Pipe Cleaner Caterpillars Fine Motor

Fine Motor Caterpillar Craft - Learning and Exploring Through Play

While we have been busy with lots of our craft bits out Little N came up with her very own activity which was no only good for concentration but hand eye co-ordination and fine motor skills. 

Caterpillars and Butterfly crafts have been popular in our house lately and I am loving all the colours the crafts and activities have given!

Spin Art Butterflies

Spin Art Butterfly Art for Preschool - Learning and Exploring Through Play

We enjoyed some Spin Art Painting last year and seeing as its been a good while since we had fun with this painting technique - I thought it was time to get the salad spinner out again and have some colourful fun!!

Giraffe Hand Print Art for World Giraffe Day

Hand Print Art - World Giraffe Day - Learning and Exploring Through Play

Well, you learn something new each day - or so they say.....

Today I have learnt something and it may or may not be new information to you too!!

Did you know there was such thing as World Giraffe Day?

Think twice before using a Number Lock

Setting a Number Lock on your mobile phone - Learning and Exploring Through Play

I have always had a number lock on my phone since my daughter landed. She was obsessed with reaching out for it and attempting to operate it, and from a young age too! I'm sure many of you can relate to this! 
As soon as I set the number lock she lost interest knowing she couldn't get into my phone and I didn't have the worry of her seeing any YouTube content that wasn't suitable or deleting any of my videos and pictures. 

Brilliant - I thought! 

But actually, this was much more further from brilliant than I could have imagined!

Watercolour Painting Butterfly Craft

This was a beautiful process art that me and my Preschooler enjoyed doing together and we used our Caterpillar Pom Pom Pegs to transform our Watercolour Paintings into beautiful butterflies!

Ice Lolly Preschool Craft

Ice Lolly Summer Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Learning and Exploring Through Play

We have been very lucky so far this year and have had some great hot, sunny weather here in the UK. It's been very welcomed of course! We've already enjoyed lots of days out and I am already starting up a little tan which is a bonus as I have a family wedding around the corner. It will save me attempting to fake tan, which always looks particularly cringy around my elbows, knees and knuckles! I don't think I will ever master it!

Right back to why I am posting today. With the weather being so great and lots of fun family days out - this has meant we have already consumed lots of delicious ice creams and Ice Lollies! This inspired our most recent craft which is perfect for Toddlers and Preschool aged children!

Sunflower Printing Craft

Sunflower Craft using a Toilet Roll - Learning and Exploring Through Play

Stop!!!! Don't throw away that empty toilet roll!!!

HA - If you're anything like me, you don't need any encouragement to hold on to items 'just incase' that art/craft opportunity arises! Joking aside, this is a really effective Sunflower craft using an empty toilet roll!!!