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St Patrick’s Day Crown – a fine motor and cutting skills craft for preschool

St Patrick's Day Crown - a fine motor skills and cutting skills craft for preschool - Our Little House in the Country

St. Patrick’s Day Crown This is a great little craft for preschoolers-working on fine motor skills and cutting skills! This is so easy to make and is a fun way to use all those stickers that are for sale in discount stores for St Patrick’s Day at the moment (my kids always insist on buying stickers for every event or

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Dancing Skeletons – Cotton Bud Skeletons

Dancing Cotton Bud Skeletons - a fun preschool Halloween craft - Our Little House in the Country

Dancing Cotton Bud Skeletons – a great preschool Halloween and/or Science activity! If you follow us on Facebook then you may have seen this activity  on our page last week!  It is a super easy activity but lots of fun and really effective.  I have used this in school both for Halloween and science! What you need: – white cotton

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5 Autumn /Fall Books for Preschoolers

5 Autumn Fall Picture Books for Preschoolers and Toddlers - Our Little House in the Country

These 5 beautiful picture books about Autumn are my little girl’s favourites at the moment.  We have a book rack in our kitchen that we use to display seasonal books and since I took out all of our Autumn and Halloween themed books last week she has been fascinated by these five in particular. Our 5 Favourite Autumn Picture Books

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Halloween Playdough – A Ghoulish Invitation to Play and Create!

Halloween Playdough Invitation to Play and Learn #halloween #playdough #invitationtoplay

Playdough provides children with endless possibilities to play and create as well as developing all sorts of physical and cognitive skills.  As Halloween is not a million miles off, I thought it was time to make some Halloween inspired playdough and invite my little munchkins to get creepily creative!!!!!! After Christmas, Halloween is my favourite holiday! Mind you, I love

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Hedgehogs – Leaf and Paper Collages – Autumn / Fall Preschool Craft

Hedgehogs - Leaf and Paper Collages - Autumn/Fall Preschool Craft Our Little House int he Country

Hedgehogs always remind me of Autumn, and these collages are a lovely, simple preschool Fall activity to celebrate the season. We have a hedgehog who regularly helps himself to our cat’s food at night before hibernating for the winter, so my kiddies were delighted to create their own paper version of “Hedgy”, our little prickly buddy! We have lots of

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Scarecrow Collages – Autumn / Fall Crafts for Kids

Scarecrow Collage - Autumn Craft for Preschoolers - Our Little House in the Country

Scarecrow collages are a great Autumn/Fall craft for younger children.  Hope you have as much fun making these as we did! Continuing with our autumn theme we have been looking at scarecrows and using a variety of materials to make collages.  My little girl Oodles (2.5yo) and I made these but they are suitable for preschoolers and children in the

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Finger Print Autumn Trees – Fall Art Activities for Kids

Finger Print Autumn Trees - Fall Art Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #autumn #fall #fingerpainting #artactivities

This is another quick and easy autumn art activity perfect for younger kids, similar to our Autumn Tree Collages, but using finger painting this time instead of collage work.  What we used: poster paints paint tray blue card paint brushes What we did: We each painted a tree trunk Using our fingers we printed lots and lots of different coloured

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Cloud Dough with a Fizzy Surprise – Sensory Play with a Science Twist!

Cloud Dough with a Fizzy Surprise -Sensory Play with a Science Twist - Our Little House in the Country #semsoryplay #clouddough

We love to experiment with sensory play, recipes and doughs.  Doodles loves doing experiments and he asked if we could do a fizzy one today.  Oodles wanted to make dough so I decided we could try and combine both. What we used: 1 cup of flour 1 cup of baby oil food colouring 1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda vinegar What

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Fizzy Glittery Playdough / Gloop – Super Sensory Fun!

Fizzy Glittery Playdough / Gloop - Super Sensory Fun - Our Little House in the Country #playdough #sensoryplay #gloop #messyplay

A group of fantastic bloggers from the Kid Blogger Network (of which I am a member) are running a year long linky called “12 Months of Sensory Dough”.  Each month there is a theme for the dough and bloggers are encouraged to experiment with the theme and share their experiences (good and bad).  We love sensory play and make a lot

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