Tops & Peels Playtime: Eco-friendly Sensory Fun with Construction Trucks
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Tops & Peels Playtime: Eco-friendly Sensory Fun with Construction Trucks

Dinner prep turned into an impromptu play time with some tops and peels sensory fun. Kids are non stop, ‘play with the box more than the toy that came in the box’. This is a perfect example of why kids don’t need all the fancy toys, bells and whistles. Simple play can be the best…

Engaging Toddlers: the Rubber Bands on Cans Fine Motor Fun
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Engaging Toddlers: the Rubber Bands on Cans Fine Motor Fun

Strengthen those fine motor skills with this easy play idea, rubber bands on cans. With a decline of students entering kindergarten with the needed fine motor skills, as parents it is our responsibility to equip our children to give our kids the opportunity to develop these vital skills. These opportunities don’t need to be using…

Sail Away: a Guide to Boats in Jelly Messy Play for Toddlers
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Sail Away: a Guide to Boats in Jelly Messy Play for Toddlers

What better way to get curious toddler hands exploring than a sensory play tray filled with boats in jelly! Better yet, we found an even more cost effective way to make jelly play, meaning more jelly for bigger play! We then teamed up our jelly with some boats to inspire magical spark in Mr 3s…

Fun with Concrete Oobleck: Construction Play for Toddlers
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Fun with Concrete Oobleck: Construction Play for Toddlers

Level up your oobleck fun with this concrete oobleck construction truck sensory play activity for your truck loving toddler. We have made oobleck countless times over the years. Every single time, oobleck ticks the boxes and the kids love it. This time, I really wanted to follow Mr 3s current passion for all things construction…

Egg-citing Scoop & Transfer: Water Play Fun for Toddlers
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Egg-citing Scoop & Transfer: Water Play Fun for Toddlers

Reuse those plastic eggs left over from easter to cream this scoop and transfer egg water play activity for your toddler. Plastic fillable eggs are brilliant for play all year round. Teamed up with some kitchen essentials, and a bit of water and you can have this seemingly simple activity set up in minutes. I…

Enchanted Silhouettes: a Guide to Magic Writing Cloth Fun
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Enchanted Silhouettes: a Guide to Magic Writing Cloth Fun

Strengthen fine motor skills using just water with this easy set up magic writing cloth silhouettes activity. Looking at these images, I can understand the *gasp* that may be leaving your lips however please, chill and breathe. Yes, it looks like there is black ‘paint’ happening… and indoors however it really isn’t! The black is…

Mastering the Art of Chocolate Play Dough: a Simple Guide
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Mastering the Art of Chocolate Play Dough: a Simple Guide

A stormy day meant play time was primarily indoors and what better way to celebrate the muddy puddles outside than with some deliciously scented chocolate play dough! We have made brown play dough time and time again for many activities. Our gingerbread play dough is perfect for Christmas and doubled beautifully as a muddy track…

Thrifty Threading: Wooden Tubes and Paper Towel Holders
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Thrifty Threading: Wooden Tubes and Paper Towel Holders

Encourage your baby to learn through play with this fun DIY threading with wooden tubes activity. Use common household items to transform a humble wooden tube into a game that your baby will want to do over and over again. Each grasp will be strengthening their hands. Each mistake will be a neural connection made,…

Pie O’clock: Mixing Time-telling Apple Pies
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Pie O’clock: Mixing Time-telling Apple Pies

Turn learning how to tell the time into a fun baking activity with time telling apple pies. A Slice of Learning: Time Telling Apple Pies  I’ve always believed that the kitchen serves as one of the best classrooms. What better lesson than combining the art of baking apple pies with the fundamental skill of telling…

Bubbling over with Fun: a Bubble Pouring Station Guide
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Bubbling over with Fun: a Bubble Pouring Station Guide

If you are searching for an activity to regulate moods, entertain, encourage development and make some memories, look no further than a bubble pouring station. The classic pouring station will always have its place in the top activities to do with toddlers. In saying that, this is better. Bubbles are better. Adding bubbles to our…

Phonics Fun with Bean Bag Toss: a Preschooler’s Guide
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Phonics Fun with Bean Bag Toss: a Preschooler’s Guide

Make learning sounds fun with a phonic bean bag toss. What kid doesn’t like throwing bean bags about? This learning activity is a collaboration between tossing beanbags and smashing down phonics – literally. Along with the sounds, your child will also be practising a multitude of other skills. All with the throw of a bean…

Fun with Mini Popsticks: an Egg Carton Posting Game for Toddlers
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Fun with Mini Popsticks: an Egg Carton Posting Game for Toddlers

Toddlers love posting so why not introduce them to this simple DIY mini popstick posting egg carton activity. If you have a toddler, Im sure you have come to discover for placing things inside others. This is a developmental milestone that begins when they are just 6 months old. Posting activities allow them to explore…

Galactic Explorers: Space Themed Flour Sensory Bin
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Galactic Explorers: Space Themed Flour Sensory Bin

Explore outer space with your toddler using this simple space themed flour sensory bin. This toddler activity can be set up in literally seconds and is priming with learning opportunities for your little space explorer. This article discusses benefits of sensory play, how to make this sensory bin taste safe and little tips to make…

Blossoming Fun: Flower Soup Sensory Play for Toddlers
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Blossoming Fun: Flower Soup Sensory Play for Toddlers

Create a colourful easy set up sensory water play activity for your toddler with flower soup! Now we aren’t talking an edible soup but this array of petals, stamen and leaves will inspire loads of learning through play while your toddler also has plenty of fun. Flower soup takes minutes to set up and will…

Find the Best Backyard Trampoline for Kids on a Budget
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Find the Best Backyard Trampoline for Kids on a Budget

This is a guide to finding the best budget trampoline to suit your family. Whether it’s the laughter of children soaring through the air or the bonding moments shared as a family, the appeal of a trampoline knows no bounds.  However, for many households, finding the perfect trampoline that balances safety, durability, and affordability can…

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Best Construction Truck Books for Toddlers

We have compiled a list of the best construction truck books for toddlers to add to your digger lover’s reading list. The world of toddlers is a vibrant tapestry of exploration and imagination, where every moment is a chance to learn and grow. Construction trucks stand out as fascinating giants of the everyday world. From…

Two on a Budget: Best Budget Double Strollers for 2024

Two on a Budget: Best Budget Double Strollers for 2024

Find the best budget double strollers to suit your families needs with this article. With the bustling rhythm of modern life, finding a solution that seamlessly integrates affordability with functionality is paramount. Enter budget-friendly double strolling—a practical approach to traversing the world with two little ones in tow, without breaking the bank. From navigating crowded…

Anzac Day Activities 2024
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Anzac Day Activities 2024

Australians and New Zealanders around the world unite to commemorate and remember those no longer with us due to their sacrifice for their country on Anzac Day. Anzac Day 2024 Activities Why do we celebrate Anzac Day? Anzac Day is a day of remembrance. Commemorated by Australians and New Zealanders with services and marches throughout…