Brace yourself. Winter’s coming, with its short days, dark afternoons, and cold and bleak outdoors. That extra indoor time over the cold months leads to restless children and frazzled parents.
After a few months of back-to-school, we’re all ready for a change of pace. We could do with a spark of something to add energy to the sluggish weeks and get us excited about our days again.
It’s been a tough year for many of us, with family challenges, and fearful things happening in the world. I really feel like I want to gather my children close and spend a cosy and connected winter with them.
So I’ve come up with a plan.
In September we jump back into school, ready to go. I love to plan at that time of year, and after a pretty carefree summer we all feel ready for some routine and activities for a few months. But as December rolls in, I need a pick-me-up.
It’s dark when we get up in the morning, and afternoons out are cut short because the light fades so early. I know my children could do with a change of pace after working hard on lessons for a few months. It’s hard to motivate yourself though, to get organised, plan everything, cheer-lead and re-energise everyone else, when you’re feeling slower and sluggish yourself, right?
I get it. I love my children, I love spending time with them, and I want our days to feel cosy and connected – I’d just like someone else to organise it all!
That’s why I’ve created the Winter Workshop for us. For me, for my children, for you and for yours. It’s just what we need to delight in this winter season.
This is how you get that cosy and connected winter you long for
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Snow painting activity for children
Super fun, super sensory play activities that invite your children to learn through their senses as they explore doughs, paints, ice, and cookies!
10 easy winter sensory play activities for children
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10 winter art lesson plans for children
A candy cane sensory tub is easy to put together and smells just like Christmas. The more you play, the more the air fills with the lovely scent of peppermint. Here’s how to prepare your tub, along with five other fantastic ideas for Christmas sensory play.
Candy cane sensory play
This Christmas play dough recipe is inspired by the Christmas-flavoured sugar I make each year to go on our Christmas-movie-popcorn. The sugar smells exactly like Christmas, with a blend of herbs and spices that fills the house with a festive feeling and, as I often have play dough on my brain, I thought why not try it for a Christmas play dough recipe?
Oh my, this candy cane puffy paint recipe is glorious! It’s my daughter’s favourite messy sensory play activity. Here’s how to make it, along with a whole selection of Christmas sensory play ideas.
Homemade candy cane puffy paint recipe
Share the story of the Nativity with your children, through puppets, printables and play.