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Carve Free Neon Painted Pumpkins

Carve Free Neon Painted Pumpkins




We've had a lovely day today. Autumn sunshine was a perfect invitation to head outdoors. We went out to the country park. The River Severn has bursts it's banks pretty badly so it was a real eye opener seeing that today. After 4 hours out and about in the autumnal sunshine we came back home. The pumpkins were all sitting on the shelf - waiting to be carved. I set this activity up for my daughter. Well I say set up - there is very little set up needed for these painted pumpkins. They're a great carve free alternative! They look incredible and it really is mesmerising watching the paint marble together. 

I shared this over on Instagram this evening and had such an amazing reaction!

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Recycled Canvas Painting

Recycled Canvas Painting


Recycled Canvas Painting Ideas for Preschool. Collaborative Art for Kids.


Over the last couple of weeks I have been keeping bits and bobs that would usually be heading to the recycle bin. Items such as egg cartons, cardboard rolls from the kitchen, cardboard from deliveries and string came together to make today's fun possible.

It was something that I had prepared as a ready to go to activity. I like to plan things ahead of time as well as just going with the flow play. Sometimes an opportunity will present itself where I can just whip a ready made play set up out and leave them to have fun.


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Halloween Water Bead Sensory Play

Halloween Water Bead Sensory Play


Halloween Water Bead Sensory Play


With Halloween not too far away - we have been enjoying some Halloween Sensory Play together. Now the children are all at school during the day, I am finding bringing us together for some calm play time after tea is really invaluable. They all come back tired after all the fun they've had and at times can really irritate one another. These activities are channelling their attention and giving them something fun and positive to do together. 

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Is Homework Beneficial

Is Homework Beneficial


Is Homework Beneficial?


With the return back to school recently I have seen lots of heated debates over the topic of homework. I have read heartbreaking accounts of children struggling to focus on homework tasks after a busy school day. This results in stress at home before returning to school with homework incomplete and children being punished by missing break time - to complete the homework!
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