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Camping Activities for Kids

10 Camping Activities for Families - Our Little House in the Country

We love camping as a family and we tend to take our camping trips as the perfect excuse to unplug and leave our devices at home.  We do take our phone but as a rule turn off our data settings and only use them for necessary calls and texts.   So while we are enjoying a screen free weekend or

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Our Ultimate Tent Camping List

Our Ultimate Tent Camping Packing List - Our Little House in the Country

Camping has become one of favourite ways to holiday.  We love the freedom, the fresh air and the opportunity to completely unplug and spend unhasssled, non busy time together as a family.  Living in Ireland, our camping trips are unfortunately limited to short weekend trips over the summer when the weather is reasonably good and our annual trip to France

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How to blow eggs for Easter decorations.

Ever wanted to know how to blow eggs for making Easter decorations? It’s so easy and fun to do! ***step by step instructions below***.   What you need:  eggs,  thumb tacks,  cocktail sticks,  bowl,  straws (optional).    What you do:  gently but firmly push the tack/pin through the pointy end of the egg.  now push the tack through the other end of

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The Clever Tykes Books -Super, Positive, Encouraging, Engaging! (Book review)

Recently we were approached to review a series of 3 books called Clever Tykes and today we are thrilled to share our review of these fantastic books. The Clever Tykes Books What are the Clever Tykes Books? Clever Tykes, a series of three storybooks for primary school children has been bringing positive entrepreneurial role models to the classrooms of over 50

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10 Christmas Crafts and Activities for Kids

10 Christmas Crafts and Activities from Our Little House in the Country

Christmas, my favourite time of year, is fast approaching.  I love to do crafts and activities with the children at this time of the year.  Today I would to share some of our favourites with you and stay tuned for more fab ideas in the coming weeks! 10 Christmas Crafts and Activities for Kids Potato Print Reindeer Cards:  These super

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Clay Autumn Leaves – Fall Crafts for Kids

Clay Autumn Leaves - Falls Crafts for Kids - http://ourlittlehouseinthecountry.com #fall #autumn #crafts #kids

Clay Autumn Leaves – a great, simple Fall craft for all ages.  It’s amazing what you can make with a little clay, glue and glitter! Disclosure: I received the clay used in this activity from ArtMaterialsCo.com as a free sample in return for a fair and honest review.  All thoughts are my own. I often get my inspiration for our

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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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(Kids) Rainy Day Survival Plan (and a little moan!)

Just when I thought Spring was well and truly under way, the storms returned.  It is dark and dreary, very wet and windy outside!  We got soaked running from the house to the car and car to school on the school run this morning!  Doodles and Oodles were delighted as they got to use their Mickey Mouse and Peppa Pig

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(Books for Children) Our Top 5 “Story” Board Books for Toddlers

Board books are such an amazing way to introduce little ones to books.  We have lots of them, I keep them in little baskets in each room for easy access as well as displaying some on our kitchen book rack and the book rack made from an old cot side in O’s room. Board books are so much easier for

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