Reasons to Get Outdoors All Year Long There are many good reasons to get outdoors all year long, so we will look at the benefits of going outdoors even in … Continue Reading Benefits of Going Outdoors – Reasons to Get Out
Natural & Non-Toxic Play Dough Recipe This natural and non-toxic play dough recipe is perfect for young children. I have included two different recipe options – a traditional cooking method … Continue Reading Natural & Non-Toxic Play Dough Recipe
Outdoor Mark Making Ideas for Preschool These are some of my favourite outdoor mark making ideas that can be used to help children develop the skills to write. Spending time … Continue Reading Outdoor Mark Making Ideas for Preschool
Importance of Mark Making in Early Years for Child Development I’ve recently written about pre-writing and mark making ideas, so in this post I will focus on the importance of … Continue Reading Importance of Mark Making in Early Years for Child Development
How to Dye Chickpeas with Food Coloring or Watercolors In this post, we will look at how to dye chickpeas with food coloring or with watercolors. Chickpeas are lovely for … Continue Reading How to Dye Chickpeas with Food Coloring or Watercolors
How to Dye Rice for Sensory Bin Play How to dye rice for sensory bin play – This recipe is an easy method for dying rice for sensory bin play. Colorful … Continue Reading How to Dye Rice for Sensory Bin Play
EYFS Mark Making Ideas & Activities that Benefit Children The Purpose of EYFS Mark Making Activities for Children I have put together a comprehensive list of EYFS Mark Making Ideas … Continue Reading EYFS Mark Making Ideas & Activities that Help Children
Pre-writing Activities for Toddlers, Preschoolers & Kindergarten These are some of my favourite pre-writing activities for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten. I have included a mix of different activities that will … Continue Reading Pre-writing Activities for Preschoolers & Kindergarten
Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments Crafts Popsicle stick Christmas tree ornaments are fun to make at home or school. During the last couple of days just before Christmas break, I … Continue Reading Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments
Active Maths Ideas & Outdoor Maths Games It’s great to get children to take learning outside so we will look at some active maths ideas, including some outdoor maths games … Continue Reading Active Maths Ideas & Outdoor Maths Games
Aromatherapy Playdough Recipe This aromatherapy playdough recipe is a lovely twist on traditional playdough. Children love playing with playdough, and it is an excellent activity for developing children’s motor skills. … Continue Reading Aromatherapy Playdough Recipe
Psyllium Slime – How to make Slime with Psyllium Husk This psyllium slime recipe is a great non-toxic alternative to borax slime, and it is easy to make with psyllium … Continue Reading Psyllium Slime – How to Make Slime with Psyllium Husk
This post explores loose parts play ideas for toddlers, including a range of different resources to use.
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!
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
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)
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
Growing Sunflowers with Children Growing sunflowers with children is a lovely way to get children of all ages into gardening. They are fairly easy, low maintenance plants for your garden … Continue Reading Growing Sunflowers with Children
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