How Hill Nature Tots

How Hill Nature Tots

On Tuesday 18th November Adam, my 2 year old niece Beth and Nana went to How Hill on the Norfolk Broads to take part in the How Hill Nature Tots session. How Hill is an environmental study centre on the Norfolk Broads. Its main role is to provide residential field courses for schools. It is where children can explore the woods and marshes, meet the marshman, visit the windmills and have a trip on the river. They try their hand at thatching and an assortment of other crafts. How Hill states “they gain an insight into the fragile world of the Broads, and often this is...
The Polar Express Masking Tape Train Track

The Polar Express Masking Tape Train Tra...

To get us in the festive mood Adam has started to watch ‘The Polar Express’. The computer animated film is about a doubting boy who boards a magical train on Christmas Eve which takes him to the North Pole. Adam is captivated by the train so I decided to make him his own train track. After our wonder experience last year with our masking tape car track we had to make a Polar Express masking tape train track. I did originally start the track with black electrical tape. However I soon remembered our experience of using it the last time we made a train track. So...
Christmas Posting Busy Bag

Christmas Posting Busy Bag

With Christmas around the corner we have teamed up with fourteen bloggers from around the world to bring you a Christmas Busy Bag Blog Hop. With Adam developing a real love for numbers I opted to make a Christmas Posting Busy Bag. I knew just the place to buy our Christmas Post Box. It comes from PoundLand and is actually a wine bottle box. Using a sharp knife I cut a rectangle out of the front and reinforced the edges with black electrical tape. PoundLand also had a cute ‘POST’ bag which made a great addition. I made the ‘envelopes’ by cutting...
DIY Christmas Eve Box

DIY Christmas Eve Box

This is our final instalment as part of the Festive Family Holiday Hop And Gift Guide. We have posted about our DIY Toddler Activity Gift Box and 7 Christmas Toddler Play Activities. Today’s post is based on Festive Family Fun.  Last year we created our first Christmas Eve Box. The box made an appearance at sunset on Christmas Eve and provides treats in the lead up to the big day. Adam was 19 months old and the box contained Christmas picture books, The Polar Express DVD, Christmas pyjamas and cookies. This year our Christmas Eve Box was purchased from Asda and the...
Rainbow Shaving Foam Bath Painting

Rainbow Shaving Foam Bath Painting

November 17th is World Prematurity Day. We have joined forces with 5 other bloggers to support the UK charity Bliss with a Rainbow Blog Hop. This year 15 million babies will be born prematurely around the world. 60,000 will be born in the UK. Click here to find out more how Bliss is working to provide the best possible care and support for all the premature and sick babies and their families. Back in February Adam had his first experience of painting in the bath.  It was a great activity and so easy to clean. I decided to repeat the activity as Adam is older but wanted to...
Old King Cole

Old King Cole

Hi. I’m Becci from Swords and Snoodles. I’m a SAHM to two little boys aged 2 and 4. Over at Swords and Snoodles I focus more on writing about my experiences as a momma and then throw in the odd activity we do during the week. I love being brutally honest in blog posts – I want parents to know they’re not going crazy and that it’s normal to be surviving on 2 hours sleep a night!I am very excited to be blogging here at the Adventures of Adam for World Nursery Rhyme Week. My 4 year old especially loves nursery rhymes, so I knew he’d love...
Pregnancy Sickness Support needs your help!

Pregnancy Sickness Support needs your he...

I have written many times on the blog about my Hyperemesis Gravidarum hell. Without the help from Pregnancy Sickness Support I would not be able to consider having another child. However, Pregnancy Sickness Support is in desperate need of money in order to continue the amazing work the charity does. There are two ways you can help Pregnancy Sickness Support with just a few clicks of your mouse. Two organisations are giving small charities the opportunity to “win” money.   Way to help number 1 Ocean Finance is giving £5,000 to one small charity as part of...
Oranges and Lemons

Oranges and Lemons

Hi everybody! Emma has been kind enough to let me take pop over from my blog, The Natural Momma in Me, to share with you the nursery rhyme inspired activity I completed with my 19 month old daughter, Isabelle, as part of her nursery rhyme week. The nursery rhyme I focused on was Oranges and Lemons: “Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of St. Clement’s. You owe me five farthings, Say the bells of St. Martin’s. When will you pay me? Say the bells of Old Bailey. When I grow rich, Say the bells of Shoreditch. When will that be? Say the bells of Stepney. I do...
7 Christmas Toddler Play Activities

7 Christmas Toddler Play Activities

Following on from our Festive Family Holiday Hop  and DIY Toddler Activity Gift Box, this is another chance for you to win 1 of 4 prize bundles valued at over $1,800. Click on the picture below to find about the amazing prizes on offer. You can enter at the end of this post. Today’s Festive Family Holiday Hop post is based on Festive Activities for Kids.  We wanted to share with you 7 Christmas Toddler play activities that Adam did last year. Click on the links below to find out more about each activity. 1. Sticky Christmas Tree I developed a love hate relationship with...
I hear Thunder

I hear Thunder

I love pairing activities with classic stories, rhymes, and the like. So when Emma invited me to guest blog about a nursery rhyme, I was pretty excited!  Across the pond (I’m in the US), “I Hear Thunder” isn’t really in a child’s repertoire, but both my son and I were excited to learn something new.  So, our first stop was to find the lyrics and tune.  We found some youtube videos to watch, and I discovered it’s set to the same tune as “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” and “Frere Jacques.”  Easy enough.  And the lyrics: I hear thunder, I hear thunder. Hark don’t you? Hark...