Make a pumpkin house! :: imaginary play

Having the right things, in the right places can really help to spark children’s imagination. Pulling in play dough, art and imaginary play, here’s how to turn a pumpkin into a house!

Fantastic idea - turn a pumpkin into a play house! {Love the play dough recipes too.}

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How to write a story :: sticker tales!

These stickers tales are lots of fun! They help children learn how to write a story and can give a great spark to their imaginations. I find they are especially good for reluctant writers and kids who love to draw. Here’s how we use stickers to write a story and make our very own books.

how to write a story stickers

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Pumpkin spice scented paint recipe

Some people mark the start of autumn when they see pumpkin spice lattes arriving at the coffee shop – we celebrate with this pumpkin spice scented paint recipe!
Pumpkin spice scented paint recipe - great for fall crafts for kids

Pumpkin spice scented paint

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Diwali rangoli designs with colored salt

Diwali rangoli designs made with colored salt are a gorgeous sensory delight – and they’re really easy to make. Here’s how:

Gorgeous rangoli patterns for Diwali, made with DIY colored salt

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Salt dough candle holders for Diwali

Will you be celebrating Diwali with your children next month? I think observing festivals from many different cultures is a wonderful way to introduce  kids to the wider world.  The festival of lights is taking place on Thursday 23rd October 2014 and a creative way to mark the occasion by making some salt dough candle holders.

How to make beautiful salt dough candle holders - great for Diwali and Winter Solstice

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