New Mrs Mactivity Activity Zone at Childcare Expo Midlands

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Childcare Expo Midlands celebrates its 10th birthday with more exciting Early Years activities! 

New for 2019 is the Mrs Mactivity Activity Zone, where visitors can pick up some great ideas and inspiration to take home and use in their own practice. 

Learn about child-led learning with a Reggio Emilia-inspired activity, explore Fishy Phonics and an Animal Poo Activity (with Play Doh!).  Activities will be running across both days of the show and it’s free to attend.

Early Years Provocation

Do you want to find out more about child led learning? Then this is for you!

Mrs Mactivity will be running an all day demonstration of a Reggio Emilia-inspired early years provocation with accompanying resources and ideas for how to implement this in your setting. Provocations will link to: the 2019 early years outcomes; early learning goals; and will be focused on transient art, weighing and sorting and loose parts play. 

Fishy Phonics women crafting

Make your own phonics fishing game using Mrs Mactivity’s fishy phonemes!

Using the resources provided, follow the instructions (or make up your own!) to create your own fishing rod and magnetic fishy phonemes. Then you can play! Go fishing using your rod to spell out the words provided. A great activity to take back to your classroom or setting.

Animal Poo Activity

Use Play Doh! mats to make your very own animal poo shapes! When you get back to your setting, challenge your children to figure out which poo belongs to which animal – and why!

Word Making Machines

Make your very own word making machine with Mrs Mactivity! Using our resources, make a word family activity that creates new words as the “machine” slides up and down. It's great fun and something to take away and use in your setting. When you’re done, make your own phonics chatterbox! Another great idea from Mrs Mactivity.

More activities and workshops

Mrs Mactivity Activity Zone is just one of the activity zones at Childcare Expo but there are some awesome free interactive workshops too. Participate in a mindfulness for children workshop with YogaBugs.

Learn how to:

  • Bring books to life
  • Gain practical ideas for developing fine motor skills in children
  • Join in a Makaton workshop
  • Code and build with FIRST LEGO Jr League
  • Get active with Action Amanda!

For more information and to book your free tickets visit