Creative children

Ideas and inspiration for raising creative children. I love creative play with my two young girls and I’ve got lots of ideas you might like to try too.

Here you’ll find inspiration for easy, seasonal activities for children from birth to 6 years old. Including messy play, sensory play, process art and crafts.

Autumn treasures

It’s fair to say my eldest has inherited my love of autumn. I love the colours of the leaves at this time of year, they’re so rich and jewel-like. This year…

Nature art

If you are looking for a fun activity to do with your toddler or preschooler look no further. This activity is particularly good as it is two linked activities. The…

Coloured rice sensory play

Today I’m sharing with you a really fun play activity for toddlers and preschool children – coloured rice sensory play. You might remember me sharing rice sensory play with you a…

Seaside themed play dough

It might feel like summer is over but we are still using sea shells in our play. As I mentioned in my holiday post the ladybird loved collecting beach “treasure”.…

Rainbow spaghetti sensory play

After the success of rice sensory play, I decided to try another sensory activity with F. This time we did rainbow spaghetti sensory play. This activity was inspired by rainbow…

Rice sensory play

I love doing sensory play and creative things with the ladybird so expect this to be the first of many posts of activities for toddlers. I would love a tuff…

Mash potato sensory play

This is another simple and edible messy play that I put together for Poppet. The idea came from an open day at her nursery where there was edible paint which…

Easter sensory bag

This is an Easter sensory bag that I put together for F. I’ve seen a lot of sensory or discovery bags as suggested ideas for sensory play for babies. Since…

Sensory play for babies – jelly

I’ve been doing bits of sensory play with my daughter for a while now but water play is about as messy as it has got at home. At christmas we…

Musical play

Much has been written about the importance of music for babies and children’s development and apart from that, they all seem to love music. My baby is no different; she…