One of my favourite things, as a mother and a book addict, is to change the display books on our front facing bookshelf every few weeks. These are the books that set the scene in the playroom and , as they're always on display, are the first books the girls pick for story time. For … Continue reading 8 Wonderful Books with a Spring Theme
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!
Ok, so anyone who knows me, or reads my blog, knows that I am a huge advocate of playing outdoors, whatever the weather. I very much believe that as long as you and your children are wearing suitable clothing and protection, then there is no need to stay cooped up inside. There is a whole … Continue reading Playing in the Autumn Rain
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.
There is perhaps no simpler, and yet no more satisfying autumn activity than crunching through the Autumn leaves. There is something so fairytale-esque about a ground coated with gold, red and orange and those cool Autumn mornings are so very rejuvenating and invigorating. There is something so magical in watching a toddler discover the changing … Continue reading Muddy Monday #5 – Playing in the Autumn Leaves.
Gardening with kids is one of my favourite things to do. It is great, muddy fun and they are learning so much about the world without even realising it! This week, I decided that I'd introduce Duckling to the joys of planting and growing some flowers, so we bought some spring bulbs, got out some … Continue reading Muddy Monday #3 – Planting Spring Bulbs
This year I have discovered the absolute joy that is Community Orchards, and the only thing I don't like is how there aren't more of them around!?! What a wonderful idea; an area that a community jointly prunes and cares for and that everyone benefits from. Fantastic! (I sound like such a lefty! haha!) In … Continue reading Pick Seasonal Fruit (Part 2- 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