Looking for some small on cost but big on fun activities to do this summer? Look no further! Here are ten activities you can do with things you’ll probably already have at home!
Recently, T and I have been learning about space. We’ve done this topic a few times now, first when she was about two and a half, again last year and then again this summer. It’s something which we can delve deeper into every time we study it, which is really fun! This time, it happens […]
I love giving my kids the opportunity to explore messy and sensory play, and one resource, which is easy to get and relatively cheap to buy, is food. There are number of foods which we use on a semi-regular basis, such as oats, lentils, rice, flour, and cornflour. However, I’m aware that some people consider […]
Playdough is one of my favourite go-to activities! My kids love some time with playdough – its calming, fun, and can be used for almost any area of learning. Here’s one of the activities we did with our playdough last autumn. Minibeasts T had been learning about mini beasts at home. On our way home […]
In November as part of T’s home education, we spent a couple of weeks exploring and investigating light and shadow. As part of this, we created our own shadow puppet theatre! Here’s how we did it. Choose a story First thing is to pick which story you want to perform at your theatre. This can […]
Last year T was finding number formation quite a challenge. She had just turned five, so I wasn’t worried about it, but it was frustrating her as she wanted to get it right! I wanted to come up with some simple, fun ways to help her practise this skill. There are innumerable worksheets you can […]
Valentines Day is almost here! If you hadn’t realised, don’t worry: it’s not until Thursday. You’ve still got time! May I suggest you finish reading this post for some great Valentines sensory inspiration, and then get on it?! T has been asking me if Valentines Day includes children. Of course! Or at least it does […]
A couple of weeks ago, T and I did a few activities around the theme of the Arctic. Playdough is always a popular choice of activity in our house and I love that it keeps both children entertained in different ways. I decided I would put together an Arctic Playdough invitation for them. When it […]
This month, we’ve been really enjoying getting back to nature by participating in 30 Days Wild. One of the activities we’ve enjoyed is to make a Hapa Zome print. Hapa Zome is the Japanese art of print making by hammering plants in to fabric. I first came across it when a class of mine did […]
I’ve written before about the concept of Treasure Baskets and how they provide valuable sensory and learning experiences for very young children. The idea is that babies aged 6-18 months can enjoy playing with a ‘treasure basket’ of ordinary household items which can provide more stimulation and sensory input than traditional toys.