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Ice Cream Sensory Play

Ice Cream Sensory Play


Ice Cream Sensory Role Play


I'm not sure how we did it, but school is out for Summer! Horayyy! We've had a heatwave the last few weeks and its a welcomed relief being free from a little routine! During the boys nap times me and Neve are enjoying some quality time together and today we made a back garden Ice Cream shop. 

I brought the most adorable ice cream bowls and spoons that I have been really looking forward to using with her! I will share where I brought them from below. She has always been a fan of sensory play so this was really up her street. 

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Amy Louise
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Sticky Tape Nature Art

Sticky Tape Nature Art


Sticky Tape Nature Art - Forest School Ideas


We are pretty much half way through our Summer holidays. Its gone by so fast! When Neve broke up in July, I thought - 'BRILLIANT we have so long off together now for lots of quality time'.
I feel like I've blinked and 3 weeks have gone by just like that. We've been enjoying lots of outings and recently had a lovely family holiday. Its all been go go go - so it was like medicine for us to be able to enjoy a very pretty creative craft together yesterday. 

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Amy Louise
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Mouse Paint Colour Mixing

Mouse Paint Colour Mixing


Mouse Paint Colour Mixing


I love having lots of little activities that can be pulled together quickly. There are opportunities that arise during the day where you can do something to bring all the children together (like our Fruit Sensory Bin) or enjoy a little one on one time with them (like this activity).


From the early days we teach children colour recognition. We give them the freedom to mix colours here and there - but then what?

Today I want to share with you a lovely activity (and story) to build on knowledge of colours. 

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Amy Louise
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Sensory Fruit Water Play

Sensory Fruit Water Play


Sensory Fruit Water Play for Preschool


With weather really pleasant as of late, the invitation to play outdoors is often too tempting to refuse. We are spending most of our days in the garden lately and I love it! Makes such a difference having an open space to burn off energy and have fun!

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Amy Louise
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Frozen Water Beads Sensory Play

Frozen Water Beads Sensory Play


Frozen Water Beads Sensory Play for Preschoolers

I feel like we are being spoiled with the lovely sunny weather at the moment! To the point I'm beginning to feel hard done by if its cloudy! Doesn't it make so much difference being able to spend much time outdoors in the sunshine, running free and exploring all it has to offer! I know lots of you have been enjoying my activities I have been sharing on Instagram. Water beads are always really fun and popular!

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Amy Louise
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Thank you for Helping me Grow

Thank you for Helping me Grow


Thank you for Helping me Grow. End of year Teacher Gifts. Mothers Day Gifts. Fathers Day Gifts.


With the end of the school year fast approaching again and Mothers Day and Fathers Day around this time of year too, you may have started browsing fun gifts to make with the children. 
I don't think you can beat a gift that has been home made. It shows real care and thought has gone into it. Today I want to share with you a beautiful Thank you for Helping me Grown Canvas that my daughter has made using her finger tips. 
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Amy Louise
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The Lorax Dr Seuss Craft

The Lorax Dr Seuss Craft


The Lorax Dr Seuss Craft


Children can learn so much from books making them essential as part of their childhood. As Dr. Seuss said himself - The more you read the more things you'll know. The more you learn the more places you'll go. I try and include them in our play as much as I can. We also use them often to inspire our crafts and activities. I dont share ever set up we do on the blog but I do share them all on Instagram. Today's inspiration comes from The Lorax!
We love anything by Dr Seuss. It's not the first time we have been inspired by his work. We have created Cat in the Hat Puppets and Grinch Wood Slice Decorations.

This craft comes with a Free Downloadable Printable that can be found at the bottom of the page.

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Amy Louise
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Spring Flower Oobleck

Spring Flower Oobleck


Spring Flower Oobleck Recipe Activities for Preschool


You may have seen my videos on this activity on my Instagram videos. After recently sharing with you a fabulous Daffodil Ice Sculpture, I wanted to share more Spring themed fun with you. One min I was cleaning up from dinner yesterday the next we were exploring a brand new sensory media for the twins. It took 5 minutes to make and set up and amazingly took even less time to clear up! 

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Amy Louise
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