30+ Pumpkin Activities, Crafts and Books

30 Pumpkin Activities, Crafts and Books - Our Little House in the Country

Our recent post – 90+ Fun Not Scary Halloween ideas for younger children included lots and lots of fantastic pumpkin activities.  As I love all things pumpkin related I thought that these super activities, crafts and books deserved a post of their own.  All of these resources are from fellow members of the Kid Blogger Network and very generously gave

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90+ Halloween Activities, Crafts, Books, Tips, Tricks and Treats for Younger Children

90+ Fun Not Scary Halloween Activities, Books, Tips and Treats for Younger Children - Our Little House in the Country 1

It’s almost Halloween which can be such a fun time of year for the family.  However, sometimes it can  be a little scary for little ones.  With that is mind, I reached out to my amazing fellow members of the Kid Blogger Network for their tips, treats, activities, crafts, costumes, apps, books and ideas for younger children.  I think you

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Dancing Skeletons – Cotton Bud Skeletons

Dancing Cotton Bud Skeletons - a fun preschool Halloween craft - Our Little House in the Country

Dancing Cotton Bud Skeletons – a great preschool Halloween and/or Science activity! If you follow us on Facebook then you may have seen this activity  on our page last week!  It is a super easy activity but lots of fun and really effective.  I have used this in school both for Halloween and science! What you need: – white cotton

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Cardboard Box Monsters – Halloween Crafts for Kids

Monster Madness - Cardboard Box Monsters - Halloween Craft for Kids - Our Little House in the Country

Monster Madness has taken over Our Little House in the Country. These cardboard box monsters were so much fun to make! A favourite book of ours at the moment is Scaredy Boo by Claire Freedman & Russell Julian.  Doodles (5) has been very busy drawing his own monsters based on the little monsters in this book so we decided to

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10 Spooktacular Halloween Picture Books for Children

10 Spooktacular Halloween Picture Books - Our Little House in the Country

There are so many fantastic picture books about Halloween, however some can be quite scary especially for the more sensitive child.  With that in mind we have compiled our favourite spooky stories for younger children from our vast collection of books! Our Top 10 Halloween Picture Books The Night Before Halloween – Natasha Wing & Cynthia Fisher: A spooktacular take

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5 Autumn /Fall Books for Preschoolers

5 Autumn Fall Picture Books for Preschoolers and Toddlers - Our Little House in the Country

These 5 beautiful picture books about Autumn are my little girl’s favourites at the moment.  We have a book rack in our kitchen that we use to display seasonal books and since I took out all of our Autumn and Halloween themed books last week she has been fascinated by these five in particular. Our 5 Favourite Autumn Picture Books

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5 Fab Non Fiction Autumn, Fall, Halloween Books for Kids

5 Non Fiction Autumn, Fall, Halloween Books for Kids - Our Little House in the Country

These 5 books for younger children about Autumn/Fall and Halloween are great for teaching children about the season and associated festivals in a simple and informative manner with some great photos and facts! Our Top 5 Non Fiction Books about Autumn and Halloween Halloween – National Geographic Kids- Laura Marsh:  This is a fantastic Level 1 book jam packed with

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Halloween Playdough – A Ghoulish Invitation to Play and Create!

Halloween Playdough Invitation to Play and Learn #halloween #playdough #invitationtoplay

Playdough provides children with endless possibilities to play and create as well as developing all sorts of physical and cognitive skills.  As Halloween is not a million miles off, I thought it was time to make some Halloween inspired playdough and invite my little munchkins to get creepily creative!!!!!! After Christmas, Halloween is my favourite holiday! Mind you, I love

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Cornstarch / Cornflour Dough Pumpkin Hanging Decorations

Cornstarch Dough Pumpkin Hanging Decorations - #fall #autumn #crafts for #kids #halloween - Our Little House in the Country

Cornstarch dough is the perfect dough for making decorations to hang on a tree.  These cute little pumpkins are great for this time of year to add an autumnal feel plus they are perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving too! We have a plain white tree/branch in a tin bucket in our home all year round.  As the seasons change we

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