Last year at school my son studied The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and I remember thinking at the time that there weren’t that many The Snail and the Whale crafts about so after making our movable paper plate ghost last week I thought it would be fun to try and make a little craft of the two friends off on their adventure around the world!
I’m so excited today to be working with Ora to celebrate world space week and share some news with you about their partnership with Penguin Random House Children’s UK book Goodnight Spaceman (which I love! Really love!) This awesome partnership means that you could get your hands on a audiobook of Goodnight Spaceman read by the first British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake and recorded by him in space. I’m also sharing two rather cool little crafts to go alongside it – one below myself which has a free printable and one from Ora. Ready for adventure? Belt up and let me tell you about all of it!
Superworm by Julia Donaldson is one of our favourite kids books and while we were reading it the other night I suddenly realised that it would be super easy to do some sensory play along side it. As well as playing with it my three year old daughter really enjoyed helping me set this Superworm sensory play up and we had a good time reading along with the book and acting it out too!
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.
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.