Natural Lavender Playdough

Soothing calming lavender, picked fresh from Nanna’s garden and left to dry. The aroma has filled our house. A batch of plain playdough, some sprigs of lavender and some loose dried flowers made for a wonderful morning activity. I like … Continue reading

A New Art Experience: Gooey Glitter Paint

A New Art Experience: Gooey Glitter Paint

This was a new experience for Jack. My friend Jess (she writes a lovely blog called Little Cricket) put me on to it. She brought it as an activity to our Reggio-inspired playgroup. It’s non-toxic wallpaper paste and food colouring. Although Jess’ … Continue reading

Finding Art in Nature: Starry Night

Finding Art in Nature: Starry Night

We were playing in the bush out the back the other day and we stumbled across this fallen tree. Jack (3.5yrs) was climbing over it when he stopped. He was staring at the bark, ran his fingers over it and … Continue reading

Going Large: Bubble wrap painting

Going Large: Bubble wrap painting

Painting with bubble wrap was one of Jack’s (3.5yrs) first sensory painting experiences. He loved it then and he still loves it now. Sometimes I like to add some paper for printing but most of the time he simply enjoys … Continue reading

Observational Painting from a Different Perspective

Observational Painting from a Different Perspective

Our beautiful wattle tree has bloomed; a sure sign that Spring is on its way. The weather was gorgeous (as opposed to Friday where we had snow! Unheard of!), perfect for a little painting outside. We have two of these … Continue reading

Playful Experimentation: Shaving Cream & Bubble Wrap

Playful Experimentation: Shaving Cream & Bubble Wrap

‘Mummy, can we do some shaving cream?’  Sure. I spoke about having materials on offer last week, about letting the activity or experience emerge through experimentation. Along with this though I think we can help our children to engage more deeply in … Continue reading