14 Easy Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids

If you’re looking for easy Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids , then you’re in the right place! Featured here are 14, easy to set up activities, that will help your child (and you) get into the Valentine’s Day  spirit. Whilst it might seem unnecessary create Valentine’s Day ideas for kids, the emphasis here is not […]

New Years Eve Fireworks Pre-Writing Tray

When it comes to New Years Eve, celebrations and fireworks definitely spring to mind! That’s why we decided to create this fireworks pre-writing tray for my daughter when she was younger. Not only do themed activities help children to make connections to the world around them, this is also a fantastic way of working on […]

10 Simple Christmas Invitation to Play Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers

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

Winter Play Space tour

Welcome to our Winter play space tour. Each season, we rotate our toys, books and resources to celebrate the months ahead. It’s a simple way to learn about the seasonal changes in nature at an age appropriate level. Whilst we also do plenty of seasonal activities, our Winter play space allows the children to explore […]

This Playful Home Christmas Gift Guide

It’s November and a quick scroll of social media tells me that we are officially in Amazon affiliate link season but the This Playful Home Christmas Gift Guide is a little different. Absolutely no shade to the parents and educators who chose this approach to earn money, but how do you know that their suggestions […]

Winter Mud Kitchen: 20 Simple Ideas

Cold weather needn’t stop outdoor play. All you really need is are the right resources – that’s why this Winter Mud Kitchen is the perfect choice during the colder months! “It’s too cold to go outside!” Is often given as a reason to stay indoors no matter what the weather. But being cooped up indoors […]

How to Make Hot Chocolate Playdough for Christmas-Themed Play

Chocolate playdough is one of our favourite playdough options for the winter months. Not only does it smell gorgeous, but it really evokes the rich scents of Christmas-time hot chocolate. As you probably know by now, I’m a huge believer in following the seasons. Seasonal play helps children to connect to the world around them and […]

A Simple Cranberry and Orange Sensory Bin for Winter Themed Play

Winter is almost here, which means it’s time to embrace the season! Why not try some themed play with this simple cranberry and orange  sensory bin? This activity is ideal for preschoolers as part of a dramatic play activity. It’s a fun way to practise speech and language, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Play […]

Simple Hot Chocolate Sensory Bin for Cosy Winter Play

Winter is almost here, which means it’s time to cosy up! Why not try some themed play with this cosy hot chocolate sensory bin? This activity is ideal for preschoolers as part of a dramatic play activity. It’s a fun way to practise speech and language, as well as early writing skills such as mark […]

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 […]