Sunday, 24 April 2011

Tot School

This week we have been doing activities to celebrate Easter. We have been bless with some gorgeous weather (every rare in the North West of England especially so early in the year!) so most activities have been done outside. This is very good since the new house has a carpet rather than laminate so crafts such a painting and playdough are harder to clean up (must invest in a large shower curtain to put down under the craft table!
So here goes...

The Easter Sensory Bin

Not one of my greatest sensory bin attempts I must say but rather thrown together at the last minute! It contains, Easter grass, mini chicks and rabbits, large open and close plastic Easter eggs and some flowers.

Easter PLaydough

The pound shops had some fab Easter themed playdough cutters so I made some pink playdough for a Spring/Easter theme! I also added these cute egg trays, again from the Poundshop!

Egg cup painting

Again another Pound shop find. I bought some clay 'paint your own' eg cups for the kids to paint. They didn't quite get 'wash your brush between colours' as normally when painting we just have a different brush for each colour!

Easter egg hunt

I hid several little plastic eggs around the garden for a simple Easter egg hunt. I had to slow Melissa down and practically guide Louis right to them or Melissa would of found them all!

Easter bonnet

Not really a craft with the kids but my attempt at making Melissa an Easter bonnet-you better be impressed lol!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Here we are

Tot School

Well long time no post BUT we have FINALLY moved house-7 months after accepting an offer on our old house and putting in an offer on the new one, we finally got there! The new house is much bigger and in a nice area; the village I grew up in myself so we are absolutely delighted to finally be here! It needs decorating and rewiring which will have to wait until our finances recover but absolutely love it!
Anyway, firstly some pictures:

My husband cleaning the kitchen lights

Louis playing with his Melissa and Doug food

The back garden

The front of the house

The Lounge

The kids playing in the side garden

So needless to say, activities with the kids have been rather neglected. However I have plans for the rest of April. This week will be Easter themed activities and the week after will be Royal Wedding themed. Am not a big fan of the Royal family at all and I think Kate Middleton and Prince William and terribly bland and boring but its a big deal so I want to do things this kids will look back on and remember!