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Match Stick Mini Rafts (Another Simple Wine Cork Craft for Kids)

Match Stick Floating Mini Rafts - Simple Wine Cork Crafts for Kids - Our little House in the Country

Match stick mini rafts: What you need: Wine corks Paper Match sticks Elastic bands Cocktail sticks or wooden skewers Ice lolly sticks Blue tack or playdough PVA glue What you do: Attach 3 wine corks together by wrapping 2 elastic bands around the corks ensuring that the lie flat like a raft. (I had to do this for my kids)

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An Invitation to Play – Compost Tray, Found Objects from Nature and Toys

If you saw our post on Pre-Writing Skills yesterday you may have seen Doodles using a tray full of compost/Peat Moss to practice his writing in.  I knew that he would be dying to get his hands on this tray when we had finished our writing activities so I had gathered lots of bits and pieces so that he could

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Our Big Blue Activity Box, aka “The What To Do When I’m Bored Box” – 15 activity ideas

Today, I have decided to share the contents of our “Big Blue Activity Box”. Back in early January I found that both of my children were grouchy and irritable and weren’t playing with toys or anything for that matter. They would not play independently and I was completely worn out plus we were battling colds and sore throats etc.  I

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(Kids) Green Gloop Messy Play – St Patrick’s Day Fun

Messy Play Alert! Sticking with our St. Patrick’s Day theme we decided to enjoy some outdoor messy play with Green Gloop today! Spring has finally arrived after months of horrendous storms and we have been making the most of the good weather and getting out as much as possible.  We even managed a trip to the beach yesterday.  It was

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(Kids) Gloriously green play dough fun- St Patrick’s Day Festivities

St Patrick’s Day is Monday, 17th March. It’s our national day here in Ireland. It’s a weekend of fun and frolics and a celebration of all things Irish. It also means a day off school and work! In preparation for the weekend ahead we’ve been having a little fun with some St Patrick’s Day themed activities. Today’s fun included exploring

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