Fine Motor Activity, sensory play, Uncategorized

Fine Motor Plaque Attack

We all know that daily brushing of our teeth is very important for dental health. The recommended three minutes of brushing twice a day can seem like a lot of work for our little ones. Miss 4 was having one of those days when everything was just taking to long- including brushing her teeth. What… Continue reading Fine Motor Plaque Attack

Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play, Uncategorized

Taste Safe Mud Play

Today was our first super sunny day of spring. Super sunny makes water play a must! I asked Miss 19m if she would like to play in some water and her reaction was priceless! Her eyes sparkled as she yelled, "Bubbles! Bubbles!" That isn't initially what I had in mind however it sounded great! The… Continue reading Taste Safe Mud Play

Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play, Uncategorized

Science Play – A Rainbow Eruption

The school holidays have began and one of my goals is to up the science play. Mr 10 loves science and is like a sponge for intel around the subject. With the two girl around, I needed to come up with an interesting experiment that was also safe for them to be involved in. Bicarbonate… Continue reading Science Play – A Rainbow Eruption

Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play

Nature and Nude Playdough

Scrolling through social media, I often get caught up in the hype of elaborate activities and play ideas for the kids. While they are still on the cards, today I thought we would bring our play down a notch and ground ourselves with some simplicity. I love offering different experiences for my children and following… Continue reading Nature and Nude Playdough

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Colour Sorting a Rainbow

Children are attracted to bright colours. When you think about it, it's the brightly coloured fruits that are often the sweetest, most ripe and packed with nutrition. While I love natural tones of our environment, these bright colours have been really fun to work with! After colouring our Rainbow Nuts the other day, we have… Continue reading Colour Sorting a Rainbow

Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play, Uncategorized

How to Make Playdough

Playdough is a very popular sensory medium that can be used for so many different play experiences. Whatever the theme of your play, playdough could be incorporated into an activity. Create sculptures, press it into shapes, letters, numbers, run toy cars over it to see the tyre prints, roll it out to make snakes, bake… Continue reading How to Make Playdough

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A Pom Pom Rainbow Whisk of Fun!

Getting dinner ready has become a fine art at our place. Gone are the days when cooking dinner meant just that. It now means, preparing a meal, helping with spelling, after school reading, avoiding the toys scattered across the floor, keeping the toddler out of the pantry (especially the tub that holds the rice- probably… Continue reading A Pom Pom Rainbow Whisk of Fun!

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Water Play with Spring Flowers

We had a beautiful spring day yesterday. After a long week of illness, it was lovely to get the girls out in the sunshine at the park while their brother practised riding his bike along the path. We had bought a ball with us however it was quickly neglected in exchange for some nature exploration.… Continue reading Water Play with Spring Flowers

Exploring Math, Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play

Going Nuts Over Rainbows!

One thing I am trying to instil in my children is gratitude. Gratitude for what we have and what we have access too. Yes, it's nice to dream, have goals and most definitely important to work hard towards reaching their ambitions but I also feel it is paramount to be grateful for what we have… Continue reading Going Nuts Over Rainbows!

Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play

Creative Dinosaur Play Dough Stomp!

Dinosaurs and kids pretty much go hand in hand. I haven't met many who aren't keen to start roaring and stomping their feet while showing off a toothy grin. After laminating these dinosaur printables, I thought what better way to introduce them to the kids than by having them create a lovely home for our… Continue reading Creative Dinosaur Play Dough Stomp!