Lemon Play Dough

We have a lemon tree out the back of our house and this year we have had heaps of lemons grow. Last year we only got 3 lemons off the tree…Strange! So this year I thought I would try as many recipes with lemon in as I can. I need to do more because so far I have only done Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Honey, … Continue reading Lemon Play Dough

Gingerbread Cookies (Egg Free)

  Ooooh Christmas is only weeks away! What Christmas baking do you have planned? I’m so happy to introduce a new guest blogger Kara! I have known Kara since we went to Intermediate many years ago! She is a knowledgeable and experienced baker, cake master, nanny, Mum and also pregnant with her second child. Kara will be sharing a recipe on the blog each month! … Continue reading Gingerbread Cookies (Egg Free)

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

Sensory Test Tubes for Babies

Over the last few days (with Haylee’s help) I have been making these test tubes into  sensory resources for her daughter Kaiah (7 months). The sensory tubes are from a confectionery shop called Happy Lab and gourmet jellybeans came inside them, sooo yum!  By collecting things around the house I was able to fill these test tubes up with colourful and eye catching things to … Continue reading Sensory Test Tubes for Babies

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