There are so many different fun ways for kids to learn about colours. You can do colour exploration, matching and mixing activities with toddlers, preschoolers and older kids using: paint and liquid watercolours loose parts, including buttons and glass gems paint chips wooden clothes pegs and craft sticks paper, paper plates and cardboard stickers egg… Continue reading Cool ways to learn colours
If you are looking for a fun activity to get your kids outdoors, these bird feeders are a great project that you can do together. It's also a great opportunity for your kids to do some bird watching and learn more about the different kinds of birds that are attracted to your garden and the… Continue reading 20 fabulous bird feeders
When it's hot outside these school holidays, why not cool your kids down with some fun sensory play with ice?! You can try: coloured ice activities, like stacking, smashing and colour mixing excavating things from ice doing science experiments with ice adding other sensory elements to ice (eg flowers, shaving cream, spices) painting on and… Continue reading Sensory play with ice
Today we are sharing some ideas for your kids to create their own magical fairy gardens at home using eco-friendly materials. Fairy gardens are great for: getting kids in the garden, learning about different plants, and connecting them with nature fine motor skills development - putting in plants, making and placing miniature features engineering -… Continue reading Magical fairy gardens
I still remember making mud pies as a kid and as a teenager I used to go to youth group mud bowls where they would fill a creek with mud and let us all go crazy getting muddy! I love seeing my son now discovering the joy of muddy play, especially with jumping in muddy… Continue reading Marvellous muddy play!
Story stones are props that are used to create or retell stories. They may be used to represent the characters (eg people, animals), settings (eg the beach) and objects (eg food, houses, transport) in the stories. Kids can use story stones to: tell their own stories based on a particular theme, eg going to the… Continue reading Make your own story stones
Rock painting has several benefits for kids. It is a great way to get them outside and doing something active and creative. It provides a wonderful sensory experience with the smooth feel of the rocks and the squishiness of the paints, and the materials you need are cheap and easy to find. In this post… Continue reading Outdoor play with painted rocks