craft, play, Uncategorized

An Alien Friend

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

craft, Fine Motor Activity, play, sensory play, Uncategorized

Nature Threading Play

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

craft, play, sensory play, Uncategorized

How to Colour Pasta

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

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!

craft, play, sensory play

Homemade Taste Safe Puff Paint

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

craft, play, sensory play

Sprouting Seeds in Your Egg-erpillar!

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!

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