Cotton Wool Autumn Trees – Fall Art Activities for Kids

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Another quick and easy Autumn/Fall art activity for kids of all ages.  Continuing our theme of autumn arts and crafts, Oodles (2.5 y.o) had lots of fun with this collage activity. What we used: blue, green and brown paper cotton wool balls PVA non toxic glue paint – autumn colours glitter What we did: tear the green paper to create

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Sunflower Handprint Art 2 – Autumn/Fall Art Activities for Kids

Handprint Sunflowers Art - Autumn/Fall Art Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #sunflowers #autumn #fall #artforkids

Sunflowers are such a cheerful flower and what better way to celebrate the ending of summer and coming of autumn with a handprint art sunflower, a perfect craft for preschoolers We love sunflowers and last week we had a lot of fun making a giant sunflower with our handprints.  Today we decided to use our favourite flowers as inspiration again

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Sunflowers – Handprint Art for Kids

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Sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers and each year we try to grow them.  We haven’t been very successful this year but still managed these lovelies in the picture below.  So using these cheerful, sunny flowers as inspiration we set about our most recent art activity – again this is quick and simple and suitable for all ages from

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Finger Print Autumn Trees – Fall Art Activities for Kids

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This is another quick and easy autumn art activity perfect for younger kids, similar to our Autumn Tree Collages, but using finger painting this time instead of collage work.  What we used: poster paints paint tray blue card paint brushes What we did: We each painted a tree trunk Using our fingers we printed lots and lots of different coloured

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Autumn Tree Collages – Fall Art Activities for Kids

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This is a very simple yet lovely autumn collage activity, suitable for all ages and both Doodles(5) and Oodles (2.5) managed this with ease. What we used: coloured paper felt autumn leaves and scraps of felt PVA non toxic glue cotton wool What we did: I encouraged the children to tear a piece of green paper to create the grass

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Preparing Your Child to Start School – 20 Tips for a Smooth Transition and Happy Start to School.

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Starting school for the first time is an exciting and huge step in any child’s life.  We have 20 tips to make this transition easier and enjoyable.Over the years I have offered the following tips many times, this however, is the first time that I will have to take my own advice as a parent of a 5 year old

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