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Strictly no elephants book and crafts

Strictly no elephants by Lisa Mantchen and Taeeun Yoo This is a story about a young boy and his pet elephant, who are turned away from the local pet club, so they start their own with a collection of other unusual pets, including a skunk, hedgehog, penguin and shark.  There are some wonderful lessons about… Continue reading Strictly no elephants book and crafts

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Flora and the flamingo book and crafts

Flora and the flamingo by Molly Idle In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect… Continue reading Flora and the flamingo book and crafts

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Snail and turtle are friends – book and crafts

Snail and turtle are friends by Stephen Michael King is a beautiful book about a friendship between a snail and a turtle.  Sometimes they like the same things, sometimes they like different things, but they still enjoy spending time with each other. Here are some fun facts about snails: Snails can be divided into 3… Continue reading Snail and turtle are friends – book and crafts

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Hermit crab books and crafts for kids

Sharing a shell by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks is a story about a hermit crab who finds a new shell.  At first he shares it with the anemone and bristle worm who come along and offer to help him by scaring off fish and keeping the shell clean. But soon he decides the shell… Continue reading Hermit crab books and crafts for kids

Book based art and crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Drawing & colouring · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Rock painting & decorating

Make your own story stones

Story stones are props that are used to create or retell stories.  They may be used to represent the characters (eg people, animals), settings (eg the beach) and objects (eg food, houses, transport) in the stories. Kids can use story stones to: tell their own stories based on a particular theme, eg going to the… Continue reading Make your own story stones

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Creative paper bag crafts

Here are some of our favourite things to make with paper bags! Paper bag crowns from Art Bar Blog Where the wild things are paper bag craft from Red Ted Art Paper bag octopus from Kids activities blog DIY owl from an empty paper bag from Krokotak DIY paper bag animal puppets from 86 lemons… Continue reading Creative paper bag crafts

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Cool cupcake liner crafts

Here are some of our favourite cupcake liner crafts! Cute owl centrepiece display from Sugar bee crafts Mini cupcake liner garland from A kiss of colour Popsicle stick/cupcake liner ballerinas from Glued to my crafts Cupcake liner balloon craft from A little pinch of perfect Cupcake liner ladybugs from Fun-a-day Cupcake liner parrot from I… Continue reading Cool cupcake liner crafts