How about some explosive outdoor art, with this spray painting idea from the Just Festival?
Fill your winter with colour!
I’ll guide you through four weeks of beautiful and fun art projects that you can enjoy with your children. At home or at school, these process art projects will give you an interesting framework of activities that you can weave into your weeks, so your children are engaged, creating and enjoying themselves all through art. See more details of Art Spark here.
Today’s topic in our Simple Play :: complex learning series focuses on playing with chalk. Read on for my favourite ways to use chalk, with ideas for art, games, math, literacy, action games and puppets.
Seven kids games with chalk [Read more…]
Does you baby enjoy tummy time? While we always put our babies to sleep by lying them on their backs, giving them the opportunity for some daily tummy time play is important for their development. Here are some ideas you could use to make tummy time happy.
Tummy time ideas [Read more…]
Thanking the Domestic Goddesque for kindly passing the torch over to my hands, with neither of us dropping it, I’m joining in the international group of bloggers who are joining forces to bring you lots of fun ideas to celebrate the Olympics with your children.
The Games give us the perfect reason to encourage our children to be fit and healthy and enjoy some active play. Here are three fun ring games you could try.
Active play for kids: ring games [Read more…]
Walk to School Week
Did you know next week is Walk to School Week? We walk to school everyday, come rain or shine, and are very lucky to have a tree-lined cycle path that runs almost the whole route from our house to school, giving the children a car-free space to run, skip and scoot. This daily walk brings such an important breathing-space to our morning, a welcome transition after the hustle and bustle of packing lunch bags and locating coats. We’ve also been joining in with Living Streets #mumswalk project this month and creating a Pinterest gallery of our walks to school. I know not everyone is able to walk the school run, but if you’re tempted to give it a try for Walk to School Week, here are some ideas you could use to make the A to B journey that little bit more interesting.
On Monday… [Read more…]
The leap year is a difficult concept for children to understand – and for parents to explain! But one thing children can enjoy is jumping for joy. Adding in lots of action makes learning fun and provides enjoyable leap year activities. Combining gross motor play such as jumping and leaping with other activities is great for children who are learning through their whole body.
Here are 12 fun jumping games just right for celebrating the leap year.
Leap year activities for children [Read more…]
I loved Jeanne’s comment saying the title of yesterday’s post sounded like a recipe, so continuing with that idea we today we have ‘take one child, add a dash of ribbons and swirl together with music.’
Children always have the best play ideas, don’t they? These pictures show B enjoying dancing with the streamers she made after discovering a forgotten bag of ribbons. She simply tied a one to the end of a stick and was ready to go. Both my girls love dancing but I’ve resisted sending them to an organised dance class for now, instead letting them explore their own dance style.