We did some wet-on-wet painting yesterday, and it made me think about the things I really like about it. I especially appreciate how it tends to give great results despite being so simple. Or maybe it’s BECAUSE it’s so simple that the results are great..? Either way, I thought it could be worthwhile sharing with … More Painting Wet-On-Wet: A Mindful Sensory Art Experience
Yesterday we made these little paper roll penguins, as a way of highlighting that it was World Penguin Day! There are 17 different species of penguin in the world (although some may say 16 or 18, as there are also several sub-species and other named variations, and some disagree on which ones that should qualify … More Making Paper Roll Penguins!
Yesterday we did a simple colour theory activity, inspired by some of the pretty ‘Easter trees’ that I’ve seen pictures of online recently. I’ll have to admit that we haven’t decorated much for Easter this year, so I thought it was high time we made some kind of colourful decoration to brighten up the place … More Colour Theory Fun: Painting Branches in Primary & Secondary Colours
Last Sunday, on St Patrick’s Day, we took inspiration from the visual language of the celebrations and created these rainbow window decorations, with frames in gold and green. We really enjoyed this little hands-on colour theory project, and it was a great opportunity to exercise a wide range of motor skills (such as scissor skills, … More Magic Rainbow Suncatcher Craft
Making this ‘Iceberg Slush’ has been one of Penguin’s most favoured activities for a few months now! Every now and then, he’ll go into the kitchen cupboard where our ice cube trays sit when not in use and get them out, and then to the fridge to get the orange juice. Saying no at that … More Sensory Fun in the Kitchen: Iceberg Slush
I’ve always really enjoyed playing board games, so I’m very happy about now being able to play some of these with Penguin! It’s taken a bit of extra effort for our boy to grasp how to play, due to his autism, developmental delays and learning differences. In this post I’d like to share a few … More Penguin Plays… Board Games!
When I was little, I used to get really excited about Christmas. The lights, the foods, the TV specials and (of course) the prezzies. But at some point, I think it was in my mid-teens, the anticipation and magic of Christmas faded, and it became more a source of stress than blissful joy. Last year, … More 24 Activities to Enjoy with Your Child this Advent!
As part of our home education, we do a ‘make or bake’ activity on most days, meaning we either make something or bake something. With Halloween just around the corner, our ‘make or bake’ activities are themed with that in mind, and yesterday we made a pumpkin pie scented playdough. It was fun to make … More Homemade Pumpkin Pie Playdough
Although it’s officially the beginning of autumn now (here in the Northern hemisphere) according to the calendar, I’m not ready for summer to end quite yet! Today is a beautiful, warm and sunny day, just like yesterday, and I’m sure there will still be a few more of these to come. So while the sun … More Frozen Flowers: An Early Learning STEAM & Sensory Activity
As you may already know, Penguin is very keen on Shaun the Sheep and Big Cook, Little Cook. Another favorite show since toddlerhood is Teletubbies, and one of the clips he enjoys the most at the moment shows a group of kids making bubble prints. Perhaps you’ve seen it, too? The action of blowing is … More Oral Motor Fun: Making Bubble Prints