Today we’ve made these Christmas cards with penguins on! We used: Red card, 2 sheets of A4 (but you could use a smaller piece, and then glue it onto a larger white card) Glitter glue pens in gold, copper and red Black and white pieces of felt Orange card Googly eyes We also used pens, … More Season’s Greetings with Penguin(s)!
Today we’d hoped to go to Leeds Castle, to visit their Christmas market and see the seasonal displays inside the castle. But we woke up to dreadful weather, with very strong winds and pouring rain, so we decided to stay at home. To get our daily dose of Christmasness, we lit some candles, chose a … More Stormy weather and pipe cleaners
Our advent activity today was making these paper angels, which I’d found a post about via Pinterest (I’ll put a link to that page, on the “Buggy and Buddy” blog, at the bottom of this post). They are nice and simple things to make, and all you need is paper, scissors, ruler and a glue … More Making Paper Angels
Today we made another couple of ornaments for our little Christmas tree, and Penguin really enjoyed this. As soon as I got the beads out he came to sit down at the table and was keen to get started! So, after putting some suitable Christmas tunes on, this is what we did: Firstly, I strung … More Super Simple Beadwork Ornaments
Day 3 of advent: Visited Sissinghurst and started making a Christmas wish list 🎅🕯 Penguin rarely shows a ‘typical’ interest in toys and has never made a list of what he would like for Christmas or birthdays. He lives very much in the moment, so asking him about what he might want three weeks from … More A wish list in the making
Day two of our Advent Calendar of Activities! Today we’ve made Christmas cards with a potato print snowman motif. Pretty cute, if I may say so myself. Here’s what we used and how we did it: We used a natural beige paper to print the snowmen on. I drew lines on the sheet of A4 … More Making a Potato Print Snowman Christmas Card
A couple of days ago we visited a leisure center in a nearby town, to go swimming. We’ve been there once before, about three months ago, so it wasn’t a completely new environment for Penguin, though still quite unfamiliar. And as usual when we come to places that Penguin’s not yet used to, he was … More A trip to the leisure center that nearly tipped our sensory scales
Today the weather is miserable, but earlier this week we spent a gloriously sunny and warm afternoon on a little outing to Camber Castle. With winter approaching, I’m desperate to soak up as much of the autumn sun as possible. But apart from that, there are a number of ways that in which I believe … More Learning through experiences: A royal example