Category: Play

  • Drawings in the snow

    Drawings in the snow

    Use the snow as canvas and give the kids some sticks to draw or write on it.

  • Green & shiny pennies

    Green & shiny pennies

    Here’s another fun experiment with pennies. You need half a cup of vinegar and a teaspoon of salt. Mix it and put the coins in the solution. The dull ones will regain their shine. If you want to keep them shiny rinse them in water, if you want to turn them green/blue put them to […]

  • Playing with plastic cups

    Playing with plastic cups

    Use plastic cups to build castles and towers. This will help with fine motor skills, precision and basic notions of architecture. When finished with that ideea find a pin pong ball and play where is the ball. Just shuffle the ball between cups then ask them to guess where the ball is. As my little […]

  • Play idea – at the beach

    Play idea – at the beach

    This was entirely Sophie’s ideea. She misses her granny and wanted to pretend she is at hers and they go to the beach. Giving the lockdown and middle of winter we went full on as this is the closest she gets. Take out all your beach gear and have fun. Don’t forget your sun cream!

  • Surface tension experiments

    Surface tension experiments

    A great way of teaching kids about water surface tension with just a bunch of coins (plastic or real), water and a dropler. I did this with my 5 year old and she really enjoyed playing and testing, but a more understanding of the concepts would be achieved with older kids so I will definitely […]

  • Erupting volcano

    Erupting volcano

    Go outside and make a mud mountain. In the middle put an used can and put half a tub of baking soda and some colour powder/pigment. When ready pour some vinegar in and watch it erupt.

  • Frozen water balloons

    Frozen water balloons

    Had to take a break from screens as I was experiencing some vertigo. Much better now so here is an experiment to try when is very cold outside. Fill balloons with water and food colouring and leave them to freeze. Peel off the balloon when frozen and have fun.

  • Gingerbread houses

    Gingerbread houses

    Well one is made of ginger bread the other is from bread sticks dipped in chocolate. These are great to make but they can take a lot of time if made from scratch. The reward however is much greater when you do it from yourself.

  • Foam sheet cards

    Foam sheet cards

    Get the kids to make some cards using A4 foam sheets, stickers, glue and other crafts materials. Have fun.

  • Sequin Christmas decorations

    Sequin Christmas decorations

    Make some sparkly tree decorations with your little ones with cardboard, good quality glue and sequins.