Before Christmas, I set myself a challenge of doing 20 days of messy play. While I didn’t actually manage the whole twenty days (not sure why I thought that was possible right before Christmas?!), we did have lots of fun!
Ok – you’d like an activity that is quick to prepare, cheap as chips (or possibly cheaper) and will keep your little ones entertained long enough for you to at least make and drink a cup of tea? Then you’re in the right place! Keep reading!
In the past T and I have often themed our week of play as I find it helps me to be a bit more intentional and creative about how we spend our time together. Recently though, I haven’t been great at getting my act together and taking the time to plan ahead. However, after reading […]
Recently we’ve been doing a few activities based around the theme of France. We spent one afternoon making some pictures inspired by Van Gogh’s The Starry Night and the results were really pleasing! So, I decided we would have another go using some of Henri Matisse’s collages. If (like me) you are almost completely unschooled in […]
This week we’ve got a bit of a French theme going on in our play, and to tie in this with this I wanted to look at some French art with T and use it to inspire some artwork of our own. We had a look at some of Van Gogh’s work and T was […]
It’s so easy to get stuck trying to think of ideas for your children at Christmas. While enjoyment is obviously the key thing I’m looking for when finding gifts for T, I do have a few other criteria… Longevity. Most of the toys T has received since her first birthday are things that will last. […]
I love Autumn! I don’t think I’d ever be able to choose a favourite season as I really love them all, but in Autumn I just love the beautiful colours, the knitwear, and the run-up to Christmas! Here are a few of the Autumnal activities we’ve been enjoying. Why not give them a go at […]
Firework night. Possibly one of my favourite nights of the year! When I was a child we always used to have a bonfire in the garden and let off some fireworks. We’d have hot cups of soup or hotdogs. I used to love seeing all the different fireworks, always loved the sounds, sights and smells […]
I’m back! I’ve had a bit of an enforced blogging break due to lack of Internet. But we have been very busy at home enjoying the autumnal weather! Early this week we went for a stroll to our local park with the aim of collecting some of the different leaves that we saw along the way. […]
It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and I was lucky enough to be bought several bunches of flowers. Flowers are one of my favourite things to be given – having fresh flowers in the house brings me so much joy! If I had lots of money to spend I have seen some […]