Pondering Playtime

Pondering Playtime is a book and activity series for pre-school children. Every fortnight I share a short book review and related play and learning activity.

10 Books with Related EYFS Activities

Since I started my Pondering Playtime series at the start of the year, I’ve been really enjoying doing the different activities with my toddler. We love sharing books and M has been excited to recognise her favourite characters in some of the activities (she still talks about our Hairy Maclary paper…

Pondering Playtime // A Squash and a Squeeze Farmyard 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 A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson. I’ve created a farmyard sensory tuff spot using cereals, to…

Pondering Playtime // Hairy Maclary Paper Plate 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 . Here’s my Hairy Maclary paper plate craft activity to go with it. Hairy Maclary: Scattercat …

Pondering Playtime // Memory Bottles Aquabeads 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 I’m sharing a fun Aquabeads tuff spot activity to go with it. Memory Bottles –…

Pondering Playtime // My Dinosaur Dad Dino 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 . Toddlers love a sensory tuff tray, so I’ve created this fun dinosaur tuff spot activity…

Pondering Playtime // My Dad Father’s Day Footprint 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 . With Father’s Day just over three weeks away, I thought it would be nice to…

Pondering Playtime // Aliens Love Underpants Sticker Activity

*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 * Aliens Love Underpants – What’s the Story? Aliens Love Underpants is a funny story of how…