Egg-citing Easter

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Easter has always been a special weekend for me and I have treasured memories of seeing my grandparents and other family. We traditionally always joined in the Good Friday walks where a cross was carried up a hill and we sang songs together at the top before climbing down.image

The services on Easter Sunday always started with everyone shouting “He is Risen!!! Allelulia!!” and were always lively and joyful. I have happy memories of receiving Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, knitted chicks with an egg inside, and my parents always had a lovely wooden egg filled with treats. We would make an Easter garden out of things we collected in the garden, blow eggs and paint them, and with an artist mum we would get crafty making Easter cards.

I would love my daughter to grow up with the same exciting memories as well as understanding the reason we celebrate Easter. It’s too easy to mindlessly paint eggs and eat chocolate and forget that the eggs are representing new life. I hope that she will celebrate Jesus rising from the dead on Easter Sunday and know that he died so she can be forgiven and have a new life with him. Now that’s something to get Egg-cited about 🙂

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Collecting Golden Eggs!

This weekend she had so much fun playing with her cousins, Aunties, Uncles and Grandparents! In the morning we went to church where they processed a cross decorated with spring flowers and there was a puppet show which the kids loved. After lunch and a snooze they did an Easter Egg hunt around the garden and the tiddler was so excited when she found an egg and put it into her little basket before saying “Anymore?” and running off to look in the next bush.

The cousins then decorated Easter biscuits with icing sugar and sprinkles and ate them whilst watching The Gruffalo.

 

 

 

It was great being around the family again and they really noticed the difference in my tiddler since the last family gathering only 3 weeks ago. Her speech has really progressed and here are a few new things she was saying this weekend:

“Issac” (her cousin)
“Where the trains?” (she shocked me going up to her Aunty Ana and coming out with this. At least that what it sounded like!)
“Baboon” (balloon)
“Ani” (Aunty Ana)
“Lorloo” (Aunty Laura)
“Ley ee go, Ley ee go” (singing along to ‘Let it go’ from Frozen) (oh no, it’s started…)
“Anymore?” (Searching for eggs)
“Mouse” and “Owl” (every time she saw them when watching The Gruffalo)

What did you do this Easter weekend?

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Rainy Day Playdoh

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Rainy Day Play

We all struggle to amuse our bored tiddlers sometimes on rainy days. The other day I just wanted to slum it in my PJs and couldn’t face battling the wind and rain to get to a playgroup. She was getting a bit bored of her usual toys and  had ‘helped’ me hang the washing up, do the hoovering and was bored of colouring. So we managed to have a fun hour with Playdoh, some plastic cookie cutters, Creation Station Dough Tools
and a Dough Modelling Plastic Rolling Pin.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to make your own then here’s a good recipe:

Recipe for Playdoh

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tarter
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup boiling water
Food colouring.

Mix the flour, salt, tarter and oil together. Put food colouring into the pan of boiling water and the dry ingredients. Cook over medium heat until it becomes a sticky, combined dough. Knead a few times let cool. If it remains too sticky add a little more flour until it’s just right!

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Quick easy Birthday or Father’s Day card!

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This is a really simple, non messy but really personalised card you can make to send a loved one from your tiddler. Whether they’re a newborn or a toddler they’ll love helping you make this card.
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What you needimage
Piece of coloured card  (same or 2 different colours)

A pen.

Scissors.

Glue.

A baby or child’s hand to draw round.

How to make it
Draw round your baby or toddlers hand onto the coloured card. You’ll need a right hand and a left hand to cut out.  Or if they’re older they could do this themselves.

Cut out the 2 hand prints.

Cut a rectangle of coloured card and write ‘THIS MUCH’ along the length. Make it in a concertina. Use this to join the hands together by glueing each end to the back of each hand.
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It’s now pretty much finished! Just write “Daddy I love you…” on the front handprint. (Or “Grandma I love you…”) Write your greetings on the handprints depending on the occasion and don’t forget to write “love from…” on the back handprint!