Tag: Summer

  • Coloured pasta butterflies or bows

    Coloured pasta butterflies or bows

    Using this technique dye your pasta and dry it. Then with acrylic pens paint different butterflies. Teach the kids the different types and characteristics when painting them. My little one really likes the Monarch.

  • Play idea – at the beach

    Play idea – at the beach

    This was entirely Sophie’s ideea. She misses her granny and wanted to pretend she is at hers and they go to the beach. Giving the lockdown and middle of winter we went full on as this is the closest she gets. Take out all your beach gear and have fun. Don’t forget your sun cream!

  • Natural resources princesses

    Natural resources princesses

    Go out and gather plants, petals, flowers, acorns, moss, feathers and any other interesting resources. On some cardboard draw some girls with puffy dresses. You could instead make animals, monsters or houses, anything your kids like. Glue the plants in place.

  • Food dye flower experiment

    Food dye flower experiment

    You might have seen photos online of a popular experiment for children to learn about how water travels through plants. You are supposed to put food colouring in water, put some white flowers in and wait to see the petals changing their colour. Seemed very easy and streigh forward so went to Tesco and bought…

  • Flower soup

    Flower soup

    This is an easy and colourful summer activity. You need water, flowers and kitchen utensils (I added flower buttons too and she pretended the were salt and spices). These flowers were gathered from the ground after a big storm. I felt bad for them, but at least I got the most of them. You can…

  • Water slide/puddles activity

    Water slide/puddles activity

    I have been waiting for a hot day to do this for a while now & it finally came. You need a big tarpaulin sheet, a water hose and one or more kids in swimming costumes. Just lie down the sheet on a flat surface (grass to avoid accidents) if you want puddles, or downhill…

  • Elsa’s frozen hand activity

    Elsa’s frozen hand activity

    Great play idea for a hot or cold day or during . This Frozen themed activity is refreshing and very entertaining for any Frozen fans. We put songs in the background and my little one wanted to wear her Elsa & Ana hat and gloves. This is also a great STEM activity to learn the…

  • Baby safe sand play

    Baby safe sand play

    Easiest activity ever cornmeal or semolina and sand toys

  • Garden soup

    Garden soup

    Here is a water & natural resources based activity. Great for spending time outdoor on a sunny day. Gather some pots and spoons and a pair of scissors and get in the garden. Snip some wild flowers and leaves, gather stones, feathers and any other treasures you might find. Get some bottles and jugs and…

  • Pretend water & sand play

    Pretend water & sand play

    This is one of the firsts tuff spots I made for my little one. What you need: semolina or cornmeal for sand; blue or transparent gelatine; seaside/ocean figurines; sand scoops. Use the gelatine straight from the fridge for an interesting sensory experience.