The Artful Year: Autumn eBook Review and Special Offer!

Get your own copy of this wonderful eBook packed with Autumn crafts, art activities, baking and family traditions by the very talented Jean of The Artful Parent for a very special price this weekend! I am thrilled to be reviewing this wonderful eBook from The Artful Year: Autumn, by Jean from

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Hedgehog Hibernation Exploration Basket

Create an exploration basket with natural treasures to find out about Autumn, hibernation and hedgehogs! hedgehog hibernation sensory play autumn basket  It’s the perfect time of year for going on nature walks and foraging for fallen treasures to take home and explore! The girls

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Autumnal Nature Art Activities for Kids! [It’s Playtime]

Use natural items found on walks this Autumn to create some beautiful and creative art work with kids! These ideas were all linked up to It’s Playtime last week, with a couple of our own thrown into the mix!

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Conker or Chestnut Spiderweb from The

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Alphabet Pumpkins and 5 Playful Literacy Games!

Put a new twist on the usual pumpkin decorating by incorporating some playful learning of letters and sounds! Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, these alphabet pumpkins promote great fine motor skills, concentration, creativity and phoneme-grapheme correspondence! The girls have been very busy with our pumpkin canvasses over the

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Yarn and Ribbon Wrapped Pumpkins!

Use yarn and ribbons to wrap around pumpkins, for a bright and beautiful alternative to pumpkin carving this Autumn season! Great for fine and gross motor co-ordination skills, as well as encouraging creativity and the opportunity to work on a larger scale. We have been decorating lots of pumpkins over

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