The Easiest Halloween Sensory Bin for Toddlers & Preschoolers

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What’s the easiest Halloween sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers? One that doesn’t require dying ingredients and buying lots of new resources, that’s what! Every Halloween we create a version of this sensory bin. Sometimes we dye rice, other times we use what we have in our store cupboard. Creating themed sensory bins like this […]

Simple Autumn Sensory Play Idea: Pumpkin ‘Soup’ for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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This simple Autumn sensory play idea is just perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. It doesn’t require expensive resources to set the activity up – in fact, you can find all of the ‘ingredients’ you need by going on a walk with your children. During the Autumn months, we always find an abundance of nature treasures […]

Pumpkin Gloop: Fun Sensory Play Idea for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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This pumpkin gloop sensory play activity is such a fun (and messy) idea to try this Autumn. When your pumpkin collection has started to go over, it’s the ideal time to try this activity with your toddlers and preschoolers.   Pumpkin Gloop Resources: Whilst I have listed ingredients and resources that you need to make […]

Sunflower Sensory Play: Easy Play Idea for Toddlers and Preschoolers

It’s early September so now is the perfect time for a sunflower sensory play idea. Sunflowers typically bloom between late August and early September. The florists here in Vienna are filled with bouquets of this happy, vibrant flower and we always love the addition they make to our dining room table. Every year, we visit […]

10 Easy Farm Playdough Ideas to try with toddlers & Preschoolers

In this blog post we’ll be exploring 10 Farm playdough ideas to try with your farm-obsessed toddlers and preschoolers. All three of my children went through a phase of being absolutely delighted by anything to do with farms and animals.  For my children, this love was sparked by plenty of farm stay holidays in their […]

Autumn Art Ideas: 4 Process art for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Autumn art ideas for toddlers and preschoolers don’t have to be overcomplicated. If step-by-step crafts make you feel stressed, the other option is process art. In the early years, I mainly did process art with my children, with the occasional craft – such as the ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ mask which I shared […]

How to make homemade pumpkin spice play dough

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There’s nothing quite like homemade pumpkin spice play dough. If you’re going to make play dough at all during the Autumn months, then this should be one of your ‘go-to recipes.’ When it comes to Autumn, I’m really quite predictable. I love cosy jumpers, long walks and a good old pumpkin spice latte. I’ve wanted […]

How to make a ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ Story Basket

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Making a We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Story Basket couldn’t be easier. All you need are some everyday resources from around your home, a few of your children’s toys and items from the craft cupboard. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is such a classic – I imagine you might just have a copy […]

How to Make Lavender Sensory Rice

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Lavender sensory rice 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 […]