I wanted to bake some jam for Valentine’s Day with Sophie so I searched for a recipe online. I found a really simple recipe from Paul Hollywood’s mum on the BBC website. I like that this recipe… More
Things have been a bit quiet on the blog lately but I am back with some exciting news! It looks like 2017 is going to be a busy one for us, as our family will be going from 3 to 4! Baby number 2 is due in July 2017. Continue reading “A little announcement…”
A couple of weeks ago I set up an activity linked to the Gruffalo story. I decided to place the Gruffalo in Sophie’s mud kitchen for her to discover when we went out to play. As soon as she saw it, she went running over. Continue reading “Cooking a Feast for a Gruffalo”
I wanted to have a go at the classic toilet roll firework painting activity with Sophie as she has really enjoyed watching the fireworks this year. She never turns down a chance to paint and was ready to choose her paint colours as soon as I opened the lid!
I can’t believe that it was Sophie’s third bonfire night this year! Now that she understands what is going on and talks about her experiences, I wanted to do some activities linked to bonfire night after the event rather than before. I decided to make some pretend sparklers with her.
When I tidied away the fireworks sensory box, I had left the foil blanket, a black scarf and some sparkly pom poms out as an invitation to play but Sophie completely ignored them! She loves making small worlds so I decided to add some figures and create a bonfire night small world.
After taking Sophie to see some fireworks yesterday, I wanted to do some activities with her to explore sound. I set up a sensory box with musical instruments, coloured scarves, light up balls and a cheer leading pom pom.
I have been thinking about what activities I could do with Sophie this weekend linked to Bonfire night. We went to see some fireworks this evening and I was a bit apprehensive about taking Sophie as she has recently developed a fear of balloons because she thinks they will pop. We took some ear defenders for her to wear and she absolutely loved it! She could still hear the bangs but they were muffled and didn’t seem to scare her. So I think I am going to use some materials such as bubble wrap and rice krispies to explore sound. I have used rice krispies as a sensory activity with Sophie when she was about 8 months old so I decided to do a quick blog post about it.