Autumn

Free Autumn Play in the Park

Outdoor fall activities for kids and you to enjoy for free at the park

The seasons are changing summer is slipping away, the days are getting shorter and the nights longer autumn is on it’s way and getting outside is still one of our top priorities as a family. If it doesn’t cost the earth then it’s a real bonus for us so today I’m sharing with you some fun ideas for FREE autumn play in the park that we enjoyed last year and will be doing again this year. So wrap up and go and enjoy the changing seasons together as a family.

Early Autumn Foraging

Our all time favourite FREE park

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#mytoystory – Fisher Price Little People

#mytoystory - classic 1970's and 80's fisher price little people

There are some toys that stick in your mind from your childhood, if you ask my brother or my husband things like Star Wars figures and He-Man would stand out for me it’s my Fisher Price Little People – a toddler and preschool toy but one that I remember well and is still a firm favourite with my kids even though it is 30+ years since I owned them and played with them.

No I’m not talking about the new updates Little People by Fisher Price that look like cartoon people, I’m talking about the original peg people and

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Books

Story Book Summer – Digging up Dinosaurs

Digging up Dinosaurs - fossil making bringing the book alive

With just over a week left of story book summer we’re still focusing on Dinosaurs and today we welcome Cassie from 3 Dinosaurs to share an activity from the book Digging Up Dinosaurs (watch out as we will be featuring an activity based on this next week as well as part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids).

Hi, I’m Cassie from 3 Dinosaurs. I’m a mom of 3 Romping, Stomping & Roaring girls! I blog about fun art & craft activities for ages 4 to 8. I also make a few free printables. Check out the fun activity that

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Books

Story Book Summer – Three Little Dinosaurs Egg Rescue

Bringing alive Three Little Dinosaurs Egg Rescue with Kids - egg hunting and rescuing

 

It’s the penultimate week of Story Book Summer and this week we’re going Dino crazy with some Crafting, play and activities based around some fun Dinosaur books for Kids. Today I welcome Emma from Adventures for Adam sharing Three Little Dinosaurs Egg Race and a fun activity to bring it alive for young children.

Hello! I am Emma from Adventures of Adam. You won’t believe how thrilled I am to be appearing on Rainy Day Mum. I am Mum to 2 year old Adam. At Adventures of Adam we blog about “play activities that won’t cost the earth

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Books

Story Book Summer – Alice the Fairy

Setting up a fairy garden to bring alive the book Alive the Fairy as part of Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum

Fairy Tales are some of my favourite classic tales to share with children and mine and T’s favourite unusually include fairies and princesses – Today as part of Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum we are welcoming Mary Catherine from Fun A Day sharing a play activity for the book Alice the Fairy.

Hi there, Rainy Day Mum readers! I’m Mary Catherine, and I write about fun, meaningful learning over at Fun-A-Day. Today I’d love to share a DIY fairy garden inspired by David Shannon’s Alice the Fairy. Shannon’s whimsical story centers on Alice, a self-described “temporary fairy”.

 

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Books

Story Book Summer – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Play Dough Play - part of the Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum

Our third week of Story Book Summer comes to a close with one of my all time favourite books The Very Hungry Caterpillar – I am delighted to welcome Jenny from Mummy Mishaps to Rainy Day Mum to share a fun play dough activity for the book as part of the Story Book Summer Series – check out our other posts from this week and watch out for next weeks Fairy Tales week.

Hello! I am Jenny a SAHM who can normally be found over at Mummy Mishaps , where I blog about my

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Messy and Sensory Play

Summer Sensory Play for Tots

Summer Sensory Play Ideas for Tots

Playing with the senses is one of the ways that children learn about the world around them – they can also help them learn concepts like maths as well as bring literacy alive through sensory play. This week we’re featuring some ideas for Summer Sensory Play for Tots linked up to last weeks Tuesday Tots.

First off a fun water based sensory play from Fantastic Fun for Learning with a Duck Race.

Another fun water based sensory play was a little creative play we had with some ice paints the other week.

Bring literacy alive with a book based

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Imaginative

Minibeast Play dough – Giles Andreae Mad about Minibeasts

Mad about minibeasts - minibeast play dough crafting and connecting with books for Virtual Book Club for Kids - Giles Andreae Month

One of our favourite books by Giles Andrea is Mad about Minibeasts illustrated by David Wojtowycz it’s full of fantastic poems about minibeasts ranging from a spider to a dragon fly and including ladybirds and caterpillars.

For this months Virtual Book Club for Kids we wanted to bring the book alive so using some play dough that we had I set up an invitation to create with some buttons, eyes, pipe cleaners, the book and some pots of bright coloured play dough.

Setting this up the kids then descended on the table – breaking off some of the

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Books

Story book Summer – Edward in the Jungle

Edward in the Jungle - Small World Play bringing story books alive through play and craft with guest bloggers on Story Book Summer via Rainy Day Mum

Today is our last of this week Story Book Summer with the Jungle theme – all summer long we are sharing posts bringing books alive for children with our Story book summer this weeks theme all about the Jungle. Today Kate from Kitchen Floor Crafts shares some fantastic small world play bringing alive Edward in the Jungle for her kids and us.

I’m really excited to be participating in the Story Book Summer Series from Rainy Day Mum. This is my first time collaborating on a series like this! You can typically find me over at Kitchen Floor Crafts.

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