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Posts from the category: Preschool Play

BIG Art for Kids on a Dollar Store ‘Canvas’

Big Art for Kids on an Improvised Dollar Store Canvas

Take one sunny day, three children who LOVE painting and one BIG improvised canvas from the dollar store and what do you have? Lots of fun creating BIG art! This project is great for toddlers and preschoolers and works well with small groups of children so it's perfect for playgroups, home … [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...]

Science for Kids: Oil, Water & Detergent Experiment

Science for Kids-:Oil, Water & Detergent Experiment

Check out this super fun and simple science experiment for kids from regular contributor Ali Wright of At Home with Ali. Mixing oil and water with detergent is a fun way to explore basic chemistry with kids. This science experiment is suitable for kids over 4 years of age. You don’t need any … [Read more...]

Beyond Number Names: Activities to Support Children as They Learn to Count

Activities for Children Learning to Count ft

Around two to two and a half years of age most children will begin reciting some number words in a somewhat ordered counting sequence. In fact, AJ (who is now 2 years, 4 months) currently recites, "One, two, three, four, (generally a pause then) six, nine." However reciting number words, even in the … [Read more...]

Gross Motor Activities in Nature + Printable Scavenger Hunt

Outdoor gross motor activities

In this guest post Anastasia of Montessori Nature shares some great ideas for getting children outdoors and active in nature to develop gross motor skills. Our casual, frequent walks in nature provide fun adventures, promote healthy habits, and help me to create a stronger bond with my child. … [Read more...]

Small World Play: Magical Gnome Garden

Small World Imaginative Play: Magical Gnome Garden

Hello, I am Renee from Adventures at Home with Mum. I am passionate about children learning through play, especially outdoor play and imaginative pretend play, and if you are a regular around this corner of the blogosphere you might remember the Outdoor Play Space: Pirate Hide Away that I shared … [Read more...]