July’s Adventures

July’s Adventures

July has been extremely busy and hot for us! Here are the adventures we had in July. Popular Posts in July: * Adam’s Mud Kitchen * Masking Tape Pull * The Hungry Caterpillar * Toddler Water Wall Update * How to entertain a toddler when you’re ill   What has been happening in July on Adventures of Adam: 1. Number Wall 2. Meerkat Manor Sensory Bin 3. Planting potatoes with Nana update 4. Emergency Play Activity – peg drop 5. Two garden fine motor activities 6. Heinz Alphabetti Pasta Quote 7. Heinz Alphabetti Messy Play 8. Sweetpea Pantry and helping...
Pick Your Own – Blofield, Norfolk

Pick Your Own – Blofield, Norfolk

Adam loves strawberries and raspberries. However, he is very particular. They have to come straight from Nana’s garden. Shop bought strawberries and raspberries are a no go area - he simply refuses them. I don’t think Nana has managed to eat any of her strawberries this year because as soon as one is ripe, Adam manages to find it. We decided to take Adam raspberry picking to show him that raspberries do not just grow in Nana’s garden. So we went to Blofield Pick Your Own, just off the A47 in Norfolk. Unfortunately the strawberries had just finished but...
Fridge Car Track

Fridge Car Track

As soon as I saw the DIY play magnets activity on Laughing Kids Learn blog I knew it would be perfect for Adam.  We have several peg puzzles that Adam is beginning to out grow. His favourite one is transport related but as he has completed it several times the puzzle has been pushed to the back of the shelf. Instead of putting it into storage I decided to recycled the pieces to create a Fridge Car Track. My only concern about recycling the puzzle pieces was that the magnets could scratch my fridge door. However, the solution came when I was in the 99p Store. I spotted a...
Bircham Windmill

Bircham Windmill

For my niece’s 2nd birthday we visited Bircham Windmill near Kings Lynn in Norfolk. We had never been before as it is a 120 mile round trip but it is Beth’s favourite windmill. It was an overcast but humid day – hence the dark skies. Bircham Windmill consists of a tea room, museum, animal petting area, gift shop, cycle hire and garden area which is equipped with a sand pit, play area and several wheeled toys . The play area was partially enclosed meaning Adam was able to run around freely. There is a mound with a network of tunnels inside where the...
Pipe Cleaner Posting

Pipe Cleaner Posting

For the past week or so we have been homeless during the day due to having work done to our roof.  As a result, we have spent a lot of time round Nana’s house – which usually entails Adam doing several laps of Nana’s garden pushing his little car. With our mini heat wave we have been attempting to get Adam to cool down in the house.  It is a difficult task to get my 100 mile a hour son to slow down.  However, posting pipe cleaners worked a treat. Using a recycled 2 litre clear bottle, Adam posted the green pipe cleaners through the hole at the top.  It...
Pipe Insulation Pom Pom Run

Pipe Insulation Pom Pom Run

The other day I was cutting up some pool noodles (activity to follow) when I remembered we had some old pipe insulation in the garage.  I cut the pipe insulation in half (using a bread knife) and put it against a tall box. We don’t own any marbles at the moment so the next best thing was pom poms. Within a few moments we had a pipe insulation pom pom run. Obviously it wasn’t only pom poms that made it down the pipe insulation but cars too! As the pom poms were slightly too big and didn’t roll down the the pipe insulation straight away, Adam had time to...
Strawberry Planter Pom Pom Drop

Strawberry Planter Pom Pom Drop

Whilst in the 99p Store the other day I spotted a small strawberry planter.  My immediate reaction was that it would make a great fine motor skills activity using pom poms.  The holes are small enough for pom poms to fit through but they need to be pushed otherwise they get stuck. I placed a pom pom in each of the four holes and demonstrated how to push them through the holes. Adam took to it straight away, even using his cars to give the poms poms a push. He also enjoyed dropping the pom poms through the big hole at the top. Once Adam had used all of the pom poms he...
Shredded Paper Duck Hunt

Shredded Paper Duck Hunt

The other day I was shredding some paper and had a flash back to one of my classroom activities.  We would place shredded paper into the sand pit and hide objects for the children to find depending on what our topic was. As Adam loves ducks I decided to opt for a shredded paper duck hunt.  I placed a variety of rubber ducks into our paddling pool and shredded several sheets of coloured sugar paper. I mixed up the colours and placed the shredded paper on top of the ducks. Adam’s first reaction was to throw in his cars and then to start emptying the pool.  It took him...
Summer Book Exchange: Big Yellow Digger

Summer Book Exchange: Big Yellow Digger

We are delighted to be participating in our first ever Love Books Summer Exchange.  For the past few years The Educators’ Spin On It has hosted a book exchange.  Bloggers are paired up and send each other a book and open-ended activity for their child.  We were paired up with Mummy’s To Do List – who I am pleased to announce has just had a baby!  You can read about the package we sent Mummy’s To Do List here.  We were very excited when our parcel arrived.  Mummy’s To Do List was extremely thoughtful and realised Adam loves transport so sent...
Sweetpea Pantry and helping PSS

Sweetpea Pantry and helping PSS

As you may know I am a trustee for the Pregnancy Sickness Support charity after I suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum with Adam.  I was excited to hear that Sweetpea Pantry has recently become a corporate sponsor of Pregnancy Sickness Support. Sweetpea Pantry are suppliers of a wide-range of home baking ingredients.  They have a range of delicious sweet and savoury bake-at-home mixes that are ideal for cooking with children.  Their mixes aren’t defined by sugar unlike typical Supermarket bought bake-at-home products.  Instead they are filled with fibre, nutrients,...