Monthly Archives: November 2014

Min’s Move – a new book to help children with the transition of moving abroad (Book Review)

Min’s Move – a picture storybook for families moving abroad.This is a review of the new book Min’s Move by MoveHub. MoveHub, “the UK’s number one resource for moving abroad” has produced this fully illustrated story book as  means of helping families with the transition of moving to another country. Having taught many international children over the years I have

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Christmas Tree Stained Glass Windows

Christmas Tree Stained Glass Windows - Our Little House in the Country

Christmas tree stained glass windows are a really great festive craft for children. Christmas Tree Stained Glass Windows – Christmas crafts for kids What you need: Dark coloured paper – blue or black Tissue Paper – variety of colours Scissors Glue sticks Pencil What you do: Draw your design onto the dark coloured paper Cut out the design, I actually did

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Snowman Stained Glass Windows

Snowman Stained Glass Windows - Christmas Crafts For Kids - Our Little House in the Country

Looking for a Winter or Christmassy craft for children, then why not try out this snowman stained glass window activity. Snowman Stained Glass Windows – Christmas and Winter crafts for kids What you need: Dark coloured paper – blue or black Tissue Paper – variety of colours Scissors Glue sticks Pencil Hole puncher googly eyes Stars What you do: Draw

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10 Magical Books About Santa

10 Magical Books About Santa - Our Little House in the Country

Keep the magic of Santa Claus alive for your kids this Christmas with these 10 books! 10 Magical Books About Santa 1.  Santa’s Christmas Handbook – Before you even open this fantastic book, your imagination is captured by the little jingle bell attached to the outside cover which merrily jingles as you hold the book.  This is Santa’s elves top-secret

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6 Fantastic Christmas Poetry and Song Books for Children

6 Fantastic Christmas Song and Poetry Books for Kids - Our Little House in the Country

A gorgeous collection of books packed with songs, carols and poems for children to enjoy this Christmas. 6 Fantastic Christmas Poetry and Song Books for Children 1.  The Usborne Little Book of Christmas Carols – Number 1 on our list has been a firm favourite of mine for some time.  I have used it over the years with my students

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Potato Print Christmas Tree Cards

Potato Print Christmas Tree Cards - Our Little House in the Country

Making Christmas cards is a lovely tradition and activity for children.  These potato print Christmas Trees are a lot of fun and perfect for younger kids to try! Potato Print Christmas Tree Cards – a fun festive crafts for kids! What you need: potatoes sharp knife paper towel paint – red, brown, green gold stars white card What you do:

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Potato Print Reindeer Christmas Wrapping Paper

Potato Print Reindeer and Santa Christmas Wrapping Paper - Our Little House in the Country

This potato print Reindeer Christmas Wrapping paper is so cute and really easy to make! Potato Print Reindeer and Santa Wrapping Paper If you have seen our potato print reindeer Christmas cards then you are well on your way to creating this project! What you need: potatoes sharp knife paint – brown, red, white, green brown paper black marker –

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Potato Print Reindeer Christmas Cards

Potato Print Reindeer Christmas Card - Our Little House in the Country

These super cute and very easy potato print reindeer cards are perfect for getting little ones involved in the festive season I love to make Christmas cards.  I’ve been making my own for years and in recent years Doodles and Oodles have loved to help out.  I also love printmaking and if your kiddies are anything like my two then

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