Quick and Easy Homemade Drum and Drumsticks

Quick and Easy Homemade Drum and Drumsti...

Today we are joined by Thaleia from Something 2 Offer as part of our Five Senses Play Challenge. Here is how to make quick and easy homemade drum and drumsticks. Thaleia writes about homeschooling and parenting four very active learners ages 1 1/2 to 12 years old. Their latest adventure is dealing daily with Type 1 Diabetes and all that entails. She has always been creatively distracted but has a heart for finding frugal activities fir her family. If you like American History then join in their ABC’s of American History series on Tuesdays through June. Something 2...
Exploring Sound Through Drawing

Exploring Sound Through Drawing

Sometimes the simplest activities are the best. Grandad received a tree for his birthday which arrived in a huge triangular cardboard box. After Adam and Beth had spent time crawling through the box tunnel Adam asked to do some drawing. It was the perfect opportunity to explore the sense of sound through drawing. Mark making on the cardboard box made a fantastic noise. The two cousins spent ages drawing both inside and outside of the box. Several times they both squeezed beside each other to draw. I nearly managed to get a photograph of Adam’s dinosaur. Just as I...
Exploring Sounds: Musical Shakers and Rain Makers

Exploring Sounds: Musical Shakers and Ra...

Today we are joined by Helen from Witty Hoots as part of our Five Senses Play Challenge. Helen is a former primary school teacher and art historian. She writes for Witty Hoots which is a family focused blog. Her children love playing and learning at the same time. Since her daughter started school in September, Helen has been keen to balance her school time with play sessions that allow her to explore, learn and just have fun. Helen’s eldest child has a keen interest in music and hope to study music at University. She continues to explore sounds, music and movement and...
Noisy Rice Krispies Tuff Spot

Noisy Rice Krispies Tuff Spot

This activity, as part of our sense of hearing week, is inspired by an Adventures of Adam reader. During day 23 our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge, Haley came up with this activity: Haley wrote: “we painted Rice Krispies with spray paint made up in water spray bottles. Little one needed help to hold and spray at the time as they were quite heavy. On spraying the first colour, we stopped and listened for the ‘crackling’. She put her hands in and ‘crunched’ a few handfuls. Once she had sprayed as many colours as she could, she got in and stomped them down – I called this...
The Sense of Hearing – Activity Inspiration

The Sense of Hearing – Activity In...

Welcome to Week 4 of our Five Senses Play Challenge. This week we shall be focusing on the sense of hearing. Here are 36 activities to help inspire your sense of sound play adventures.   Exploring Sounds: Matching Sounds // Stay At Home Educator Sound Matching Game // School Time Snippets Sound Matching Game Using Talking Tins // Adventures of Adam — We’re Going On A Sound Hunt // Sun Hats And Wellie Boots Silent or Loud Game // Best Toys 4 Toddlers   Outdoor Musical Instruments: DIY Music Man // Let’s Play Music Homemade Wind Chimes // Hands...
Sense Of Taste Round Up – Five Senses Play Challenge

Sense Of Taste Round Up – Five Sen...

Week 3 of our Five Senses Play Challenge has been a yummy week on the blog! What a brilliant sense of taste week. From edible rainbows to The Hungry Caterpillar, watermelons to a tasting station we have explored lots of different tastes. First lets recap the sense of taste adventures that have featured on the blog this week: Edible Rainbow Tuff Spot Fun Food: Guest Post from Messy Little Monster The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Guest Post from an Adventures of Adam reader Exploring Taste: Guest Post from Emma Owl Tasting Station For Kids: Guest Post from Building Blocks and...
Six Neon Paint Activities + Competiton

Six Neon Paint Activities + Competiton

Since winning a competition hosted by Children Are Welcome we have been slightly obsessed with Neon Paint. The neon paint is from Rainbow Creations and the wonderful team are giving Adventures of Adam readers a chance of winning their own set of neon paint. Neon paint is activated with a UV backlight. We will also provide a UV torch to the lucky winner. You can find out how to enter at the bottom of this post. Rainbow Creation’s neon ready mixed paint comes in six neon colours – blue, pink, orange, green, yellow and red. The water based paint comes in 125ml...
Edible Car Track

Edible Car Track

Adam loves cars and can usually be found playing with his car track. As it is our sense of taste week, as part of the Five Senses Play Challenge, I wanted a way of incorporating cars and tasting. When I discovered Birkmann Racing Track Stand-Up Cookie Cutter Set (affiliate link) I knew I had found the perfect activity. We would make an edible car track. My cooking skills are just as good as my artistic ability (i.e. non existent) so we got Nana on board to help. Nana followed the recipe card that was found inside the Birkmann racing track to make the short pastry cookies....
Top 10 St Patrick’s Day Ideas for Toddlers

Top 10 St Patrick’s Day Ideas for ...

Today we are sharing out top 10 favourite St Patrick’s Day ideas that are suitable for toddlers.   Arts and Crafts Danya Banya has a perfect Four Leaf Clover craft activity that toddlers and pre-schoolers can enjoy together. MulticraftingMummy shows you how to make an amazing Salt Dough Shamrock decoration. We love the use of bubble wrap! Messy Little Monster has created an incredibly cute Leprechaurn Handprint!   Sensory Play House of Burke is digging for gold in a green jelly sensory bin. A great activity for developing fine motor skills. Little Bins for...
Tasting Station For Kids

Tasting Station For Kids

Today we are joined by Louise from Building Blocks and Acorns as part of our Five Senses Play Challenge. We have worked with Building Blocks and Acorns several times. Louise joined us for World Nursery Rhyme Week and on Day 23 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Blog Hop. We also participated in Building Blocks and Acorns Build A Fort Challenge which continues throughout February. Today Louise continues our Sense of Taste Week with a Tasting Station for kids. — Ever wished your toddler would eat more vegetables? Encouraging your kids to eat more healthily can be...