I love sharing sensory play ideas for kids and with the weather warming up (well, except for today when it’s tipping it down) I thought it would be good to share some summer sensory play ideas and activities. Of course, even if the weather is less than awesome you can still do these – what would be a better way to cheer your kids up on a gloomy day? And if the weather is good? Well these ideas will be pretty much perfect!

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With half term upon us it’s the perfect opportunity to get the kids outside in the garden. They get some fresh air and fun, you get them away from staring at a screen and still get to sit around with a cup of tea, sounds like a win win situation to me! Today I’m working alongside Wayfair to share my ten favourite games for kids to play in the garden, there’s a great mix of things you can do for free, classic games they’ll love and umm… one rather oversized game that I’d desperately love too so as long as the weather stays dry I’m sure there will be something that’s perfect for your kids too.

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If you’re anything like me you’ll be looking forward to the summer holidays with a sense of excitement and mild fear. Hurray you get to spend more time with your kids but, uh-oh! How on earth are you going to cope all summer now the Big Kids are everywhere and oh my days how are you going to afford it too?! I love looking through summer bucket lists and bored jar lists for ideas on what to do with my kids, but as they’re often aimed at older kids they’re not always that great for me, I can’t tell my preschooler to go read a book or write messages in invisible ink! With that in mind I thought I’d share some ideas for a summer bucket list for preschoolers, this isn’t possibly the one my kids would write (that’d include EuroDisney, Alton Towers and Legoland) but it does have loads of achievable but fun things to do with your kids. I’m sure there’s lots of them that you could do with older kids too and do feel free to leave your own ideas at the end – us parents have got to help each other!

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