of Modern Art lately?

This Saturday (22nd February) they have got a session all about boats inspired by the work of Ian Hamilton Finlay who is currently exhibiting in the gallery. Children will be building and decorating their very own boats….. sounds like fun

This session is free and is on from 10.30am until 12.30pm and is aimed at 3 to 12 year olds. If you’d like more information you can call the Gallery on: 0141 2873050

Fun Day Monday

Hi there,

A quick and easy activity for you today…. It was something that we did in my childminding service on Friday and it was a great success. It does involve the children using scissors so you will need to assess whether your little one is ready to safely use them themselves.

For this activity you will need the following:

  • Children’s scissors
  • Old cards
  • Paper
  • Glue stick

and you need to do the following:

  • Firstly cut the old cards into shapes that your child will like….. as it was Valentine’s Day on Friday we did hearts
  • Give the shapes to your little one to cut up using their scissors and let them cut them up into pieces
  • Once they have finished give them the piece of paper and the glue stick and encourage them to stick the pieces onto the paper to make a new shape and picture

14.02.14 - cutting practise

15.02.14 - Noah's cut up picture

Have a fun day!

What’s On Wednesday

Give a Bird a Home

If you are looking for something to do this Saturday (15th February) then why not pop along to the Rouken Glen Park Pavilion between 1pm and 4pm to build your very own bird nest box to take home.

There is no booking required for this event, however, it is based on a first come, first served basis and materials are limited.

Please telephone: 0141 6384121 for more details.

Fun Day Monday

As it’s Valentine’s Day this Friday we have been feeling the love here in my childminding service. Last week we made our mums and dads (and grans!) a very sweet little candle holder.

If you want to make one too this is what you will need:

  • A shallow glass jar (we used some from a well known chocolate dessert company that I had saved but a jam jar is just as good)
  • PVA glue
  • A paintbrush
  • Tissue paper (we used pink, purple and red) cut up into small pieces
  • An apron


and this is what you need to do:

  • Put the apron on your little one
  • Show your little one how to stick a piece of tissue paper onto the glass jar
  • Let them go for it and cover their jar using all the different colours
  • When they tell you that it’s finished give the tissue paper another coat of PVA glue and allow to dry
  • Pop a tealight candle into the holder and enjoy the warmth of the glow (remember never to leave a candle unattended and always keep it out of reach of your little one)



What’s On Wednesday

Hello! It’s been a while hasn’t it?! Sorry for my absence… blame my lack of technical skills! The blog programme updated…. and I didn’t! Anyway, thanks to the lovely Marceline Smith www.marcelinesmith.com all is back on track and I can reach out to you once more!

Seeing as it’s Wednesday let’s start off with a “What’s On Wednesday” post……………………………….

If you are looking for something to do this Saturday then why not head along to Glasgow Museum Resource Centre for some Creepy Crawlie fun or to the Burrell for some Chinese New Year Dragon making.

Wee Beasties at the Glasgow Museum Resource Centre  

“A fun hands-on adventure exploring our wonderful creepy crawlies. Watch out for that hungry caterpillar!”

This is an activity for Pre-5s and is on from 11am – 12 noon or from 2pm to 3pm on Saturday 8th February. This is a free activity but please call 0141 2769300 to book a space.

Burrell for Families – Dragon Makers at the Burrell Collection

“Celebrate the Chinese New Year and make your own Dragon”.

This is a free activity that is on from 2pm to 4pm.

Please call 0141 287 2564 for more details.