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

Halloween Potion Making for Kids

What powers will your Halloween Potion give you? Pour, scoop, squeeze, mix and whisk your way through our spooky potion making station to find out. We can't walk out of our front door right now, without being scared by a skeleton dangling from a tree or greeted by a giant spider when knocking on a neighbours door. Halloween is just a few days away and excitement levels are rising. Are you all set? Bella is really starting to get to grips with a pencil now… Read More

Sunflower Fine Motor Play for Kids

Working on fine motor skills and encouraging pretend play, this is the perfect activity to do with your sunflowers at the end of the summer. Did you grow sunflowers with your kids this year? We did and we have had a bumper crop. Our tallest sunflower measured 2.25m (our tallest sunflower to date). But unfortunately a big summer storm blew them all down this week (the perils of living by the sea). We have one sunflower head hanging upside down in the shed, so that… Read More

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st patricks day sensory play potion mixing activity for preschoolers

Our St Patrick's Day Potion Play is the perfect antidote to banish the "Stuck Indoors Blues". Plus your pre-schooler with learn about colour mixing and work their fine motor skills in this fun water play activity. The bug doing the rounds at nursery finally caught up with Little Miss B, so she had to spend a couple of mornings at home with me. To keep her occupied and  distracted from her woes, I set up a simple water play activity (which turned out to be a great… Read More


Explore the concept of ice with our Simple Melting Hearts Preschool Science Experiment. A perfect indoor activity to do in the run up to Valentine's Day. We are delighted to be taking part in Teach Me Mommy's "Love to Learn" blog hop. A series full of fun hands on learning activities to enjoy with your kids around Valentine's Day. Don't miss the links to the other posts at the bottom of the page. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Silicone mini hearts mould… Read More

Making Daisy Soup

Engage your toddler in some water play when you mix up our recipe for "Daisy Soup". Welcome to our Summer of Fun blog hop with Mom Inspired Life, Planet Smarty Pants and Bambini Travel. For the months of June, July and August, we will be sharing themed activities to help keep your kids busy this summer break. Today we are sharing cool water play ideas. Playing with water is the perfect way to cool down hot bodies (and tempers) as well as being fabulous fun… Read More


 “I’m a Little Teapot, short and stout..." Hearing this nursery rhyme always takes me back to standing in a line with my infant school classmates, singing along and doing the silly actions. Can you remember all of the moves? We are celebrating and sharing activity ideas for "I'm a Little Tea Pot" alongside our Rhyme Time buddies. For our activity I decided to put our little teapot to good use in a water transfer activity for my 3 year old daughter. We set up a… Read More

dinosaur ice cube

Cool down in the garden with this giant dinosaur ice cube rescue activity. We have been so lucky with the weather over the school holidays and have enjoyed lots of long hot sunny days. To help keep us cool, we have been having fun playing with ice. And our favourite icy activity this week, has been our take on a “Giant Dinosaur Ice-Cube Rescue” inspired by this great idea from Our little house in the country. This is the perfect activity to have ready in… Read More