I’m so excited to have a guest on Rainy Day Mum today with a great little craft that would be perfect for some quick and simple tree ornaments as well. So I’m now handing over to Emma from My Little 3 and Me.
Hi, I’m Emma from My Little 3 and Me and I am very excited to be guest posting for Cerys today. She has been a great source of inspiration and encouragement for me in my first year of blogging and as my first ever guest post I am honoured to be here
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From learning letter sounds to blending them into words and reading is an exciting phase and one that we’re loving at home at the moment. J started school back in September and has started to bring back his first books with words to read in so I put together a very simple reading aid to help him sound out individual letter sounds and words as he reads instead of using his fingers (he was covering letters and words with his finger so not good for helping him get the hang of it).
Now I saw this a couple of
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It’s fun to incorporate a craft and a game together and as this months Virtual Book Club for Kids we’ve combined the two to create a telescope and a fun and simple I Spy game for toddlers and preschoolers to play perfect for some Rainy Day Fun.
At the moment I am working with T at home on colours as everything this week is Yellow – last week it was Green and from some simple games we have been playing it’s obvious that colours is something that she hasn’t grasped so as well as bringing the book “Shark in
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The world is full of textures, tastes, sights, sounds and smells and we’re starting to explore them in more detail – looking at the language that we use to describe and explain them and one of our first explorations is through touch whilst it still feels like Summer we decided to explore textures in the garden by representing them on paper.
Using wax crayons we set out with some paper and looked at different objects in the garden. With J and T we’ve talked about rough and smooth before but bringing them out on paper allowed us to look
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It gives me great pleasure to welcome Maggy from Red Ted Art back to Rainy Day Mum after sharing 7 Days of Nature Crafts Maggy is back today sharing 7 days of Loo Roll Crafts (that’s Toilet Roll crafts to those none UK readers).
Wonderful to be back here again visiting from over at Red Ted Art!! We love Rainy Day Mum’s blog and all it’s wonderful ideas for toddlers and pre-schoolers, that it is a pleasure to be here!
This week I would like to share a week’s worth of Loo Roll crafts! I love love love loo
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Welcome to Animal Adventure week of the Virtual Book Club – today we’re sharing a craft activity to go with the book One Gorilla: A counting book by Anthony Browne. With beautiful illustrations of some of our favourite primates it’s a fantastic Animal Book for counting with toddlers and preschoolers.
One of the themes of the book is that primates are a family of animals and this idea got us talking about our family and who made up our family so taking that idea we decided to create a family tree.
What you need to Create a Family Tree
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It’s forest week and apart from The Gruffalo our other favourite forest book is Foggy Foggy Forest by Nick Sharrat – with some of our favourite fairy tale characters including it’s a fun book that lets us guess what is going to be revealed when you turn the page to see the silhouette.
Inspired by the silhouettes I decided to try an idea with the kids that I remembered from my childhood – Sun Prints – using solar paper you can create silhouettes of objects.
Whilst out in the forest we picked a variety of different leaves from the
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Welcome to everyone joining in with the Virtual Book Club Summer Camp this week is Water Play and we’ve been reading a wonderful book by Marcus Pfister The Rainbow Fish.
With the story based around a fish giving away scales from his body it was a perfect opportunity for some maths. J who is entering full time school in the autumn is very interested in numbers and has started to do some sums so we got crafty and doing some math at the same time.
First off we started to create some rainbow fish – I drew some
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This post was written in collaboration with Supersavvyme
A family picnic can be a great way to get the kids away from the TV or PlayStation and into the great outdoors come the summer. Yet before you pack the blanket and Frisbee in the car and drive off, why not have a go at making some new child-friendly recipes as part of your outing?
Avoiding store-bought dips and snacks in favour of your own homemade versions is the perfect way to know exactly what is going into your kids’ tummies. While it can be tempting to
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