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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

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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 – 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.

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Superworm is the story

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Story Book Summer – Bedtime in the Jungle

Bedtime in the Jungle - handprint collaborative craft for all the family as part of the Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum

This week on Rainy Day Mum as part of our Story Book Summer we’re welcoming other bloggers to come and share a favourite Jungle Book and create a craft or activity based around the book. Today I welcome Amanda from Fun Handprint Art and Artsy Momma who is going to share a fun craft for the book Bedtime in the Jungle.

Hi, I’m Amanda and I am excited to be sharing a handprint elephant craft with all of you as part of Jungle week here on Rainy Day Mum. I have two kids who are ages 3 and 6.

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Story Book Summer – Trunk Trouble

Trunk Trouble - craft and motor activity for young kids as part of Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum

Welcome back to our Story Book Summer Series – This week is all about Jungle’s my second favourite place after Under the Sea, today I welcome OneMommy from There’s Just One Mommy sharing a creative craft for the book Trunk Trouble.

Hello Rainy Day Mum readers! I’m so excited to be able to share with you today! In the blogging world I use the nickname OneMommy. I’m a stay-at-home mom from Ohio, and this year I’m planning to homeschool both the first grader and kindergartner. I blog over at There’s Just One Mommy, where I share crafts and learning

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