Here’s a simple, sensory play idea from my daughter: play dough fireworks!
Play dough is such a good material to use in pretend play. With a child’s imagination play dough can be turned into just about anything. It adds a extra sensory dimension into their play and really it’s not too messy to tidy up, so you can use it in the dolls house, play kitchen, home corner, train set, garden… wherever!
This week my girls have been having a fabulous fun time using play dough to make pizzas. Yesterday Janet Lansbury wrote that play is enough and I thought I’d show you how this works in our house. A simple batch of play dough plus a few added extras turns into hours of play with math, science, language and social skills incorporated naturally as part of the children’s play.
Play Dough Pizza Parlour [Read more…]
Have you ever used henna to make mehndi patterns? We tried it this week as part of our project on weddings around the world and it was wonderful. Such a lovely group activity and a great hands-on (truly!) way to learn about a culture different to our own. Oh, and surprising good for math games too. Here are our tips for how to use henna as a beautiful art and math lesson.
Henna math games :: making mehndi patterns [Read more…]
We’re celebrating the change in season by adding an autumnal twist to our easy no cook playdough recipe. [Read more…]
It’s wonderful for children to have their play inspired by nature and this autumn play dough recipe combines the colours of the season with lots of sensory textures – and lessons about the changing of the seasons. Here’s how to dye the pasta leaves and enjoy a seasonal sensory play idea.