Mortar and Pestle Flower Play
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Mortar and Pestle Flower Play

Enjoy the sensory experience of smashing, grinding and pounding with mortar and pestle flower play. Making potions in the back yard holds many fond memories of my childhood. I remember grinding flowers between two rocks with sandy toes, leaves in my hair and being completely lost in a world created in my imagination. Well in…

How to Build a Magnetic Tile Pulley
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How to Build a Magnetic Tile Pulley

In this article, you will learn how to build a magnetic tile pulley system. This is a simple (and fabulous) way to bring some physics and STEM into your child’s play. We were inspired by Mr 2s current favourite book featuring a crane with its long boom. Using magnetic tiles and some household materials, we…

Magic Writing Cloth
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Magic Writing Cloth

A magic writing cloth is a great tool for paint-less painting for your toddler. How does painting with black paint sound…. indoors… with a toddler? If this scenario makes you crinkle your nose and cringe a little, I have the answer for you. It’s a magic writing cloth. Magic Writing Cloth Toddlers love painting for…

Colour Posting with Wooden Cubes and Milk Bottles
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Colour Posting with Wooden Cubes and Milk Bottles

Repurpose milk bottles and wooden cubes to create a fun posting activity for your toddler. Kids love putting objects into small spaces. Lost your remote lately? Check your toddler’s play space. My bet is it is in a little box or stashed in their play kitchen. Creating a fun and educational activity for toddlers using…

Printable Bookish Play Pack Toddler Preschooler
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Printable Bookish Play Pack Toddler Preschooler

Save time pinning ideas with these ready made printable bookish play packs! Expand on your toddler’s favourite books with these book themed printable activity packs that are bursting with learning opportunities! Printable Bookish Play Packs for Toddler and Preschoolers So you have been stuck in the Pinterest rabbit hole, looking for inspiration to add extra…

Possum Magic – Books & Play Discovery Week Zero
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Possum Magic – Books & Play Discovery Week Zero

Hush Possum and Grandma Poss have been favourite characters amongst Australian families for as long as I can remember. We are featuring Possum Magic activities in this week’s play. Extend your child’s reading time with some bookish play! Showcasing popular titles, a new picture book play pack is here! We are lucky enough to get…

How to Make Taste Safe Sand
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How to Make Taste Safe Sand

Taste safe sand can be used in so many meaningful play experiences! There are so many benefits associated with sensory play. Taste safe sand is perfect to use for so many different activities for babies and toddlers to access opportunities to support their growth and development. Not only do kids love playing in this sand,…

Strengthening Fine Motor Skills with Pegs
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Strengthening Fine Motor Skills with Pegs

Valuable toddler activities that can really can make a difference to your child’s development include strengthening fine motor skills with pegs! One of the biggest issues educators are seeing with kids entering kindy is their lack of fine motor skills. This in turn, presents challenges when it comes to handwriting, cutting with scissors, tying shoes…

Learn about Adding and Subtracting with Frogs in a Pond!
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Learn about Adding and Subtracting with Frogs in a Pond!

Learning how to count is such an important math skill. We use numbers in some way or form every day. Putting our well rehearsed numbers into context will help deepen our children’s understanding of their value. To do this, Miss 4 and I created our very own little game. How to Play To play the…

How to Make Crisp White Homemade Corn Flour Clay
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How to Make Crisp White Homemade Corn Flour Clay

Homemade cornflour clay is simple to make and the bright white finish makes for making colours really pop! We have done homemade salt dough before. It is great however the brown, burnt biscuit look really isn’t very appealing as a base to work with. Yes, a good coat of white paint can rectify this issue…

Edible Gloopy Slime for Sensory Play
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Edible Gloopy Slime for Sensory Play

One of the common questions I have been asked by parents lately has been requests for sensory play ideas for toddlers who are still putting everything in their mouth. This being said, there is certainly a lot for a young child to learn from their environment by mouthing so it really isn’t a behaviour that…