If you were already following us on social media at the end of last summer, you might perhaps remember that we spent a bit of time on ‘sink or float’ activities back then, such as described in this facebook post I wrote about a year ago: Now, jumping back to the present time: Penguin brought … More Sink Or Float Activities : Multisensory & Multifaceted Learning
As you might have gathered, I often get inspired by ideas (and people) that I come across online. One place which is great for finding some summer activity inspiration right now is the instagram hashtag #julyideasandinspo which has been created and cared for by the lovely Gina of @andbreathe_challenges. It’s all about child friendly summer … More 10 Sensory Rich, Frugal Fun Activities for Sunny Summer Days!
Social media can be a great thing at times, don’t you think? There are loads of online ‘communities’ out there, on the various platforms, where you can find others who share the same interests as you. And for anyone living with a disibility, there are groups where you can find support and share your experiences … More Growing Plants from Food Scraps! Part I: Pineapple and Avocado
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!