We Couldn’t Believe It!

Today we visited the woods. As most of you know it’s our favourite place to explore, play and unwind. We never get bored with the woods as there is always something new to discover. Each time we go, there are little changes that make it a whole new playground. Nature is always renovating its landscape.

We spent extra time in the woods today at Ava’s request for her birthday. We got up to lots! We played with our new go find it cards (post reviewing the cards can be seen by clicking here).

We also managed to feed the squirrels! This is by far one of our favourite things to do when visiting the woods. It’s not always possible as they only tend to come out in the early morning. It was about eleven so we were really surprised to see them.

How adorable is this little squirrel!? I feel so grateful to have been able to get so close to these beautiful animals.

We were also lucky enough to spot some more exotic wildlife… Wild parakeets high in the trees! We couldn’t believe it! We live in London so we were really surprised to see a such brightly coloured birds! It turns out that there’s quite a few of them in the UK as they’re the only parrot to be naturalised in this country! So keep your eyes peeled next time you’re out as you may be lucky enough to see one of these beautiful birds! What’s the most colourful or exotic animal you’ve seen in the wild?

And look what is almost fully formed on the trees! We’re super excited that autumn is just around the corner! It’s our favourite season! The season to cosy up with hot drinks and craft lots. We can’t tell you how excited we are!

What’s your favourite season? Are you looking forward to Autumn? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to share your photos of what you have been getting up to this weekend over on our facebook page too! Once again, we hope you’re enjoying this wonderful bank holiday weekend!

Go Find It!

The woods is our favourite place in the whole world! 

It has the power to engulf you with it’s lush tall trees and winding branches! Your imagination can run wild with it’s many secret pathways and hidden treasures! It’s like being encapsulated in a completely new world. 

With all this being said, we thought it was the perfect place to play with our new go find it cards.

Go find it cards are an outdoor treasure hunt, there is a descriptive word on each card. The aim of the game is to pick 3 cards at random and find an object that fits all three descriptions. There are 33 different descriptive cards so the possibilities are endless. 

For Emily, who is still young, we just gave her one card to hunt with. They were so much fun to play with, they really encouraged the girls to be even more explorative than they already are.

I imagine these cards can be used anywhere. Where is your favourite place? Perhaps it’s your local park or the beach. Wherever it is, why not have a go at playing with some go find it cards and turn anywhere into an adventurous game! You can buy the cards featured in this post by clicking here.

We hope you are having a wonderful bank holiday weekend! What have you been getting up to?

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Allotment: Wiggling Worms

For the past few weeks we have been spending lots of time at the allotment, enjoying the gorgeous weather and spending time with friends. It’s been a bit cold for the past few days so I thought it was about time I posted again!

With the allotment we have been learning as we go and this week we have been looking at making our own compost.
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We made a compost bin and discussed how compost is made. I decided to purchase a wormery so the girls could see for themselves at home how worms help the composting process.

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We also looked at some really interesting books called Wiggling Worms at Work and Yucky Worms. Both books are very informative but if you’re looking for something with a bit more of a story to it then Yucky Worms is probably the better one to get out of the two.

We are very much engrossed in our allotment at the moment and it’s so rewarding watching it come together. We’re looking forward to it being a relaxing space to spend time in as well as getting to eat our very own grown vegetables!

Do you have an allotment? Or a space outside (or inside) where you grow vegetables? We would love to see them so please feel free to share over on our Facebook page.

Blossom Trees

Last week we made the most of the sunshine. On rainier days we have been doing some craft to celebrate the spring. On our spring time walks last week we noticed beautiful blossom on the trees so we thought it would be the peferct inspiration for today’s craft activity.

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All you will need is some brown wool, pink tissue paper, glue and a piece of paper/card.

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This is a simple and inexpensive craft that will keep the little ones occupied on a rainy day. We would love to see your artwork so please do share over on our Facebook page.

Spring Is Here

It’s been almost three months since sweet Elliot was born and spring is now in full swing. We are finally finding our feet! Flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer and leaves are appearing on the trees.

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We are really looking forward to the warm sunny weather. It means more group meets with other home educators, more picnics, woodland exploration and just more outdoor play in general.

It feels good to be back blogging and over the coming weeks, we’ve got some fun activities planned for this wonderful season. We will also be sharing some of our traditions.

When it’s autumn

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The nights draw in and the cold crisp mornings call for extended pyjama wearing and ‘duvet days’.
The landscape is ignited with hues of yellow, orange and red; trees look ablaze.

We splash in puddles, squelch in mud and dive into enormous piles of crunchy leaves.
We collect natures treasures of conkers, acorns, pine cones and blackberries.

Pumpkins glow and fireworks blow; it’s time for fun festivals and fragrant foods.
We come in from the cold and wrap ourselves in blankets; snuggled together, we sip our homemade soup.

The house is filled with the smell of hot apples, bakes, cakes, cinnamon and pine.
And we swap stories whilst amongst a honey golden glow of candlelight at bedtime.

When it’s autumn.

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Cornwall

It’s been a while since I last posted as we have spent the last week in Cornwall.

I really love Cornwall, it’s my favourite place. It is so magical. There is so much diversity – from white sandy beaches, to fertile green forests!

We took this holiday to celebrate Ava’s first official year of home education.

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We had fun on the beach. We went in search of shells, rocks and of course… Crabs!

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We visited St. Ives, where they have the tastiest Cornish pasties!

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We visited St. Nectans Glen. If you are ever in Cornwall then this little treasure is bucket list worthy! It is the most magical place I have ever been to.

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We had such a wonderful week together. I don’t know many children that build sandcastles and play in waterfalls during their first week of school.

I feel so grateful to be able to home educate. I’m looking forward to many more magical moments with my beautiful children.

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Magical Morning

I love our woodland walks. It’s our natural playground – Ava loves to run free.

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We looked for elves and fairies.

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We fed the friends of the forest.

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This morning was a magical morning.

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How was your morning? Do you have a special place you like to visit?
We would love to see your special places – you can share them over on our Facebook page, if you like.

Bright blessings everyone.