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Posts from the category: Preschool Play

15 Christmas Inspired Pretend Play Ideas

15 Christmas Inspired Pretend Play Ideas

It's no secret that my children love pretend play so today I have gathered together 15 fun and fabulous, Christmas inspired pretend play ideas for those children who love to imagine and pretend. Some are small world ideas and others are larger, themed dramatic play spaces but all of them are simple … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Rice Sensory Small World

Gingerbread rice sensory small world

My favourite festive scent has to be GINGERBREAD so when this week's Christmas Sensory Play Ideas challenge rolled around and the theme was SMELL, I just knew that gingerbread would need to feature in our idea. And feature it most definitely did! Check out our fun Gingerbread Rice Sensory Small … [Read more...]

Popstick Christmas Tree Garland

Popstick Christmas Tree Garland Christmas Craft for Kids

What do you do when your child is loving a Christmas craft so much that they want to make more and more??? Let them make a whole collection and then string them up as a Christmas garland! That's exactly what happened with these simple Popstick Christmas Trees. These Popstick Christmas Trees really … [Read more...]

101 Things To Do Outdoors: A Fun Printable Poster

101 Things to Do Outdoors Printable Play Poster

With the sun shining on the southern hemisphere and school holidays starting soon, I asked my good friend Kate of Picklebums to cast her designer eye over my 101 Ways to Play Outdoors poster to give it a new season freshen up. The poster lists 101 simple ideas for outdoor fun and play in your … [Read more...]

Stained Glass Christmas Cookies & Milk

Christmas Stained Glass Cookies & MIlk Recipe: Great for cooking with kids

My kids love cooking and this stained glass Christmas cookie recipe is just perfect for getting the kids involved...in the baking and the eating! This week's Christmas Sensory Play Series posts are all about the sense of TASTE and when I think of children and sensory exploration and taste, I … [Read more...]

50 Classic Kids Picture Books

50 Classic Great Picture Books to read aloud with kids

I recently asked friends of the Childhood 101 Facebook page to share the titles of the books they most enjoyed as children. With literally hundreds of suggestions, I have begun compiling them into collections that I will be sharing over the next few weeks, starting today with 50 very popular classic … [Read more...]

Christmas Sensory Play: Sensory Balloon Printed Wrapping Paper

Sensory Play Ideas: Balloon Printing with ideas for additional sensory exploration

It's week three of our fabulous Christmas inspired sensory play series. So far the team have shared playful ideas for exploring both the sense of SIGHT and the sense of SOUND (our Don't Ring the Bells obstacle course was hugely popular - thanks everyone!) If you haven't already, be sure to click … [Read more...]

A Festive Invitation to Play: Peppermint Christmas Playdough

Christmas peppermint playdough recipe

In this post Ali of At Home With Ali shares a fabulous scented playdough recipe and festive invitation to play. An invitation to play always delights my 4 year old kiddo. She is the one who always says “Muuummmm, I don’t know what to do.” A simple invitation to play always stops her complaints of … [Read more...]