We haven’t had our painting easel out for a long time. It takes up a lot of space, and we don’t have much of that at the moment. But Morgan was keen to do ‘something special’… ‘not just boring old painting’ so I dragged the easel in and surprised him by setting up something really special!
Autumn Leaf Mosaic Collage
Collect some fallen leaves and make this beautiful autumn leaf mosaic collage. This easy art activity is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, or add an extra step for a creative challenge older kids will love. It’s a great autumn art activity for at home or in the classroom. It may be a little chilly, but […]
15 Fabulous Free Audiobooks for Kids.
Check out this list of the best kids audiobooks free to download! My kids love listening to audiobooks. They listen in the car, on ipods while waiting at appointments, while they clean their rooms, and often while they fall asleep at night. When the kids were little we had a selection of audio books on […]
Monster Play Dough Mats – Free Printable
So you’ve seen our free printable people play dough mats right? Well my play dough mad kid is bored with making plain old people, he wants to make MONSTERS!!! So of course I did what any conscientious parent would do…I made him some. Monster Play Dough Mats Noah and I came up with two monster […]
Ten Easy Activities to Practice Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor control is all about the movements of the small muscles in the fingers, hands and arms. Hand-eye co-ordination also plays a big role in fine motor control, and together these skills are super important when it comes to things like writing and self help tasks. Long term, fine motor skills are related to […]
Build a Droid – Star Wars Party Printable
If you are planning a Star Wars Party or celebrating May 4th, this build a droid activity and free printable will be a hit with all ages! We had a Star Wars themed birthday party for my youngest on the weekend. Eight 5-8 year olds came over for some Jedi training! It was loads of […]
Play Plates – quick and easy imaginative play.
Imaginative play is so much fun, and it can engage kids for long periods of time which makes it awesome for parents too! But sometimes you just don’t have the time or the energy to set up a big, elaborate, imaginative play scene. You just need something quick, easy, and portable. These fun ‘play plates‘ […]
Easy Sponge Printing.
Little hands need nice large, easy to hold, art tools, and these homemade peg and sponge painters tick all those boxes, plus they are loads of fun to print and paint with! Easy Sponge Printing Activity These easy DIY peg and sponge painters are easy to make, and they use items you likely already have […]
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