Both of my girls have been, well still are, nature hoarders. They will find, pick up and cherish rocks, gumnuts, leaves, sticks, bits of mulch, snail shells, snails themselves and all sorts! My car, pram and handbag are never free of some type of organic matter of some sort and they are always so valuably… Continue reading Play Ideas for Nature Hoarding Toddlers
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
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
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!
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!
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!