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10 Fun Water Balloon Ideas

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
10 Fun Water Balloon Ideas

So… FINALLY School is Out (here in the UK), as some of you prepare to go BACK to School. Either way, for those of us who are still experiencing or about to experience HOT SUMMER DAYS, here are some great and fun Water Balloon games. My kids loving nothing better than playing with WATER when […]

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Learn with Play – a Fabulous New Book

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Learn with Play – a Fabulous New Book

If you have young children and subscribe to the philosophy of “learning through play”, then you simply MUST check out this amazing collaborative book by 94 Authors from around the globe: LEARN WITH PLAY! A GIANT COLLECTION OF HANDS-ON KIDS ACTIVITIES – handpicked and brought to you in a choice of handy formats – ebook, […]

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30 Shoe Box Craft Ideas

| May 13, 2015 | 2 Comments
30 Shoe Box Craft Ideas

Oh I am a bit of a hoarder of Shoe Boxes.. I don’t know what it is about them, I just love them – they come in that perfect “little size”, you can put things IN a shoebox, shoe boxes stack neatly and they come in all sorts of colours. We particularly shoe boxes, as […]

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Snow Day Activities (Outdoors)

| December 9, 2014 | 1 Comment
Snow Day Activities (Outdoors)

This is a post for those days that catch you unprepared – SNOW DAYS! Be sure to pin it for that cold cold day.. and also stock up on a item or two be ready for the great snow day (in particularly hot chocolate and marshmallows!!). So, the cold weather has finally hit us.. The […]

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Easy Salt Dough Recipe: Toy Bakery

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Easy Salt Dough Recipe: Toy Bakery

Yes, you can tell that we have been busy with salt dough recently, right?! It is easy to make up a big batch of either plain or coloured salt dough and then store it for a couple of weeks and use it up a bit at a time. Today, we used the traditional plain salt […]

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Nature Play Ideas – only nature needed

| July 3, 2014 | 11 Comments
Nature Play Ideas – only nature needed

So, the Summer Holidays are upon us. The long warm days stretch ahead of us and the kids will be running riot. On our last holiday, we decided to take some books, pens & notebad, a pack of cards and nothing else. Our kids are 6yrs and 4yrs old. We brought no toys. We decided […]

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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: 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 – 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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Design Your Own House (Paper House Printable)

| April 23, 2014 | 5 Comments
Design Your Own House (Paper House Printable)

My kids love making little houses for their toys.. sometimes they use the lego bricks, other times, a little bit of tupperware, and some times a pile of stones….. I thought they would enjoy DESIGNING their very own house those. So I created this super simple and straight forward printable. Then I printed them off […]

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