Tuesday Tots – Summer 2014 Tuesday 26th August

Tuesday Tots - crafts, activities, family fun for kids of all ages

I am slowing down my summer, enjoying the days and the lighter evenings with the kids and my husband and until September I will not be featuring activities on a weekly basis for Tuesday Tots… But PLEASE keep linking up as come September I will be back on track and using the next 5 weeks Tuesday Tots linkies to create some amazing resources for you to find ideas for back to school (whether you homeschool or are supporting your children at home with their school work), themed early autumn activities and some fantastic play posts.

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Make Mornings Easier – ready for 5

Make mornings easier - get ready for 5 a simple strategy to help destress your morning routine with kids

Mornings in our house used to be chaos – it didn’t matter that the kids got up before 6 (most often before 5:30am) each morning and we didn’t have to leave to walk to school till 8:15am but somehow I was getting stressed and going into shouting mode each day to get two kids and me out the door, hubby off to work and the dog walked.

So we’ve added some simple strategies to make mornings easier first off is our ready for 5 the kids love this as they get to SHOUT as they get themselves ready. We’ve

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Tuesday Tots – Summer 2014 Tuesday 19th August

Tuesday Tots - crafts, activities, family fun for kids of all ages

I am slowing down my summer, enjoying the days and the lighter evenings with the kids and my husband and until September I will not be featuring activities on a weekly basis for Tuesday Tots… But PLEASE keep linking up as come September I will be back on track and using the next 5 weeks Tuesday Tots linkies to create some amazing resources for you to find ideas for back to school (whether you homeschool or are supporting your children at home with their school work), themed early autumn activities and some fantastic play posts.

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Seaside Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major – blog tour

Seaside Tinkered Treasured by Elyse Major Blour Tour

With Summer coming to a close our nature table and most of our back packs are overflowing with beach finds and treasures from the shore, finding things to do with them apart from colour or display stretches my kids imagination and mine sometimes so I am delighted to introduce you to Seaside Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major a new book which is full of crafts using beach finds or treasures or inspired by the sea.

Seaside Tinkered Treasures contains 35 projects from my kids favourite sand castle flags to the perfect summer party addition miniature pin wheels made using

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Tuesday Tots – Summer 2014 Tuesday 12th August

Tuesday Tots - crafts, activities, family fun for kids of all ages

I am slowing down my summer, enjoying the days and the lighter evenings with the kids and my husband and until September I will not be featuring activities on a weekly basis for Tuesday Tots… But PLEASE keep linking up as come September I will be back on track and using the next 5 weeks Tuesday Tots linkies to create some amazing resources for you to find ideas for back to school (whether you homeschool or are supporting your children at home with their school work), themed early autumn activities and some fantastic play posts.

Topics that I know

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Fizzing Fossil Dinosaur Eggs – Digging Up Dinosaurs by Aliki

Fizzing Fossil Dinosaur Eggs - extension activity for Digging Up DInosaurs by Aliki

Dinosaurs are our hot topic of the moment – I probably know more that I ever want to know about an Aptosaurus, Iguanadon and a Paracelapharus (I have no idea whether that is the spelling or not!) and with this months Virtual Book Club for Kids author being Aliki and with one of them Digging Up Dinosaurs an explanation of fossils we thought it was perfect for us.

The book Digging Up Dinosaurs (this is an affiliate link and will not cost you any extra but earns us a tiny percentage helping support the site) is a Level 2

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Story Book Summer – The Way Back Home

Moon based books and activities

Today we conclude our story book summer series – we’ve had 6 weeks of book based activities for kids from some fabulous bloggers around the world. This last week is Space Week and today Witty Hoots shares 2 books on the space theme The Way Back Home by Oliver Jefferies and Fat Cat The Moon so over to Witty Hoots for today’s last Story Book Summer Post.

Thank you to Rainy Day Mum for a brilliant book series and I am delighted to feature our two books about the moon today. A fiction book and a non-fiction book with

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Story Book Summer – Tanner Turbeyfill and the Moon Rocks

Make your own moon rocks - bringing books about space alive for kids

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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Story Book Summer – ‘Whoops! But it wasn’t me’

Junk model Space Rocket

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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