Exploring themes and topics with childminded children is a great way to promote the Characteristics of Effective Learning. It is also fun for you, great for planning and keeps you fresh and motivated.
List of Themes
Search by theme for information for childminders, articles, arts and craft projects with templates, resources you can purchase and free printables where they are available.
All about me – my body, skin colour, growing and other changes
Bilingual – children who speak other languages
Friendships – joining in, anti-bullying and kindness
Gender – challenging gender stereotypes
Healthy eating – and learning about where food comes from
Looking after your teeth – tooth brushing and visiting the dentist
Products that can help you to explore themes
Join the Childminding Best Practice Club and get monthly packs of themed activities emailed to you. As well as art projects with templates, each pack includes a planning guide to help you plan around a theme.
Printable safety and health art projects, activities and colouring pages to help childminders to teach 15 safety and health topics including bereavement, road safety, stranger danger, and sun safety and fire safety.
Printable diversity craft projects and printable diversity colouring pages to help childminders to teach 20 diversity topics including disability, religion, race, families and multicultural holidays.