Tag Archives: preschoolers

What’s Inside the Ice-Cube? – Outdoor Summer Fun!

What's Inside The Giant Ice Cube? - Super Outdoor Fun - Our Little House in the Country #iceplay #kidsactivities #gianticecube #summer

Number 81 on our 100 Days of Summer Bucket list is “Discover what’s inside the giant ice cube!”.  Doodles and Oodles have been dying to try this out since I showed them a number of similar activities on other blogs and Pinterest!  Doodles actually did this at nursery when he was 2 or 3 years old and has often referred

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Beach Themed Invitation to Play – Small World Play and Sensory Play

Beach themed Invitation to Play - Sensory and Imaginative Play- Our Little House in the Country #invitationtoplay #sensoryplay #imaginativeplay #summer

A Beach Themed sensory play activity was on our 100 Days of Summer Bucket List and this week we had we had the opportunity to cross it off our list and have a whole lot of fun doing it! So, what is an invitation to play (you may have seen this term used on this blog and elsewhere before)? Simply,

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How to Make a Fairy Tale Castle – Outdoor Summer Fun for Kids!

How to Make a Fairy Tale Castle - Outdoor Summer Fun for Kids - Our Little House int he Country #outdoorfun #summer #kids #fairytalecastle #pretendplay #artsandcrafts

I don’t know about you, but when I was a child I absolutely loved to build houses, tents, dens, castles, clubhouses etc.  My two monkeys are exactly the same and when our chickens and their coop arrived last Sunday (more about that later!) they were far more excited about the two huge cardboard boxes the flat pack chicken coop came

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A Fabulous Spring Morning at Ardgillan Castle, Skerries, Co. Dublin, Ireland – A Great Place to Visit With Kids

This morning was a gloriously clear and sunny Spring morning, a little chilly at first but perfect for getting out and about.  Ardgillan Castle in Skerries Co. Dublin is only a short spin from our home and we regularly head to the playground there at the weekends.  It is a beautiful 18th Century house, stunningly beautiful gardens and parkland overlooking

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Messy Play Madness – A Spur of the Moment Messy Play/Sensory Activitiy

At lunchtime today Doodles and Oodles asked me if they could make Gloop.  I agreed immediately and started to get out the cornflour and paint etc. (see here for our gloop recipe). They then began shouting out other things that they would like to add to it. So today we are sharing our spur of the moment messy play fun.

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2 Super Easy and Quick Last Minute Easter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Happy Easter!  This morning Doodles and Oodles were dying to get outside to play but couldn’t as Mr G is cutting all the hedges with a supersized power tool of some description.  So for health and safety reasons and in order to maintain my sanity while struggling to keep two very outdoorsy children indoors I suggested we have some more

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Easter Art for Toddlers and Preschoolers

We finally got around to starting our Easter artwork today.  I’m sure that we will manage a few more seasonal projects over the next week or so.  Today we have 2 to share with you. Potato-print Easter Chicks: These were so much fun to do.. Doodles and Oodles love printing so there was great excitement when I handed them potatoes

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