Sensory Play

Magical Mud Pies

Get back to basics this summer and make some mud pies with your kids. This summer we are stepping back from our screens (for most of the day anyway) and getting back to basics with our summer activities. When the sun is shining we are going to be heading down to the beach or out to the playground, eating picnics and playing games or doing arts and crafts out in our garden. This is where the memories are made, not sitting behind a screen. We… Read More

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Sibling Summer Activities

Make this a summer to remember with an action packed activity schedule that is full of activities for siblings to do together. Being a busy mum of 3 kids, I know how hard it can be to juggle long summer days at home with your kids. We all relish the break from our routines that the school holidays bring with them, but the novelty of long lazy mornings can soon wear off and you start to hear calls of "I'm bored" before you know it… Read More

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Awesome Outdoor Finger Painting Recipe

Do your windows need cleaning? If so, then mix up our awesome outdoor finger painting recipe. It doubles up as a fun window soap for kids which clean's your windows, as they play and create. Cleaning the windows is my least favourite household chore, so it rarely gets done. Until I came up with a fun way to get my kids involved in the job. Shaving foam is soap right? So there's no reason why it can't be used to soap down windows. Add in… Read More

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Waterbeads Fine Motor Skills Station

Soothe away tiredness and late afternoon frustrations with a simple set up Waterbeads Fine Motor Station.  It's getting towards the end of the school term and everybody is feeling the strain. It is taking that bit longer to get out of the house each morning for school and don't even mention afternoon homework time. When my kids have the end of term grumps, I turn to Water Play to help soothe away their frustrations and help us inch every closer the dinner-time and their all-important… Read More

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Practice pre-writing skills in our Rainbow Rice Sensory Tray. Stimulate your pre-schoolers sense of touch, sight and sound, as they work they work on strengthening their fine motor skills in this sensory based learning activity. Supplies Rainbow Rice (see below) Gold Coins Shamrock Confetti Selection of Mark Making Tools - popsicle sticks, paintbrushes, play dough tools or pencils. Deep Tray Click here to receive a FREE copy of our eBook You will need: Rice Food coloring Zip-loc bags White vinegar Trays Add a cup of… Read More

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13 St Patrick's Day Sensory Plays

Have fun (and get messy) exploring all of your senses with these St Patty's Day Sensory Plays for kids (and adults!) to enjoy.  There's nothing lie a spot of sensory play to calm down cranky kids or just while away an afternoon stuck indoors. Why not add a fun St Patrick's Day twist to your sensory play this March. Practice pre-writing skills in our Rainbow Rice Sensory Tray. Stimulate your child's sense of touch, sight and sound, as they play with this sensory based learning… Read More

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Cat in the Hat CVC Word Building Game

Get ready for Dr Seuss Day on March 2nd with this sensory based literacy activity perfect for Kindergarten aged kids. Use the Cat in the Hat to help build and decode CVC Words.  It's all about building and decoding CVC Words (Consonant, Vowel, Consonant) for my daughters Kindergarten homework this term. To help make this a bit more interesting for her, I have been setting up themed CVC Word Activities for her to play with after her post-school snack  (attempt homework on an empty stomach at your… Read More

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dr seuss activities for kids

Did you know that it is Dr. Seuss day on the 2nd of March? Dr. Seuss was such a great inspiration: writing fun books so kids would fall in love with reading. It is no wonder there is a special day(some make it a week) set aside for Dr. Seuss inspired activities! Here are 25+ fun ideas if you want to celebrate the day too! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience and at no extra cost to you. Use a paper plate to… Read More

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Valentine Cupcakes Sensory Play

Do your kids love to "bake"? Encourage budding imaginations and build strong fine motor skills, with our Valentine Cupcake Sensory Play for kids.  I don't know why, but whenever I set up a Sensory Play activity that involves scooping, mixing and pouring, we always seem to end up with a batch of "pretend cupcakes". Not that i'm complaining (although it does usually leave me feeling hungry for the real thing!). Adding their own imagination to  a sensory play activity is what it's all about. It… Read More

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Do your kids like to tinker with little things? Combine this love with some sensory play in our Play Dough and Loose Parts Play.  My kids love too tinker with their little collections of "stuff". My boys spend hours organising and re-organising their soccer trading cards and lining up their Lego mini-figures all over the house. And my daughter is obsessed with those little beanie boo toys and her collection is growing and spreading throughout the house. It's driving my husband to distraction as he… Read More

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