Art and Crafts · Daily Routine · Family life · Sensory play · Uncategorized

Belfast Children’s Festival Launch

Last Wednesday my littlest and myself headed into the Big smoke for the launch of the Belfast Children’s Festival 2016. The festival has always been something of great interest to me – back in the day, before the kiddiewinks came along I did a masters in Early Years Education, with a couple of those modules… Continue reading Belfast Children’s Festival Launch

Art and Crafts · Daily Routine · Family life · Sensory play

Birthday play dough.

Our little chicken turns a whole big 3 on Friday. As part of her celebrations I am hoping to play with her at least one of her favourite ‘messy’ activities each day as we count down to the big day itself! Today was her favourite pink sparkly, rose scented play dough. It is so, so… Continue reading Birthday play dough.

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Easter Fuzzy Felt

On Saturday J, S and L all had a nap – J was exhausted from the BB display the night before, poor S had a virus and L…well L, just loves a wee snuggle in her bed with Minnie and the gang. Ben was outside working on his wee trees and I came over all… Continue reading Easter Fuzzy Felt

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Spring has sprung! Well, kind of!

For all my fellow Northern Irish readers hasn’t it been lovely to see a bit of sunshine? Oh boy, I have welcomed it with open arms that is for sure and already I can feel a little extra bounce in my step. Now, I know, I know, someone dared to mention *whispers* SNOW, but for… Continue reading Spring has sprung! Well, kind of!

Family life · Sensory play

10 ideas for celebrating Valentines Day with the kids!

I LOVE the whole pink / red / heart thing that February brings. I end up decorating the house a little in honour of St.Valentine and indulge that side of me that really does like a bit of romance. I am sharing today some of the things that we have done in the past and… Continue reading 10 ideas for celebrating Valentines Day with the kids!

Family life · Sensory play

Welcome to Bovis Village!

Today J asked for me to recreate a play activity that we had done over a year ago. I didn’t think it had been that big of a deal, but it seemed to have made an impression on him and he wanted it done again, so we did. It has been a fab day! The… Continue reading Welcome to Bovis Village!

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Top o’ the mornin til ya!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Just a little post to share what we have been up to today. Nothing too rad to be fair but fun none the less 🙂 Making mosaic shamrocks – tissue paper / pva glue / a rather poorly drawn shamrock by mum! St. Patrick inspired playdough – creating rainbows with pipe cleaners /… Continue reading Top o’ the mornin til ya!

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A little creativity…..

Feeling inspired by The Imagination Tree and their post on their Creative Arts area and gallery for kids, I thought I would share with you all our take on it at our home. Our house is pretty small – a 3 bedroom bungalow…so as much as I would LOVE to have a wee area devoted… Continue reading A little creativity…..

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Splish, splash, splosh!

Evening folks. *Looooooooooooooooong exhale* Monday evening, kids are in bed, time to chill – a little! Need to try to get the washing machine going again – I think a sock or something has got stuck, need to mop the kitchen floor – I spilled and squashed a tub of VERY soft blueberries, and I… Continue reading Splish, splash, splosh!

Literacy Activities · Numeracy activities · Sensory play

Who thought it would be such a hit?!

This week we’ve been doing a few play activities with a hidden intention of learning our colours for S and L. This particular one from yesterday was a BIG HIT, all 3 of the kids LOVED it and have been playing with it again today. It was so simple but so effective and provided lots of opportunity… Continue reading Who thought it would be such a hit?!