30 October 2012

Ready for Halloween

Sunnyboy trying on his Halloween costume at work earlier this year.







29 October 2012

All Year Round week thirty four: 7 Autumn Nature Projects



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

Fall Nature Journaling at Homeschool Mo


Fall Fun! at Like Mama~Like Daughter


Investigating fall leaves at Breanna Phillips


Autumn Leaf Chromatography at Life With Moore Babies


Discover Nature: Seeds at Simple and Joyful


Planting a Rainbow at Growing Green Fingered Kids


30 Awesome Apple Activities at Mama Of Many Blessings


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week twenty nine: 7 Ways to Celebrate Autumn
week thirty: 7 Autumn Decorations
week thirty one: 7 Autumn Nature Tables
week thirty two: 7 Autumn Ideas for Children
week thirty three: 7 Autumn Things To Do Outdoors
week thirty four: 7 Autumn Nature Projects
week thirty five: 7 Autumn Book Lists for Children
week thirty six: 7 Autumn Recipes
week thirty seven: 7 Autumn Nature Walks
week thirty eight: 7 Autumn Art Projects
week thirty nine: 7 Autumn Crafts for All Ages

Carnival co-hosts:
sunnydaytodaymama, Mama Smiles, The Mahogany Way,
Smiling like Sunshine, Home Baked, Connecting Family & Seoul,
All Things Beautiful, Like Mama~Like Daughter, Little Homeschool Blessings,
Simple Whimsy, 2 Big, 2 Little

26 October 2012

Pumpkin Pal Teddy and homemade pumpkins (little pumpkin, moody pumpkin, pumpkin bath bomb, pumpkin suncatchers, pumpkin books and pumpkin links)



This week we were sent a Pumpkin Pal Teddy from Build-A-Bear Workshop. Sunnyboy was absolutely delighted when he unwrapped the parcel and immediately fell in love with his new teddy, which is very soft and cuddly. We especially like it's pumpkin pattern design and it's pumpkin nose.



Later that day we made a little pumpkin for Sunnyboy's new teddy, using an orange mesh bath sponge, green ribbon and googly eyes.



The next day we decided to have a "pumpkin day" and make more homemade pumpkins. We made a moody pumpkin using this Free Moody Pumpkin Tutorial at Forest Fairy Crafts,



then we made a pumpkin bath bomb,



and finally we made pumpkin suncatchers (to add to our autumn window display), inspired by firstpalette.



We've been admiring pumpkins (we'll be pumpkin shopping at the car boot sale this weekend),



and to celebrate "pumpkin day" Sunnyboy had a Smarties chocolate pumpkin.



We also read pumpkin stories.


'Delicious! (A Pumpkin Soup Story)' by Helen Cooper


'The Old Woman and the Red Pumpkin' translated and adapted by Betsy Bang with illustrations by Rachel Merriman

25 pumpkin links from the Autumn Carnival:



Melted Crayon Pumpkins at Life with Moore Babies
Halloween Pumpkin Bags at PlayDrMom
Playing with Pumpkins! at PlayDrMom
Montessori-Inspired Pumpkin Unit at Living Montessori Now
5-Minute {no sew} Pumpkin at East Coast Mommy



Making an autumn tree with pumpkin seeds at Smiling like Sunshine
Moody Pumpkin Tutorial at Forest Fairy Crafts
Pumpkin Prints at What Do We Do All Day?
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds at Salt of the Earth Urban Farm
Mini Pumpkins at madebyjoey



Glowing Pumpkin Decorations at Mama Of Many Blessings
Pumpkin Fun at Mama Of Many Blessings
Fairy Pumpkin House at Little Homeschool Blessings
Playhouse Pumpkin at The Golden Gleam
Little Pumpkins at Ginx Craft



Pumpkin Pie Play Dough at 2 Big, 2 Little
Egg Carton Pumpkins at Time to Craft
Pumpkin Pancakes at We-Made-That.com
Textured pumpkin patch collage at KC Edventures
Autumn display with knitted pumpkins at Bridgit's Bell



Pumpkin folk art at The Usual Mayhem
Painting on pumpkins at our school at home
Pumpkin Tie Dye Shirt at We-Made-That.com
A Pumpkin Painting Story at A Simple Life
Paper Mache Pumpkin at Buggy & Buddy



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If you have a post about an autumn craft or activity, or any post with an autumn theme, we'd love you to link up at our All Year Round Blog Carnival: Autumn, which is open for new links until December.

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

Note: We received a Pumpkin Pal Teddy from Build-A-Bear Workshop to review but have not received payment for this post. All opinions are our own.

22 October 2012

All Year Round week thirty three: 7 Autumn Things To Do Outdoors



Here are some of the great posts shared at the All Year Round Blog Carnival with ideas for autumn things to do outdoors. You can see more autumn posts, and join us, at the Autumn Carnival which is open for new links until December. You can find out more about All Year Round here and also follow All Year Round on Pinterest.

Fall Picnic at Little Homeschool Blessings


Gingersnap and Apple Cider Party at The Pleasantest Thing


Fall Farm Trip at Buggy and Buddy


Chestnut Streamer Toy at Red Ted Art's Blog


Fairy and Elf Houses at Growing Green Fingered Kids


Storm Branch Catapult at Tea For Monkeys


Web Hunt Walk at Little Wonders' Days


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week twenty nine: 7 Ways to Celebrate Autumn
week thirty: 7 Autumn Decorations
week thirty one: 7 Autumn Nature Tables
week thirty two: 7 Autumn Ideas for Children
week thirty three: 7 Autumn Things To Do Outdoors
week thirty four: 7 Autumn Nature Projects
week thirty five: 7 Autumn Book Lists for Children
week thirty six: 7 Autumn Recipes
week thirty seven: 7 Autumn Nature Walks
week thirty eight: 7 Autumn Art Projects
week thirty nine: 7 Autumn Crafts for All Ages

Carnival co-hosts:
sunnydaytodaymama, Mama Smiles, The Mahogany Way,
Smiling like Sunshine, Home Baked, Connecting Family & Seoul,
All Things Beautiful, Like Mama~Like Daughter, Little Homeschool Blessings,
Simple Whimsy, 2 Big, 2 Little