Birds 

Little Monkey loves watching birds in the garden, and we decided it would be nice to have a theme on something she was interested in (as most of the time she has to put up with the interests of her big brother!)  We started off by making chocolate nests - shredded wheat, chocolate and mini … Continue reading Birds 

Mud

After the messiness of the spaghetti ocean we decided to stick with mess and celebrate International Mud Day! For a while now I have wanted to create a mud kitchen in our garden, but we are currently waiting for some work to be done, so it really isn't practical to set up a permanent space. … Continue reading Mud

Oceans

Since we went to SeaWorld Bobcat has been talking lots about dolphins.  We bought a set of plastic animals whilst we were there which have beeen great for playing with in the bath (we got the idea from their cousins and it is so much better than having squeezy bath toys that get full of … Continue reading Oceans

Sky: Clouds and planes

Ever since his first trip on an aeroplane, Bobcat has been obsessed with all things planes. So we decided to make the most of his new fascination! I started off by reading the story of Jesus ascending into the clouds (as I like to add in some faith based content if I can and it … Continue reading Sky: Clouds and planes

Pancakes and lent

We love pancakes in our house so this week we had great fun celebrating Shrove Tuesday!  We went for a pretend play tuff tray with all the different ingredients needed to make pancakes. Bobcat has just started getting into pretend play properly so this worked really well for him. I showed him how to 'make' … Continue reading Pancakes and lent

Valentines

Last week we celebrated Valentine's Day with hearts and lots of red things. For our sensory play we had a red themed tuff tray. I used food colouring and white vinegar to dye rice red, and Bobcat helped pick out lots of red toys to go in it. I decided to go for rice after … Continue reading Valentines

Apple week

One of my favourite things to do with my kids is theme based play activities. Recently our neighbours tree has been dropping lots of apples into our garden so this last week we had apple week. Usually I only have time to do theme days, but we had some extra time this week so we … Continue reading Apple week