• Themed Play
  • Spring Sensory Bin

    At Easter, T was sent some little chicks and some table decorations by her Grandparents. One look at them and I thought they’d be perfect for a quick and easy spring sensory bin! In addition to the chicks and decorations, I added: – some dried lentils, – a nest that I found in ASDA’s Easter […]

  • Themed Play
  • Create Your Own Matisse

    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 […]

  • Play
  • Salt Dough Recipe

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    Salt dough is a really simple and cheap way to make decorations and ornaments with your kids. All you need is a couple of store-cupboard ingredients and you’re good to go. You will need: 1.5 cups plain flour 1.5 cups salt Approx 250ml water 1. Add the flour and salt to a bowl and mix […]

  • Top Toys
  • Top Toys: Pin-A-Shape

    For Christmas, we bought T Pin-A-Shape, made by Bigjigs toys. This is something I used regularly as a Reception class teacher and it has been on my mental ‘to buy’ list for T for a long time. I just needed to wait until she was old enough to be able to play safely with the […]

  • Outdoor Play
  • Nature Play

    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 […]