My children love toys. Don’t most kids? I often feel like they have far too many of them. The one thing I don’t mind adding to their ever-increasing collection however, is imagination play toys. Toys where they can play for hours on end engrossed in a faraway make-believe world. A world with magic fortresses (or…
During the holiday I decided to do a fun colour sorting sensory box for the kids. At 5, Oli is obviously a pro and could sort the colours and name the objects, but as for Soph, not so much. She can easily group the colours together, as well as recognising what the objects are, but she’s still learning…
I have the most brilliant friend, a trained teacher, who constantly inspires me with the activities she does with her girls. One of her favourite activities is this gorgeous rainbow rice – a wonderful sensory activity for various ages. I asked her if she’d share her activity here on Mommalikeme, so here it is!
We celebrated Halloween in our community on Saturday evening. Temperatures that had been averaging on 27 degrees Celsius all week, suddenly dropped to a high of 10 degrees on the day, but the community still came out in full force to enjoy some good food, friends and fun – after all, Halloween only comes once…
It’s time for some SPOOK-tacular Halloween arts and crafts! In this post I’ll show you how to make some cute footprint ghosts, toilet roll stamp spiders, and bat silhouettes with paint splatter from a toothbrush.
We had such fun creating a spooky sensory bin yesterday afternoon – the kids played for ages picking up the various objects out of the coloured water beads according to the ‘can you find it’ instructions I designed for them.
Thursday, 5th October, is World Teachers’ Day. This universal day celebrates those vastly underrated (and often underpaid) individuals who lovingly mould our children’s minds. To celebrate them, I designed and framed something small to show our appreciation for the wonderful teachers we have in our lives.
Sunday, 1st October, was International Coffee Day. In honour of this humble bean, we made a delicious cake with coffee as the secret ingredient , and a fun craft with coffee filters!
We discovered an amazing, easy craft to do over the weekend, that Oli and Soph loved – homemade ice paints for them to enjoy outside in the 30-degree weather!
This is one of Sophie’s favourite activities, and it gives me at least an hour to myself while they roll and shape their creations. The additions of glitter and essence to this basic playdough recipe make it a great sensory activity .