Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Pooh Bear Matchbox Craft Celebrating Friendship

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.

Celebrating friendship and the wisdom of Pooh Bear these Friendship Boxes make great gifts to share with school friends.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Winter Ice Play with Dinosaurs, Glow in the Dark Stars & a little Literacy too!

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.

Nature Ice Art Ornaments

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

Exploring Epiphany & the Gifts of the 3 Kings

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.


Friday, 30 December 2016

Snowman Suncatcher with Lolly Sticks

I'm so proud to share this Snowman Suncatcher with you today as it was created by my clever kiddo! After crafting with a bunch of lolly sticks she came up with this neat craft which looks just gorgeous hanging on the window with the Winter sun shining through.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Lolly Stick Stained Glass Christmas Tree Ornaments

Looking for frugal & fun decorations for kids to make? These stained glass Christmas Trees are simple & thrifty to make & look beautiful with all the Christmas lights behind them.


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