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Posts from the category: Preschool Play

The Three Little Pigs Printable Story Retell Puppets

The Three Little Pigs Story Retell Puppets Free Printable

Oh we have been having some fun this week with these Three Little Pigs storytelling props! There has been much huffing and puffing! And wonderful story making and sharing. I love puppets and storytelling props for their potential for wonderfully engaged literacy learning, imaginative play and social … [Read more...]

24 Day, Night & Light Themed Learning Activities

24 Ways to Play and Learn With Light

In today's post Lauren of Teacher Types inspires us with a collection of fabulous activities for learning about light with a great collection of picture books to accompany your investigation. There have been some fantastic Book Week themes over the years here in Australia, and this year’s - Books … [Read more...]

18 Book Inspired Snacks for Kids

18 Book Inspired Snack Ideas for Kids. Perfect for Book Week, International Book Day or any day!

Continuing with our week of book themed posts, today I am sharing 18 fun snack ideas to make with kids inspired by fabulous children's picture books. What a perfect match - books inspiring cooking with kids! Click on the first link for each snack to find the details of how to make it. The … [Read more...]

6 Bathtime Play Ideas

6 Bathtime Play Ideas for Kids Who Don't Love Bathtime

This post is sponsored by Dettol. Cleaning the bathroom when you have kids can most certainly make everyday feel like Groundhog Day. No sooner is the ring around the tub erased then it is back again the next evening! And let’s not even talk about the toothpaste blobs all over the sink or the state … [Read more...]

5 Toddler Play Ideas With Pom Poms

5 Simple Toddler Play Ideas with pom poms

Pom poms are such a great loose material to use with toddlers and preschoolers, presenting many simple opportunities for playful learning. Plus they are super cheap to buy from the dollar store! Here are five play ideas that we enjoy. 1. Set up a Pretend Play Ice Cream Shop Add pom … [Read more...]

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...]