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!
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 […]
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 […]
When it comes to teaching T to read and write, I’ve always had a very relaxed approach. I knew she would learn best if we waited until she was ready and I wanted her to have autonomy over her own learning. When she attended nursery I was clear that we did not want her to […]
I love finding different ways for T to play with playdough. Playdough is so much fun; great for keeping kids entertained; and helps improve fine motor skills by strengthening hand muscles. While the usual play dough cutters and tools are fun, I really like to incorporate different elements in to our dough play, such as toy […]
Role play is a brilliant activity for children as it promotes the use of language; applying specific skills (such as counting or writing) in context; is great for social development; and best of all is lots of FUN! For T’s 4th birthday we gave her a ‘shop front’, and for one of her party activities, […]
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!
We love play dough in our house! There are so many ways of playing with it and it is really great for sensory play, developing fine motor skills, and promoting creativity. T really enjoys playing with play dough so we often pull some out and keep it simple with our box of play dough tools […]
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 […]