Memories from May…
Creative movement/ interpretive dance- a plant growing
Planting more fruit and veg in our growing area
Sensory fun and physical games in the garden
General fun in the garden
Playing various sylvanian games, including measuring the height in hula hoops.
Maths- 'going shopping' for bunny food
Local playgrounds for sensory input and physical exercise
Designing her own playground for her toys in the garden
Reading- letters from penpals, my list of things that I found in the garden (a reading and writing observation game she made up herself) and 'shop' price list
Writing- letters to penpals, birthday cards and letters to mummy from her toys
Drawings (we also went to art group but no pictures of that)
Making a playmat for her toys based on a map she drew
Squiggle invented this rainbow game
Designed own mini skittles game
Van Hague- peacock spreading its feathers
Living Crafts at Hatfield House
Park walks- spotting nature and exploring
Who lives in a house like this? Discussion about habitats
More park walks- Squiggle decided her toy cat Rain was interested in flowers so we took her on a flower walk
Mini topic on flowers- Venn diagram, parts of a plant, following written instructions, making own book and designing own activity
Fun at the fair
Happy 7th birthday to my wonderful little girl. Mini tea party at home with buffet, cake, pass the parcel, musical chairs, pressies and playing! Plus a bike ride too.
A friend's birthday party
Living Crafts at Hatfield house, Squiggle has spent this morning learning to make origami seals…
First of all, Squiggle and her dad made one as a team to practise, then she followed his step by step demonstration to make one on her own.
She watched him carefully and listened to his instructions.
Her finished seal origami. She is so proud of herself!
On Friday afternoon we went to Living Crafts held in the beautiful grounds of Hatfield House. This is an annual event, celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year. Most of the workshops, demonstrations and stalls are in large marquees, which means the weather won’t spoil the fun. There was plenty to see (and do) of interest, way too much to list it all in fact! Just a few of our favourites included glass blowing demonstrations, origami workshop, soap carving, decopatch, watching maypole dancers and listening to steel drums. We actually had so much fun that we returned today for another visit, it is a fantastic educational experience and great for all ages too. We look forward to next year’s event already! For further details see
Here are just a few of the photos…
Squiggle was really interested in the glass blowing demonstration.
They demonstrated various glass blowing techniques and we watched the whole process of making this wine glass.
Squiggle learning origami.
We will soon be doing some decopatching at home!
We saw the paper making workshop so Squiggle wants to research more about how to make paper.
Shoe maker, Squiggle found this particularly entertaining.
Squiggle doing some soap carving.
Old fashion wool machine.
A work in progress.
Horseshoe dog sculpture.
Squiggle dancing to the music.
Living Crafts was a very educational event, we will remember it well!