• Play
  • Make an Arctic Small World

    Last week, I wrote about how to Make Your Own Small World Scene. Small worlds are SO much fun and can while away far too many hours on Pinterest and Instagram looking at ones which other people have put together – so many inviting scenes just waiting to be played with! This week, we have […]

  • Play
  • Make Your Own Small World Scene

    title image 'make your own small world scene' with 6 images of various small worlds (jungle, mini beast, bear cave, dinosaur, river huts, woodland rabbits)

    When I taught Reception, small world scenes were one of my favourite activities to prepare, and these days I love to do it for T. I think they make such a lovely activity, combining the creativity of fantasy and storytelling with the development of the child’s scientific and geographical understanding of the world around them. […]

  • Messy Play
  • Ocean Spaghetti Messy Play

    green spaghetti with plastic animals including fish, octopus and seahorse

    I love doing messy play with T, although I definitely go through seasons of doing loads and then having a dry spell! Messy play is such a brilliant activity because it allows children to explore, experiment and create using all their senses. It provides so many learning opportunities! Before Christmas I challenged myself to do […]

  • 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 […]

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  • Make Your Own Music Maker!

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    Have some fun exploring how to create and change sounds with this fun music maker craft! You will need: * Two small containers (we used empty baked bean cans) * Two balloons * Dried food such as corn, rice or pasta * Scissors * Sticky tape Any guesses what we're making today? A post shared […]

  • Themed Play
  • Firework Fun!

    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 […]