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Posts from the category: Preschool Play

DIY Mixed Up Monsters for Bathtime Play

DIY Mixed Up Monsters for Bathtime Play

These Mixed Up Monsters are SOOOOO easy to make and my girls are loving playing with them at bath time! The pieces are all cut from sheets of coloured craft foam and they magically stick to the tiles or shower screen and each other when they are wet. To make a set of your own Mixed Up … [Read more...]

24 Fabulous Pretend Play Food Sets

24 Handmade Pretend Play Food

Our just-turned-three year old loves pretend play, especially of the kitchen or cafe variety. And our pretend food collection really needs a freshen up, so I jumped onto Etsy to see what they had to offer when it comes to handmade pretend play food and I found so much to love. There are hundreds of … [Read more...]

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Small World Play

We're Going On A Bear Hunt Small World Play Idea

Today Lauren of Teacher Types shares a fun, first small world play idea based on the well-loved children's classic, We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Have you heard of small world play? Miss M (2 years 4 months) is just at the right age to introduce this type of play. So I chose a familiar story … [Read more...]

Learn With Play Book:150+ Activities for Year Round Play & Learning

Learn with Play: 150+ play and learning activities for babies through kindergarteners

Today I am so excited to share a new book collaboration I have been involved in - the brand new Learn With Play: 150+ Activities for Year Round Fun & Learning is now available as both a book (yes, a real 200 page paper and ink book!) and eBook. Co-authored by more than 90 play and … [Read more...]

Gardening with Kids: DIY Seed Tape

Gardening with kids: Make Seed Tape. A great gift or party favour idea.

Children love being involved in growing things – my girls love planting colourful flowers and vegetables and herbs. For kids, there is nothing quite like the anticipation of seeing a tiny seedling poke through the soil or the excitement of waiting for the first strawberry or tomato of the season to … [Read more...]

Fabulous Upcycled Play Diner from a TV Cabinet

DIY Play Diner from a TV Cabinet

When I saw this amazing DIY project shared in an early childhood teaching Facebook group, I just knew that I had to feature it on the blog - it is just awesome! Fortunately for us, the lovely Linda from Lessons From a Teacher agreed to share her fabulous idea and her family's hard work with us. See … [Read more...]

Our Art Room Rules Printable Poster

Art Room Rules Printable Poster

We've always had some really simple rules surrounding art making in our home art space and my girls have been pretty good with respecting where and how they are allowed to use art materials. That's not to say we haven't had drawing on the walls - they both gave that one a go! - or secret glitter … [Read more...]

15 Cool Maths Games & Resources for Preschoolers

15 cool math games and resources for preschoolers. Resources for learning about number, shape and measurement.

If you haven't tried Etsy yet for gorgeous homemade games for children, it really is worth a visit. This collection of cool maths games and resources for preschoolers was so much fun to put together, and I may have filled my shopping cart with more than ten a few of these for my own lovely … [Read more...]