This invitation to play was set up to encourage children to explore the world outside their window and how it changed over time.
"What can you see?"
"I wonder what might change?"
"Why do you think...?
"I wonder what I would see if I went outside and looked in through the window?
It's great to get outside without wooly hats and gloves and hearing the birds singing again inspired an easy egg themed sensory play activity.
I left some egg-shaped pieces of card, some with numbers written on them, outside with a collection of sticks, stones and leaves and a few crayons. It wasn't long before more sticks and pieces of bark ...
No paintbrush? You can still paint. Have fun exploring ways to paint without one.
Today we had lots of fun using sprigs of Rosemary from our over-grown plant, pine cones, stones, string and our fingers to paint on a big piece of recycled cardboard. This creative, sensory activity stimulated lots of discussion, experimenting and problem-solving:
This weekend, my brother sent me a video of his kids playing on the beach in Tasmania, it's summer there right now. Ok, I have to admit I was a little envious...I live in Canada and it's winter here, cold and snowy! But the video got me thinking and inspired a sensory play activity outside that encouraged exploration of the natural environment and ...
As a child, we always used recycled greetings cards to make our own jigsaw puzzles. My mum would give us a pile of recycled cards and a pair of scissors each and off we'd go. One year, being more than slightly competitive in nature, I decided that I would make a much better puzzle than my brothers and sister. I cut my card into so many tiny pieces ...
Last week we made salt dough decorations using flour, salt and water and biscuit cutters.
You can find our Air dry salt dough recipe here.
Top Tips when making Air dry Salt dough:
The thinner you roll out ...
Have fun making paper chain decorations and develop your scissor skills.
What you need:
Wax crayons, felt tips, paint, oil pastels etc.
Plain paper (you can also use construction paper ...
Freeze small toys in water and challenge your kids to rescue their toys from the ice.
This is a great sensory play activity that provides opportunities for developing language skills, scientific understanding and problem solving.
What you need:
Clean, recycled plastic food containers, or jelly/ice moulds ...
Looking for an easy craft that will keep your kids busy?
Let them get creative with just a bit of glue, a recycled jar lid, aluminium foil and some scraps of recycled paper, ribbon, buttons etc.