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Since having kids we’ve always celebrated Chinese New Year at our house, after Christmas I think it’s good to have something else to look forward and celebrate (I’m sure winter is about 3 months longer than the other seasons?). We love sharing crafts for toddlers when we can and with it’s bright colours and fantastic food Chinese New Year is a fun way to teach kids about other cultures. These easy with simple dragon crafts and lantern crafts theseĀ Chinese New Year crafts for toddlers are a great way to make sure that all ages can join in with the celebrations.

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As we get closer to Valentines Day I thought it was about time to share some easy Valentines Day crafts for toddlers with this round up of fun ideas. We love sharing crafts for toddlers and there’s lots of simple and sweet ideas today including cards, keepsakes and painting ideas – perfect for toddlers to join in with and help share the love!

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I think that these paint chip puzzles might be the cheapest Halloween activity I’ve ever created for my kids? I guess they must be since they pretty much cost me nothing to make! I love Halloween crafting with my kids but at the rate they go through things the cost of doing activities can add up very quickly so it’s nice to throw in something thrifty sometimes! Today I’m sharing how to make these super simple paint chip puzzles as well as some of my favourite Halloween activities for toddlers to help keep the little people in your life busy this October.

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Messy play in the garden: keeps kids cool too!In the old days I used to love the hot weather. I have Raynaurd’s Disease too which means the times when I feel anything other than freezing can basically be counted on one hand. But six months pregnant? With a toddler? Hmm.

This great idea was something the Pre-school I visited yesterday were doing and when I recreated it at home today my friend told me to take pictures and blog it as it’s such a fab idea. I know that she reads this so I thought I better comply!

I filled the washing up bowl with cold water and a squirt of washing up liquid and chucked in a load of The Toddlers toys. Obviously containing batteries! Toddler and his friend then spent ages looking for toys, taking them out, playing with them, putting them back in the water and, bonus, getting the toys clean at the same time. (I umm..don’t clean toys that often…)

Another added and brill bonus is that the BBC reported this week that one of their tips for cooling down in hot weather is to stick your hands in cold water. Much easier to get a child to do if there’s toys involved! They also encouraged wearing a damp tshirt which I can also report back certainly happened!

How are you keeping you and your kids cool in the hot weather? Any suggestions gratefully received!