Entries by Becci Nicholls

Sensory Stepping Stones

Here’s our homemade sensory stepping stones activity… My 4yo is all about textures, he adores soft textures, but cannot stand rough textures, so an activity based around textures is highly beneficial for him. My 2yo just loves making a mess and standing on things he thinks he shouldn’t, so a sensory stepping stones activity sounded […]

New Year’s Resolutions as a Parent

Twelve months is a very long time in the world of parenting. You cannot possibly count the tantrums, the bogeys, the amount of times you are vomited on, the tears you wipe, the hugs you give, the food you prepare, the chocolate consumed, the vegetables refused, the battles you won, the battles you lost, the […]

Six Geese A-Laying

Welcome to our Christmas activity based on some of the lyrics from the Christmas song The Twelve Days of Christmas. Today’s activity is for the sixth day of Christmas; Six Geese A-Laying. We decided on a treasure hunt activity. My boys love treasure hunts, even at Christmas. ‘Six Geese A-Laying’ Treasure Hunt! I wanted to […]

My Children’s Night-life

Sleep is a touchy subject with parents, especially parents of children aged 7 and below. And if these parents say it isn’t then they’re telling a big fat lie! My children’s night-life in this house is a VERY sore subject some days! My 6yo was an awful sleeper from day one. Health implications and being […]

The Gingerbread Man

This week, Swords and Snoodles has joined with some fellow bloggers to create five fairytale themed sensory blog posts. The five fairy tales were Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the three bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, and The Gingerbread man. I chose to base my sensory blog post around the […]

A little insight into Swords and Snoodles

I’ve wanted to blog for a very long time, even pre-children. I’ve often started a blog, and then lost enthusiasm. That was until May 2014. For some reason it felt the right time. I was passionate from the start. I love writing, always have. Even as a little girl I’d write stories, and poems constantly. […]

A four year old changed my life

Tonight I’ve been silently reminiscing over the last four years. Where have they gone? My baby boy is four tomorrow! Big boy four! I feel like I’ve had him forever. He radically changed my life from the very beginning. Four years has flown by, yet I cannot imagine life without being his momma. D1 & […]

Some days are bad days!

Some days are just plain old bad days, and feel rubbish right from the word ‘go!’ Today my 2yo woke the whole house at 3am and shouted “Time o clock mummy! Time o clock daddy!” Which when translated it means ” Time to get up mummy and Daddy!” He also woke The Hulk, oops, I […]

Water Beads Play and Cereal Play

My boys love getting messy. They love digging, sprinkling, eating, pulling-apart; you name it, they like it! I love doing sensory activities with them. I have two very different children, so I do it for two very different reasons. My 3yo is a Sensitive Child. He has a heightened sense of smell. Textures effect him. […]

Edible Paint Activity

My boys love making a mess, and getting creative. My 2yo is obsessed with painting, but even more obsessed with eating it! The amount he consumes during the painting of an A3 sheet of paper is crazy. This is why I decided to create an edible paint. I basically put food colouring into condensed milk. […]