I love finding new and exciting ways for kids to engage with Nature, get creative and develop their motor skills and this All Natural Leaf Threading activity ticks all the boxes. Because it uses natural things it’s virtually free to put together and provides a wonderful sensory experience for kids to as they explore the sight, feel and smells of this activity too.
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!
Squishy, squelchy, oozy, colourful…we LOVE finger paints and totally ignore people who say it’s just for babies and toddlers!
Here’s a super homemade edible finger paint recipe that kids of all ages will adore exploring. As it’s a “taste safe” finger paint recipe it is great for the very young but its wonderful texture and bright colours makes it a fantastic sensory art experience that big kids will enjoy just as much too!
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.
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.
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.
Blustery days can be so exciting for kids! Don’t just fly a kite! There are so many great fun things to do with kids on windy days that develop their observational, thinking and problem solving skills too.
Make bright and colourful Rainbow Sensory Play Bottles. An adaptable sensory play activity and musical instrument too. Great fun for all ages.