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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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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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