Toddler Activities

Sep 122014
 
Making Fairy Dust

Miss N has been begging me for weeks to help her make “Fairy Dust”.  I must admit I did kind of ignore her for a bit hoping she would forget, because honestly, I hated to think what Fairy Dust actually was (BadMummyAlert!!). We did end up having a go at it last week and I [Continue reading...]

Jul 282014
 
Kids wash away play - chalk paint

My kids love ‘painting’ on our outdoor pavers with water (see my post about it here: Outdoor painting fun – just add water), but after seeing a gazillion Pinterest posts on liquid sidewalk chalk, I decided to up the ante. I only had natural food colouring, or my Wilton pastes, which I was concerned would [Continue reading...]

Feb 072014
 
DIY Princess Castle!

This week, when Miss Z returned home from Day Care, she was in for a big surprise!  Miss N and JB (our Au Pair) had been hard at work making a fun and creative play house for her – A home-made Princess Castle! It came complete with a beautiful Princess,  a Handsome Prince (naturally) and [Continue reading...]

Jan 272014
 
Make your own Summer 'Snow' Balls for play!

A hot Summer’s Day and we made SNOW!! Well kind of… This is my new go-to messy play item. Definitely for outdoors only, the shaving cream and corn flour combine to make a soft, squishy, light sensory play material. Miss E squealed with delight when she started mixing it all up and I must say [Continue reading...]

Dec 212013
 
Free {Printable} School Holiday Planner

  It seems each and every school holidays (at least in our house) everyone is happy for the first week and then the kids start moping and whinging “I’m Bored” or “There’s nothing to do”. It can be hard for any parent to keep the kids happy in the holidays – we know!  Sometimes you [Continue reading...]

Dec 162013
 
What happens when you get an Ikea delivery?

What happens when you get an Ikea sofa bed delivered? The kids get big boxes to play in of course!! A1 made an awesome play house out of two of the boxes. The kids added some decoration, and we added a welcome mat. Cellophane skylights add a stained glass effect. A mailbox with ‘letters’ made [Continue reading...]