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Snail Crafts using Clay

| June 25, 2014 | 5 Comments
Snail Crafts using Clay

Ok, so today’s kids craft, I would call a little, uhm eccentric.. either you have to LOVE snails, or you have to be looking for an S for Ssssssnail craft (this is indeed a GREAT snail craft for preschoolers) or you are after an easy craft for kids using clay – especially since clay can […]

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Seaside Shell Windchime Craft

| June 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
Seaside Shell Windchime Craft

Recently my father (Opapa) was visiting and we decided to head to the seaside in Whitstable for a Sunny Day out. The sound of the waves, crashing on the shore, the crunching of a bebbly beach under foot. The kids adored “finding things” and we spotted lots of little jelly fish, a sea snail (to […]

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Frozen Story Stones

| June 9, 2014 | 9 Comments
Frozen Story Stones

Some of you may have seen our Frozen Puppets last week. The kids had great fun playing with them and then I had some lovely poeple on twitter and instagram share their puppets with me too. One of them – Lisa from Foundation Stage Two – had the great idea to take the free printable […]

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Nature Crafts: Clay Sculptures

| May 28, 2014
Nature Crafts: Clay Sculptures

Today’s Nature Craft, is something that we have wanted to have a go at for a looong looong time: creating clay sculptures in nature. Clay sculpturs become part of the trees and the environment around us – a great way for connecting with nature. This a great art activity of all ages. We had 4, […]

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Nature Play Ideas – Playing Shop

| May 18, 2014
Nature Play Ideas – Playing Shop

We love exploring nature and we love nothing more than PLAYING with nature. So we have created a mini series of Nature Play Ideas for you. Simple ways to explore and enjoy nature together – “No added extras” needed. Explore, collect play, and when you are done, leave things were you found them (or bring […]

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Nature Play Ideas – Making Music

| May 17, 2014
Nature Play Ideas – Making Music

Welcome back for MORE Nature Play Ideas.  I hope you have een enjoying this mini series as much as we have been enjoying sharing our nature play ideas! In case you missed the background to this series – I thought I would share some of the little things we got up to whilst on holiday […]

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Nature Play Ideas: Creative Play

| May 16, 2014
Nature Play Ideas: Creative Play

Our nature play series continues. Already we are on day 7! A week’s full of nature play ideas to keep you busy (hopefully). As mentioned previously, the nature play series is all about enjoying your natural environment with your kids more. Giving you ideas of games you can play or activities you can do whilst […]

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Nature Play Ideas: Construct

| May 15, 2014
Nature Play Ideas: Construct

Nature is such a wonderful thing for you and the kids to experience. I love to encourage my kids to explore and to find and for us to collect all sorts of nature items from our walks (within reason of course!). We even sewed some little nature bags for us to collect our finds in […]

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Nature Play Ideas: Pinecone Bowling

| May 14, 2014
Nature Play Ideas: Pinecone Bowling

We love nature and I love encouraging my children to enjoy nature. We are always collecting sticks and stones, much to The Englishman’s dismay (they end up all overthe house). But I just can’t resist them. Tactile, beautiful and well, simply nature. This time round, I decided to come up with a number of nature […]

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Nature Play Ideas: Treasure Hunt

| May 13, 2014
Nature Play Ideas: Treasure Hunt

Welcome back for some more Nature Play Ideas – our little nature play mini series that we are sharing with you after our family holiday. Where the kids got busy collecting nature items and then playing with them LOTS! I captured some of our activity and thought I would share them with you. The idea […]

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Nature Play Ideas: Land Art

| May 12, 2014
Nature Play Ideas: Land Art

Our nature play ideas mini series continues! Welcome to day 3! The nature play series is all about simple activities or play ideas you can do using natural materials that you can find on your walk in the park or in the garden or whilst on holiday. The key though – nothing “extra” is needed […]

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Nature Play Ideas – Building a Cairn

| May 11, 2014
Nature Play Ideas – Building a Cairn

Welcome back to Day 2 of our Nature Play mini series – sharing nature play ideas from our recent holidays. Our first idea we shared was all about counting & sorting things. Today, we are stacking and construction! My kids LOVE being outdoors, which is wonderful, as it is what childhood should all be about. […]

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Nature Play Ideas – Counting & Sorting

| May 10, 2014
Nature Play Ideas – Counting & Sorting

Recently, we went on holiday! Yay to holidays. We have a tendency for stay-cations or “just” visiting family. On this holiday, we went to Cyprus – we have never been there before and it was nice to go somewhere different. Whilst out there we went to the beach and for lovely rocky-rugget terrain walks. We […]

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Seaside Picture for Toddlers

| May 8, 2014
Seaside Picture for Toddlers

It is UK Blogging Awards time, as the “BiBs” nominations are out! Time to vote for your favourite crafty (Brit) blog…  This year, I am in crafts and outstanding categories (thank you for those of you who nominated me)… but I wanted to spend a little time introducing my fellow Craft Nominees… for me, events like the BiBs, […]

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