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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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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

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Penguin books and crafts for kids

Two of my favourite children's picture books are Lost and found and Up and down, by Oliver Jeffers.  They tell stories about the friendship between a boy and his penguin, the time they enjoy being together and the importance of being there for your friends when they need you. Penguins are fascinating creatures.  Did you… Continue reading Penguin books and crafts for kids

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20 toilet roll crafts for kids

Toilet paper rolls are so versatile - there are just so many different things you can make with them, including: Amazing animals Brilliant bugs Crazy creatures DIY toys, games and activities Ornaments and organisation   Here are some of our favourite toilet paper roll crafts for kids! Amazing animals Paper roll fish from The craft… Continue reading 20 toilet roll crafts for kids

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Giraffe crafts for World Giraffe Day

Today we are celebrating World Giraffe Day - a special event initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) to celebrate the tallest animal in the world on the longest night or day of the year (depending on which hemisphere you live in) - 21 June. It is also an event to raise awareness of the… Continue reading Giraffe crafts for World Giraffe Day

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Rainbow art and crafts

Rainbow art and crafts are a great way for kids to learn about colour recognition and colour mixing, as well as the weather. There are so many fun ways to create rainbows - with hand prints, paint, paper plates, shaving cream, tissue paper, wool/yarn and more! Here are some of our favourite rainbow art and… Continue reading Rainbow art and crafts