If you're looking for a book to share with kids that encourages kindness, compassion, & gratitude then this is for you. Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud is a beautiful storybook with a wonderful concept that will help children (& adults) understand that simple actions can change the world for the better.
Friday, 10 February 2017
Friday, 27 January 2017
Are you joining in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend? It's a great way for kids to explore the variety of wildlife they have in their backyard & your findings help the RSPB collate valuable information about wild birds around the country. There's still time to join in, just follow
this link to download all you need.
In the meantime, here are some great bird crafts & activities for your mini ornithologists to explore.
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Today we're celebrating National Winnie-the-Pooh Day! The day commemorates author AA Milne's birthday back in 1882, & we thought it was a perfect day to celebrate friendship, one of the key themes running through the books featuring Pooh Bear. So inspired by this special bear & his stories we created these Pooh Bear Friendship Boxes.
Thursday, 12 January 2017
Looking for ways to explore the freezing weather with young children? How about getting creative with some outdoor ice play. Here are 4 simple activities that we've enjoyed exploring over Winter.
Ice Age Excavation
Create your own mini excavation with dinos & fossils!
These are so simple to make with just small toys, shells, & stones. Add a wooden hammer & some goggles & you can tap away until the ice breaks to release the dinosaur inside. Alternatively sprinkle salt from your kitchen cupboard over the ice & discover what happens.
These beautiful Ice Ornaments have become an annual favourite here when the winter temperature drops. They're so much fun to create & a wonderful way to explore a little science too, & with freezing temperatures forecast again for the end of this week we're looking forward to hopefully creating some more.
Monday, 2 January 2017
Looking for a way to explore Epiphany with young children? How about an Epiphany gift hunt.
We'll be celebrating Epiphany (Kings Day) on Friday & thinking about the gifts of the 3 Kings in the Nativity. Epiphany (6th Jan) in the Christian calendar marks the significance of Jesus' birth & gives a glimpse of who this special child would be through the gifts he was given.