Category Archives: Summer

How to Make a Fairy Tale Castle – Outdoor Summer Fun for Kids!

How to Make a Fairy Tale Castle - Outdoor Summer Fun for Kids - Our Little House int he Country #outdoorfun #summer #kids #fairytalecastle #pretendplay #artsandcrafts

I don’t know about you, but when I was a child I absolutely loved to build houses, tents, dens, castles, clubhouses etc.  My two monkeys are exactly the same and when our chickens and their coop arrived last Sunday (more about that later!) they were far more excited about the two huge cardboard boxes the flat pack chicken coop came

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Feet Painting or Printing- Outdoor Messy Summer Fun for Kids!

Messy Summer Outdoor Creative Fun - Feet Painting or Printing - Our Little House in the Country #summer #kids #kidsactivities

As the weather is gloriously sunny at the moment we have been doing nearly all of our activities outdoors.  Over the weekend we had the opportunity to do several art projects outside, you may have seen our Miniature Garden project which was really great fun.  Another little project that we had great fun with was feet painting – this also

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Miniature Gardens – Outdoor Summer Fun!

How To Create A Minaiture Garden - Outdoor Creative Summer Fun For Kids - Our Little House in the Country #summer #outdoorfun #kidsactivities

This morning while lazing in bed in true Sunday morning fashion I came across a tweet from Nicola who blogs at Multicraftingmummy.  She had tweeted a link to a recent post she had done for MumRx. (I love Nicola’s blog, we blog about similar things, have similar aged children and she lives along the east coast of Ireland too, so

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Doodles’ 100 Days of Summer Bucket List – 100 summer activities for kids

100 Days of Summer Bucket List - 100 Summer Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #summer #kidsactivities #bucketlist

Update:  As we have been on holidays for over a month at this stage, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to cross of what we have done to date (full list below in a graphic)!  We have been very busy! Also, this morning the lovely Lindsey at 101thingstodowithkids mentioned me in her post about her summer list.

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Summer Butterfly Collages: An Invitation to Create – using materials as a stimulus

Summer Butterfly Collages, an invitation to create, using materials as a stimulus - Our Little House in the Country

  I love to wander around “Euro” or “Pound” shops looking out for bits and pieces to use in art projects or play activities. On one such trip recently I found these card butterfly cut outs.  I’m not a huge fan of using templates and cut outs but I find if they are used in the right way they can

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Bubbles Play – Our Top 5 Tried and Tested Recipes

I don’t know about you bu I have spent a fortune on bubble mixture and bubble machines over the years.  My kids are bubble crazy, so crazy that I regularly have to hide the bubbles!!!!  Anyway, recently I said enough is enough and I am not buying bubble mixtures anymore, especially as they invariably get spilled within minutes of the

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