Glow in the Dark Bath

A couple of months ago I had my friends and their kids over so I asked the kids if they wanted to have a special bath with the glow sticks.  Tyson (4) was really keen but his sister Kaiah (2) wasn’t really sure.  So I filled up the bath and got them to bring the glow sticks into the bathroom and we threw them in … Continue reading Glow in the Dark Bath

Messy Play with Shaving Cream

Shaving cream is a great messy activity to do with children aged about one and up.  We used a budget brand shaving cream and I gave the can to Tyson (who’s 4) to squirt out onto the table.  He carefully squirted it onto the table. I then showed Tyson the dye droppers and explained to only do one or two drops or it will be … Continue reading Messy Play with Shaving Cream

Messy Play with Shredded Paper

Playing with shredded paper is so much fun.  It is such a fun activity to do with babies, toddlers and young children.  I did it with Kaiah when she was 10 months and Tyson when he was 3.  My friend Haylee (their Mum) saved up all the paper from the shredded paper machine for me to use.  I started by pulling all the paper out … Continue reading Messy Play with Shredded Paper

Valentine’s Chocolate Play dough

On Saturday it was Valentine’s Day, so I invited over my friend and her two children to come over and hang out, so I thought we could make Chocolate Play dough!  I have  made this a few times with Tyson and he loves it. I let them help measure and pour ingredients – until it was time for the hot water. I did that and … Continue reading Valentine’s Chocolate Play dough

Water Play is fun for children and dogs!

Today we were cleaning out the back yard when the spontaneous water play happened by cleaning out the shell, which turned into filling it up and both Tyson and Jett playing in it. Water play has so many benefits to help children develop their skills.   Children develop: Large and fine muscle control Hand eye co-ordination Heightens an awareness of the senses Promotes exploration of … Continue reading Water Play is fun for children and dogs!

Making Vanilla Playdough

In a bowl start with 1/2 Cup of Salt 1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar 2 Tablespoons of cooking oil 1 1/2 Cups of boiling water Few drops of Vanilla essence (add to boiling water) Few drops of coloured dye (add to boiling water) Stir in 2 Cups of Flour Assist the child in putting the ingredients into the bowl (but careful with the hot water) … Continue reading Making Vanilla Playdough