|| EGGY TREE || Our egg 🥚carton collection keeps growing, so today we decided to create something special with them. We cannot get enough of recycled ♻️ crafts so this activity was perfect! To create this beautiful craft 🌲 all we used was some glitter paint🖌️, glue and buttons. I took some time earlier today 🌄 to put together our tree using some hot 🔥glue and patience. 😂 I wanted to display this gorgeous tree so we added it to an empty picture frame...it's absolutely perfect! 😍
|| HANDMADE XMAS CARDS || A handmade ✍️ card is always so special. We made these super cute Xmas 🎄 fingerprint ☝️ cards for our loved ones. I feel there is something about handmade gifts 🎁 that makes the surprise 🎉 much more meaningful! This year Oli understands so much more about this festive season, so it's wonderful watching 👀 him get excited 😺 about everything! 😍
|| Sunday Story time || An old time favourite and the perfect Australian 🐨 Christmas story book! This author is amazing, I remember reading many of his stories during my childhood years. We absolutely loved this 'AUSSIE' 🇦🇺 version of 12 days of Christmas! 🎄I think this story was read/sung at least 8 times tonight with the boys. 😂
A snowman lunch for today!⛄ Somedays Oli loves ❤️ food and the next day he won't eat what he ate the day before! 🙈 Today we decided to create some cute little snowmen for lunch. We used these edible eyes 👀 for our gingerbread man the other day so we couldn't resist using them on our tasty snowmen. HORRAY for cute Xmas food art. 😍
🌨❄y'all! It's snowing! We have had such a fun day today. We hopped right out of bed and into the snow. My husband's school closed early so he came home in time to see our advent activity today, which was to make salt dough ornaments. S loved it! He mixed, kneaded, and rolled out the dough, cut out ornaments with cookie cutters, and made the holes using a straw. I baked them while he napped and then we painted them (dad too!). Then it was back outside to build a snowman with dad. He got to help collect firewood, throw snowballs, be pulled on a makeshift sled, and drink hot cocoa. Probably one of thebest days of his life. 😅❄🌨
🔔 Jingle bells playdough 🔔 Happy friday everyone! What better way to end the week off with a Christmas 🎅 loose parts playdough invitation. We gathered some of our Xmas 🎄craft ✂️ pieces and added it with some green, red and glittery white playdough. I found these gorgeous cookie 🍪 Xmas stamps from @colessupermarkets which were a perfect play tool for our playdough! This was fantastic for Oli's busy little hands 👐, especially the cute little bells, he loved 💚 how shiny they were inlcuding the sound 👂 they made. A quick🏃♀️ and easy set up for a happy Friday!
We are on Day 7 of our advent calendar: Build a snowman! ☃️If you don’t have real snow to make one, make some homemade play dough and use whatever you have around the house to decorate it!
Thanks @artful_play for the recipe! If anyone needs a play dough recipe, message me!
Happy Thursday! We thought we would try out the paddle pop stick Christmas tree craft! 🎄 A super cute and very easy activity to do with your little one for this festive season.🎅🤶 All you need is some craft pieces, paddle pop sticks, a sparkly star 🌟 and some craft glue. Woo to another super cute tree🌲ornament!
⛄🎳 SNOWMAN BOWLING 🎳☃️ One of the best and most engaging Christmas 🎄 activity for a super active 3 year old!! @daisiesandpie inspired me to create this activity with her brilliant 👌 slingshot snowmen! I love using recycled ♻️ materials, so these cute little snowmen ☃️ were made out of paper towel cardboard tubes cut ✂️ in half, with white paper wrapped around them. To finish 🏁 off our 6️⃣ little snowmen we added some colourful washi tape for scarfs and a face/buttons using some coloured markers. A super simple activity 🎳 that keeps Oli happy 🌞 and entertained is a big win! 🙌
Ready for little hands 💚🐛🕷🐞💚 ✨Green jelly with toy bugs ready to be dug out with spoons, scoops and tongs. Edible, messy sensory fun✨
🦌 REINDEER SMALL WORLD🦌 We had a lot of questions about reindeers and snow from yesterday's story book 📖 'little reindeer wants to play'! So today we decided to create Oli's very own mini reindeer world. 🌏 We used some natural playdough and coconut 🌴 shavings for our magical ✨ snow! ❄️ We didn't have any reindeer figurines so I thought why not create our very own with some mini pegs, and mummys basic drawing ✏️ skills! A definite win 🙌 for today's sensory activity that now Oli has requested to have a play over at the reindeers 🦌house all the way up at the north pole! ☃️ 🙈
|| Sunday Storytime || Our first Christmas 🎅 story 📚 for this wonderful festive month! 🎄This cute little story led to a lot of questions about what is snow ❄️, can we have snow to play ☃️ with and can we see the cute little reindeers! Its a shame that where we live we don't get snow at all. 😿 So today we decided to create cute little reindeer🦌 tree ornaments to add to our tree🎄...which we have not set up yet!!! 🙈 I know shocking right, apart from dealing with all this Christmas shopping 🎁 and Christmas gatherings 🍰 I think our tree will have to wait untill the following weekend!
🎄 CHRISTMAS TREE 🎄 Hooray it's the 1st of December and what an exciting month it will be! Today we have decided to start our Christmas festivities with a super easy contact paper Christmas tree! 🎄 Oli requested we have our @kmartaus singing tree with us to join in the Christmas spirit. 🎁 This gorgeous little singing tree has to go to sleep every now and then 🙉 because someone likes to hear it it's beautiful voice every minute of the day! 🙊
|| LILY PAD COUNT || We made a fresh batch of green playdough today to get ready for the Christmas 🎄season. Every year we begin our Christmas 🎅 festivities on the first so today I set up a lily pad frog 🐸 count. We used some small rocks with numbers on them and our coloured frogs 🐸 from @kmart. Counting 🔢 activities can be set up in so many engaging ways but using playdough makes it so much fun for busy little hands! ✋
|| SHAPES MATCH || Dinner time ⏰ with these wild ones can be so difficult. So Coles sell a brilliant butter chicken 🐔 ready meal that comes in a cute little container which I have been saving for a perfect activity! ♻️ We took some playdough to fill in one half of the tray for our paddle pop sticks. I also added some different shapes to the paddle pop sticks using a sharpie! We then took some small pegs and glued on mini shapes using paper, ◻️🔴⭐ for Oli to match with the corresponding stick! This little activity was soo easy 🙌 and great for Oli to work on his fine motor skills, as he clips on each peg. He has been improving so well 👍 at this skill he is a lot quicker then when we first started. 🤩
🐸GILBERT THE FROG 🐸 Today's little activity was a print out 🖨️ I created for Oli to use his imagination 🌠 and feed a hungry little green frog called 'Gilbert'! Tonight I have also posted a blog with our little activity and story 📚 since it's been a while. So if you want your free copy of this gorgeous little frog to enjoy with your little one check out my link in the bio!
Who doesn't love a good pop up story! 📚 This story is a wonderful read...🤓 we have had this one since Oli was a baby 👶 and it never fails to keep him hanging for the end of the story! Pop up books in our house 🏠 are a favourite because it gives the story a more real 👌 life story line and a little more entertainment 🌠with little ones.
Keep your eyes 👀 peeled for our new and free 🌟 activity printable popping up soon on my site!!
|| LAND⛰️WATER💦AIR☁️|| I found these perfect 👌 sized bamboo 🎍trays from @kmart the other day and wanted to use them for a simple land, ⛰️ water💦 and air ☁️ activity! I took our gorgeous blue pebbles, cotton balls, green wool and added them to our bamboo trays for Oli to sort where each animal🐬🐘🐦 live. We used some beautiful 😍 animals stickers and pegs to create our creatures 🐦🦁🐠 for clipping and sorting! We explored lots of different learning developments with this little experience; -fine motor
-geography -colours -animals
Its amazing how much Imagination 🌠 your children can have to replay an activity into other little activities, so this set up will out for a while! 👊