Category Archives: Play Ideas

Flower pressing with children

Pressing flowers with children

Flower pressing is a wonderful traditional craft or hobby to do with children of all ages! Get creative and closer to nature at the same time with this lovely, calming pastime with so many possibilities! It is a great way for children to study and appreciate flowers more closely. It is perfect for botany lessons…

How To Use Sarah’s Silks Playsilk

How To Use Sarah’s Silks Playsilks open-ended play

Sarah’s Silks playsilks were created to promote imagination and encourage the endless possibilities of open-ended play. The stunning colours and textures of the natural fibres of these eco-friendly toys stimulate the magic and creativity that exists in young children – and some adults too. Inspired to create Sarah’s Silks while raising her 3 sons with imagination…

The abundance of Autumn learning opportunities

Autumn presents us with an abundance of learning opportunities

Dig out your jackets, dust off your welly boots and get ready for traditionally wetter, windier, cooler and muddier days – stomp in those puddles, play out in the rain, enjoy the wind in your face, smell the smoke from a bonfire and throw leaves in the air. Autumn is such a colourful season and represents…

Pretend play with Erzi realistic wooden play food

Erzi fruit

There is something so appealing to children about pretend play with realistic wooden play food! The cute versions of items that children recognise from their daily lives from renowned German toy brand Erzi are the perfect size for little hands and encourage hours of creative and imaginative play. In our home, our wooden play shop…

Rainy day craft ideas for children

Rainy day craft ideas for children

Fun rainy day activities to keep little ones happy are always helpful! Even as the weather is getting glorious and sunny in Switzerland, it is still useful to have some indoor children’s crafts planned just in case of bad weather or for escaping the midday sun! And in my home country of England and Teia…

Making Grapat mandalas with children and loose parts play

Mandala three fires - Grapat

We often get asked for suggestions on how to play with Grapat mandala pieces and sets or making mandalas with children and there is so much fun to be had here! Try some of these ideas for creative loose parts play and fun ways to make art together. What are mandalas? Making mandalas with children is…

Play Ideas For Spring

Play Ideas For Spring - Teia Education & Play

With Spring upon us, there are so many fun and exciting ways to explore the seasons! We have put together a few ideas for fun Spring play and learning activities such as Spring small world play, crafts, nature play and learning, making sensory habitats, weather-themed play, decorating a nature table and introducing seasonal celebrations. To explore…