Ok so I know, the downside of spring is the fact that it rains A LOT! Rainy days and bored kids traditionally don't mix, but I have compiled a list of fun ideas to make even the wettest of days fun fun fun! *This post may contain affiliate links which means that I'll make a … Continue reading Enjoy rainy days with kids (for free!)
My girls, age 5 & 2, had until this Winter, never played in the snow. The last decent snowfall we had, here in the Midlands, was in January 2013, when Banana was around 9 months old. We took her out to touch it and look at her world turned white, but she obviously doesn't remember. … Continue reading Playing in a Winter Wonderland.
This year, I've decided that we're really going to have a good go at the 50 Things to do Before You're 11 3/4s challenge by the National Trust. We've dabbled in the past, and managed to get a few things completed in the Autumn, but I've decided, this year, to make a feature of it … Continue reading Taking on the National Trust’s #50Things Challenge.
We probably have a fire in our garden most weekends. We love it, especially in the autumn, that smoky, earthy wood scent. The dancing flames, perfectly hypnotic, helping your to unwind and de stress after a hectic week. Amongst other things, Mr W. is a woodworker, so we have lots of wood off cuts to … Continue reading Building a campfire- an exercise in family bonding.
There is something about going out and hunting for natural treasures that really appeals to kids. Despite the simplicity of the activity, children seem to get so excited about searching through the carpet of fallen, crunchy leaves to find that spiky green shell, and ultimately the shiny, regal nut within. Or getting a big stick … Continue reading We’re going on a conker hunt, we’re going to find a big one!
Hi all, As it's now September, and despite all those protests of people desperately clinging onto the last remnants of a summer that never really materialised, I have decided we'd begin on our Autumn activities. Isn't it just the most beautiful time of year? The golden hues, the low sparkling light, the crunching and cracking … Continue reading Let’s go Apple Picking – Tick.
Welcome to week 2 of Muddy Monday! This week we made some beautiful sticky art using the treasures that we found on our nature hunt, last weekend. Now, this activity doesn't really involve too much mud, however, collecting the natural materials that we used, was very muddy and you can read about that here, Go … Continue reading Muddy Monday #2 – Sticky Nature Art.
So, now that Banana has started school and Duckling and I have a bit more free time in the week, I have decided to start a new blog feature...Muddy Mondays. This will be a weekly feature that goes out on a Monday (in case you hadn't sussed that already)and will involve me and Duckling exploring … Continue reading Muddy Mondays #1 – Painting with Mud
As the main aim of this blog is to record our Seasonal activities and tick items off our seasonal bucket lists I think it only right, now summer is ending and we enter a new season (Autumn yay!), that I sum up and reflect on what we've done. What did we achieve? Well, I must … Continue reading Summer 2016 Round Up
A fantastic, sensory activity for the first hot day of the summer is to set up a garden toy / car wash. It's a great win/win activity because it keeps kids occupied for the afternoon, cools them down on a hot day and cleans any build up on your garden toys ready for playing with … Continue reading Car washing Role Play- Tick!