Do you bring things home from the woods? Not squirels or foxes obviously (though I am tempted) but little things. Acorns. Leaves. Pine cones. I don’t think I’ve ever made it home without a pocket full of treasures that we’ve found. To be honest, I came home laden with stuff just after a visit to our local park today, turns out I’m a bit of a magpie for autumnal goodies. What do you do with these goodies though? No matter if you’ve been picking up bits from your wanders or have been on a full blown scavenger hunt it seems wrong to just chuck them out. Well you make this autumnal scavenger playdough of course! Sounds simple? Oh yes, but I had to eventually physically remove my kids from it, such was it’s popularity here.
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Can I officially do my Autumn dance yet? I’m no fan of the colder weather but I love the excuse for big cardigans, wrapping up warm and watching the leaves change colour. One of our favourite things to do as a family in autumn is to go to a local fruit farm and pick apples. I like to use this as an excuse to do some crafting with my children afterwards so I thought I’d put together this little round up of some of my favourite apple crafts for kids, I hope you like them too!
If you’re anything like me you’ll be looking forward to the summer holidays with a sense of excitement and mild fear. Hurray you get to spend more time with your kids but, uh-oh! How on earth are you going to cope all summer now the Big Kids are everywhere and oh my days how are you going to afford it too?! I love looking through summer bucket lists and bored jar lists for ideas on what to do with my kids, but as they’re often aimed at older kids they’re not always that great for me, I can’t tell my preschooler to go read a book or write messages in invisible ink! With that in mind I thought I’d share some ideas for a summer bucket list for preschoolers, this isn’t possibly the one my kids would write (that’d include EuroDisney, Alton Towers and Legoland) but it does have loads of achievable but fun things to do with your kids. I’m sure there’s lots of them that you could do with older kids too and do feel free to leave your own ideas at the end – us parents have got to help each other!
It seems strange to say this but I think Autumn and Fall crafts are starting to slow down now as we all start thinking about Halloween. I figure though that gives me one more chance though to make the most of autumn so here’s some easy apple activities for kids to make.