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Friday, May 17, 2024

f is for Flamingo: Letter F Craft

If you're a teacher, or parent, and want to make learning the letter f fun and hands-on then you have to try our simple lowercase f is for flamingo craft. After making our F is for feathers capital F craft I had a lightbulb moment and knew a flamingo would be perfect for a lowercase letter f craft.

I created a free printable flamingo letter f template you can download and use with a few simple craft items to create your own feathery flamingo's. Use both of our letter F/f crafts together as a tactile way to help children learn the letter formation for both the capital and lowercase version of the letter f. They're also really pretty to use as a wall display.

Lowercase letter f craft f is for flamingo.
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

F is for Feathers: Sensory Alphabet

If you're a teacher or parent looking for a fun and interesting way to teach your children the letter F, this sensory F is for feathers craft is perfect. Making a fabulous, fluffy, letter F is a great way to represent both the formation and sound of the letter F. 

Sensory letters {also known as tactile letters} are an engaging and effective way to teach children the letters of the alphabet. Follow our step by step instructions below to create your own sensory letter F, I've also included a free printable letter F template.

sensory letter F made with feathers.
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

May Play Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers {+ Free Play Calendar}

I'm putting together monthly play activity schedules to make it easy for you to create a month of fun for your kids at home or in the classroom, every month of the year. The May activity calendar focuses on flowers, Mother's Day, butterfly and bug themed ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. There's also a sneaky Stars Wars craft for May the 4th. The activities include a mix of art and craft, sensory, science and play ideas as well as books to read aloud during the month.

Each activity is explained in detail below, including how you can extend or adjust the activity based on your child's age. You can also download our free interactive May activity calendar pdf with links to instructions for every activity to save for future reference.

Finding Myself Young May play calendar.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Mother's Day Colouring Bookmarks {Free Printable Template}

If your Mum {or Mom} loves to escape into an alternate world through the pages of a good book then these DIY Mother's Day colouring in bookmarks are the perfect Mother's Day gift. Not only are they a useful keepsake, they're also a really easy, no cost Mother's Day gift idea that kids can make themselves. 

Simply print off the free black and white bookmark templates and let the kids decorate them and you'll have a special sentimental gift for Mum. They're also great for Grandma's too!

Free printable Mother's Day bookmarks coloured in.
Monday, April 15, 2024

Sensory Play Ideas for Babies & Infants 6 Months+

By 6 months old, babies are learning and developing new skills at a more rapid rate than before and can interact with the world around them a lot more. They become more mobile as they learn to sit, crawl and eventually walk and they can properly grasp, hold and move objects around. Babies also typically start solids around 6 months which opens up a world of opportunities with taste safe sensory play that didn't exist previously.

All of these factors mean babies over 6 months can explore using their senses through play in even more ways. Below is a list of sensory play ideas for babies from 6-12 months old including ideas to delight their senses incorporating sight, sound, touch and taste.

Baby sensory play ideas for 6 months and older.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Sensory Play Ideas for Babies 0-6 Months

Sensory play is an important tool for developing skills even in children as young as babies. Sensory play builds neurological pathways and helps children to explore and make sense of the world around them by using their five senses, sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste. 

I've put together a list of sensory play activities for babies aged 0-6 months that you can do at home to start building their developmental skills and most importantly they're also heaps of fun, for baby and you.

baby sensory play ideas for newborn to 6 months old.
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Letter E Crafts & Activities for Preschoolers

This post will give you a comprehensive list of crafts, book ideas, sensory play, worksheets and movement ideas to help teach your children or students the letter E. These letter E crafts and activities are a great way to introduce and reinforce the formation and sounds of the letter E. 

Letter Ee crafts for kids.

Friday, March 8, 2024

E is for Egg carton: Sensory Alphabet

If you're a teacher or parent looking for a fun and interesting way to teach your children the letter E, this sensory E is for egg carton craft is perfect. Sensory letters {also known as tactile letters} are an engaging and effective way to teach children the letters of the alphabet.

A sensory alphabet is an exceptional tool that merges the tangible experience of touch with the abstract world of letters, making the learning process not only more fun but also more immersive for children. Follow our step by step instructions below to create your own sensory letter E, I've also included a free printable letter E template.
E is for egg carton sensory letter E craft.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

E is for Eyes: Letter E Craft

This super easy, low prep E is for eyes letter craft is a creative way to teach early literacy and build fine motor skills. If you're looking for ways to teach the letter E, this craft is a great way to reinforce the letter as eyes, eyeballs, eyebrows and eyelashes all start with e and are all featured in this craft.

I've also put together a free printable letter E template you can use to make this craft even easier for young children. This is a great activity to incorporate into your letter of the week learning for letter E either at home or in the classroom.

letter E is for eyeballs craft.
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

DIY Easter I Spy Sensory Bottle

This Easter I Spy sensory bottle {also known as a discovery bottle} is a great tool for exploratory sensory play for children of all ages. The best part is you can assemble it in just a few minutes using Easter themed items you already have. Follow our easy instructions below to put together your own Easter themed I Spy bottle at home or in the classroom.

Easter I Spy bottle laying flat.