Christmas

Song of the Stars, a Christmas story – brought to you by Barefeet on the dashboard

Retelling the Nativity Story through play and books with Sog of the stars, a Christmas story

One of my aims during the Christmas season is to teach J and T the true meaning for Christmas via the Nativity Story and giving to others. Today’s book as part of the Story Book Advent series is the Song of the Stars, a Christmas Story tells the Nativity Story but from the perspective of the world, the elements, plants and animals on the planet and ends with the familiar Nativity Scene in the stable with Mary, Joseph and Jesus. With beautiful illustrations and poetic rhymes based on psalms and biblical tales this is an alternative to the traditional nativity

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Christmas

Winter is for Snow – brought to you by Love, Play, Learn

Winter is for Snow - indoor snowy small world play

Winter is for Snow is today’s Story Book Advent Christmas Book, Brittany from Love, Play, Learn brings us a fun activity for preschoolers to do as you read this delightful book. The book Winter is for snow is about a brother and a sister in Winter, the brother loves the snow, the sister loves her gadgets and doesn’t like the snow at all. Persuaded to put down the gadget the siblings get dressed and head out into the cold for some sledging fun – eagerly on the brothers side and with grumbles and groans on the sisters. As

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Christmas

Forever – brought to you by Building Blocks and Acorns

Forever by Emma Dodd - Arctic Sensory Tub

With our Story Book Advent series I love discovering new books and authors. Today’s book Forever by Emma Dodd is both a new book and new author for us. The series of board books by Emma Dodd aimed at Babies, Toddlers and Early Preschoolers feature baby animals and explore the parent child bonding. Forever focuses on a Polar Bear Mum and Cub and is perfect for Winter and Christmas Time. Today Louise from Building Blocks and Acorns brings the book alive with some playful fun idea for toddlers and preschoolers.

Creating sensory tubs is a fabulous activity for older

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Christmas

Aliens Love Panta Claus – brought to you by Adventures of Adam

Aliens Love Panta Claus - playdough aliens

There are certain books that capture your child’s imagination and the books by Claire Freedman are ones that have done it for my children. Both of them love, The Aliens Love Underpants books, Dinosaurs Love Underpants, Pirates and Monsters, and one of the funny books that both kids love at this time of year is Aliens Love Panta Claus. With the loveable aliens helping Panta (Santa) Claus make sure that Christmas Day Happens it’s a fun book for young kids to read with you. Today Emma from Adventures of Adam shares a fun activity for toddlers and preschoolers to bring

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Autumn

Autumn Playdough Recipe – working on sensory vocabulary

Autumn Playdough - working on sensory vocabulary

Playdough is such a simple thing to make I always use the 4 minute playdough recipe from The Imagination Tree and this time was no exception – what I love about this recipe is that it allows you to add so many different things to it to theme it or make it suitable for the season. For our October Playdough I wanted to bring the scents of Autumn to our table and autumn colours so that we could explore and introduce some sensory vocabulary for the season.

To explore the playdough – I set up some nature finds from

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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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Play

#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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