Fort Building Challenge - Sensory Fort

This February we're taking part in Building Blocks and Acorns Fort Building Challenge. For our part of the challenge we were tasked with making a sensory fort for play. Regular visitors here will know how much we love our sensory play so my biggest problem was deciding what sort of sensory experience to create for my three children to play. 


Sensory Fort - a perfect invitation to play. Our part of Building Blocks and Acorns Fort Building Challenge. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com for more information.


Classroom Ready - organising a new classroom

This term I'm very excited to have the opportunity to set up my own classroom for the first time. Usually I've borrowed someone else's classroom when I've filled in for them but this time I was greeted with pretty much a blank slate so I thought I'd give you a peek at how I've set things up to start the year.

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Classroom Ready! Tips for organising your classroom for the start of the new school year. Visit youclevermonkey.com for more


Our #easyplayidea Gallery + Linky

That's it, our school holidays are nearly over and our #easyplayidea series (for now) has come to a close. Here's all ten of our ideas for simple activities you can easily do at home that your children will love!

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Our complete collection of #easyplayidea - using simple resources found at home, re-create these easy play invitations for your children to make and play these holidays. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com or #easyplayidea on Instagram to follow along!



#easyplayidea - ten

Today's #easyplayidea is another cardboard creation but the idea I'm sharing isn't mine. It was actually a Christmas gift made by my brother-in-law who is a high school science teacher. With his permission, I'm re-sharing his idea here. He called it a vortex cannon, the rest of the family called it 'cool'!

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Cardboard Vortex Cannon - simple physics fun for everyone! The latest post in our #easyplayidea series - using simple resources found at home, re-create these easy play invitations for your children to make and play these holidays. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com or #easyplayidea on Instagram to follow along!

#easyplayidea - nine

Today's #easyplayidea is another simple one - a DIY cardboard house! I've made several of these now and you really are only limited by your imagination as you can make it any shape or size. It can be a house like the one we've made or a castle or a city skyline or a mountainous hideout, anything really and the best bit? When you're finished playing, it can be stored flat, out of the way ready for next time.

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DIY Cardboard Dollshouse - design and make your own house! The latest post in our #easyplayidea series - using simple resources found at home, re-create these easy play invitations for your children to make and play these holidays. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com or #easyplayidea on Instagram to follow along!



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