This post explores loose parts play ideas for toddlers, including a range of different resources to use.
Acid and Base Experiment – Turmeric pH Indicator Painting In this post, we will explore the use of natural pH indicators in this acid and base experiment. It is a … Continue Reading Acid and Base Experiment-Turmeric pH Indicator
Slime Recipe with Starch This slime recipe made with starch is an easy project that only takes a few ingredients. It is very slimy and sticky so it is a … Continue Reading Slime Recipe with Starch- Non-toxic!
Sun Art for Kids and Toddlers You can make your own homemade solar print paper which is excellent for making sun art with kids and toddlers. Of course, you can … Continue Reading Sun Art for Kids and Toddlers
Corn Starch Paint – Homemade Edible Paint! This corn starch paint is a lovely homemade edible paint for babies and toddlers! We sometimes use store-bought finger paints as well, but … Continue Reading Corn Starch Paint – Homemade Edible Paint!
Smelly Playdough Recipe Making this smelly playdough recipe is easy to do and a lovely way to make playdough a little more special. I’ve found that children enjoy the olfactory … Continue Reading Deliciously Smelly Playdough Recipe
Homemade bath bombs for kids Making homemade bath bombs with kids is a fun activity to do together and also a fantastic STEM activity! They are straightforward to make and … Continue Reading Homemade Bath Bombs for Kids
10 Exciting Cornflour (Cornstarch) Messy Play Activities There are loads of fun cornflour (cornstarch) messy play activities to do which are great for sensory play. It is fun to mix … Continue Reading 10 Cornflour Messy Play Activities *(Cornstarch)
Shaving Foam Sensory Play Ideas Shaving foam is a lovely sensory play activity for children, especially in the warmer months! Young children enjoy the foamy, slimy sensation when they squeeze … Continue Reading Shaving Foam Sensory Play Ideas
Homemade Cooked Playdough with Cream of Tartar This recipe for homemade cooked playdough with cream of tartar makes lovely, soft playdough that will last for a long time. The salt … Continue Reading Homemade Cooked Playdough with Cream of Tartar
Benefits of loose parts play There is a growing body of research which is demonstrating a wide range of benefits of Loose Parts Play. Children can use the loose parts … Continue Reading Discover the Many Benefits of Loose Parts Play
What is it? Loose Parts Play… What is loose parts play? Loose parts play is open-ended play where children can create and explore with a range of different objects and … Continue Reading Find Out What is Loose Parts Play
Conditioner Playdough Recipe without Salt This hair conditioner playdough recipe is a great alternative to regular playdough and is made without salt. It has a soft consistency so my children … Continue Reading Conditioner Playdough Recipe without Salt
Masha and the Firebird Book Review Masha and the Firebird is an award-winning book by Margaret Bateson-Hill and illustrated by Anne Wilson. This book was originally published in 1999 (republished … Continue Reading Masha and the Firebird Book Review
EYFS Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers Over the last week, I have had several requests for EYFS (Early Years) activities for toddlers and preschoolers to help parents during school closures. … Continue Reading EYFS Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers at home
Colorful baking soda and vinegar experiment for kids This colorful baking soda and vinegar experiment for kids is a fun and safe way to introduce children to chemical reactions. It … Continue Reading Colorful Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment for Kids
Painting with Frozen Shaving Cream Foam Paint – Recipe for Kids This is an easy frozen shaving cream foam paint recipe for kids to use. Frozen shaving foam paint is … Continue Reading Frozen Shaving Cream Foam Paint Recipe for Kids
Valentines Day is a good excuse to get crafting, so we hope that these STEM art projects inspire you to use science and technology with your toddlers and kids. These … Continue Reading Valentines STEM Art Projects for Toddlers and Kids
Homemade Salt Dough Beads Making homemade salt dough beads is a great winter activity for young children. This is an easy baking activity (though you don’t have to bake them) … Continue Reading How to Make Salt Dough Beads with Children
Jelly tots and sticks can be used to create 3D shape models to make learning shapes fun! Having children make 3D shape models will help them learn about the properties … Continue Reading 3D Shape Models to Make Jelly Tot Towers
Pumpkin Spice Playdough Pumpkin spice playdough is an excellent sensory playdough that you can make at home. My son loves this playdough because it has a lovely smell and texture. … Continue Reading Pumpkin Spice Playdough Recipe
Easy Fine Motor Activities Here are a couple of easy Christmas and Hanukkah themed fine motor activities for young children. The wrapping activity is a nice alternative to threading and … Continue Reading Easy Fine Motor Activities for Christmas & Hannukkah
Christmas Fine Motor Activities These are some fun Christmas themed fine motor activities for children. Most of them involve things that you may have lying around your house or that … Continue Reading Christmas Fine Motor Activities for Children
Making salt dough handprint ornaments is a fun activity for toddlers and children. They also make excellent presents for grandparents or mementos to decorate your Christmas tree. Making salt dough … Continue Reading Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments