This year we will be focusing on preschool activities every Wednesday on Rainy Day Mum – joining with a group of other fabulous parents and educators we will be sharing themed activities across our sites for some fabulous preschool fun and learning that you can do at home or in your classroom. Last week the group kicked off with an Apple Theme and shared amazing ideas bringing you Maths, Literacy, Science, Creative, Cooking and Social Studies activity check out over at The Educators’ Spin On It for a full list of the Apple Themed Activities. This week it’s all about
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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