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10 Must Follow Outdoor Play Ideas Pinterest Boards

10 Must Follow Outdoor Play Ideas Pinterest Boards - Our Little House in the Country

Outdoor play and Pinterest – two of my favourite things!  Today I am sharing 10 of my favourite Pinterest boards full of outdoor play ideas.  The benefits of outdoor play are endless from better sleep to exercise, from exploring the world around us to developing gross motor skills to name only a few!  Check out and follow these boards from

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Keeping Toddlers Busy in the Garden – A Guest Post by Building Blocks and Acorns

Keeping Toddlers Busy in the Garden - A Guest Post by Building Blocks and Acorns

Hi, I’m Louise and I’m so excited to be guest-posting here at ‘Our Little House in the Country.’ My usual ‘home’ is Building Blocks and Acorns, where I share the activities I do with my two year old son, on my days off as a Primary School teacher and nursery worker. Often, the activities we do have a nature or

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What’s Inside the Ice-Cube? – Outdoor Summer Fun!

What's Inside The Giant Ice Cube? - Super Outdoor Fun - Our Little House in the Country #iceplay #kidsactivities #gianticecube #summer

Number 81 on our 100 Days of Summer Bucket list is “Discover what’s inside the giant ice cube!”.  Doodles and Oodles have been dying to try this out since I showed them a number of similar activities on other blogs and Pinterest!  Doodles actually did this at nursery when he was 2 or 3 years old and has often referred

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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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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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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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Simple Outdoor Fun and Games – My Country Kids at Play!

Simple Outdoor Fun and Games - My Country Kids at Play - www.ourlittlehouseinthecountry.co #outdoorplay #kidsactivities

The Country Kids Link Up over on the fantastic Blog and Website Coombe Mill (thanks for the reminder tweet and shout out on twitter on Friday, Fiona) is one of my favourite link ups as it is specifically for sharing outdoor family fun, something I am pretty passionate about.  Usually, I link up one of my posts from during the

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Construction Play Outdoors – Using Garden Cuttings!

My 4 year old son Doodles is absolutely obsessed with all things building and construction related.  I f he’s quiet then I know not to worry as he is probably playing with Lego or bricks or pieces of recycled rubbish and building some sort of a contraption!!!!  I even had to ask his preschool teacher to discourage him from playing

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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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