I’m a big fan of Enid Blyton so I was really excited when The Book People and Tots100 asked me if I could come up with some Noddy crafts for kids. We love paper plate crafts so originally I was going to try out one of the Noddy Crafts that The Book People are sharing and make some paper plate masks but then I thought I’d go a bit out of my comfort zone and try and use the two things from the craft aisle that put the fear up me a bit – craft sticks and foam. Why? Well I think that they’re one of those things that you buy and then you sit there and think ‘well, what am I supposed to make with these then?!’ so today I’m sharing three cool Noddy crafts that you can make – a great stash buster too! I’m also sharing you how could win £500 worth of books which would be an amazing prize to get your hands on.

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Dear Zoo is one of my preschoolers favourite books so it seemed only right to create a round up of Dear Zoo activities and crafts as I’m sure there are lots of other kids who feel the same! I wasn’t sure at first how many I’d be able to find but after asking a few bloggers for assistance I was overwhelmed by the most amazing selection of Dear Zoo activities, I’m sure you’ll love them too! Some of these are zoo activities for kids while others are specific Dear Zoo activities. There’s a really good range from Dear Zoo literacy activities to colouring sheets and crafts so I’m sure you’ll find something that’s right for you and your kids.

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I’ve had a few ideas in my head for the last few weeks of some Dear Zoo activities and crafts but due to some issues with printers and *ahem* the kids using up every craft supply we own they just didn’t happen. I’m very excited therefore to finally be able to share with you these Dear Zoo story spoons. They’re easy enough for kids to make but they’re also simple enough for adults to create as a simple accompaniment to storytelling.

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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt seems to be a bit of a modern classic – I know that it’s certainly very popular and it’s a book that really appeals to adults too – the drawings by Oliver Jeffers are fabulous! I love sharing activities for kids books so today I’m sharing 15 The Day the Crayons Quit activities, with crafts, printables, decorations and even a fun DIY costume idea! I hope you like them as much as I do!

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar has to be one of the most classic kids book ever and I’ve yet to find a kid that doesn’t love it! It’s also a book that’s really popular with parents, schools and preschools following the EYFS – I know that both my kids have ‘studied’ it at different times (does a three year old study a book? Maybe explored would be a better word?!) but it’s also one that’s fun to do some simple activities for at home too. These The Very Hungry Caterpillar activities are all fun, cute and perfect for kids – which one is your favourite?

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