Christmas

Folded Christmas Tree Cards – Counting down to Christmas

Folded Paper Christmas Tree Cards for you and your kids to makeFolded Paper Christmas Tree Cards for you and your kids to make

Create unique Folded Paper Christmas Tree Cards this year with your kids, use everyday craft materials to create these different cards that even your younger children can help make and decorate.

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Christmas

10 Natural ornaments for kids and you to make

10 Natural Ornaments for the Kids and you to make

Ten simple natural ornaments that you and the kids can create this Christmas from objects that you pick up on a nature walk. Create rustic snowflakes, scrap ribbon trees or glittered pine cones adding homemade ornaments to your home and tree that can be brought out year after year.

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Craft

Stamped pumpkin Happy Halloween Bunting

Happy Halloween Stamped Bunting

Easy to make stamped Happy Halloween Pumpkin Bunting. Quick and simple craft for some last minute Halloween Decorations for the home.

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Craft

Easy Hanging Jack-o-lanterns

Easy Hanging Jack O Lanterns

Super Simple Hanging Jack-o-lanterns perfect for a last minute Halloween Craft or easy to set up and complete afterschool craft for kids of all ages.

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Autumn

Hedgehog Bread

Hedgehog Bread Rolls for kids to make - perfect for some autumn baking

A few weeks ago I shared our bread recipe that I use weekly with T to create a homemade loaf for our day at home lunch and we’ve used the same simple recipe to create some lovely autumn themed Hedgehog Bread Rolls perfect with butter and homemade preserve for a treat.

Before starting we spent some time talking about Hedgehogs, what they look like, what happens in the autumn to them and why they hibernate as well. It was interesting listening to T think up reasons why they may hibernate during the winter – she knew that they were

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Autumn

Cork Printed Autumn Tree

Cork Printed Autumn Tree Art

Looking out of windows we can see the leaves changing colour as summer fades away and Autumn hurries in – this week we’re looking at those colours of autumn and all the signs that the seasons are changing and we decided to get creative with some printing.

Back in the summer after discovering the amazing Cork and Button printed flowers by Happy Hooligans we used the same method with fabric paints and created a tote bag as a gift for mother’s day. Printing with corks was so much fun that I have been collecting as many as possible to

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Cooking and Baking

French Family Supper with Lidl – #frenchweek

French Family Super on a Budget with Lidl French Week - taste testing and helping picky eaters at home

With children that are picky eaters we’re always on the look out for fun ways to get the kids trying new food and now that both children are having dinners at school at least part of the week it gives us the opportunity to have a taste testing supper occasionally. Lidl one of the UK supermarkets often has fabulous deals and this week is no exception with a French Week.

 

With a huge range of traditional French food from Escargot to Cidre with most of the weeks selection sourced in France it’s a budget friendly option for getting

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Cooking and Baking

Making bread – wheat to table – #playfulpreschool

Making bread - learning about the process of harvesting wheat, milling and bread making as part of #playfulpreschool

Every Wednesday this year we are sharing a themed preschool activity as part of the #playfulpreschool group, this week’s theme is all about Harvest, we’re playing, creating and learning around this theme – at the end of this post check out the other ideas from the group to share with your preschoolers.

This week we are focusing on harvesting of wheat and the process from growing the wheat, harvesting it milling and then bread making. We are lucky that we live in a rural area and stepping out of our town we’re surrounded by fields a lot of which

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Cooking and Baking

Windfall Apples Practical Life Skills

Teach practical life skills with windfall apples - practising using a knife

We are lucky to have 2 large apple trees in our back garden which produce cooking and eating apples and each year we head off to harvest them directly from the tree and picking up the windfall so that the path doesn’t become too slippy with the windfall apples rotting away. Many of the windfall apples especially this year are beyond use in the kitchen as they have been laying around for a couple of weeks whilst we were on vacation so many were added straight to the compost a few were good enough for some crumble and a couple

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