Santa’s Grotto

So each year my husband builds the grotto for our children’s school.

And each year he out-does himself!

After a week of living with

  • panels being constructed in our kitchen,
  • delaying putting our own decorations up because they were being used in the grotto,
  • A few gallons of papier mache,
  • A few car runs carrying very dubious loads
  • and several hours of assembly on site –

here it is!

Mighty impressed!

What an amazing sensory experience for the children to kick start our Christmas period with a little seasonal magic, wonder and awe.

For more information about All Children’s Integrated Primary School visit their website here.

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DIY Paint – Yoghurt part 2

This was my 2 year old enjoying the spoils of my Sensory workshops (more details over in Services

His big brothers were away at a sleep over and he was enjoying some quality time with me ( a rare treat for them all).

I love this video.  It takes a lot for us as adults to stop, and say nothing, just let children be.  He played uninterrupted for about an hour, without direction or instruction.  you can see at some points he looks at camera (me) to check if its ok to proceed.  Like I say, uninterrupted play is a rare treat – no big brothers trying to make up rules and lead the way, and mum not worrying about having to hose down 3 kids!

I love the language he uses, I love how he methodically empties each container, I love how he mixes the colours, I love how he makes marks in the yoghurt paint, I love this kid!  Details of how to make it here DIY Paint… Yoghurt

i have been getting a lot of enquired about the mirror tray I use in a lot of my sensory workshops.  Unfortunately I cannot find a link for the mirror insert.  This one is about 3 years old, and well and truly used!  Here is an affiliate link to a similar tray Garland 80 x 80cm Square Tray

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Carly x