Animal Kingdom Safari Small World Play

Close up of Mickey and Goofy enjoying their safari and watching the animals.

Having had a fabulous time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I decided to set up a small world version so that J could replicate the fun he had while on the Kilimanjaro Safari. Our Animal Kingdom safari small world provides hours of imaginative play fun for toddlers to school aged children.

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Pumpkin Slime

Pumpkin with pumpkin slime on top facing forwards

I love slime! It has such a wonderful consistency and it so simple and quick to make. It is a fabulous sensory tool and great for occupying kids on a rainy or cold day. Because it is so simple to make, most of the ingredients will already be in your cupboards and your children can make it with you. The best feature of slime is that it makes no mess so can be played with anywhere. Since it is almost Halloween, I decided to make some Pumpkin Slime this week.

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#InstaLinky Week 18

#InstaLinky badge tonal oranges with Instagram photo image in the middle, title above and weblink for hosts below.

Welcome to #InstaLinky Week 18

Here at #InstaLinky our goal is to get your beautiful Instagram feeds seen and some of the attention they really deserve!

We run from Sunday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add up to FIVE INSTAGRAM POSTS throughout the week!

Join Katie (Mummy in a Tutu) and I in a community of snap happy bloggers!

Link up and share all your experiences, successes and failures, laughter and tears.

All posts welcome!

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Halloween Salt Writing

red salt on a green plate with wobbly eyes and black plastic spiders. Red and blue painted letters arranged above the plate spelling out spider.

J is loving learning his letters and in recent weeks he is increasingly asking us to make dotted letters and numbers for him to write so I thought he was ready for some salt writing. There are different substances from around the house you could use to help your child learn to write – sand, flour, cocoa powder, sugar, but this time I decided to try some salt. I decided that I would theme the writing tray to attract J’s interest so that he wanted to participate in the activity and that is how the Halloween salt writing came about.

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Spider Web Fine Motor Challenge

spiders on a bed of shredded green paper with a pipe cleaner web over the top and purple tweezers resting on the pipe cleaners

In preparation for learning to write, I have been creating lots of fun fine motor skills activities for J to play. In keeping with the autumn/Halloween season I made a spider web fine motor challenge for him. It was a really simple activity to set up and I only used items that I had lying around the house already. J was really excited when he saw the spider web in the cupboard and couldn’t wait to get started.

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