Looking for a way to keep the kids occupied in the yard for a little while? Then look no further we have you covered with our free printable garden scavenger hunt. All you need is a printer. A scavenger hunt is a fun way to encourage children to practice using their observation skills whilst also keeping them busy too.
This nature photo scavenger hunt post is a paid collaboration with Very. I love getting outside in nature with children, however, sometimes when I suggest a hike, I am met with the words “Walks are boring”. The best way I have found to get them outdoors and enjoy a walk is to make it a challenge and a scavenger hunt always gets them interested and excited.
I have always loved the look of dried orange slices and there are always loads at the Christmas markets, so I wanted to try making some myself. Making dried orange slices is so much easier than I thought it would be, it just takes a little time and they are really inexpensive too. Oh, and another plus is they make the house smell amazing when you bake them.
Today I am delighted to be sharing with you how to make the perfect Den. This post is in celebration of A Year of Nature Craft and Play (Harper Collins). A brand new book by gardening expert Catherine Hughes and well-being author Becky Goddard-Hill (who I am delighted to call a friend). In it, they share a host of nature craft and play ideas following the seasons. They also include nature-based science experiments and gardening projects as well as exploration and mindfulness activities.
Rock painting has become a massive craft trend over the years, if you haven’t heard of it you must have been living under a rock! I love it as you can make something beautiful and then leave it for other people to find or gift them as paperweights or even place them in the garden. Sometimes our children just need some inspiration so I have gathered together some simple rock painting ideas for kids along with some fabulous art materials to make it even easier. We have something for beginners to experts here.
We wote the event and date on one side and then they boys drew an image to represent the time on the other. This is Maxi’s airplane. We used Glotto Metallic Pens, which we received from YellowMoon. They are brilliant on the stones and really stand out. We are keeping our stones in a kilner jar, one for each of the boys and I hope to have two full jars at the end of the holidays, so I can varnish them and place them in the garden.
As we approach April 22nd are you looking for some fabulous Earth Day crafts for kids that helps them show support for the Earth and show how to support the environment and highlighting the urgent action we need to take to save our planet. If you’re on the hunt for some fun and easy Earth Day crafts for kids, we have you covered and one small way we can be Earth-conscious is by using recycled materials whenever possible when making crafts with our kids.
How cute are these Pinecone Hedgehogs? Pinecones are just amazing. Autumn has such beautiful bounty and one of our favourite crafts of the past was our pinecone owls and when we got them out recently Mini commented that pinecones look a little like hedgehogs, which is what inspired our pinecone hedgehogs.
Clove and Orange pomanders are perfect for Christmas. They add a fabulously festive touch and scent to your home and for me are the smell of Christmas. I used to make these with my mum over advent when I was younger as we never put the tree up until after my birthday on 20th December, so they are so evocative of that time for me.
How to Make a Hanging Teacup Bird Feeder was a collaborative post with Bosik. These DIY Teacup Bird Feeders are super cute and so easy to make. They are a brilliant way to use teacups and saucers that I keep collecting from charity shops. Nothing beats watching birds in your backyard and this hanging Teacup Bird Feeder DIY is super easy to make. It’s guaranteed to please your feathered friends and will ensure that they visit regularly! In a world where recycling has become so important, this project also reuses your old crockery. Plus you can use any that might have a crack or a chip.
This simple daffodil craft for kids is certainly going to brighten up your home or classroom this Spring. I love making flowers with kids as each flower is unique in nature and I love seeing the flowers that children make. Plus I am a sucker for receiving a bunch of homemade flowers. They are the perfect gift.
I have such fond memories of Noddy and friends. In fact, I think it was my first introduction into the fantastic world of Enid Blyton. I remember my Grandad reading me the stories and telling me that he read the stories to my Dad when he was a little boy. It is hard to believe that Noddy was originally published between 1949 and 1963.
Do you kids love Stick Man? When my boys were younger they obsessed over Julia Donaldson books and I loved them too. In fact, Julia Donladsopn books are many peoples favourite books. We have an abiding love for Stickman and his Stick Family too. We are big fans of books and activities that encourage exploration and love the collaboration between Stick Man and the Forestry Commission with the Stick Man Trail.
There is something magical about fairy gardens. To have your own little world with fairies, plants, moss, doors furniture and a little bit of pixie dust. As an adult, I have a huge love for fairy gardens and I know that they enchant most children too. They are also a great way to encourage children to garden. I have been inspired by these amazing DIY crafts to bring the magic of the fairies to your garden. A selection of fairy garden and fairy house tutorials for both children and adults.