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Hang On To Those Last Days Of Summer!

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So, summer is slipping away and the autumnal breezes are gathering but here are a few activities to do with your little one to cling on the those summery days.  Enjoy!

Sunny Plate

Use a white paper plate and decorate it with yellow paint or paper to make a sun!  Add some sun rays with cardboard strips and colour them yellow too!  A sprinkling of glitter on top and you're done!  Hang the sun from a window and watch it twinkle in the sunlight.

Beach Picture

Take a white sheet of paper and make a beach picture.  Use blue tissue paper for the sea with a ball of silver foil as the sun.  Get some sand and glue that across the bottom of the page like a sandy beach.  Then cut out some squares for buckets with some string for handles.  Cut out more cardboard from a cereal packet and make sand castle shapes too.


It may be getting too cold for a picnic lunch, but how about a rug on some grass after nursery for a cup of milk and a cookie in the warm afternoon sunshine?  Take a couple of good childrens' books and enjoy some quiet time together.

Butterfly Fluttering

Cut out some butterfly shapes from card or old cereal packets.  Get the brightest, most colourful paints and decorate them all over!  Add some pipe cleaner antennae and some thread to hang them with.  Gather 6 of the butterflies and hang them at the window at different lengths and as breeze comes is see them flutter!


Gather some pots, packets and card tubes ready for recycling and make a model of a sandcastle.  Glue the bits together then cover with glue and stick on sand to make it look like a real sandcastle.  It's a bit messy and probably best done outside!

Ice Cream Cones

Take a few pieces of card and roll into a cone shape or use a card tube and squeeze the end.  Then take a load of coloured tissue paper and scrunch into a ball to look like ice cream.  Add some pretend chocolate sprinkles with some glitter or sequins for chocolate chips.  Delicious!

Ice Cream Picture

Take some sand paper and cut into a long triangle shape.  Stick onto the paper and draw a big swirly ice cream shape on top. Decorate with what ever you have to hand!  Tiny coloured cotton wool balls look great!


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