Soothing lavender sensory tub

This soothing lavender sensory tub is just the thing for a hot summer’s day, or just before bedtime.

soothing sensory tub with lavender :: keeping kids cool, or for a bedtime routine

Soothing lavender sensory tub

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Kids art :: painting on texture

Remember the kids art idea we tried last week, exploring texture? Here’s what happened when we added painting on top – lovely sensory, textured experiments!

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101 Kids Activities book :: Play Planner

101 Kids Activities

101 Kids Activitites

Have you got a copy of 101 Kids Activitites from Holly Homer and Rachel Miller at Kids Activities Blog yet? It’s full of quick-to-set-up, fun, creative ideas for children from around 3-years-old all the way up to around 12-years-old.

Whether your kids like art, craft, games, pranks or science, they’ll find lots of ideas in the book. And with all the photos, and clear layout, you can pretty much hand the book over to your children and let them choose and organise what they want to try first. It’s a super book for summer. ~ Cathy

It’s available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Barnes and Noble.

Here’s this week’s Play Planner

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Rose petal sensory play tub

One of my girls is so romantic, and this rose petal sensory play tub was made just for her. It smells wonderful and gives children a new natural material to explore – and it’s lovely for imaginary play.A lovely rose petal sensory tub - great for wedding-themes and summery imaginary play

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100 kids art projects

100 kids art projects, organised by material, technique, topic and season

100 kids art projects

Exploring art is such an important part childhood (and beyond!) With just a simple set of materials you are giving your child the opportunity to explore

the math of shapes, colour mixing, geometry and more;

storytelling and language development as they draw characters, create a scene and talk about their art;

sensory experiences as they swirl paint, smear glue and tear paper;

science discovery as they explore the properties of glue, paint and card;

and the uplifting, joyful discovery of their own voice and vision, and the confidence to express themselves.

In this archive of kids art projects you’ll find process art, seasonal crafts, and ideas for exploring new materials. The art projects are indexed by topic, material, technique and theme, to help you find ideas that are just right for your child. Click through, take a look at the all the photos and pick a few to try. Read more »