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Welcome to our Education at Home page – packed full of ideas for those who Home Educate and those who support their schooled children in the home and beyond!

Book Inspired Learning
Sensory Dough Activities

Nature Inspired Dough for Lively Sensory Play

Nature Inspired Dough for Lively Sensory Play Peakles and I are really excited about taking part in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough this year.  We love being outdoors and are always collecting things from walks along the beach or in the countryside.  This is one of the reasons why...
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Making Salt Dough Fossils to Awesome Music.

  Making Salt Dough Fossils to Awesome Music. Welcome to our post all about exploring music inspired salt dough – fossils.  As this series is all about stimulating the senses we decided to create some salt dough and use music to stimulate the ‘aural or hearing...
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Clean Mud with Herbs and Flowers

 Clean Mud with Herbs and Flowers Peakles and I are really excited about taking part in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough this year.  We love being outdoors and are always collecting things from walks along the beach or in the countryside.  This is one of the reasons why we are...
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Music Inspired Clean Mud

  Music Inspired Clean Mud Dough Welcome to our post all about exploring music inspired Clean Mud dough.  As this series is all about stimulating the senses we decided to create some mud dough and use music to stimulate the ‘aural or hearing senses’.  As we have...
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Rock and Pebbles Sparkle Dough

 Rocks and Pebbles Sparkle Dough Peakles and I are really excited about taking part in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough this year.  We love being outdoors and are always collecting things from walks along the beach or in the countryside.  This is one of the reasons why we are...
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Music Inspired Moon Sparkle Dough

  Music Inspired Moon Sparkle Dough Welcome to our post all about exploring music inspired Moon Sparkle dough.  As this series is all about stimulating the senses we decided to create some sparkle dough and use music to stimulate the ‘aural or hearing senses’...
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Music Inspired Chocolate Scented Dough

  Music Inspired Chocolate Dough Welcome to our post all about exploring music inspired scented dough.  As this series is all about stimulating the senses we decided to create some scented dough and use music to stimulate the ‘aural or hearing senses’.  As we...
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Green Nature Scented Dough

  Nature Led Scented Dough Peakles and I are really excited about taking part in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough this year.  We love being outdoors and are always collecting things from walks along the beach or in the countryside.  This is one of the reasons why we are...
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Music Inspired Snow Dough

  Music Inspired Snow Dough Welcome to our post all about exploring music inspired snow dough.  As this series is all about stimulating the senses we decided to create some snow dough and use music to stimulate the ‘aural or hearing senses’.  As we have mentioned...
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Up-cycling and Recycling

Printing with Polystyrene sheets

We have tried printing using polystyrene sheets in the Autumn and it was something we enjoyed and wanted to explore again. Peakles is very excited that we will be working on a new bedroom design for her in the Spring and she wants a pink bedroom!  So with that in mind and of...
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Project Recycle & Create – Polystyrene & other Packaging

Here we are again for our second Project Recycle and Create.  This month we are focusing on packaging, the stuff that usually comes with the cardboard boxes that we featured  last month! We have used packaging as a crafting or play material before when we made our Real Scottish...
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Cardboard Boxes – Project Recycle and Create

Cardboard boxes are so versatile and are usually a free crafting material as lots of things are packaged in cardboard boxes!  The first month of Project Recycle and Create focused on cardboard boxes and there were lots of different ideas shared! I have decided to look at some...
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Project Recycle and Create 2014

We are thrilled to be participants in Project Recycle and Create especially as we have LOTS of things stashed away in our study! But what is Project Recycle and Create?  It is a group of international bloggers who have grouped together to write about using recycled materials for...
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New Years Resolution Box

This week we have been thinking about our New Years Resolutions which is a difficult concept for a three-year old to grasp. We talked about what a resolution was and why people make them. Eventually we came to the conclusion that it is a promise to ourselves that we will try to...
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Maths Ideas
Play, Make and Learn

One of the Best Toys for Kids We’ve Played This Year

Wobbly Worm! One of the Best Toys We’ve Played This Year. Wobbly Worm!  Are you looking for a toy that is amazing fun for all ages to play with?  Stuck for an ideal birthday present or just something to keep them occupied this summer?  Then we may have found what you are...
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Top 7 Reasons You Should Try This Fidget Stick

7 Reasons You Should Try a MOKURU Fidget Stick MOKURU Fidget Stick vs. Fidget Spinner! Are you interested in a new toy? Our family was caught up in the fidget spinner craze earlier in the year. This toy is based on keeping the brain, hand and eye engaged in simple patterns and...
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Valentines Day Mega Round Up

Our Mega Round Up! Hope you are having a great day –  but are you: Stuck for inspiration? Worried because it is suddenly here and you’ve not organised anything for the kids? Wanting some new ideas to make it a special weekend with the family? Well, help is at hand to...
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Paper Heart Bunting

 Paper Heart Bunting Simple Craft for Developing Scissor Skills Peakles loves Valentine’s Day and now that we are through our ‘snowflake’ crafting phase for this year, she naturally began to want more heart crafts to do! We are concentrating on her fine motor...
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How to Create Printed Heart Cards With Tiles

How to Create Printed Heart Cards With Tiles We enjoy exploring art, design and crafting together.  Often we may follow certain patterns or designs, other times my daughter will use the skills she has to explore a medium or idea on her own.  I was wanting to introduce printing as...
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How to Make a Pretty Christmas LED Light Holder

Christmas LED Light Holder Have you ever been in a candle-lit parade or procession only for your candle to blow out?  Are you worried about younger kids carrying naked flames when they are part of a choir?  We share a simple craft that is safe, practical and easy to make too! We...
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How to Make a Lovely Christmas Tree Calendar

Christmas Tree Calendar Are you wanting to avoid the candy and chocolate filled advent calendars this year?  Do you want a simple way to count down the days to Christmas?  Then our fun and easy to make Advent Calendar should be perfect for you and your family! We love advent...
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How to Make a Fun and Easy Countdown Card

Fun and Easy Christmas Countdown Card Avoid that morning sugar rush with a candy free way to countdown the days to Christmas! We love counting the days until Christmas without having lots of chocolate advent calendars!  This is a lovely Christmas countdown card, ideal for an...
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How to Make a Simple Candle Christmas Card

Simple Candle Christmas Card This Candle Christmas card is easy to make and so pretty to0!  We love making our own Christmas cards and decorations for family and friends.  Making them with youngsters also helps them to express their own creativity as well as showing that...
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Early Learning with Peakle Pie

How to Make a Fun and Easy Countdown Card

Fun and Easy Christmas Countdown Card Avoid that morning sugar rush with a candy free way to countdown the days to Christmas! We love counting the days until Christmas without having lots of chocolate advent calendars!  This is a lovely Christmas countdown card, ideal for an...
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Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop 44

Welcome to the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop 44! The Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop is a place where bloggers can share multicultural activities, crafts, recipes, and musings for our creative kids. We can’t wait to see what you share this time!   Created by Frances of...
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How to Make Fabulous Narwhal Fingerprint Pictures

N is for…. Narwhal Fingerprint Pictures Peakles has just found out about the Narwhal!  Lots of us love whales and unicorns, Peakles is no exception, and she loves the idea of the Unicorn of the Sea!  We found out some cool Unicorn of the Sea Facts from the World Wildlife...
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How to Play Quick and Fun Hide and Seek

H is for…. Hide and Seek Lots of us enjoy playing hide and seek, Peakles is no exception but what to do if you have no siblings or friends to play with that day?  We have been playing our versions of Hide and Seek in the home, garden and on vacation for a few years and we...
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How to Make Juggling Bags from Recycled Socks

Recycled Socks for Juggling! We have to recycle so many socks at the moment as Peakles has grown again and rather than just pop them in the recycling bin I thought they would make ideal juggling bags or balls so we can practise those circus skills!  This fits in brilliantly with...
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How to Make a Colour Mixing Ice Cream

Colour Mixing Ice Cream? Peakles and I are excited about this week’s book for the Virtual Book Club which is Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Williems.  This is a new book for us and we all enjoyed reading it.  We loved the dilemma that faces Gerland the Elephant when he...
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Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop 43

Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop 43! The Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop is a place where bloggers can share multicultural activities, crafts, recipes, and musings for our creative kids. We can’t wait to see what you share this time! Created by Frances of Discovering the World...
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40 Free Family Fun Things to Make and Do

Family Fun Things to Make and Do Need some inspiration for family fun things to make and do?  Then our list of 40 things to make and do should be a good starting point!  Peakles and I share some of the things we like to do together at home and when we are out and about too!...
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How to Make Salt Dough Treasures for a Pirate Chest

Salt Dough Treasures for a Pirate Chest Peakles and I are grabbing our cardboard cutlasses, our treasure maps and going on an adventure soon!  Talk Like a Pirate Day is on 19th September and we cannot wait to celebrate again this year!  As usual, we will be having a pirate tea,...
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