Our 'Out of this World' play theme for the week has taken us to planets, stars and the moon. This morning we toyed with the idea of aliens! Miss 4s eyes were wide when I explained that some people do believe that there are people who come from other planets and there are others who… Continue reading An Alien Friend
Small world play is always popular at our house. All three children love exploring the sensory medium and the two older ones get lost in a story with influenced by a recent book or their own imaginations. While we LOVE small world play, it can be a bit messy at the best of times. Typically… Continue reading DIY Safe to Travel Small Worlds
We love playing with what Mother Nature has provided us with. I often remind myself (and the children) to be grateful for living in such a beautiful part of the world surrounded by so much nature. We had some time to pass to long ago and with Miss 4s new found interest in accessorising herself… Continue reading Nature Threading Play
Being able to read others facial expressions is an important life skill. Whether it be at the playground, school yard or workplace, being able to interpret how someone is feeling by their facial expression is a valuable attribute and consequential social skill. We thought we would have a play with some facial expressions using some… Continue reading Reading Expressions with DIY Emotion Masks
We found another use for our old egg shells! Introducing Egg-Motions! Another little DIY project that gravitates around our Emotion themed play for the week. After collecting, washing and drying some egg shells, we drew some emotions on the shells and matched them with our emotions flash cards. The shells proved to be a challenged… Continue reading Matching Egg-Motions
Pasta is a staple pantry item in most kitchens. It can also be a useful resource in the playroom too! Use pasta in sensory play, small world play, craft activities and to create masterpieces! Chunky varieties are perfect for developing hands to practise threading, smaller types make for the perfect substrate for sensory bottles and… Continue reading How to Colour Pasta
Miss 4 had an interest in baking today however having spent the day in the kitchen yesterday, there is just not enough room in our freezer for another batch of anything! Quickly my mind was running over sensory play activities that I could claim to be 'baking' that would satisfy her craving without wasting to… Continue reading Homemade Taste Safe Puff Paint
A fun, taste safe activity using only 2 ingredients you probably have at home!
We use at least a carton of eggs each week - even more on the weeks we are restocking the snack / lunchbox stash in the freezer! We use the empty cartons for all sorts of activities! They are great for craft activities sorting, counting, hiding objects in and using to store our pretend eggs… Continue reading Sprouting Seeds in Your Egg-erpillar!