Number Blocks Lego Fun

It feels like ages since I shared a fun and easy activity with the Robot, so this Number Blocks Lego Fun activity will remedy that. He’s hit pre-school age now and is heading to a pretty nice nursery school for 2.5 days a week. He covers a lot of the …

Fun With Cups

Searching back through my photos stored in my emails I came across loads of pictures of the Robot having fun with cups. As I like to share activities with you to do with your kids I thought now would be the best time to show you this before I forget …

Ziggety, Zaggety, Zoom!

Ziggety, Zaggety, Zoom! Lets just have some fun. One of the Robots favourite books is Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. One of the witches spells is “Iggety, Ziggety, Zaggety, Zoom” and I thought this would be fun way to end this alphabet challenge. A witch and magic themed …

Yoghurt Pot Yachts

It’s not often I spring the craft supplies out on the Robot. As much as I love crafting and making things myself I often cringe at his ability to just make a mess rather than create something, even a bit like something. I know that’s not the point of being …

Xanthan Gum Safe Slime Take 2

Two years ago I had to come up with a play project revolving around the Letter X. We came up with Xanthan Gum Slime. The Robot was just over one years old and I made it with vinegar, needless to say I think it was a disaster. Roll on to …

W is for Playing in the Woods #abc123challenge

Playing in the Woods There is nothing better than the great outdoors and one place, many places, we like to go as a family is in the woods.  We’ve been heading into the woods as a family since the Robot was born and now that he walks it makes a …

Vehicle Painting

Don’t you just love how  you come to an idea sometimes? I was sat playing in the garden with the Robot and he had dunked his tractor in the paddling pool and was riding it over the blanket where I was sat. The tyres made a really good water print …

Unicorn Sea Foam Sensory Play

It was when needing a U project for the ABC123Challenge last year when I came up with Under Water Sea Foam Sensory Play.  A simple game of look through soap bubbles for super hidden sea creatures, aka bath toys.  Roll on to this version of Sensory Sea foam and we …

T is for Tuff Spot

The Tuff Spot We’ve had our tuff spot, a builders tray, for a couple of years now and we go through a lot of phases with it.  At the moment we are in a not using it phase so I figured for my letter T this week I would revisit …

S is for Smoothie

Attempting to cook in the kitchen with the Robot is pretty stressful but one thing we’ve been enjoying doing together is making a Smoothie for snack time.  It’s my ploy to get fruit and milk in him during the day in what he considers a fun treat.  I really should …

R is for Reading

Reading books is something I truly believe in as a form of entertainment to my children. Books are not just for bed time and some days when I get to the end of the day and we haven’t managed an extra reading session or two I’m always a little sad. …

Marcelle Medallion A Start

Marcelle Medallion The rabbit hole of the Quilty Instagram world has led me down a path I didn’t mean to recently. I spotted a sewalong for this Marcelle Medallion Quilt hosted by Nicole. I was smitten instantly. It’s a beautiful pattern of points and techniques I’m interested in trying. So …

Quoits for a Toddler

Q is for Quoits, yes, I’ve said it and who knew I’d be writing a blog post about quoits this week. It’s week Q on the #ABC123Challenge and I’ve had to come up with a play activity based around the letter Q that would be fitting for my toddler to …

P is for Play Doh

Play Doh Those two little words Play Doh certainly have me shiver.  I try to embrace it as much as I can. I even want to be that well-intentioned Mother who makes their own “safe” play doh, but I’m not. We have the shop bought stuff, I even requested it …

O is for Obstacle Course

It almost seems a shame to do this activity as the weather has been so good but I suppose it could be adapted to anywhere with a bit of imagination! For the purpose of my O week though we decided to make an obstacle course indoors! The Obstacle Course Before …