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Hand Print Christmas Tree Cards

Hand Print Christmas Tree Cards


Hand Print Christmas Tree Cards - Keepsakes

Now the festive season is upon us you have no doubt started thinking about different festive crafts and activities you can enjoy with the children.

I am not ashamed to admit that my tree has already been up for a few weeks now. There are only so many years where the children are young and we love Christmas so much here that I love to be prepared ready to enjoy the lead up to Christmas with the children.

James was off work so I though why not? I enjoyed the spring clean while the children were at school. Got everything prepared so they could dress the tree on their return. It was really successful and enjoyable for all of us. 

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Gift Collaborative Art

Gift Collaborative Art


Gift Collaborative Art Ideas for Preschoolers an Early Years


With lots of festive talk and preparations at home and school over the last couple of weeks - I wanted to set up something fun for the children on their return home from a busy day at school. Something that would be calming but creative. Collaborative and fun. I work hard to build positive relationships between the children. I find activities where they can either create or play alongside each other are a positive way to do this. I see them helping each other, sharing, praising each other on their efforts - it's magic for me as their Mum to watch them like this. 
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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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