How to Make Cranberry Playdough

Cranberry playdough is one of our favourite playdough options for the winter months. Not only do the natural colours look gorgeous, it’s a great way to use the leftover water from any cranberry sauce you make at home. As you probably know by now, I’m a huge believer in following the seasons. Seasonal play helps […]

How to make rainbow chickpeas for sensory play

Rainbow chickpeas are a great sensory option for play in the early years.  Once dyed, the chickpeas can last months – or even years – when stored correctly. I recommend this particular activity for children aged 3 and above. This is because the chickpeas themselves could pose a choking hazard for children who tend to still […]

How to Make Lavender Playdough

Lavender playdough is one of our favourite go-to activities for calmer play. Not only does it smell gorgeous, but it looks pretty too! Now that lavender season is over (late June to mid August, in case you’re wondering), it’s the perfect time to think about using some lavender in your play activities. In our version, […]

Autumn Potion Idea to Try with Kids

We’re in our Harry Potter era and as a result, my daughter is making more potions that ever! Here’s a really easy Autumn potion idea to try with your kids using natural resources. Autumn in Vienna this year has been a bit of a strange one. For starters, we’re still dealing with 28c weather most […]

10 Simple Sensory Play Ideas for Autumn

If you’re looking for simple sensory play ideas for Autumn, then you’ve come to the right place! This post is a round-up of 10 ideas for toddlers and preschoolers that can easily be recreated at home. 5 Benefits of Sensory Play Ideas for Autumn All sensory play has many benefits, but it can feel off […]

30 Days of Outdoor Play for Autumn

As the weather gets cooler, it can feel more difficult to get outside for play – that’s why I created this 30 Days of Outdoor Play challenge for Autumn! During the Autumn months, we might favour cosy days in, snuggling up and watching a movie or swap weekend park dates for indoor pursuits – which […]

A Simple Apple Tree Threading Activity to work on Fine Motor Skills

To help toddlers and preschoolers make connections to the passing seasons, you can create themed activities – just like this simple apple tree threading idea. Working on fine motor skills is a core aspect of development in the formative years – particularly if you want to help your child feel confident and comfortable with writing […]

A Simple Pumpkin Collage for Preschoolers

We personally prefer our Halloweens on the cute rather than creepy end of the scale – that’s why we loved making this pumpkin collage! All you need is some cardboard from your recycling box and any orange, black and green craft resources that you might have. This simple pumpkin collage craft is ideal for preschoolers […]

10 Pumpkin Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

If you love Halloween and are looking for some simple pumpkin ideas for toddlers and preschoolers, you’ve come to the right place!  I genuinely LOVE Halloween season, but for little ones, it can get pretty overwhelming. If you want a less creepy Halloween for little ones, why not try some pumpkin play? The abundance of […]

Room on the Broom Playdough Activity

If your child loves this classic Julia Donaldson tale, then they’ll also love this simple Room on the Broom playdough activity. It’s a really fun way to recreate the story whilst listening to it or simply get creative whilst listening to an old familiar favourite. Why create this Room on the Broom Playdough Activity? In […]