Autumn Season

Posts for the different seasons

Westonbirt Arboretum Autumn

Westonbirt Arboretum Autumn

If there is one thing that suits my whole family it is nature. With 3 boys of varying ages still at home you can imagine that getting in the great outdoors is just ideal. It lets them get fresh air and exercise (which I want them to have) but for them they have the freedom(…)

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Halloween Cakes & Other Spider Creations

Halloween Cakes & Other Spider Creations

I love this time of year, me and the boys we get a lot more creative. The boys really enjoyed making spiders so we extended this theme to cakes. The boys love Sweet crafts – even more so as they don’t get regularly given sweets. I simply cut up some blackcurrant laces, cut jelly beans in(…)

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Halloween Spiders Creations

Halloween Spiders Creations

I wanted to create something with the children along a Halloween theme. I started going through my craft cupboard and spiders just jumped out at me. Not literally you understand, but just everything I pulled out I just felt inspired of how we could make Halloween spiders – or friendly ones at that. See Halloween(…)

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Hedgehogs!!!

Hedgehogs!!!

We keep on seeing a lot of hedgehogs at this time of year. They are so fun and easy to make too. For me they are a good way of introducing hibernation to the children (although I have yet to convince one to sleep all winter with me!) as well as talking about hedgehogs. The(…)

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Pumpkin Plates

Pumpkin Plates

We are currently on half term and what better way to pass the time than doing a bit of Halloween craft by making Pumpkin Plates. This simple activity involves just paper plates, crayon and orange plate (green feathers/or green paint optional) Simply draw your pumpkin face or pattern onto the paper plate with a black(…)

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Making a Ghost

Making a Ghost

Craft with Children doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated.With Halloween coming up I thought I’d show you how we cheaply and easily made a ghost from a few materials we had around the house. He looks so simple doesn’t it – well that’s because he is. All you need is a milk carton, a(…)

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Create your own Halloween T-shirt

Create your own Halloween T-shirt

Halloween can be such a fun time of year with dressing up. But sometimes you go into the shops and it’s all the same. If you fancied something different, or are on a budget why not make your own HALLOWEEN T-SHIRT As previously mentioned I have been doing Adult Education Classes in  Halloween Craft one(…)

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Spider and Web Kids Craft

Spider and Web Kids Craft

If you’ve been following our Letter Learning Journey you will know that we have come to the Letter S. I am very lucky that in my area there are courses put on for adults for free. Currently there is a Halloween Craft one and this is where this idea comes from – you can visit the(…)

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Hibernation

Hibernation

Hibernation “Hibernation is an extended period of deep sleep, or torpor, that allows animals to survive winter extremes. Reducing metabolic rate and lowering body temperature enables survival through cold periods when food is scarce or has little energy value. Hibernating species usually work hard to build up large fat reserves before they bed down, and(…)

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