Pondering Playtime // Christmas Lolly Stick Reindeer Craft

*This post contains affiliate links Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen a brand new book,  A Big Cheer for Wayne Dear by Richard Morrell, and we’ve made…

Pondering Playtime // Gluten Free Stained Glass Window Biscuits

  Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen .   After the microwave salt dough stars that we made a couple of weeks ago, M had been asking…

Pondering Playtime // Microwave Salt Dough Star Decorations

*This post contains affiliate links Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen , and we’ve been getting a head start on Christmas by making these lovely star decorations…

5 Julia Donaldson Books and Learning Activities

We are big fans of Julia Donaldson books in this house. Our particular favourites include Room on the Broom, A Squash and a Squeeze and of course, The Gruffalo. We’ve done quite a few play and learning activities linked to Julia Donaldson books now, so I thought I’d share them here as a…

Pondering Playtime // Room on the Broom Halloween Tuff Spot

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen .   Room on the Broom – What’s the Story?   Room on the Broom is about a witch and her…

Pondering Playtime // Gluten Free Gruffalo Crumble

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. My toddler is really into cooking at the moment, so we decided to make a gluten free…

Pondering Playtime // Swampy Dinosaur Tuff Spot

*This post contains affiliate links Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a favourite picture book and a craft or play activity to go with it. This week, I’ve chosen , and created a swampy dinosaur tuff spot.   Tyrannosaurus Drip – What’s the Story?  …