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Bonfire Night Fun for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Bonfire Night Fun for Toddlers and Preschoolers. 

Why do we Celebrate Bonfire Night?

Across the UK on the 5th of November, people gather and celebrate with bonfires, fireworks and sparklers.
In 1605 there was an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London to get rid of King James I and his government.
Fawkes was in charge of planting the explosives, underneath the houses of Parliament ready to be detonated on the 5th of November.
King James I's guards heard of the plan and Fawkes was later executed.

Fun activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Here is a list of great must do activities to celebrate and enjoy Bonfire Night with your little ones.
Remember Remember the 5th of November.

The Train Drivers Wife - Firework Sensory Bottles
Here they share their fantastic Science experiment.
With some basic ingredients you too can create these wonderful coloured, fizzing sensory bottles.
This would be a hit with children of all ages!

The Train Drivers Wife - Firework Playdough
We are big fans of Play dough here at Learning and Exploring Through Play and I just adore how sparkly and magical this set up looks. So simple to gather all these bits and bobs together, the scope for imaginative play here is great!

Building Blocks and Acorns - Firework Discovery Bottle
A lovely thought out Sensory Bottle for younger children to experience some of the sights and sounds they may see on Bonfire night.

The Educators Spin on it - Remember Remember the 5th November
A very informative post, sharing why we celebrate Bonfire Night along with lots of activity ideas. Over at the Educators Spin on it you can also see:

In The Playroom - 3D Bonfire Art plus more fun activities to try.
They have been very busy over at 'In the Playroom' and in this post they share some of their great craft ideas, featuring 3D Bonfire art, black paper and chalk and paint and glitter.

Crafts On Sea - Firework Craft for Kids.
Crafts on Sea share a great craft idea for creating some beautiful firework patterns that can also be used for Diwali and New Years Eve.

Mum in the Madhouse
These Salt Art Firework pictures look great over at 'Mum in the Madhouse'.

Mum in the Madhouse - Scratch Art Fireworks
This activity would be a hit for children of all ages. What a wonderful idea to make some colourful firework patterns.

Mum in the Madhouse - Art with Playmais and Tissue paper
Mum in the Madhouse share this great 3D textured bonfire that her little on has been busy creating.

Mum in the Madhouse - Edible Sparklers
A fabulous twist to snack time! Creating some edible sparklers with chocolate and sprinkles!

Sun Hats and Wellie Boots - Bonfire Night Cake
How effective and delicious does this Bonfire Night cake look?

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