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Posts from the category: Bigger Kids Play

12 Family Made Christmas Wreath Ideas

Homemade Christmas Wreath Ideas_Make a wreath as a family for a fabulous keepsake and tradition

We started the tradition of making a homemade Christmas wreath as a family three Christmases ago now - goodness, time flies! While we're working on this year's front door masterpiece I thought you might like some inspiration for creating your very own Christmas keepsake  and family tradition. 12 … [Read more...]

Christmas Sensory Play: Don’t Ring the Bells Obstacle Course

Don't RIng the Bells! Christmas Sensory Play for Kids

It's week two of the Christmas Sensory Play Series and I am loving the ideas of my fellow play blogger friends - Kristina of Toddler Approved, Kate of Picklebums, Meri at Meri Cherry, Ana of Babble Dabble Do and Cathy at NurtureStore. If you missed the fabulous collection of posts from week one, be … [Read more...]

Christmas Sensory Play Series: Christmas Charades Printable

Enjoy family time together this Christmas with a game of Christmas charades! These printable game cards make it easy to play.

Dad 101 often talks fondly about playing Charades with his extended family at Christmastime. It's a tradition he has been looking forward to sharing with our girls and I have a feeling this year will be the year! So I have created a set of printable Christmas Charades Cards for us to use, and I am … [Read more...]

21 Silly Putty & Therapy Putty Activities

21 silly putty activities . Fun fine motor activities for kids

Today Carrie of A Little Learning for Two is sharing 21 activity ideas for playing (and learning) with silly putty or therapy putty. With two children on the Autism spectrum if there is one thing that has been tried and tested thoroughly in our family it would be therapy tools. While there are … [Read more...]

Silly Putty Recipe & 10 Putty Play Ideas

Homemade Silly Putty Recipe with Australian ingredients Pin

In response to requests from Australian followers, today Carrie of A Little Learning for Two is sharing her recipe for silly putty using Australian sourced ingredients but even those NOT in Australia should read on as Carrie is also sharing 10 fabulous playful learning ideas for using silly putty … [Read more...]

Scratch Art Spider Webs

Scratch art spider webs

Scratch art is such a fun and classic art making technique for kids. We decided to experiment with using our own DIY scratch art sheets to create spiders' webs and we love the results! Making your own scratch art sheets is really simple. You just need oil pastels and paper - we used Micador … [Read more...]

5 {MORE} Ways to Play & Learn with LEGO DUPLO

5 Fun Ways to Play with Duplo

This post is sponsored by LEGO DUPLO. I am a big fan of building and construction for kids because of its fun play and learning potential. As children build they are using and developing; Fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination Thinking skills, such as planning and problem … [Read more...]

Outdoor Activities: 20 Ways to Play with Sticks

Outdoor Activities for Kids - Sticks

Today Debi of Go Explore Nature shares 20 super simple ways to play, create and explore with one of the oldest toys in the world - the humble stick! When it comes to childhood toys, more often than not, simple is best. Take the humble stick, for example. It’s free, can be found just about anywhere, … [Read more...]