Holiday Memories

Holiday Memories

Holiday talk had been a big feature of our discussions and lead to us enjoying various beach and sea/ocean-related activities…


Beach Small World Play

This area has been super popular! I love this background (from TTS) of St. Ives in Cornwall…

Beach play from Rachel (",)


Shells and Ocean Finds on the Discovery Table

As well as collecting my own resources over the years, I have been lucky enough to inherit all sorts of wonderful beach and ocean treasures from my Mum and Great Aunt (both ex Primary School Teachers). There is always so much fascination with these pieces…

Shells and ocean finds on the Discovery Table from Rachel (",)


Catching Fish 

… with tweezers…

Catching the fish with tweezers from Rachel (",)


Ocean Play in the Water Tray

Ocean play in the water tray from Rachel (",)


Holiday Ice Cream Parlour on the Light Panel 

… with pom-poms…

Ice cream parlour on the light panel from Rachel (",)


Ocean-Based Maths Opportunities

Ocean-based maths opportunities from Rachel (",)


Counting fish from Rachel (",)

Ocean Play & Patterns on the OHP

Ocean play and patterns on the OHP from Rachel (",)


Shells and Sea Creatures in the Homemade Mirror Tray

(See here for other DIY resources.)

Shells and sea creatures in the homemade mirror tray from Rachel (",)


Transient Art on a Sea and Beach Background

The girls who helped me make these backgrounds (when in Nursery) are in Year 6 now! They’ve had lots of use over the years and are still going strong…

Transient art on a sea and beach background from Rachel (",)


Ocean and Beach Dough

Ocean and beach dough from Rachel (",)


Ocean and beach dough from Rachel (",)

… and yes, the dough did get mixed together…

Mixed up dough from Rachel (",)

We also got the plastic cones and sundae dishes out and had a bit of play dough ice cream play…

Play dough ice cream play from Rachel (",)


Shell Patterns

Shell patterns from Rachel (",)


Shell Patterns Outdoors

Shell patterns outdoors from Rachel (",)


Game Board & Ocean Beads

Game board and ocean beads - from Rachel (",)

Thanks for reading and sorry for the lack of posts at the moment! I have a few lined up but have hit a technical hitch since I upgraded my site and my posts are not emailing out to my subscribers. I wasn’t going to publish anymore until I had got to the bottom of it, but I’m so busy at school that I haven’t had time to look into it, so I thought I’d post one now anyway.

"I made a pattern!"

“I made a pattern!”


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Would love you to come & say hello! 🙂 

– Rachel (“,)

Fairy play from Rachel (",)

We still have a few fairies out…


  1. My comment should end with ‘looks like lots of fun in the sun!’

    • Thanks Gill. It’s a bit belated, but better late than never! 😉


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