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Painting with Water Pistols – Outdoor Summer Fun!

Painting with Water Pistols - More Messy Outdoor Summer Art Fun! - Our Little House in the Country #waterguns #waterpistols #summer #kidsactivities #artforkids

We’ve been experiencing a heatwave here in recent days – stunning, hot, sunny weather, my favourite type except for snow!!!!  We have been taking our activities outdoors and finding lots of fun and creative ways to play and learn in the sun!  For our recent Water Themed Birthday party we bought several cheap and cheerful water pistols at a discount

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Paint Filled Water Balloons – Messy Outdoor Summer Fun!

Paint Filled Water Balloons - Messy Outdoor Summer Fun! - Our Little House in the Country #messyplay #outdoorplay #summer #waterballoons

Following our recent Water Themed Birthday Party we had a lot of waterballoons left and I was eager to try out lots of different activities with them! This morning was bright and sunny and perfect for more waterballoon fun, so I decided to fill several balloons with paint and see what fun we could have! What we used: water balloons

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Beach Themed Invitation to Play – Small World Play and Sensory Play

Beach themed Invitation to Play - Sensory and Imaginative Play- Our Little House in the Country #invitationtoplay #sensoryplay #imaginativeplay #summer

A Beach Themed sensory play activity was on our 100 Days of Summer Bucket List and this week we had we had the opportunity to cross it off our list and have a whole lot of fun doing it! So, what is an invitation to play (you may have seen this term used on this blog and elsewhere before)? Simply,

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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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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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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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