Oh boy, oh boy you won’t be able to resist diving into this edible sensory tray yourself before the kids even get a look in. Seriously! This week we had some friends over for the afternoon and when I got this sensory tray out full of vibrant, shiny balls that you can actually eat, I was fighting the adults off it! The grown-ups were just as keen as the kids to dive in, feel it, squish it, and taste it too. It just looked so appealing no-one was able to resist! You have been warned!
Water play is great fun and not just for Summer! Discover the full benefits of water play and tips to easily incorporate it into your day to day play schedule throughout the whole year. It’s exciting to think that water play offers so many development and learning opportunities for your child through fun hands-on play.
We’ve got a fun boat craft for you that literally tastes of Summer! Yummy! Raid your fridge for some avocados and come and see how to make a little boat that really floats. Just perfect for imaginative play where small world play figures can go sailing around the wading pool or bath!
Do you call it Oobleck or Gloop? Either way we LOVE it!
Oobleck is such a versatile sensory play resource that we can easily adapt to all sorts of themes for year round rich and explorative play experiences.
Today’s Meadow Oobleck recipe is a great way to get children connecting with Nature by bringing plants and flowers from the outside into the sensory play space. We can use their nature finds to set up an exciting play opportunity that stimulates their senses and promotes lots of areas of learning.
I admit it, I don’t always know what I’m doing and recently the kids and I have been enjoying some experimental crafty goodness making real flower suncatchers for the window. I wasn’t sure how successful our method of preserving the flowers would be but so far, touch wood, it’s all gone to plan and I just adore the vintage look of this unusual flower craft.
We all love bubbles, but have you ever made Bubble Snakes before? Our kids never tire of making exciting wiggly Bubble Snakes and it’s been a favourite way to play that we’ve come back to again and again. This simple and cheap bubble activity is great fun for the garden or bath time and you’ll love how quick and easy it is to put together.
We all know that kids benefit from fresh air and the freedom that outdoor play gives them but how do we use outdoor play to develop more than just their physical skills? Here are 5 easy ideas you can implement today to provide QUALITY outdoor activities for kids to promote all areas of development and learning.
Winter is well and truly behind us, hooray! This Sunshine Wand is such a bright and cheerful Summer craft for the kids and a great way to encourage movement and self expression. Its long trailing ribbons will encourage kids to leap, dance and twirl spreading a little sunshine as they go. And we have a fab Annie DVD giveaway too!