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Story Book Summer – Three Little Dinosaurs Egg Rescue

Bringing alive Three Little Dinosaurs Egg Rescue with Kids - egg hunting and rescuing

 

It’s the penultimate week of Story Book Summer and this week we’re going Dino crazy with some Crafting, play and activities based around some fun Dinosaur books for Kids. Today I welcome Emma from Adventures for Adam sharing Three Little Dinosaurs Egg Race and a fun activity to bring it alive for young children.

Hello! I am Emma from Adventures of Adam. You won’t believe how thrilled I am to be appearing on Rainy Day Mum. I am Mum to 2 year old Adam. At Adventures of Adam we blog about “play activities that won’t cost the earth

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Story Book Summer – Stone Soup

Making Crock Pot Soup with kids to bring alive the book Stone Soup

Classic tales whether your traditional fairy tales, folk tales or those that just pass the test of times are always favourites and today we’re finishing off our Fairy Tales week of Story Book Summer with the book Stone Soup brought to you by Betsy from B Photo Art.

Thank you Cerys, for the invitation to participate in Story Book Summer! I’m Betsy, a photographer and mom of two boys. You can find me at BPhotoArt.com, where I blog about photography and parenthood.

 

Stone Soup is a classic tale about making something from “nothing” and learning to share. My toddler

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Story Book Summer – Alice the Fairy

Setting up a fairy garden to bring alive the book Alive the Fairy as part of Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum

Fairy Tales are some of my favourite classic tales to share with children and mine and T’s favourite unusually include fairies and princesses – Today as part of Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum we are welcoming Mary Catherine from Fun A Day sharing a play activity for the book Alice the Fairy.

Hi there, Rainy Day Mum readers! I’m Mary Catherine, and I write about fun, meaningful learning over at Fun-A-Day. Today I’d love to share a DIY fairy garden inspired by David Shannon’s Alice the Fairy. Shannon’s whimsical story centers on Alice, a self-described “temporary fairy”.

 

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Story Book Summer – The 3 Little Pigs

The 3 Little Pigs craft activity to bring the story alive for preschoolers as part of Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum

Classic Fairy Tales are timeless and childhood favourites for all the family, this week on Story Book Summer we are sharing some favourites – today I welcome Nadia from Teach Me Mommy to share a craft based around the class tale of The 3 Little Pigs.

One of my personal favourite fairy/folk tale, and definitely my daughter’s (4 years) too, is The 3 Little Pigs! Today I will share an easy craft we did to show the three different houses the three pigs built.

 

 

We kept it quite simple, making the different houses with different material, and

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Virtual Book Club for Kids – Second Summer Camp Session 2014

Virtual Book Club for Kids Summer Camp - aimed at 2 - 5 year olds 3 weeks of themed activities connecting and creating with books.

Are you just starting your summer, or in the last few weeks of summer and looking for activities and ideas to prepare for going back to school in the mood to learn or help to support the learning and to stop the summer slide. Then we have the perfect solution for your due to the amazing success of our June Virtual Book Club Summer Camp we are holding a second session for 3 weeks starting on Monday 28th June.

In June over 450 mums, grandparents and carers joined us and it was amazing – for 3 weeks we shared

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Story Book Summer – The Princess and the Pea

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All week we’re sharing Fairy Tales as part of our Story Book Summer – today I welcome Liska from Adventures in a box to Rainy Day Mum she’s sharing an amazing shadow theatre with Printables so you can recreate it at home bringing the book The Princess and the Pea alive.

Greetings to the readers of The Rainy Day Mum, and thank you for the kind invitation to write, Cerys! My name is Liska, and I blog atAdventure in a Box. In our house everyone loves books, so I am very excited to participate in the Story Book Summer.

 

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Story Book Summer – The Mitten

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This weeks selection of books for our Story Book Summer are based on Fairy Tales – today I welcome Becky from Kids World Citizen an amazing multicultural mum and author to share a great fine motor lacing activity for kids based on the classic tale The Mitten.

Jan Brett is a brilliant author and illustrator, who uses travel as an inspiration for her children’s books. One aspect I love about her books is that she names a specific setting (in this case, Ukraine) and includes authentic details in the illustrations that reflect the culture represented. As you read the

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10 Crafts for Kids

10 crafts for kids to keep the boredom at bay this summer

Summer is still in full force and although we have lots of free play my kids love getting crafty and making stuff, as well as free art time each day so this week I’m featuring 10 Crafts for Kids.

First off check out the guest post by Growing Book by Book on creating super worms as part of our story book summer series.

Simple and fun crafts are great for the youngest children and experimenting with colour at the same time is always fun – A little pinch of perfect has a fun beach ball for kids to make

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Story Book Summer – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Play Dough Play - part of the Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum

Our third week of Story Book Summer comes to a close with one of my all time favourite books The Very Hungry Caterpillar – I am delighted to welcome Jenny from Mummy Mishaps to Rainy Day Mum to share a fun play dough activity for the book as part of the Story Book Summer Series – check out our other posts from this week and watch out for next weeks Fairy Tales week.

Hello! I am Jenny a SAHM who can normally be found over at Mummy Mishaps , where I blog about my

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