Edible Homemade Cloud Dough Recipe This edible homemade cloud dough recipe is very easy to make and a fun sensory play activity for young children. It is safe for babies … Continue Reading Edible Homemade Cloud Dough Recipe
Homemade Playdough without Salt This homemade playdough without salt is perfect for children with sensitive skin or eczema. My children have sensitive skin and one of them has eczema so … Continue Reading Homemade Playdough without Salt
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
Silky & Stretchy Corn Flour Conditioner Playdough Recipe This super silky and stretchy corn flour conditioner playdough is a fun alternative to traditional playdough. I would describe it’s consistency as … Continue Reading Corn Flour Conditioner Playdough – Silky & Stretchy!
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
Growing Tomatoes with Children Growing tomatoes with children is a fun way to get children gardening! I’ve grown them with my children and it has made them excited to grow … Continue Reading Growing Tomatoes with Children
Bird Feeder without peanut butter (How to make suet cake) We have been doing lots of activities to help us observe winter wildlife in our garden. This has included getting … Continue Reading How to Make a Bird Feeder without Peanut Butter (Suet Cake)
Outdoor Autumn & Winter Garden Activities for Children While there is much to do in gardens in the spring and summer, people don’t tend to think about outdoor autumn and … Continue Reading Outdoor Autumn & Winter Garden Activities for Children
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
Salt Dough Christmas Decorations inspired by UK Nature In this post, we look at how to make salt dough Christmas Decorations inspired by nature in the UK. This follows on … Continue Reading Salt Dough Christmas Decorations UK Nature Inspired
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
The Benefits of Gardening and Planting Bulbs for Kids We will look at the benefits of gardening for children and the best planting bulbs for kids. Planting bulbs with children … Continue Reading The Best Gardening Bulbs for Kids
Rock Water Painting: Practicing Writing Numbers 1 – 10 In this post we explore practicing writing numbers 1 – 10 outdoors. Once children have had plenty of experience mark making … Continue Reading Practicing Writing Numbers 1 – 10 : Rock Water Painting.
How to Make a Leaf Mobile In this post I wanted to explore different ways of how to make a leaf mobile with children. A leaf mobile can be done … Continue Reading How to Make a Leaf Mobile with Children
Leaf Man Activities- Making Leaf People This post looks at how to make leaf people (including ones that can move) and links to other Leaf Man Activities (see below). Making … Continue Reading Leaf Man Activities- Make Leaf Man Move!
Children enjoy playing with rocks and they can be put together in a range of different ways to make exciting and beautiful artworks.
I think this is my favourite gross motor activity for young children and it is one that the children in my classes get really excited about. Children have so much fun doing this that they don’t realise that they are working hard and building muscle and strength.
Numicon are a great resource to help children learn about numbers. They are visual, tactile and can be used in so many different ways.
Children enjoy threading and making necklaces, so it is a fun way to help them develop their fine motor skills (essential for writing).
Mud Kitchens are a fun way to get children pouring, mixing, using their imaginations and engaging in pretend play. Children can also create their own mixtures for sensory play.