Sensory activities · Small world play

Dyeing materials for sensory play

You can make your own brilliant bases for sensory play using simple materials around your home, including: beans, chick peas, coconut, popping corn, oats, salt hay, sand pasta, rice, rice noodles, cooked spaghetti There are several different ways of dyeing your materials, including: food colouring/food dye - some materials may also need vinegar or rubbing… Continue reading Dyeing materials for sensory play

Book based art and crafts · Bookmarks · Clay and salt dough crafts · Fabric scraps crafts · Fairy crafts · Felt crafts · Literacy and numeracy · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities · Small world play · Wooden crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

Fantastical fairy tale crafts

"If you want your kids to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." ~ Albert Einstein Benefits of fairy tales for kids: storytelling - fairy tales teach them the basics of a story, such as beginning/middle/end, setting (time and environment), characters and character… Continue reading Fantastical fairy tale crafts

Book based art and crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Drawing & colouring · Fabric scraps crafts · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Monster crafts · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Paper crafts · Play dough · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities

Amazing alphabet activities

With these amazing alphabet activities, your kids can learn how to make letter shapes, match upper case and lower case letters, identify initial letter sounds, and put letters together to make words. You can make alphabet letters with: pipe cleaners fabric scraps paper and cardboard stickers, markers, pencils and paint mud, shells and rocks wood… Continue reading Amazing alphabet activities

Drawing & colouring · Fabric scraps crafts · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Monster crafts · Outdoor play · Painting · Rainbow art and crafts · Sensory activities · Toys and games · Transport crafts · Wooden crafts

DIY wooden blocks

You don't need to spend a lot of money on wooden blocks for your kids to play with - you can paint and decorate your own!  You can decorate plain wooden blocks with: liquid watercolours and food dyes paint felt tip, chalk or paint markers crayons chalk paint and chalk stickers and washi tape fabric… Continue reading DIY wooden blocks

Bird crafts · Fine motor skills · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Play dough · Sensory activities · Small world play

Play dough and nature activities

Play dough and natural materials are the perfect combination! They allow kids to be creative as they experiment with different colours, smells and textures.  It is a simple activity to set up, because all you need is play dough and materials you can collect on a nature hunt in your backyard or nearby park. Some… Continue reading Play dough and nature activities

Book based art and crafts · Gardening for kids · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Play dough · Sensory activities · Small world play · STEM activities

Ocean small world play for kids

Our blog post Setting up small world play for kids has been so popular, we thought we would break it down into different types of small worlds.  Today's theme is ocean animals and the beach. Small world play gives kids wonderful opportunities to act out real or imagined stories using small objects that can fit into… Continue reading Ocean small world play for kids

Book based art and crafts · Fabric scraps crafts · Felt crafts · Nature art and craft · Play dough · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Sensory activities · Small world play · Wooden crafts

Farm small world play for kids

Our blog post Setting up small world play for kids has been so popular, we thought we would break it down into different types of small worlds.  Today's theme is farm animals. Small world play gives kids wonderful opportunities to act out real or imagined stories using small objects that can fit into a small play… Continue reading Farm small world play for kids