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Sticky Back Plastic Autumn Tree

Sticky Back Plastic Autumn Tree


Sticky Back Plastic Autumn Tree


We recently enjoyed a lovely stroll around the woods and between stopping the twins from trying to eat leaves and sticks, we collected lots of lovely Autumn leaves. 
As soon as Autumn arrives there are so many wonderful opportunities for exploring and learning. It's a time of year where I particularly feel inspired to use Nature in our crafts and activities. 

We have recently used leaves to make patterns on them and trace the lines we have seen in the leaves. We have got craft with Salt Dough and made our own leaves to hang on twigs collected from the woods. 

Did you see the stunning plate suncatchers the lovely Becky shared with us?

Today I would like to share with you another beautiful sun catcher Neve and the twins have been busy creating.


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Amy Louise
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Rosies Walk Tuff Tray

Rosies Walk Tuff Tray


Rosies Walk Tuff Tray


I am rather excited to be sharing such a great Tuff Tray with you today inspired by the wonderful, and much loved classic - Rosies Walk. 
Rosies Walk has been a firm favourite for generations after being published originally in 1967. It was written by Pat Hutchins. She was not only an Author but an illustrator too and went on to write/illustrate around 50 books (Rosies Walk being her first). She was married to an illustrator and he would more often than not draw the pictures to stories she would lovingly write.

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Amy Louise
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Autumn Crafts for Kids

Autumn Crafts for Kids


Autumn Crafts for Kids


With Autumn term/season upon us you may have started getting a little excited about the Autumn Crafts and Adventures that await you and your children. There really is something quite comforting and warming about the Autumn colours so it's been lovely bringing together a collection of wonderful things to do with your children during this season.

Something that I personally really love doing each year is the Nature collecting. We always have a day out conker collecting and take the most adorable wicker basket to collect them all in. Anyone would think the conkers were gold how we all excitedly rummage through the fallen leaves in the hope to uncover some conkers! 

Autumn Crafts for Kids


1 Leaf Suncatchers - Clares Little Tots

2 Autumn Sensory Tray - Pre-School Play

Autumn Line Patterns - Learning and Exploring Through Play

4 Autumn Leaf Printing - Arty Crafty Kids


Autumn Crafts for Kids


Autumn Sensory Foam - Learning and Exploring Through Play

6 Tree Printing Craft - Messy Little Monster

7 Paper Bag Lanterns - Pinterest Parent

8 Leaf Patterns - Learning and Exploring Through Play


Autumn Crafts for Kids


9 Glittered Leaf Ornaments - Happy Hooligans

10 Pumpkin Photo Suncatcher - Minne Mama

11 Leaf Parachute - Teach Preschool

12 Autumn Tuff Tray - Learning and Exploring Through Play


Autumn Crafts for Kids


13 Autumn Playdough -  ILS Learning Corner

14 Autumn Poem Wreath - Learning and Exploring Through Play

15 Leaf Stacks - Creative Star Learning

16 Leaf Line Tracing - Learning and Exploring Through Play


Autumn Crafts for Kids


17 Painting Leaves -  Simple Fun for Kids

18 Nature Sticking - Learning and Exploring Through Play

19 Finger Print Leaf Tree - Arty Crafty Kids

20 Leaf Jar Candle Holders - Spark and Chemistry 



Autumn Crafts for Kids


21 Autumn Slime Recipe - Little Bins for Little Hands

22 Leaf Window Collage - My Classroom Transformation

23 Salt Dough Autumn Leaves - Learning and Exploring Through Play

24 Toilet Roll Leaf Stamping - Crafty Morning


There we have a wonderful collection of Autumn crafts and activities that I adore! What have you been busy doing for Autumn so far? You must get in touch and let us know! We love seeing your craft photos!

Here are a couple of our most recent Autumn Videos that we have created:

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Amy Louise
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Autumn Leaf Lines with Chalk

Autumn Leaf Lines with Chalk


Autumn Leaf Lines with Chalk


Have you seen the Salt Dough Leaves we created recently? I am loving this season for Autumn crafts and activities. I particularly have been enjoying setting little lap tray activities up for Neve as she arrives home from school. We recently created patterns on leaves using Chalk Markers and today I want to share with you another lovely Autumn activity - tracing the lines in the leaves.

With young children in particular, we often set up tracing activities to help develop fine motor control. Tracing also helps develop hand eye co-ordination. Some children simply don't respond or engage well with pen to paper tasks, which leaves us needing to think outside the box. If a child isn't engaged they are learning nothing. They're not open to whats being taught so have no chance of learning new skills or remembering information.
Whether you let children create marks in paint or shaving cream - these activities all form a great base to develop a child's writing in the future.

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Amy Louise
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Autumn Leaf Patterns with Chalk

Autumn Leaf Patterns with Chalk


Autumn Leaf Patterns with Chalk


With the recent arrival of a beautiful set of chalk pens I wanted to set up an invitation to create using Autumn Leaves. We have been taking a look at patterns and Neve has really enjoyed the song Banana Banana Meatball. If you have young child be sure to check it out! It's great to add in to your Pattern themes. 

Before I share the activity let me share with you my day so far....
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Amy Louise
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National Pig Week

National Pig Week


National Pig Week


National Pig Week takes place from the 1st March annually.
I have actually seen a very few clever settings tie Pig Week in with Picnic Week (which is throughout June) and combining the themes to create 'Pignic Week'. They celebrate Pignic Week sometime between March and June when they have a bout of decent weather.

Did you know that there are around 2 billion pigs in the world? They are intelligent animals and have an excellent sesnse of smell. They use their snouts to dig into the ground and sniff out food.

Just like humans, pigs are mammals and omnivores as they eat both plants and other animals. 
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Amy Louise
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Toilet Roll Giraffe Craft

Toilet Roll Giraffe Craft


Toilet Roll Giraffe Craft


We really enjoyed crafting last year celebrating World Giraffe Day. It wasn't until last year that I even knew about this event so I did make a little note of it in my diary ready to mention it to the children again this year.

This year we have been saving our toilet and kitchen rolls ready to start crafting. It was during a late night tossing and turning that I came up with the idea of using them to create adult and baby giraffes.


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Amy Louise
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Worm Theme Activities

Worm Theme Activities


Worm Theme Activities - Gardening Topic for Early Years

Summer is officially here! The weather has been rather delightful so there has been lots of outdoor play. The doors are left open and children have free flow from indoors and out. 
Outdoor play is a great way for children to excersie and connect with the world outside. Whether they are enjoying Gross Motor Art, Water Wall Play, Mud Cafes or Creating Giant Supersized bubbles there is lots of fun and adventure to be had! 


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Amy Louise
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