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Pom Pom Drop Game for Toddlers and Preschoolers

I am always amazed at how the simplest of activities and play set ups entertain young children for the longest time. This was one of them activities in our house hold. Here is - Homemade Pom Pom Drop game for......

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Deliciously Fun Custard Sensory Box

Sensory Play is so valuable for young children and we try to do as much of it as we can, this week we explored a custard filled sensory box that was great for......

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Exploring the Weather Through Sensory Play

Guest Post from Anne a Developmental and Therapeutic Play Specialist.
I filled one tuff tray to represent rainbows with coloured rice. I dyed the rice using the hand gel and.......

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Incy Wincy Spider Hand Print Art

Today we have made some fun spider prints using our hands. Not only linking to the minibeast theme but also an adorable Incy Wincy Spider craft for........

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Sensory Tuff Trays

Guest Post from - The Ark
The idea behind this tray was to expand on the children’s love of our ‘Play Dough Station’, a firm staple in our setting. The activity would be an exploration of the senses as well a scientific experiment where measures and combining skills are explored resulting with......

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Learning Through Music - Music with Nancy

Guest Post from Nancy an Early Childhood Educator.
After teaching Preschool and Kindergarten for almost 10 years, I found that music was one of the most effective memory tools when teaching.......

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Sensory Princess Castle Cardboard Fort

I started by taping up the boxes where needed to create a more stable structure. Once I was happy that they were secure enough I started working on the........

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Playdough and Straws Sensory Bag

These playdough bags are particularly great for children who are not keen on getting messy and who opt out of any hands on sensory activities........

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ABC Train Track Alphabet Tree

Guest Post from Medina Grillo.
I wanted to create something different and one of a kind. I thought about designing a tree using........

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Garden Birds Small World

During the play session we spoke about what birds like to eat. Little N remembered this from the Bird Seed Feeders we made not too long ago. We spoke about birds living in.......

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The Adventures of a Sensory Tuff Tray


Guest Post from The Ark.
I wanted to share with you our ‘tuff  tray’ journey as we have come so far in such little time. This time last year we had never even heard of a tuff tray and we.......

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Little Red Riding Hood Small World Fairy Tale Play

To bring the story of Little Red Riding Hood alive for Little N I created this sensory small world. Small World are perfect for children to......

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Night Sky Sensory Bag

We have really been enjoying exploring our Sensory Bags. Little N really loved the moon and stars so I created a Night Sky theme Sensory bag for her to.......


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Paws for Thought - Acts of Kindness

This was such a pleasure to be apart of! 100 Acts of Kindness, a world wide challenge among 100 bloggers to do acts of Kindness to their family, friends, community or strangers. For our act of kindness we......

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Sensory Rainbow Ice Play


A delightful lumpy, bumpy, icy cold rainbow for fun sensory play. What did we use? Come and find out!

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Glow in the Dark activities for kids

Guest Post from Tammy at Today's Play

We recently created a black light room because, let’s be honest, who isn’t fascinated by objects glowing under black light.  We had a space under our loft that was fairly dark so we hung a.........

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Cornflour Sensory Play

The cornflour floated on the top of the warm water and she reached in with her hand and watched on as it began to dissolve. As she pulled her hands out and went on to mix with the wooden spoons, trails of cornflour dripped in long strands from her......

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27 Innovative and Fun ideas for Water Play

We are very excited to share with you 27 innovative and fun water play ideas for children.
Water play is highly encouraged by the Early Years curriculum as it provides........



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Gift Wrapping Role Play

I set up the Tuff Tray with a variety of items that Little N may wanted to use for her gift wrapping. I had placed a few items she could wrap but I also encouraged her to select her own from......

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Small World Tuff Tray's

We have been really enjoying Tuff Tray activities here at Learning and Exploring Through Play and today we have Joanne joining us sharing several Small World Tuff Trays she has been busy enjoying with her children.

Small worlds are great for hands on learning. They give the opportunity to be.........


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The Best Bug Fun for Kids

Here we share with you a huge collection of the VERY BEST bug fun for kids on the web!
From arts and crafts to sensory play, to hands on learning to........


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Sensory Ice Painting

If you are looking for great fun activities for kids this is towards the top of our list!
This is the first time we have tried this technique of painting and it provides a sensory rich experience that is just perfect for toddlers+.

It gives children the opportunity to explore colour mixing, patterns and.........


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Rainy Day Shaving Foam Painting

The rain was pouring and outside was cold - we had our first snowy down pour last night so today we set about doing some sensory shaving foam painting. Very little needed for this activity and its so..........

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Erupting Bubbles


Guest Post from - Breana

This activity was entertaining and very contagious. My husband, who rarely partakes in 'our activities', couldn't resist the fun when he heard our laughs coming from the kitchen.


I saw the Bubble Science experiments on.......

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think at some point in all our child hoods we can all recall on standing at the sink with a bowl full of fluffy white bubbles being........

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