An exciting thing about the Just So Festival was there was always something fabulous waiting around the next turn of the forest path. There were lots of large scale events such as a beach and a Mad Hatter’s tea party, but if you kept your eyes peeled there were lots of little secrets to discover too. [Read more…]
How’s this for a dream day?
Start your morning by hugging the Gruffalo (yes, the real one), make a lantern from willow branches and a princess doll from bits of junk, practise some yoga in a woodland glade, act in a Gory Story, discover the Fairy Queen down a secret woodland path, build an enormous sandcastle with new friends and then all jump on top of it, find the perfect climbing tree, warm yourself beside a camp fire and then round off the night dancing at a retro disco to some groovy tracks (with your dad!)
All part of an ordinary day at [Read more…]
Up! from blocks to rockets
After the great pocket money debate, over the summer holiday the girls have started to earn a little money. A very exciting new thing for them, which meant on our recent trip to the zoo they had some of their own money to spend on a treat. So, we now have a family of wild animals in need of a home. On our return we transformed a humble cardboard box into not just a jungle, but a savanna and watering hole too. The hippo is very happy in her new home – and the play scene is giving the girls the chance for lots of imaginary play and chat.
How to make a jungle from a cardboard box [Read more…]
My latest free ebook is packed with ideas for junk modelling.
Junk modelling is just perfect for free, creative fun – with lots of opportunities for developing maths and literacy skills as you play.
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Combining junk modeling and a simple STEM engineering project for children, here’s how to build a toy boat.
The sun is shining, the paddling pool is ready and we have a group of children, with a mix of ages, all with their own idea of how to make a toy boat. [Read more…]