Exploring Math, Fine Motor Activity, play, Uncategorized

Exploring Measurements

When entering the world of measurements, it can all be a bit daunting. There are grams, cups, tablespoons, litres, centimetres, kilos and millilitres just to mention a few! Then there are questions such as how tall are you? How much does your pumpkin weigh? How much water is in your cup? So how can we… Continue reading Exploring Measurements

craft, Fine Motor Activity, sensory play, Uncategorized

Taste Safe Milk Dough!

A fun, taste safe activity using only 2 ingredients you probably have at home!

Fine Motor Activity, play

Tapping into Fine Motor Play

We keep a fair number of our toys on rotation. Every couple of weeks or so, I'll go through and take some out of our play space and pop them away. These are then replaced with some that had been stored away. Its fun watching the kids explore the toys with fresh eyes. Miss 16m… Continue reading Tapping into Fine Motor Play

Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play, Uncategorized

Squishy Fine Motor Fun!

We love playing with water beads at our place however they can be very dangerous if consumed. Miss 4 is old enough to understand the risk and will happily keep them away from her mouth. The same cannot be said for Miss 16m - understandably. The water beads turned into an activity that really only… Continue reading Squishy Fine Motor Fun!

Fine Motor Activity, play

Paper Pineapple!

Welcome to a quick and easy rainy day activity. Patience is a skill that needs to be practised and what better way to encourage it than with glue. I haven't met many kids who haven't loved glueing. Miss 4 loved slathering on the sticky goop so when I came across this pineapple craft activity we… Continue reading Paper Pineapple!

Fine Motor Activity, play

A Rainbow Jellyfish

The immediate result of giving some plastic straws and pair of scissors to four and nine year old quickly is a whole lot of teeny tiny coloured tubular pieces! To be honest, Miss 4 was being the ultimate pest to everyone in the family and I needed a quick activity that would keep her busy… Continue reading A Rainbow Jellyfish

Fine Motor Activity, play

Styling With Some Fine Skills

Paper plates are great resource to pull out for a great activity. We have turned paper plates into aquariums, tambourines, wind whirlies and all sorts. Watching Miss 4 try and manipulate her scissors around a design the other day bought to my attention that this is an area we need to practise. A lot of… Continue reading Styling With Some Fine Skills

Fine Motor Activity, play

Making Fiddly Fun

We use our hands, particularly our fingers every day. Whether it be using a spoon while eating breakfast, fastening the button of our jeans or turning the steering wheel of our cars when driving, it goes without question that life would be challenging without being able to use our fingers. Strengthening the small muscles in… Continue reading Making Fiddly Fun

Fine Motor Activity, play

A Milky Tray

When I asked Miss 4 if she would like to do a tray activity yesterday, her reply was yes please, with milk and you put shaving foam on the milk and drop colour and stir dishwashing liquid in to make it move- that's what I would like to do. Wow! What a brief to meet!… Continue reading A Milky Tray

Fine Motor Activity, play

Poking Pom Poms!

Miss 15m loves screwing and unscrewing the lids from bottles, containers and little pots. Watching her manipulate her fingers in different positions and strategising how to remove the lid is so rewarding. She is learning to persist through trial and error- a skill that will continue to develop well into adult hood! This morning I… Continue reading Poking Pom Poms!