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If you can't bare the freezing cold outdoors venture outside, collect up some snow and use it as a painting canvas! Of course this can also be done outside if your little ones would prefer.

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We had lots of fun creating these ice sculptures to explore for hands on sensory play!

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Who isn't a fan of the Disney Frozen movie? We have been getting creative and using the movie that's a HUGE hit in our house hold to inspire some of our creative sensory play. We have been exploring an oozy, sparkly sensory bag inspired by the number 1 movie, Frozen. 

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Snowman Olaf

Do you wanna build a snowman? We have a great guest post from Belinda Gerrard who shares with us the best Snowman Olaf I have ever seen, created by her daughter and her husband. 

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We sure do love our textured playdough and today while the snowflakes were busy falling outside we had great fun creating textured snowflakes.

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Christmas 
25th December, Christmas is an annual festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. People celebrate by putting up decorations in their home. They gather with friends and family, give gifts and cards. Many people also visit the church and think about Jesus and the blessings they have.

Homemade Bird Feeders

The birds really do need our help during Winter. Not only are these bird feeders great for helping our local wildlife but it is also a fun, easy activity that children will love doing. Its also great to teach them about taking care of Nature. Today we created Christmas themed Bird Feeders.

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Christmas Playdough Wreath



Guest Post from Jo a stay at home Mom who shares with us a great playdough recipe and activity. 

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Christmas Tree Playdough


We had a play date arranged and wanted an activity that the little ones could enjoy. We decided on Christmas Tree Playdough which went down a treat! Come and have a look at the fun the little ones had!

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Christmas Themed Sensory Box

This was the first ever sensory box we created and it was such fun. Christmas themed it was full of lots of.......

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Three French Hens Craft


On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me......

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Christmas Sensory Box

Guest Post from Tess, an Ofsted Registered Outstanding Childminder based in the heart of Cornwall, UK. She shares with us the Christmas Sensory Box she created for her setting, that her children have been having lots of fun with.

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20 Christmas Time Dreads

Although Christmas is a fun time, there are also a few things that we could do without over the festive period. Here we take a look at 20 Christmas Time Dreads.

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Christmas Felt Tree

Guest Post - Sarah joined us from The Natural Momma in Me to share with us the Felt Christmas Tree she made for her 20 month old little.......

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Rudolf Hand Print Art

We purchased some brown paint from the Early Learning centre and we had fun exploring the paint with our hands and doing lots of......

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Wooden Spool Snowmen


Guest Post - Cindy O’Brien from Northeast Pennsylvania USA.  The children have been enjoying creating these adorable little wooden spool snowmen.  We worked on........

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New Year 
1st January, New Years Day is the first day of a new year - 1st of January in the Western calendar. Some people welcome in the new year by having parties with friends and family. There are often lots of fireworks, world wide. It is a time where New Years Resolutions are set that people want to achieve for the year ahead. 

New Year Memory Jar


This is what all families should be doing! If you don't have a memory jar yet, read this. You will want to start one!

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New Year Sensory Box

Guest post from Louise at Building Blocks and Acorns. There is nothing more fun than having a good old celebration! Although I have designed this as a 'New Year' rummage tub, it really can be for any kind of celebration and.........

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Valentines Day 
14th February, Valentines Day is celebrated in many countries across the world. It is a time when people show love, affection and friendship. Many people exchange cards, gifts, candy and flowers.


Sensory fun making Valentines Heart Soup was on the cards today. Little N enjoys water play and making Sensory soups gives opportunity to add a twist.                                                                                                                                                                                          Continue Reading - Heart Themed Sensory Soup

Little N really enjoyed making these Heart Biscuits that were great for Valentines Day, but lets face it these would be great all year round!                                                                                                                                                                                                   Continue Reading - Delicious and Easy to make Heart Biscuits

We love our sensory boxes. They are great fun to introduce new themes and celebrations so we created one to explore for Valentines Day.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Continue Reading - Valentines Themed Sensory Box

We used a different liquid to create this sensory bag that smelt divine! We explored it on a range of surfaces and it looked so pretty when the light....... Continue Reading - Heart Sensory Bag

February the month of love is here once again. Valentines Day approaching so we have been enjoying some sensory textured Valentines Playdough.

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Salt Dough Foot Print Keepsake for Valentines Day



We created an adorable Footprint Keepsake for Valentines Day, made using a very simple Salt Dough recipe........

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Salt Dough Hand Print Keepsake for Valentines Day



We were so delighted with the footprint keepsake we decided to create a fun hand print keepsake too. Again we used a.....

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Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is also know as the Spring Festival. In China the festival begins on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. The festival lasts for about 23 days. People usually clean their homes to welcome the festival and create decorations of red lanterns. They gather with family and friends. Many people wear new clothes and give good greetings to each other. Dragon dances are also a big part of the festival celebrations. They believe the longer the dragon the more good luck it will bring to the community.


Chinese New Year Dragon Painting For Toddlers


If you are looking for a fun activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers that links in with Chinese New Year - you wont get much better than this fun painting activity.

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Chinese New Year Lanterns


There is a fun twist to the Chinese Lanterns that we created this year that made them even more special. Come and have a look at what we did.

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St Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day is a global celebration of Irish culture that takes places on or around the 17th of March. Saint Patrick is a patron Saint of Ireland and the day is traditionally celebrated with a national holiday in Ireland. It is celebrated by both Irish and Non-Irish people by parties, food, drink and all things green. It is celebrated world wide. 

Upcycled Rainbow Lucky Clover Printing for Toddlers.

Here is a fun upcycled toilet roll lucky clover stamper, great fun for quick, easy and effective art that is perfect for Toddlers!

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