Category: Play

gentle halloween

gentle halloween celebrations – 31st october 2018

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This time of transition from autumn to winter has many ancient traditions and festivals, the most well known at the end of October and beginning of November being Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls’ Day each with their own traditions and fun, but with similarities too; a time when the veil between this world

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michaelmas knight and dragon and muslin

michaelmas – 29 september 2018

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“In autumn Saint Michael with sword and with shield   Passes over meadow and orchard and field.   He’s on the path to battle ‘gainst darkness and strife-   He is the heavenly warrior, protector of life. The harvest let us gather with Michael’s aid;   The light he sheddeth fails not nor does it fade,   And

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about the seashore

summer holiday play and easy to pack toys & games

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The beach is a treasure chest of pearl and silver shells, Some smaller than my finger nail, like tiny orange bells. Small, rough, rugged rocks, glistening in the light. Smooth silky pebbles in black, grey or white. Sunbleached, drift-wood scattered on the sands. Carried far across the seas from near and distant lands. The beach

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playing with gravity

exploring the elements – earth & gravity

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Running, running, Chasing, falling, Laughing, crying, Loving, playing” Continuing our series of exploring the elements, we had some father’s day fun playing with the  kraul big cable car kit, seeing how far we could make it travel and chasing it down the hill! Without even realising it they were exploring all the different factors making it go fast

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michaelmas dagger and cape

michaelmas crafts- 29 september 2016

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“I give to you a Cape of Light, To give you courage, strength and might..” craft idea for michaelmas We painted a wooden dagger with images of fire breathing dragons, prepare for “battle” with our golden silk playcloth as a “Cape of Light”! “He is a heavenly warrior, St Michael!” michaelmas season table Celebrate the

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