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celebrate #encourageayoungwriterday with this fun activity inspired by #RoaldDahl
Spread the love 3 11 14SharesSpread the love 3 11 14SharesRoald Dahl has an amazing capacity for making up words. Just think of ‘frobscottle’, ‘snozzcumber’ and a dozen other words that simply don’t exist in the English language. I found this amazing hand written list of names he wrote while working on The Big Friendly Giant and it thrills me to think of... Read more: Make Up Words Like Roald Dahl 14Shares 3 11
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Spread the love11 9 11SharesSpread the love11 9 11SharesI am not much of an artist. I’m pretty much a stick figure kind of girl, but about a year ago I bought a book called How to Draw 101 Fairies* – which gives you a step by step picture guide for drawing 101 different fairies. Now, if you did a side by... Read more: Fairy Story Sticks (For National Tell A Fairytale Day) 11Shares11 9
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#rewilding   #rewildchildhood   #nochildleftindoors  Things We Learn About Ourselves In The Forest
Spread the love Spread the love After more than ten days of being sick, and sick and tired of being sick, and thoroughly cooped up, I saw the sunshine today as an excuse to layer up and head outdoors. We went to the local Garlic Farm, and after warming up on some hot chocolate, the girls went for a run around... Read more: Things We Learn About Ourselves In The Forest
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Spread the love2 1 3SharesSpread the love2 1 3SharesTweet We used all the felt from our #Bostikbloggers kit last week to make Easter themed felts, but we still had loads of goodies left over in our box from CraftMerrily, including all the embellishments – eggs, buttons, flowers – that are as much Spring as they are Easter. We received a miniature... Read more: Easter Gift Baskets #BostikBloggers2 1
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#Australiaday celebrations for kids
Be Sociable, Share! TweetTweet My mom loved Australia. She became a citizen in 2008 and whenever we traveled, she made a point of using her Australian passport and making sure the local consulate knew she was there. She was proud of Australia and I assure you there are Australian-born nationals with less national pride than... Read more: 11 Fun Ways For Children To Commemorate Australia Day
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#ChineseNewYear  dances - great to watch with children if you can't get to any celebrations yourself
Be Sociable, Share! TweetTweet Last week we spent a whole week doing fabulous Chinese New Year Crafts. We made lanterns, masks, ancient coins, dragons, hats, rice, wontons and more and had a huge amount of fun doing it. Chinese New Year celebrations go on to the 15th of February, but today our closest celebrations were... Read more: Gong Xi Fa Cai, Gong Hey Fat Choy And A Happy New Year To You
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#Eastereggs made by the kids, no bake and lots of #freefrom goodness for #allergy sufferers. 
Spread the love Spread the love This is not a new recipe for me – we make chocolate macaroons frequently – but I decided to make it into Easter Eggs for the children to decorate, so we’re sharing it again, all seasonal like. I used egg moulds to make these Easter egg halves, but you could make whole eggs …
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Not an app but pretty awesome for kids!
Spread the love Spread the love My dad sent me these pictures in an email, and I have no idea where they originally hail from, since they seem to have various sources on the web – if you do, let me know and I’ll credit appropriately. I showed them to Ameli(6) however, and they sparked such interest, I thought... Read more: How Big Is The Earth?
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The children aren't the only ones who learn from time in the forest! #freerangechildren   #nochildleftindoors   #lastchildinthewoods  
Spread the love Spread the love Tweet After more than ten days of being sick, and sick and tired of being sick, and thoroughly cooped up, I saw the sunshine today as an excuse to layer up and head outdoors. We went to the local Garlic Farm, and after warming up on some hot chocolate, the girls went for a run... Read more: Things We Learn About Ourselves In The Forest
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Easter Gift basket crafts
Spread the love2 1 3SharesSpread the love2 1 3SharesTweet We used all the felt from our #Bostikbloggers kit last week to make Easter themed felts, but we still had loads of goodies left over in our box from CraftMerrily, including all the embellishments – eggs, buttons, flowers – that are as much Spring as they are Easter. We received a miniature... Read more: Easter Gift Baskets #BostikBloggers2 1
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#Narnia  is such a magical place, or idea, that when Ameli wanted to turn her birthday party into a Narnia party, I couldn't resist!
Be Sociable, Share! TweetTweet Last year, before her birthday, Ameli and her dad finished reading the Narnia books, so when she asked for a Narnia party we were all very excited. We did, in the end, decide to limit it to a Lion, Witch and Wardrobe party, which she loved. I had so many plans and... Read more: Narnia Party Decoration Ideas
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How to use the Portable North Pole in your Advent Calendar
Be Sociable, Share! TweetTweet Portable North Pole is an internet based system whereby you can send phone calls and video messages from Santa to your child. We’ve done this a few years running now, always including it in our Activity Advent Calendar ideas The parent logs in, sets up a voice or video call, adds …
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Writer, reader, researcher, I like to learn, and share what I've learned. I'm a wife of almost ten years, a mother of almost five. I blog for my sanity, and because I enjoy it. I love the perks of blogging, but I work hard at it. Anything else to know? Just ask!
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