Hubble Bubble toil and trouble… What a fun and colourful way to get hands on this Halloween. There’s no better way to get into the spooky swing of things than getting messy, making witches potions. Eyeball soup anyone? We love sensory play in our household. The kids will spend literally hours in their quiet messy worlds. Most of the sensory tables we play with usually end up turning into play centred around food. The moment they begin to add in saucepans and cups you know you’re in for a barrage of crazy ‘food’ offerings from them which is why I think this table was such a hit. The kids got really creative with this bag of tricks and came up with some impressively gruesome potion ideas, I can tell you. The joy on their faces at making me squirm was a pleasure to see. Who can come up with the worst flavour witches soup to make mummy pull funny faces? Sensory play is not only loads of fun and perfect role play but it has therapeutic qualities too. Even a simple half an hour can tame a once over wired child into a quiet and curious little angel once more. […]
I did not expect this sensory table to go down quite as well as it did but boy, oh boy, this has to be one of the most played with sensory play ideas we have ever done. I kid you not! Both of my two have always been big into sensory play and small world trays. It seems to send them into their own worlds and we find it is a great way to relax them and settle them after a full day of craziness. We had been meaning to do this tray for the last few weeks but one thing or another seemed to get in the way. After a crazy day of outdoor play, arts and crafts and plenty of bickering I decided last night was the perfect time to try and regain some composure and calm. We set up the tuff spot tray at about 4 pm and we literally had to drag them away from it at 9 pm! It was an incredibly late night but I didn’t want to take them away from the worlds that they had created. They both played quietly and contentedly and begged me to keep it there for them to […]
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Oh, I’m so enjoying all the crafts on the run up to our little Halloween tea party this year. Since we don’t go out trick or treating I thought I would put together party bags for them instead. I hate the idea of them missing out on anything and what better way to spoil them than letting them design their own spooky friend bag to hold all their tasty treats in. This is one of those very simple and low mess crafts, perfect for all ages (me included) and endless possibilities to the creations you can make. It was really lovely to see how creative the kids were. First of all, they brainstormed all of the spooky characters they could think of. (Mostly inspired by their beloved TV show Super Monsters.) Then they drew pictures of their favourite characters and together we set about outlining, cutting and sticking. We had so much fun that we spent hours on the floor in our own creative worlds, occasionally connecting with one another over our treasured pieces of art and bonding silently throughout the afternoon. We were submerged so long that my bottom needed a serious waking up when I finally peeled myself […]
As the days grow shorter and the evenings become cooler my attention begins to turn to the more comforting things in life. Steamy bowls of slow-cooked food and thick and textured blankets to snuggle under. Sparkly mood lighting, fluffy socks and a good book by my side. I have been known to spend hours pouring over Pinterest, getting caught up in a world of hygge and spice to celebrate the season change and this year has been no different. There really is nothing more inviting than a bowl of warm comfort food, however, this year I have set myself the challenge to stay as plant-based as possible. While there are many recipes out there that fit the ‘healthy’ brief I am craving those oozy, gooey and downright drool-worthy recipes that begin to spring up at this time of year! So, here we have it. The beginning of our Autumn plant-based range. I have put together a large collection of plant-based comfort food for you all to enjoy over the coming seasons to keep you, I and all those other fabulous families out there healthy, happy and as nourished as possible. I can’t promise you that on the odd occasion there […]
I never knew how much fun Halloween could be until I realised we could have it on our own terms! As previously mentioned we are not major Halloween fans, partly due to the ‘not wanting to be scared’ feeling and partly because it seems like a lot of money and unhealthy foods all rolled into one stressed out ball. Not to put a downer on it at all! Hahaha!! Or should I say “Mwah ha ha ha!!” This year we have decided to go all in but in a cute, family fun and healthy food kind of a way. So, we have our games evening planned, we are working on our decorations (watch this space) and today we turned our attention to what we were going to eat. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a treat as much as the next person but I spend such a lot of time considering my children’s health that I don’t want to undo all of that positive work by then throwing a few bags of sweets at them. On the other hand, I have a heart and would hate the thought of my kids missing out on a festive treat or two. […]