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Messy Recipes

Posted by Lauren England on

Messy Recipes

Here are 3 fun and messy recipes that you can make with your child. They are guaranteed to be lots of giggles… and there may be tears if child is not a fan of sensory play. Allowing your child to pour, scoop and stir (providing it’s not too hot) can create all kinds of learning opportunities, turn taking, cause  and effect, counting, sequencing and so much more!  However Please remember Don’t force a child’s hand into a texture.  If they don’t like it or are having a hard time touching it, respect that. Gradual introduction works best, you are the...

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10 ideas for inside play

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10 ideas for inside play

10 ideas for inside play Here are a few ideas using items around your home. Make a cubby. Construct something out of Lego or Duplo. Keepy Uppy - Blow up a balloon and using a clean fly swat or cardboard roll don’t let the balloon touch the ground. Bake something with you mum/dad/aunt/uncle or grandparent. Make a bowling game you can use old, clean milk cartons or plastic cups as “pins” and you will need a soft ball to knock down the “pins”. Build a tower using items that can be recycled. (Boxes, cardboard tubes, cardboard, egg cartons and plastic...

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Exploring Nature

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Exploring Nature

Some of my favourite additions to my little girls playroom is allowing her to experience natures beautiful gifts. (under supervision)   Feathers Gum nuts Leaves Bark Pine cones Large Stones Seed pods Shells (there are too many to list) There are so many learning opportunities that can take place; Exposure to vocabulary - Talking about and describing an object for example a stone; -A stone is heavy so if we throw it, someone can get hurt. -It feels very smooth, or it can be very rough. -It feels cold. Cause and effect- A dried leaf can be brittle and light...

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Button Play

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Button Play

Playing with buttons is a simple and fun activity. There can be many learning opportunities for example discussing with your child- the different sizing , colours and textures. Activities that can be with buttons Matching Pairs Empty an assortment of buttons into a shallow container. Child/children then need to find two buttons that are exactly the same.    Following Lines On a piece of paper draw a variety of shapes and lines. Place buttons on the different shapes and lines to create patterns and shapes.    Pipe cleaner trees Sticky tape a few brown pipe cleaners to the inside of...

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Hair cutting Activity

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Hair cutting Activity
It's hair cutting time -  using cardboard rolls we explain how you can set up your very own salon using cardboard cylinders.

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