*Ad-gifted: We received a selection of Creative Steps Magazine in exchange for this post.
“Helping kids learn through creative play“
I’m the first to admit I’m not the most crafty mum. This is something I’d like to change as the girls get older. When L was younger we used to go to Creation Station classes each week which was perfect for me and her as it was class led. Now L comes home from preschool showing me her arts and crafts and tells me how much she enjoys this. So I’m slowly learning how to craft with the girls and we are all learning as we go along. The Creative Steps magazine is helping with this. I’m the type of person who needs a step by step guide to get things done and this craft magazine is perfect for this.
We have been kindly gifted a subscription to the Creative Steps magazine and a few back issues to get us started. You can also win your own subscription at the end of this post.
What is Creative Steps Magazine?
Creative Steps provide fun craft projects and activity ideas to encourage learning through creative play, many making use of recycled household products. There are at least 60 + crafts in each magazine. The magazine is highly useful for childminders, nurseries, primary schools and home educators.
It’s published four times a year, in both print and digital editions, and has around 60,000 readers, including sales through the Hobbycraft stores around the UK. It’s also available on digital magazine subscription platforms such as Readly and Magzter. 9. The annual print subscription is £29.80, which includes postage and free access to the online editions.
The Creative Steps magazine is jammed packed with crafts, and the odd recipe. I love how it’s out each quarter so it shares crafts for that season as well. The magazine is sure to keep you going each quarter until the next one is out. It includes competitions to enter and special features. I particularly like the Reading Corner section with book ideas for the little ones.
Each craft is explained in great detail. With the equipment you need, how to do and with photos. Often extra info is included with each craft which is fantastic to read to the kids.
On the contents page, as you can see below, the crafts are divided up into age groups. So 0-5 years, 5-7 and 7-11 years old. This is perfect for working with the children in that certain age group. Plus you can keep the magazines for going back to when your children move an age bracket. Crafting never goes out of date!
Most of the bits you need to complete the crafts you will find around the home and cupboard. A lot of the crafts come with hints and tips to make your craft even more special. Fun facts are included and did you know snippets to accompany. You can find the templates if needed for a particular craft at the end of the magazine.
The first section of each magazine features activities with the aims of the early years foundation stage in mind, so active learning, communication and language, creative thinking, exploring, literacy, maths etc.
The following sections for 5-7 and 7-11 years old feature projects linked to KS1 and KS2 national curriculum subjects.
If you are a childminder, nursery or primary teacher, projects suitable for group activity are highlighted.
The magazine is fantastic for giving adults crafty inspiration – ideal for me! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading through and planning our craft afternoons. I can see us using these magazines for a few years to come.
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