2 days ago
Our Play Rangers leave their mark everywhere they go!Have you spotted some colourful artwork near parks and along paths across East Lothian? Chances are, our Play Rangers were there. Here is some of the artwork from today’s Pop-Up Play session at Fisherrow Park. Thank you to everyone who came along. We’ll be posting the locations for this week’s Pop-Up sessions soon, keep an eye out… 👀#summerofplay #getintosummerEL #chooseplay ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
East Lothian Play Association - ELPA is feeling excited.
4 days ago
Ice smash! ❄️Playing with ice is a lot of fun! The play is sometimes slow watching the transformation; sometimes it's over in seconds! The ice takes a few hours to prepare in the freezer, or over night :)Prepare some ice in containers. Anything will do— tupperware, yogurt pots or balloons. Serve the ice with tools or sticks. You can add small plastic toys for children to discover in the ice, or together collect flowers and leaves to add to the water before freezing. For extra messy play, add some paint or food colouring to paint with as the ice melts!If children enjoy this play, ask their ideas for another time and they can help prepare the ice. Have fun!#chooseplay #oktoplay #messyplay #messyplayideas #sensory #sensoryplay #sensoryplayideas #rainydayideas #iceplay #rainydayactivites #play #playideas #playmatters ... See MoreSee Less
Anyone need some play ideas? Look out for our messy and sensory play prompts over the next few days :) Messy play is fun and can involve lots of problem solving, fine motor skills, language development and can be relaxing for some children. Clear a space, put on play clothes and have a cloth to hand so that it is a relaxing experience for everyone!Here's a quick recipe for moon sand:This is really easy and fun to make with little helpers! Mix 2 cups of flour with 1/4 cup of oil. Rub it between your fingers until smooth. Use the moon sand as it is, or experiment by adding coloured chalk or food colouring. Moon sand is taste safe and feels nice between your fingers. Try adding shells or sticks to make marks or small containers to fill and empty.#chooseplay #oktoplay #messyplay ... See MoreSee Less