10 Easy Christmas Baby and Toddler Play Ideas

If you’re looking for simple Christmas baby and toddler play ideas , then you’re in the right place! Featured here are 10, easy to set up activities, that will help your littlest learners get into the Christmas spirit. Christmas is an exciting time, especially for young children but it can also be stressful for us […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

8 Simple Autumn Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers

There’s a number of themed Autumn fine motor activities that you can do with your toddlers and preschoolers. This blog post aims to explore just some of the fun and simple ideas you can create at home using nature treasures and items from your craft cupboard. Why do Autumn fine motor activities? Fine motor skills […]

Nature Treasure Hunt: A simple idea for Autumn

a website cover for the post about doing a nature treasure hunt. It includes a photo of a 4 year old boy with an egg carton filled with leaves and sticks

A nature treasure hunt is the perfect activity for Autumn. This is something that we repeat many times throughout the season as we observe the changes in nature. It’s perfect for all ages – from toddlers right up to adults! There’s something so joyful about doing a nature treasure hunt, then using what you have […]

Monster Soup: A fun & simple Halloween themed sensory play idea

A website cover for the monster soup Halloween sensory bin

What’s the easiest to make Halloween cute rather than creepy? Create a fun and simple sensory bin, like this monster soup! Every Halloween we create a version of this monster soup sensory bin. Sometimes we make a potion version with vinegar and bicarb of soda and other times we cheat a little and use a […]