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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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Story Book Summer – Superworm

Superworm - creative art with yarn bring the book alive as part of Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum

This week’s Story Book Summer is all about Bugs and Butterflies today I’m welcoming Jodie from Growing Book by Book to share a fun activity/craft based on the book Superworm by Julia Donaldson.

Hello Rainy Day Mum readers! My name is Jodie from Growing Book by Book and I’m so happy to be guest posting today.

I can’t believe it took me so long to discover author, Julia Donaldson. But, I’m so glad that I did. Her books have become instant hits in our house. One of our newest favorites is Superworm.

The Book

Superworm is the story

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Preparing for school – letters in the air

Preparing for school- letters in the air helping children review letter knowledge through a fun active game as part of the Getting Ready for K through play series

We’re talking about literacy this week as part of getting ready for K through play series to help with preparing for school – whether this is the ABC’s, Phonics, Books or reading. In the UK there is no requirement that children will know their ABC’s before they enter school and much of the first year will be spent reviewing the basic phonemes and introducing blended sounds as well as teaching children to read through this knowledge.

However a knowledge of letters is always good and teaching them how they look and are formed is part of that, getting moving

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Story Book Summer – Bugs are Insects

Bugs are insects - ladybug addition with play dough part of the Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum

Story Book Summer continues this week on the Bug theme – check out our book activity on Monday which spammed both our story book summer and our post for this months Virtual Book Club for Kids with Mad about Minibeasts play dough. Today I am really happy to welcome Kim from Life Over C’s to share some bug activities on the Bugs are Insects.

I’m excited to be with you today on Rainy Day Mum! Much thanks for the invitation!

We have a slight obsession with bugs at our house. I don’t have an obsession with them being in

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