30 April 2012

A nature bike ride and a swirling stick



Today it finally stopped raining and Sunnyboy went for a nature bike ride round the garden.















It didn't rain but it was windy so Sunnyboy also played with our homemade bamboo swirling stick.



If you have a post with a spring theme, we'd love you to link up at our All Year Round Blog Carnival: Spring, which is open for new links until 14th May.

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More Nature Study inspiration on Pinterest.
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See more flowers at Today's Flowers.

29 April 2012

Our favourite summer activities

All Year Round is a quarterly link collection of spring, summer, autumn and winter posts sharing seasonal thoughts, pictures, activities, crafts, recipes, books, art, nature study, projects, celebrations and more. The All Year Round Blog Carnival: Spring is open until 14th May so there's still time to join us and link up your old and new spring posts.

The All Year Round Blog Carnival: Summer begins on 15th May. You're very welcome to get a button and let your friends know about the carnival. You can find out more about All Year Round here and also follow All Year Round on Pinterest. We're looking forward to seeing your summer links.

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Carnival co-hosts:
sunnydaytodaymama, Mama Smiles, Winding Circle,
The Mahogany Way, Smiling like Sunshine, Home Baked,
famiglia&seoul, All Things Beautiful, Like Mama~Like Daughter,
Plain Vanilla Mom, Little Homeschool Blessings, Simple Whimsy,
2 Big, 2 Little, jabberwocky

If you'd be interested in hosting the carnival at your blog too please let me know in the comments or contact us here.

We've had a lot of rain here the last couple of weeks and it's still raining, but we're hoping that summer (and some sunshine) is on the way. These are some of our favourite summer activities.

Summer nature basket


Rosewater


A washing line


Making a mini pond


Garden days


Park days


The Botanic Garden


A festival


Car boot sales


Punting


A day at the seaside


Throwing pebbles in the sea


A pebble heart


Daisies


Summer Carnival
Our favourite summer books
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All Year Round Pinterest
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27 April 2012

Where I Live - roofs

Where I Live is a Friday photo series by Francesca at FuoriBorgo and this week's theme is 'roofs'.


Everyday roofs in springtime

Friday 27 April, Where I Live - roofs
Friday 4 May, Where I Live - doors
Friday 11 May, Where I Live - walls
Friday 18 May, Where I Live - windows
Friday 25 May, Where I Live - pavements

25 April 2012

All Year Round week ten: 7 Spring Garden Projects


Here are some of the great posts shared at the All Year Round Blog Carnival with ideas for spring garden projects. You can see more spring posts, and join us, at the Spring Carnival which is open for new links until 14th May. You can find out more about All Year Round here and also follow All Year Round on Pinterest.

Plant a garden at Homeschooling Garden


11 Ways to Make Gardening Extra Fun for Kids at Slow Family Online


Making a raised garden bed at Chocolate Eyes


Handmade outdoor play kitchen at The shed and beyond


Bird Nest Making at Primary Learning Log


Bird Nest Kit at We-Made-That.com


Digital Scavenger Hunt & Spring Nature Walk at STEM Mom (this would also be a great activity to do on a smaller scale in the garden)


If your post is featured today you're very welcome to get a "Featured On" button for your blog.

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week one: 7 Spring Ideas for Children
week two: 7 Ways to Get Ready For Spring
week three: 7 Spring Crafts for Children
week four: 7 Spring Crafts for All Ages
week five: 7 Spring Nature Walks
week six: 7 Spring and Easter Ideas for Children
week seven: 7 Spring Recipes
week eight: 7 Spring Blossom and Flower Crafts for All Ages
week nine: 7 Spring Things To Do Outdoors
week ten: 7 Spring Garden Projects
week eleven: 7 Spring Nature Projects
week twelve: 7 Spring Book Lists for Children
week thirteen: 7 Blogs in Springtime

Carnival co-hosts:
sunnydaytodaymama, Mama Smiles, Winding Circle,
The Mahogany Way, Smiling like Sunshine, Home Baked
and famiglia&seoul

24 April 2012

Bunting made from an old children's book (and a new play house)


Recently I posted about Sunnyboy's new outdoor play kitchen and as well as his new kitchen Sunnyboy also has a new (old but new to us) play house in the garden. It was given to us and Nozy put it together at the end of February. It's a lovely place for the neighbourhood children to play and host mud pie parties, and currently somewhere dry to play during the April showers we've had. When Nozy finished building the play house it got a thumbs up from Sunnyboy.


It's already got a little table and chairs in it but a couple of weeks ago we decided to make it more cosy by adding a rug and hanging up pictures. We also made some bunting.



To make the bunting we used an old damaged children's book and cut out the pictures we liked.


Then we stapled the pictures to a long strip of fabic,


and hung it up in the play house.



We're really pleased with how cheerful the play house looks now with our homemade bunting.

The new play house built by Nozy

If you have a post with a spring theme, we'd love you to link up at our All Year Round Blog Carnival: Spring, which is open for new links until 14th May.

sunnydaytodaymama

Click here to see the play, crafts and learning ideas blog link-ups we share at.