31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Shopping List

31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Shopping L...

Over the past 13 months we have purchased many items for sensory play. Some items have been successful, others not so. To aid with your 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge we have put together a sensory play challenge shopping list of items we have found helpful. Please note that all Amazon links contain affiliated links. Tuff Spot Trays Many sensory activities involve messy play. One way to contain the mess and reduce the stress is by using a Tuff Spot Tray. Otherwise known as a Builder’s Cement Mixing Tray, it is a large octagonal shaped tray with raised sides that...
31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Inspiration

31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Inspiratio...

Here are 93 sensory play ideas to get your creative juices flowing for the 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge. The activities are either taken from our Adventures of Adam blog or provided by our blogging friends. Click on each picture to find out more information about each individual sensory play activity. These ideas are given as a guide. You can follow these ideas exactly, adapt them in some way or think of your own – it is completely up to you. A handy shopping list for the 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge can be found here. Remember to download the challenge calendar...
31 Day Sensory Play Challenge

31 Day Sensory Play Challenge

The story behind our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Last year I was a Primary School teacher turned Stay At Home Mum who had no idea how to play with my 18 month old son. Despite following a play based curriculum at school I was struggling with entertaining my own child. We had a living room filled with plastic toys yet Adam was bored and need more challenges. In November 2013 I decided to embark on a 30 Day Toddler Play Challenge, inspired by Imagination Tree. We set aside just 15 minutes a day for both of us to be involved in uninterrupted play. The challenge immediately...
Penguin Sensory Bin

Penguin Sensory Bin

When we heard about the Pre-School Winter Fun blog hop hosted by Preschool Powol Packets I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to make a penguin sensory bin that has been on our to-do-list for ages. “Me…” by Emma Dodd(affiliate link)  is a book I’ve read to Adam each night since he was a month old. It is a firm favourite bed time story.  The poetic storyline and beautiful illustrations keep Adam captivated. The book inspired our penguin sensory bin. Around our white sensory bin I attached Penguin Duck Tape (affiliate link). Over night I placed small...
Family Christmas Traditions

Family Christmas Traditions

This is our last post as part of the Counting Down to Christmas series with fellow European bloggers. So far we have created a Paper Plate Christmas Tree, a Golf Tee Christmas Tree and Christmas Fybogel Slime. The last theme is Christmas Family Fun. One of our family Christmas traditions is to decorate the Christmas tree together. Each year we purchase a Christmas decoration that signifies the year just gone. We now have quite a collection. We have a Kiwi Santa from New Zealand, a Chinese Santa from China and souvenirs from holidays from Egypt, Portugal, Majorca and...
Norwich Christmas Tree Trail

Norwich Christmas Tree Trail

We recently purchased a book called “Santa is coming to Norwich” (affiliate link) written by Steve Smallman and illustrated by Robert Dunn. The book is based on Santa’s journey delivering Christmas presents to children in Norwich. The book has beautiful illustrations and mentions key Norwich buildings and areas around the city. We thought it would be a good idea to take Adam on an adventure to Norwich to find these buildings. We decided to combine our adventure with the Norwich Christmas Tree Trail. Thirty one real Christmas trees have been positioned in...
Ten Lords-A-Leaping

Ten Lords-A-Leaping

We have joined up with other bloggers to bring you 12 activities and crafts based on the 12 Days of Christmas song. Check out the eleven other activities listed at the bottom of the post. “On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Ten Lords-A-Leaping.” We veered away from our usual no preparation activities and made ten split pin Lords. Luckily I did not have to draw ten Lords as I had help from the wonderful Twinkl website. However, as pictures of Lords are hard to come by I had to be creative and adapted a picture of a Royal Grenadia Guard. Then...
Russell’s Christmas Magic Ornament

Russell’s Christmas Magic Ornament

It seems that Adam cannot get enough of the book Russell’s Christmas Magic (affiliate link) by Rob Scotton at the moment. After creating our Light Up Sheep Adam has requested to read the book several times. It therefore seemed fitting to create a Russell’s Christmas Magic  inspired ornament as part of the 10 Days Of A Kid-Made Christmas blog hop. As Adam has discovered a love for drawing around his hand we decided to make a hand print Russell the sheep using black card. We drew an Adam hand, a Mum-Mum hand and a Dad-Dad hand. Instead of using the typical...
Christmas Fybogel Slime

Christmas Fybogel Slime

This is our third post as part of the ‘Counting Down To Christmas’ series with fellow European bloggers. So far we have created a Paper Plate Christmas Tree and a Golf Tee Christmas Tree. This weeks theme is Christmas Recipes. As cooking is not my forte we have opted to share with you a Christmas slime recipe. Making slime has been on our to do list for some time. However the majority of recipes require Borax, a substance that is difficult to get hold of in the UK. After some research I found Coffee Cup and Crayons Borax Free Slime recipe. The slime contained...
Bobbin & Bells Handicrafts Review + Giveaway

Bobbin & Bells Handicrafts Review +...

It seems fitting that on Small Business Saturday I am posting about Bobbin & Bells Handicrafts, a Norfolk business that specialises in handmade gifts. Their range includes handmade bags, children’s toys, taggy blankets and taggy cubes. They are able to make memory bears and patchwork quilts using your previous sentimental fabric such as your babies first clothing. Each item is unique to its owner. Bobbin & Bells Handicrafts recently started a new range – fabric photograph albums. We are delighted to be given the opportunity to review our own Adventures...