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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These DIY Lego crayons are super easy to make, to the extent that my helper with these was my three year old daughter. They’re perfect for anyone who has ended up with a handbag full of broken crayons, if your kids are a bit bored of crayons but you can’t quite get yourself to chuck them away or they’d be perfect to make as a cute party favour for a Lego party. We found we needed the ‘right crayons’ but once we had that sorted they were super simple to make.

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When you think about buying clothes, you probably think about all of the fun and exciting pieces. Trendy jeans, pretty tops, dresses, and shoes glorious shoes. But actually, stocking up on the basics is just as important. Since they’re worn every day, they start looking scruffy pretty quickly and can bring down the look or feel of any outfit that you put on. Here are some of the essentials you probably need to update in your wardrobe!

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I’m delighted to be sharing some ideas today about learning outside to help promote Outdoor Classroom Day. With two young kids myself I know how much more fun they have when they learn outside and when kids are having fun they’re far more interested in what they are actually learning!Children today have less time than ever to play outdoors and research by the Dirt is Good campaign found that 1 in 10 children said they never play outside on an average day. Outdoor Classroom Day takes place on May 18th and you can sign up here to join in, just take at least one lesson outside and show how important playtime is for children. Of course if you need some ideas for learning outside then hopefully this will help you!

 

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I have never been a shoes girl, possibly affected by the fact that I have size 8 feet like dinner plates. Likewise I’m not particularly swayed by designer labels, don’t get me wrong, if someone gave me a Hermes Kelly bag I wouldn’t exactly complain but at the same time I know one of my kids would get felt tip on it within two weeks or it would get full of sand from the beach or… well I know it’s just not really worth the money for me. I do love a bit of vintage though, whether it’s clothes, furniture or jewellery and as I get older I’ve started to wonder if perhaps I should stop buying cheap stuff that has a tendency to turn my fingers green and invest in something decent – but is it worth the money?

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