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 […]
Make A River!
“The sandpit is boring!” My six year old did have a point. Our sandpit had been neglected for a while and even though I’d pulled all the weeds out and dug over the sand, it still wasn’t very enticing. I suggested a few ideas… “Let’s bring out some animals? Find some old containers and spoons? […]
A rainy Saturday afternoon means we get out the paints! My kids were intrigued as I set up this simple process art activity, they couldn’t work out what I was doing with all these odd bits and pieces, but as soon as I said ‘scrunch painting’ they got the idea! Sometimes it’s fun to do […]
Awesome Ideas for Threading Activities.
Give those fine motor skills a work out with some simple threading! All my kids loved to thread stuff when they were little. Sometimes we made necklaces or bracelets, sometimes cool sun-catchers or things to hang, and sometimes just for the challenge and enjoyment of threading all kinds of little bits and pieces onto a […]
Jungle Play Dough
The first time we put together a jungle play dough kit it was for my big boy’s fourth birthday. It was the beginning of my kids absolute passion for play dough, and his sisters collected all kinds of green items (green was/is his favourite colour) and helped to make play dough and wrapped it all […]
Tiny Treasures – Loose Parts Play
When my kids were little they created their own ‘loose parts play’ without even knowing what that fancy term meant. As toddlers they loved to collect and play with lots of random objects. They’d make long lines of cars or animals, they’d fill their pockets with acorns and stones, they’d transport blocks in baskets and […]
10 DIY Music Shakers and 4 Shaker Activities.
Music is so good for kids, and for us adults too, and I know some of us are not so confident when it comes to exploring music with our kids. But music activities don’t have to be difficult, and you don’t have to be able to play an instrument, read music, or even sing! One […]
BIG Bubble Wrap Painting.
It’s Sunday afternoon – I have four kids who all want to kill each other, and a massive role of bubble wrap. How can I combine these things into something good? Painting and printing with bubble wrap is loads of fun, but I needed more than just ‘fun’. To change the mood from cranky, to […]
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