Monday, 31 August 2015

Provoke imaginative play - fairy garden

fairy garden role play

All of the fairy clothes and tools above were made using art and craft resources from the home.

Felt for the dress and shoes, tights for the tights, matchsticks for the tools (with false eyelashes for the broom and a piece of foiled plastic from old packaging - all painted with pink glitter nail varnish).

Toadstool seats were a mini salt and pepper shaker painted with nail varnish. 

Stimulate your child's imagination by leaving these outside or placing a magical fairy door in their room! 

To stimulate their writing, why not leave 'fairy pencils' (glue a mini bell onto the end of a pencil) so that the fairy is able to 'hear them write'. Leave little notes from the fairy so that your child/children are able to reply.

Why not have a look at some of my other activity ideas:






Learning through play posts

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Fine motor activities for toddlers

fine motor activities

Although Arthur is still too young for these activities (he is busy working on those gross motor skills and large muscles needed before he can master the fine motor skills) it is worth thinking ahead to the next steps - or for activities you can do with an older sibling to keep them busy!

Arthurwears sensory play activity - rainbow spaghetti

rainbow spaghetti

Rainbow spaghetti - great for little hands to explore and safe to eat!!

Simply choose your food colouring ( we use these gel colours) and add a generous amount to the water in your saucepan (a separate pan for each colour!), add the spaghetti once the water is boiling and leave to cook. Once ready, drain and mix together in a bowl! 

Top tip: Only use just enough water to cover and cook the pasta to make your colours more concentrated!

Here is Arthur is enjoying some ninja turtle green spaghetti: 

rainbow spaghetti

Why not have a look at some of my other activity ideas:







Learning through play posts

Thursday, 20 August 2015