Welcome to Inquisitive Little Minds!

Little people love exploring the world – they’re naturally curious. They love feeling new textures, seeing amazing things happen to everyday objects, exploring new ways to build/paint/create, sorting and matching, and learning new things. And their brains are like sponges!

On this site you will find arts and crafts, messy and sensory play activities, science experiments, maths activities and country-themed activities for your toddler, preschooler and beyond. These activities have all been tried and tested on little ones, who have come away happy – and sometimes messy!

We hope you enjoy the activities as much as we do!

Recent Posts

Shaving foam and food colouring messy play! - Shaving foam is a bit of a staple where messy play is concerned in our household. It’s cheap, easy to stick on the shopping list, and pretty easy to clean up without staining. This...
The car book box - The car book box is something we have been doing for the last year or so…and it’s been such a success! I used a spare box that would otherwise have just been recycled, and...
Easy microwaveable salt dough lego men and rockets! -   The boys are at the stage where they love making things, and have just enough attention span to accept that there might be stages to their creations. However, when I’ve tried salt dough...
Mixing liquids – learning about density and curdling - Sometimes when I set out to do an experiment with my 4yo, I have a fixed idea of what we will do. My 4yo often has a slightly different idea, and to be honest,...
Testing out friction with duck races! - We took delivery of a large item that came in a large box. If your kids are anything like mine, then the box is at least as exciting as what it contains, and is...
Sorting beads with tweezers - We had fun sorting beads onto plates using tweezers! My 4yo gets upset when we are at home and my 2yo needs a nap – he loses his play mate! So that’s a key...
Oobleck – fun with slime! - I’ve been wondering about trying oobleck with my preschooler for a while, but he’s not always receptive to new textures so I hadn’t yet taken the plunge. However with my toddler having a good...
Making numbers from pipe cleaners - The summer holidays have arrived! The boys and I love going out and about, but we are exhausted too so a few quiet mornings at home are also helpful for us. My toddler (22...
Home-made chemistry set! - We made our very own chemistry set for experimenting, mixing and playing! I used some old squash bottles that I cut off at different heights and filled with water and food colouring, a little...
Painting with ice cubes! - Painting with ice cubes. Such a simple activity, and so much fun to do when the weather is hot and sunny. For this activity, I simply put water and food colouring into an ice...