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bird activities for the weekend

17th Jan 2019

  In the lead up to the big garden birdwatch next weekend why not spend this weekend doing some bird activities with the kids. I have been making bird feeders with the children at forest school this week and these are two pretty simple but fun ones to make. You might even have all you […]

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party themes

11th Jan 2019

  This inst really a 2019 list as so many party themes are current every year and should not be over looked. Not a month has gone by when we have not done a princess or pirate party, and long may it continue. I popped this list on the Buttons facebook page a week or […]

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my words for 2019

3rd Jan 2019

  My word for 2019 is Focus And this year I have picked a family word as well, Explore I first came across this a few years ago and have dabbled with picking a word for the year last year but it didn’t really stick. So much happens in a year doesn’t it. I cant promise […]

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neon / glow / uv party

9th Dec 2018

  This is a great party theme for children 7 + years old. It brings the traditional disco party up to date and adds in a whole lot of decorating fun. Glow Party For this type of party would should have everything that glows on your list. Such as glow bracelets, glow sticks, glow kits […]

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nature advent

9th Dec 2018

  My mum Jill runs my forest school sessions with me and is amazing. An ex teacher and font on knowledge on nature she is the perfect person to work with. She collected lots of twisted hazel from our family holiday place on Anglesey this year and we used it at out last festive forest […]

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potato print wrapping paper

22nd Nov 2018

  I try to get most Christmas shopping done in November to ease the pressure on December and this year while looking for wrapping paper i remembered that a lot of the ones i got last year could not be recycled.   My plan this year was to make my own. I got a roll […]

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places to see Santa in Surrey / Hampshire

22nd Nov 2018

  We have been on the search for places to take Nevie to see Father Christmas and I thought i would share the places that i found that i really loved the look of. There are lots more than this including tons of garden centres ect but these are the ones that caught my imagination. […]

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great Autumn books for kids

8th Nov 2018

  I love reading and I love books. When i was an LSA in my mums school one of my jobs was to do reading with the kids at a tiny table with tiny chairs outside the classroom in the atrium and i loved it. As someone who is dyslexia and struggled with reading as a […]

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everything I wanted i have… and yet

1st Oct 2018

Everything i wanted i have…. and yet     Almost all the things i wanted last year, 3 years ago, 5 years ago (and i mean on the real list, not the win the lotto list) i have. And yet i have a whole new list and i’m not really appreciating the other stuff.   […]

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acorn hunt

1st Oct 2018

  One of our Autumn session at forest school this year has been a little acorn hunt, but with a twist.   We asked the children (with help of their parents) to collect 6 acorns from around the site and then go and hide them all in different places. This is just what the squirrels […]

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going greener

17th Sep 2018

  I can’t call this blog zero waste as I’m a long way off. In the past i have been so overwhelmed about where to start that i haven’t started at all. Doing my Forest School training and starting Wonderwood Explorers has opened me up to new people, new ways and i think changed me […]

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craft binoculars

2nd Sep 2018

  We made some binoculars this week so Neive could go bird spotting. She is super keen on looking out for birds and then naming all their parts “wings, two wings, beak” ect. It’s super cute 🙂   You could use anything to decorate your toilet rolls but we used paint sticks, washi tape and […]

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