Giant Car Track For Name Writing

Giant Car Track For Name Writing

When we heard about the Name Recognition and Writing Series hosted by Preschool Powol Packets I knew it was a chance for us to complete an activity I have had in my head for some time. After the success of our DIY Car Track Busy Bag I wanted a way to use Adam’s love of cars tracks as a way to introduce him to recognising and forming the letters in his name. As a result we created a giant car track. First I had to find a suitable material to use for our car track. As the warmer days are upon us I wanted the activity to be used outside and be on a large scale. The...
Earth Day Tuff Spot

Earth Day Tuff Spot

With Earth Day just around the corner on April 22nd I wanted a way Adam and I could mark the occassion. Earth Day is the “largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a billion people participate every year.” What better way to celebrate Earth Day with a toddler than by creating an Earth Day Tuff Spot. I have wanted to make a world map out of rice for some time and the Tuff Spot along with our Cosy Direct Tuff Spot Stand gave us the perfect flat surface to work...
Mr Men Shapes Busy Bag

Mr Men Shapes Busy Bag

This months Busy Bag Blog Hop theme is Kindergarten Prep Busy Bags. The aim is to provide parents and teachers a way to help preschoolers get ready for the first day a big school. Now I know that Adam isn’t moving up to big school any time soon – in fact he only goes to Pre-school two mornings a week. However, the great thing about Busy Bags are that they can be adapted as your child gets older. We created a sequencing Mr Men Shapes Busy Bag which can be changed to suit Adam’s developing knowledge. We recently came across Imagido, a small family run...
Little Bo Peep and her Lost Sheep

Little Bo Peep and her Lost Sheep

It is Rhyme Time again and another opportunity to work with Teach Me Mommy, Best Toys 4 Toddlers, Multicraftingmummy and Danya Banya. We are now also joined by Messy Little Monster. This fortnights nursery rhyme is Little Bo Peep.   Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and doesn’t know where to find them. Leave them alone and they’ll come home Wagging their tails behind them.    At Adventures of Adam we are slighly obsessed with sheep. To date we have created sheep window art, sheared a sheep, herded sheep, counted sheep, made sheep Christmas...
Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge – U to Z Round Up

Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge – U to Z R...

I didn’t think it would be possible for fall in love with our Tuff Spot any more but we certainly have over the past few weeks with our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge. Twenty six activities later and I can not see our Tuff Spot fun ending any time soon. This week alone we have played under the Tuff Spot, filled it with water twice, painted on it and dug for treasure in it. Lets recap on the adventures Adam has had this week with his Tuff Spot: U is for Underground Cave Tuff Spot V is for Village Tuff Spot W is for Water Crackles Tuff Spot X is for X Marks The Spot Tuff...
Zig-Zag Tuff Spot

Zig-Zag Tuff Spot

Wow – how quickly has our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge gone. It doesn’t seem five minutes ago we started with our Alphabet Pasta Rainbow Tuff Spot. We conclude our challenge with Z is for Zig-Zag Tuff Spot. This was an easy activity to set up. Adam was fascinated by the process. He chose the colours as I squirted the paint in a zig-zag on the Tuff Spot. We kept singing “up and down, up and down” repeatedly. Adam loved telling me the order of the colours and that we had created a “painting zig-zag Tuff Spot”. I wanted a way that Adam could...
Yacht Tuff Spot

Yacht Tuff Spot

We are combining our penultimate Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge activity with Best Toys 4 Toddlers 60 Day Junk Play Challenge. We took part a few weeks ago with our Mirror Painting. This time the challenge was to turn shampoo bottles into a toy or play idea. As our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge letter is Y we decided to create a Yacht Tuff Spot. Our shampoo bottle yachts were easy to make and Adam did most of the setting up himself. We peeled the labels from four Aussie Shampoo bottles and covered them in stickers. Using scissors I made a hole in the side of the bottle and inserted a...
X Marks The Spot Tuff Spot

X Marks The Spot Tuff Spot

We are coming to the end of our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge and the letters are certainly becoming tricky. Today’s letter X caused some issues but we finally decided on X Marks The Spot Tuff Spot. Our Tuff Spot activity stemmed from buying a Pirate Party Treat Ship (affiliate link). I wanted to create a ‘clean’ sensory play activity where Adam could use the Pirate Ship. Luckily the weather was perfect so we took our Tuff Spot and Tuff Spot Stand outside. To create our treasure map Tuff Spot I used two sensory materials. I recycled the rice and rice krispies...
Water Crackles Tuff Spot

Water Crackles Tuff Spot

I had seen Cussons Mum & Me Little Explorers Funky Fizz Bath Crackles (affiliate link) in the supermarket and decided to give them a go in the Tuff Spot. As today’s letter, as part of our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge, is the letter W it gave us the perfect opportunity for a W is for Water Crackles Tuff Spot. The Funky Fizz Bath Crackles promised to “pop and bang” once they were added to water. They also “magically change the colour of the bath water as they dissolve.” We wanted to put them to the test! I filled our blue Tuff Spot with warm...
Village Tuff Spot

Village Tuff Spot

It is currently the Easter holidays and we are enjoying several family days out I needed a quick set up Tuff Spot activity for today. As today’s letter as part of our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge was the letter V, we were able to create a V is for Village Tuff Spot. (This post contains affiliate links) I used our grass DIY Tuff Spot mat as the base. Whilst Adam got his HappyLand Train Station, Vets and Post Office, I created a road using masking tape. This masking tape road was certainly easier than our previous ones. I used the left over material from our daisy, pebbles...