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Posts from the category: Toddler Play

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...]

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 Gift Ideas: Giving a Gift of Creativity

Time to Create: Gift Ideas for Creative Kids

Some of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received from friends have been materials for activities I can do together with my girls. I love the idea of giving the gift of shared experiences...almost as much as I love giving children (and parents) the gift of creativity! A basket or box of fun art … [Read more...]

Christmas Inspired Sensory Play: Edible Glitter Finger Paint

Edible Glitter Finger Paint for preschool sensory play

In this post Kylie of Octavia & Vicky shares a fabulously fun and festive sensory activity for those who don't mind things getting a little messy! It's Edible Glitter Finger Paint! We love a bit of messy play around here, any excuse to get stuck into some squishy, squelchy, ooey, gooey … [Read more...]

An Invitation to Create…Spiders!

An invitation to play: Playdough spiders

When it comes to setting up playful activities for my children, I am all about quick and simple. That is part of the reason I love invitations to play so much - simply presenting a small collection of open ended resources in an inviting manner easily leads to hours of fun! And this invitation to … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]