How Big Are My Dinosaur Teeth?

Dinosaur Teeth! I am delighted to be writing the first article in our new book series The Magic Tree House. We read ‘Dinosaurs Before Dark’ and we really enjoyed the great storyline based in the time of the dinosaurs! After reading the book we decided to go to a museum to learn more about dinosaurs...

How to Create This Book Inspired Monster Art

We are making Monster Art!  The book we are reading this week is the brilliant Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley.  This excellent book encourages children to face their night-time fears and make the monster ‘Go Away’.  The illustrations are bold and cleverly build up until you can tell the monster to go,...

Celebrating Roald Dahl Day with Fantastic Mr Fox

We love Roald Dahl day so much that we have refreshed this post just for you! September 13th is Roald Dahl Day and Peakles is becoming more interested in his children’s stories as she gets older.  Her older brother gave her his boxed set of books as well as the audio CD collection.  Out of...

Calendar Jigsaws

I love looking through these original articles where it all began nearly 8 years ago. I remember making these calendar jigsaws and think we may do something similar soon. Just after Christmas when we had put away all the decorations and were clearing out the empty boxes from all the toys Peakles had received, I...

How to Hold a Spooky Halloween Party

Spooky Halloween Party Halloween means Party Time!  We loved trying out these ideas a few years ago, and we plan to make some more this year too!  Simple party ideas that are quick and easy to make too! Halloween Party bits and pieces for a great spooky get together!  We wanted to have a Halloween party...

How to Make and Play a Fun Acorn Sharing Game

Acorns, Leaves and Squirrels always mean harvest gathering, Fall activities and Autumn games!  This week we are back with the Virtual Book Club for Kids and the theme of Acorns and Squirrels!  We have been introduced to a new great read called Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt.  We loved looking through this book and just...

Paper Heart Bunting

We loved this paper heart bunting so much we have refreshed it just for you! 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 skills to help with her pencil grip...

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 an art and design technique to...

How to Make a Festive Gift Pen Holder

How to Make a Christmas Gift Pen Holder Want to make a pretty and useful gift for your kids for Christmas?  Peakles and I have been thinking about gifts that we can make for the grandparents for Christmas.  Peakles she really enjoys drawing and writing when she visits, so we decided that some pretty pen...

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