Nature Play: Mulberry Play Dough

Nature Play: Mulberry Play Dough

Our garden provides lots of opportunities for children’s nature play. When we purchased our home ten years ago, I had two major missions to achieve in the garden. Plant a lemon tree. Plant a Mulberry tree. I have fond memories from childhood of climbing a mulberry tree and feasting on big, fat, juicy mulberries amongst […]

Developing Scissor Cutting Skills

At Playful Matters we begin developing scissor cutting skills from two and half years of age. It is one of our most popular activity trays! Read on to see how you can introduce your preschooler to using scissors with a variety of fun and simple materials for cutting. Tips for success when developing scissor cutting […]

Rainbow Balloon Colour Matching

Rainbow Balloon Colour Matching

Today I am sharing an easy activity for teaching colours and building fine motor skills. Matching games are an easy way to help kids learn colour words. I put together this quick rainbow balloon colour matching activity as a fun way for preschoolers to learn their colours. I love that it is compact and obvious […]

Sensory Alphabet Box Activities – Letter T

Sensory Alphabet Box Activities – Letter T

All our sensory alphabet box activities combine activities that involve children in activities that require them to see, hear and do. At the beginning of each week the children come onto our mat very excited to see what letter is in the sensory alphabet box! We begin with one of the children putting their hand […]