We are definitely in a Christmas zone at the moment. Everything seems to be sprinkled with a bit of Christmas so I thought it would be good to encourage the kids to extend their Christmas mood into a bit of festive writing.
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We love window art. Love It! It is such an easy activity to set up and do with the kids (no real artist ability needed) and mine always love seeing their pictures hanging up on the windows and sliding doors.
Every year the kids make a few new Christmas decorations and for some reason most years there always seems to be a theme – totally unintentional – this year they seem to be all about making standing 3D decorations.
My kids are already getting very excited about Christmas so I have been printing out a few goodies and getting some items set up for them.
We had quite a few left over autumn themed images lying around the house and I hate throwing anything away so I suggested to my son that we could make an autumn themed wreath.
Last Halloween I took my youngest son to a fancy dress party at the local park. The winner of the fancy dress competition was a little girl dressed in a stunning black, purple and cerise pink frilled dress, with matching flower headband and veil.
We have never done scary witches as such but both my kids loved Winnie the Witch and the witch from Room on the Broom. They always liked a friendly witch, one who would make funny mistakes. So when they were a lot younger we did some “
My kids doodle. They doodle on scraps of paper, in drawing books, on the fog on the car window, in their maths books.
I had this brilliant idea that the kids and I were going to make a spider mobile My idea was to use a paper plate with wool hanging down attached to spiders who were climbing down.
My seven-year old has been going through a bit of a drawing phase lately. So much so that we actually moved a little table to just next to my desk so that he can draw and chat while I am working on my computer. He loves it.