Rain clouds

Today we experimented with shaving foam, something I recently seen on pintrest and just had to try with my toddler. 

You only need a few items, glass of water, shaving foam and food colouring

We  sprayed a heap of foam on the  water and then i let miss 3 do the honours of droping some blue onto the shaving foam. 

It creates a awesome effect we talked about it looking like the rain and clouds… this was so fun and such a simple experiment…. id love to try different colours and watch as it falls from the foam…
Have you done this experiment before? 

I must say we sat for ages to watch the blue whirl amongst the water …. it was so calming

Jess x 


Our little bugs

Over the weekend my three year old spotted a worm on our driveway, and of course she had to build a house for it.. 

this morning she was so excited to go see her worm friend only to discover he had gone she was quite upset so we searched the garden for some more bugs until i had a light bulb moment to make our own.

We gathered some pieces, pipe cleaners, paint, pom poms, stick on eyes and of course a egg cartoon. I told little R that we could make our own bugs, quickly making my own to show her what i meant as i was suggesting it.

Once she could see the concept she had a great time in the sun creating her own little bugs.

Of course its not the same as real bugs but after we made them, and let them dry little R played and played with them, built them a house out of rocks and gathered some leaves for them to eat.

Im definatly investing in a bug catcher for her but its also so much fun watching their imagination come alive when they make do with what they have.
Have you collected bugs before? If so what?
Jess x 

Stained glass window

Please tell me im not the only one that turns into a physco when it rains…

Two children who refuse to sleep, yet are ratty and a mum whose had enough.

That was yesterday, i told myself today would be different and quickly thought up a easy set up craft to go too.

The good old stained glass window.

Who cares what they stick on the contact.. as long as their having fun right? 

It was my saviour for the morning!

So my friends if you havent done this before its a sheet of contact and any bits and bobs you can find for them to stick to the contact.

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Wrapping papper
  • Paddlepop sticks
  • Pom poms
  • Scrap paper
  • Old paintings cut into pieces

You can go crazy really..and since miss 3 is learning the scissors she can cut up some of it herself. 

Id love to hear your quick rainy day go to activities?

Jess x 

Zoo Animals and jelly

Yesterday I made up some jelly poured it in a tin and asked my three year old to find something to put in the jelly she choose her zoo animals 

It was all set this morning so we pulled it out for a play. 

It was very cold and the animals were very stuck, R my three year old pulled the animals out and sucked off the jelly while miss z (6months) decided it would be fun to squish the jelly in between her fingers and laugh at her sister! 

What fun a bit of jelly was! 

Have you tried any sensory activities with jelly before ? 

Would love to hear them. 

Jess x 

Coloured spaghetti 

Last night we had left over spaghetti, instead of throwing it out like I normally would I placed it in a zip lock bag with a couple of squirts of food dye. This morning we tipped it onto a tray so R can practise her cutting skills whilst enjoying the feel of it. She has even added her little animals too it. She tells me she is cutting up her animals some food… Now that’s imagination.

Have you used left over food for a sensory/play idea for your child? Shoot me some more ideas I’d love to hear them 

Jess x 

Rice play

Want to know how much of a control freak you are?…. Bring out the good old sensory rice play! It’s messy but it’s oh so fun and quite soothing too!

What you will need –

Place rice Into ziplock bags

Then add a splash of colour to each bag with a splash of vinegar.

Shake, shake, shake! Until the colours mixed through. 

Place in the sun to dry for two hours on a tray. (If your child can wait that long) 

And then it’s time to play away. You can add anything to it really or play with it on its own. We added some measuring cups from the kitchen and other little containers. R played with it for ages as did Z having a little feel. Mummy watched on and found it quite soothing. 

Happy rice playing!

Jess x 

Beach craft

Over the weekend we decided to have a afternoon stroll along the beach. It didn’t last long it was windy and we were cold! We went to Noosa beach (Qld) it was nice just to walk alongside the beach and watch the waves stopping for some sneaky hot chips along the way. 

Upon our walk R would stop and collect things as she does, twigs, shells, nuts off trees etc! She just loves collecting pieces of nature. I happened to have a throw away coffee cup lying in the pram (as you do when your married to a coffee addict) I scooped up some sand unsure what we would use it for at first but I knew we would be sure to find something this week.  

On the way home R chatted about her ‘fun on the sand’ such a simple outing yet she enjoyed it so much for the fact of her treasures we found.

So Today at craft time I decided to extend on from our outing. Placing out some of her shells, blue paint and sand with glue. R was so excited as she painted pointing to the blue she told me it was “my water”  She seemed to be proud of her art work she created. 

I can’t wait to hang it up!! 

” look sand, and shells and blue water”

Does your little one have a favourite thing to collect? 

Jess x