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Posts from the category: Play and Learn

DIY Sewing Cards from Recycled Plastic Lids

DIY sewing cards from recycled takeaway lids

I recently had the crazy idea that I could make a set of reusable sewing cards from recycled takeaway lids. My crazy ideas don't always turn out in reality how I think they might but this time it worked! How to Make Your Own Sewing Cards You will need: Plastic takeaway container lids … [Read more...]

25+ Free Easter Printables

25+ Free Easter Printables

I am starting to get a little excited about Easter! It feels like it has come around super quickly this year but I am really looking forward to the break from school and some family time...and then there's the chocolate! To help you get ready I have collected together over 25 fabulous and free … [Read more...]

All Natural Homemade Rosemary & Lemon Scented Playdough

All natural Rosemary & Lemon Scented Playdough

We love making homemade playdough and I will often add elements of texture or scent to a new batch of dough to enhance the sensory input of the play experience - for example, you can check out our textured funfetti playdough here, our herbal tea scented playdough and our delicious mulberry playdough … [Read more...]

Printable Easter Jokes for Kids

Printable Easter lunch box jokes

My just-turned-7 year old is a big fan of telling jokes and it so funny to hear her telling the same corny jokes I remember from my own childhood.  With less than two weeks of school left before we break for the Easter holiday, I decided to make some Easter joke cards to include in her school lunch … [Read more...]

Printable Easter Egg Cards + 3 Ways to Play

Printable Easter Egg Cards and 4 Card Games to Play

We are right into playing games now - a different board or card game appears on our dining most nights in the hope that there will be time to play after tea! Games are fabulous for helping children to develop a range of cognitive, literacy and social skills. As children play they; Make choices … [Read more...]

Books for Early Readers: Elephant & Piggie Books

Great Books for Early Readers_Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems

When we discovered the Elephant & Piggie books by celebrated children's author, Mo Willems, it was love at first read for my then six year old. This fabulous series of books are written specifically for early readers and their humour, carefully scripted text and comic book, conversational style … [Read more...]

60+ Inspiring Play Spaces

65 inspirational play spaces

When I was recently looking through the Our Play Space archives I was astonished to realise that over 60 inspiring play spaces had been shared in the series. Wow! There are indoor and outdoor spaces, creative, imaginative and reading spaces, and more! If you are looking for inspiration for play … [Read more...]

3 Fun Easter Hat Parade Ideas

Easter Hat Parade Ideas

In this post regular contributor, Ali of At Home with Ali, shares three fun and unique DIY Easter hat ideas. Get ready for your Easter hat parade! This year is whizzing by… I can’t believe Easter will be here before we know it! If your school is like ours you will have an Easter Hat parade on … [Read more...]