12 Days of Christmas Sensory Play for Toddlers & Preschoolers

12 Christmas Sensory Play Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Simple to make or set up sensory play ideas are my go-to activity on days when we are home and my preschooler is looking for stimulation. From babyhood young children learn through their senses and sensory experiences for toddlers and preschoolers are believed to help form and strengthen neural … [Read more...]

Pop Up Christmas Tree Cards

Fun Christmas Projects for Kids: Pop Up Christmas Tree Card

Christmas is by far my favourite holiday on the calendar and it seems that Immy is inheriting my passion for all things festive and Christmas! If it was up to her I am sure that our tree would be up in September (after all, isn't that about when it hits the shops!) and we'd be singing carols well … [Read more...]

Kids Art Ideas: Name Snowflakes

Cool Ideas for Kids: Name Snowflakes

When I first had the crazy idea to make Name Snowflakes, I honestly wasn't sure how it would go but Immy and I actually found it very addictive! Once both of our names were done, she insisted we work on making a collection for her school friends too!   I just love how individual they … [Read more...]

Christmas Scratch Art & DIY Scratch Art Sheet Experiments

Kids Art Ideas: Christmas scratch art and experimenting with DIY scratch art sheets

Immy and I have had fun making our own scratch art sheets with oil pastels many times, however in the past we have stuck with the more traditional black scratching surface over a coloured background. When we decided to create some Christmas art using the scratch art technique we started out the same … [Read more...]

20+ Awesome DIY Advent Calendars + Advent Filler Ideas

20+ awesome DIY advent calendars plus bonus Advent activity ideas

My girls love the excitement of counting down to Christmas and each year we choose a different way to share the advent tradition and while we are still deciding which approach we will take this year, I have collected together some great DIY advent calendar ideas shared by my favourite play bloggers … [Read more...]

10 Christmas Picture Books with Fun Activities

10 Christmas Picture Books with Matching Activities

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is so rapidly approaching! November is a great time to start getting into the Christmas spirit with decorations in the shops, Christmas pageants and parades happening, and schools exploring Christmas themes. It’s also a lovely time to stock up on new Christmas … [Read more...]

Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Outdoor Adventurers

Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for kids who are outdoor adventurers

Finding stocking stuffers can often be the trickiest part of Christmas shopping for kids, right?!! This series of themed stocking stuffers will give you a heap of ideas for practical items, small toys and books. Helpful? I hope so. Plus I've included a few bonus suggestions for more expensive gift … [Read more...]

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...]