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Celebrate Summer – Bubble Prints

Summer Art Fun - making bubble prints in the garden

We’re taking our summer slow and enjoying some old fashioned arts and crafts. One that I remember from my own childhood is bubble prints – we’ve tried a very simple method that although not producing the bright and vibrant colours that other methods do they had so much fun making them.

What you need to make Bubble Prints

Bowl or dish Washing up Liquid (Dish Soap) Food Colouring/liquid water colours Straw Water Paper

Bubble Prints

Put about 1/2 cup of washing up liquid (dish soap) into the bowl and add some water to make a shallow mix of

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Story Book Summer – Tanner Turbeyfill and the Moon Rocks

Make your own moon rocks - bringing books about space alive for kids

We’re getting close to the end of Story Book Summer and this week focuses on one of our favourite themes – SPACE – today I am welcoming Dusty from To the Moon and Back to share an activity based on the book Tanner Turbeyfill and the Moon Rocks.

Hello Rainy Day Mum fans! I’m Dusty and I blog over at To the Moon and Back about homeschooling, homemaking, and more. I have four young children (ages 8, 6, 4, and nearly 1) and we love to participate in hands on activities related to our reading adventures! Today I want

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Story Book Summer – ‘Whoops! But it wasn’t me’

Junk model Space Rocket

In this last week of Story Book Summer we’re sharing Space themed books and activities bringing them alive. Today I welcome the Fairy and the Frog to Rainy Day Mum to share a fun craft to bring ‘Whoops! But it wasn’t me’ by Lauren Child alive.

‘Whoops! But it wasn’t me’ is the tale of Charlie and Lola and Charlie’s very special handmade space rocket. Unfortunately, although Charlie warns Lola that it is extremely breakable she can’t resist touching it. Lola then has a big dilemma

We love the Charlie and Lola series by Lauren Child. With their quirky

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Story Book Summer – Edwina the dinosaur that didn’t know she was extinct

Quick and Easy dinosaur feet bringing the book Edwina the dinosaur that didn't know she was extinct alive for kids

Our last day of the Dinosaur week as part of Story Book Summer and today I welcome Emma from P is for Preschool to share a craft based on the book Edwina the dinosaur that didn’t know she was extinct by Mo Willems one of our favourite dinosaur books.

My 5-year-old daughter Kay and I read Edwina, the Dinosaur That Didn’t Know She Was Extinct, a book that recommends itself simply by being from the wonderfully creative Mo Willems. Poor kind Edwina, wondering around, helping the humans whenever she can and beloved by all…except Reginald Von Hoobie Doobie, who

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Story Book Summer – How do Dinosaurs Eat their Food

How do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food - dino picnic part of Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum

We’re going Dinosaur mad this week on Rainy Day Mum as part of our Story Book Summer Series and today we’re welcoming Glittering Muffins with their son to share an activity bringing the book How do Dinosaurs Eat their Food to life with a Dino Picnic.

We are very happy to guest post here on Rainy Day Mum with one of our few posts outside of our blog. Glittering Muffins is a Canadian blog that brings you recipes, crafts, activities and more, with our son Nico (a true dinosaur enthusiast and expert) as focal

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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 – 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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Story Book Summer – The Princess and the Pea

Princess-and-the-Pea-collage_1

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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