an edible (ish) mud farm + a few fave books make for a perfect spring day

an edible (ish) mud farm + a few fave books make for a perfect spring day

ages 0 - 6 years
Spring is finally here and while it's still quite cold in Tasmania, the sun is out and we're loving being outside. I'm always on the lookout for new ways to make mess and have fun with the kids, especially outdoors, and found a bit of inspiration while spring cleaning the shed—a shallow plastic container that looked like the perfect size for a mud farm.

I'd had my eye on a muddy farm sensory play activity from The Imagination Tree for a while, so thought I'd give it a try, with minor adjustments to this original recipe: 

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a quirky tale about doing what needs to be done

a quirky tale about doing what needs to be done

If you have a secret menagerie of mythical animals living in your bedroom, you might find the mammoth sneaking into the family fridge - what to do next?  The little girl in this story bides her time and rescues her mammoth.
ages 2 to 10 years / funnyimagination

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love can be a little bit blind where pets are concerned

love can be a little bit blind where pets are concerned

ages baby to 8 years
Hank is a good dog – and Hank knows it. Still, it might be hard for an onlooker to tell. Our dog Scott is a good dog too - and he knows it too. But sometimes it’s even hard for me to tell! Hank reminded me of Scott....

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a fun book about searching for and finding the puurrfect friend.

a fun book about searching for and finding the puurrfect friend.

Sometimes it takes a while to find a perfect friend or to recognise the greatness in someone who might be your friend. Sometimes we can overlook someone’s best efforts just because they don’t match our expectations. Sometimes we might not see the kindnesses we are being offered or the fun that is waiting for us. All those things happened to Ted.
ages 2 to 8 years

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funny situations can lead to complex reasoning in a non-confrontational way

funny situations can lead to complex reasoning in a non-confrontational way

ages 2 to 8 years
A really funny look at a donkey who lives inside!  (There are more positives than you might think.) Great for musing about how other people live—and the possibility that there could be more than one good choice in life.

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