Fireworks & Fun

Fireworks & Fun

Fireworks were a topic of discussion at the end of the week as many of my class were attending a Bonfire Night function over the weekend, or were going to be enjoying fireworks at home. With this in mind, I set out some related activities to catch their interests. Some of the activities they enjoyed before the weekend, and some after…


Trigeod Colour Puzzle Fireworks

A couple of months ago, Chrysanthos kindly gifted me their Colour Wheel Puzzle. We used it to to create some firework patterns…

Trigeod colour puzzle fireworks from Rachel (",)


Montessori Tray

Sequins and pattern cards…

(A little tricky to create the marks, so we focused more on the actual movement.)

Sequins and (FREE printable) pattern cards in the Montessori Tray - from Rachel (",)

You can download a FREE copy of the pattern cards here if you wish: Mark making Pattern Cards from Rachel (“,)

Glitter flakes…

Glitter flakes in the Montessori Tray - from Rachel (",)

Simple glitter…

Glitter in the Montessori Tray - from Rachel (",)


Counting ‘Fireworks’


Counting 'fireworks' - from Rachel (",)


Sparkly Pom-Poms

These always remind me of fireworks and we had some out with tweezers, egg boxes and a game board…

Sparkly pom-pom 'fireworks', an egg box and some tweezers - from Rachel (",)


Sparkly pom-pom 'fireworks' and a game board - from Rachel (",)

This pom-pom balancing was ‘abandoned play’ I discovered…

Balancing 'firework' sparkly pom-poms - from Rachel (",)


Remnants of play... from Rachel (",)

We also had them on the Finger Gym with a muffin tin…

Sparkly pom-poms, tweezers and a muffin tray - from Rachel (",)


Sorting & Patterning with ‘Firework’ Jewels 

Sorting 'firework' jewels - from Rachel (",)


Black Water and Glitter

Glitter and black water - from Rachel (",)


Firework Dough

Firework dough from Rachel (",)


Maths Area

Counting and patterns - from Rachel (",)


Light Panel

Beads & ice cube trays…

Beads and ice cube trays on the light panel- from Rachel (",)

Rainbow blocks…

Rainbow blocks on the light panel - from Rachel (",)


Bonfire Night Small World Play

Bonfire night small world play from Rachel (",)



Cocktail stirrers and plastic shapes…

Patterns on the OHP - from Rachel (",)


Sensory Glittery Balls 

TTS kindly gave me these gorgeous sensory glittery balls. They looked fabulous on the  light panel – especially when we had the colour-changing feature switch on! My camera isn’t good enough to pick up the full effect unfortunately 🙁

Sensory glittery balls on the colour-changing light panel - from Rachel (",)


Transferring Sequins

Transferring sequins - fine motor work from Rachel (",)


Chalk & Black Paper

Chalk and black sugar paper from Rachel (",)


Glittery Tray

Glittery tuff spot - from Rachel (",)


Poppies for Remembrance Day

We’ve also completed a few ‘poppies’ activities, to acknowledge Remembrance Sunday. I’ve shared some of the pictures over on my Instagram Page, if you’d like to see them…

Poppy Play from Rachel (",)


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Wands on the light panel from Rachel (",)

– Rachel (“,)

Independent transient art firework pictures - from Rachel (",)




  1. Soooo much fun!!! Just fantastic ideas! Rosa

    • Thank you, Rosa!

  2. Hi Rachel,
    Love love love your ideas they are so inspiring! Are you a pre school or reception class setting? Always borrowing some of your ideas for my class they are all so inviting.

    • Thanks, Rachael!
      I teach in Nursery in a Primary School (have also taught Reception, and Years 1 & 2 over the years). I think most things we do in my class can be used in Reception, or adapted in some way – so glad you’ve found some of them useful 🙂

  3. Thank you very much Rachel, you are so creative and inspiring person. Your children in Nursery are blessed to having you. You are doing great job. Well done 🙂 Silvia xx

    • What a lovely comment! Thank you so much, Silvia! 🙂

  4. Thank you so so much for sharing your wonderful ideas. After 15 years of teaching kS1 and 2 I am now in Nursery and totally out of my comfort zone. You are a credit to the teaching profession, sharing your very creative resources.

    • What a lovely comment!
      Thank you so much for taking the time.
      Hope you love being in Nursery! x


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