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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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The Reality of Starting School

The Reality of Starting School


The Reality of Starting School


With lots of talk at the moment about school placements being confirmed, it has made me reflect. 

8 years I worked with children, before becoming a Mother. The years rolled around fast. Really fast. I watched as parents brought their children to school in the playground holding it together before walking away with tears rolling down their face. I understood it was a big step - leaving your child in a new place with new people. But until I became a Mother myself I didn't understand how this new chapter made you feel, fully. 

I didn't appreciate the heartache, the sleepless nights, the worry. 
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Amy Louise
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Dinosaur Sensory Swamp Tuff Tray

Dinosaur Sensory Swamp Tuff Tray


Dinosaur Sensory Swamp Tuff Tray


I have been loving sharing with you on Instagram some of our recent set ups. It's been great to have your feedback and I look forward to sharing lots more with you over the coming weeks and months.
It is a real joy to me to be building a fabulous community of people who are passionate about children's play. In our closed group on Facebook (come and join in the fun here) I was lucky enjoy to start talking to a lovely lady called Hayley. Hayley has been really busy setting up some brilliant set ups for the children and today she is with us to share a Dinosaur Tuff Tray. Welcome Hayley!

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Amy Louise
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Spring Ice Ornaments

Spring Ice Ornaments


Spring Ice Ornaments Spring Activities for Preschoolers

We've had quite a bit of snow this year, compared to other years. So the fact Spring is on it's way is rather refreshing. I saw the first tulips last weekend. It always gives me that warm fuzzy feeling when I start to see signs of Spring. Everything is starting to wake up after the harsh Winter freezes. Outdoor play becomes more enjoyable for longer!

I always like to have a bunch of daffodils in the house as Spring unfolds. I know I'm not alone with this so today I am sharing a little something you can do with your flowers once they start to turn. 

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Amy Louise
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Easter Sensory Tray

Easter Sensory Tray


Easter Sensory for Preschoolers


One of my most favourite play invitations to set up is one that links to a particular topic or celebration. I love teaching children about whats going on in the world. About religions and respecting and understanding the faith of others. Did you see the Ramadan Tuff Tray? From the youngest of ages you can begin to introduce these things. I used this tray for Chinese New Year, so here it is again but this time for Easter

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Amy Louise
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Woodland Animals Egg Craft

Woodland Animals Egg Craft


Woodland Animals Egg Craft


This week I shared some pretty impressive Farm Animal Eggs. You have been LOVING them over on Instagram. Well today we have some more lovely eggs, but this time they are the cutest Woodland Animals. Great on the lead up to Easter but fabulous to use afterwards too. As the interests start flowing through various books, television programmes or woodland walks - you can use these to bring play to life. 

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Amy Louise
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Shape Rocket Craft

Shape Rocket Craft


Shape Rocket Craft - Rocket Printable

Throughout the year the Space topic creeps in here and there. Whether its something that has been seen on the television, a late night walk under the stars or a book we read - the interest ignites. We often enjoy some Space Sensory Tray activities. Today I am sharing with you a Space Rocket Craft which comes with some free templates for you to download and use. The link to download is at the bottom of the page. 

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Amy Louise
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