Hello March!

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10 ideas of fabulous things to make, do and celebrate in March with your children!

Here is my second monthly post, which I post at the beginning of every month. I am looking ahead at the month and suggesting 10 things you could do with your children. These things will focus on celebrating the season and special events in that month.

Here goes:

    • Go on a daffodils walk! Celebrate St David’s day (1st March) by hunting for daffodils. How many can you find? How many different types/ colours can you find? Where is the strangest place you can find daffodils? I love having daffodils around the home, so beautiful and cheery! IMG_20160221_132113
    • Share favourite books World book day is on 3rd March, take time this month to share one of your childhood favourite books with your childhood. I have wanted to read “Flat Stanley” to Tom for ages but haven’t got round to it so that is what I will be reading to Tom this month.
    • Buy a new book On World book day children come home from school with a book voucher to buy a special world book day book or you could put it towards any children’s book. Take the time to browse all the wonderful books we are so privileged to have in our book shops! Don’t forget to support independent book shops too.

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    • Spot signs of Spring When you are out about this month take time to spot the changes in the season, ever if it is just on your way to school!
    • Mother’s day! I guess the majority of the people reading this won’t be in charge of getting the kids to make or do anything for Mother’s day……. so maybe just hint hard!
    • Celebrate St Patrick’s Day! Why not head to a major city and experience the St Patrick’s Day celebrations, in London watch the parade on 13th March….. or you could cook Irish strew………… Enjoy Irelands number one children’s author (got to be, he-he) Oliver Jeffers……… Get art-ty……… children love to paint rainbows! There are loads of craft ideas on Pinterest. We made St Patrick’s days bunting and hanging rainbows!
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    •  Get into the garden Time to get in the garden to give it a tidy (or is that just mine!), children love to get involve… picking weeds…. sweeping…..prepare pots or beds for planting.
    • Go on an Easter egg hunt! Look into organised egg hunts, National Trust have great events. However it is fun to do them at home too! Last year I set up a treasure hunt in the house and garden with clues for Tom to follow to find an Easter gift. He loved it and he still talks about it!
    • Getting Easter crafting and cooking! There are so many ideas on Pinterest. Here are a couple of our favourites- Salt dough hanging eggs and potato masher egg art!                                                       2016-03-01 07.49.49                        2016-02-22 09.35.49.jpg
    • Cheer along the boat or goat race Head for the river on the 27th March and watch the Oxford and Cambridge boat race. Alternatively you could head for Spitalfields farm and cheer on the goats!

 

Here are some suggestion of some fab picture books for February:

March books

Books about Mummy’s:

Dino-Mummy by Mark Sperring Really cute Mummy story

Monkey Business by Julia Donaldson and A bit lost by Chris Haughton. Both lovely books that have a similar theme, I do love “Monkey Business”!

My Mum by Anthony Browne Fantastic book about the role of a Mum

Books about Easter: (Not really the Christian message though!):

We are going on an egg hunt by Laura Hughes Cute story about an egg hunt

The odd egg by Emily Gravett Illustration are always stunning. Lovely book for toddlers!

We are going on an egg hunt by Laine Mitchell This book is based on “We are going on a bear hunt” but is about an egg hunt. The illustration are a very colourful but maybe a little cheesy!

Little Rabbit Foo Foo by Michael Rosen Classic story which I read to Tom a lot when he was younger! Great repetitive language which children love to join in with.

Mr Men: Mr Impossible and Easter egg hunt by Roger Hargreaves Mr Men stories are always fab!!

What will I be doing this month?

I like to buy little gifts for my nieces rather than chocolate eggs so I will be looking for some lovely little gifts for them. When I am buying gifts I am trying to look in the local shops to support our local retailers, where possible!

Let’s plan ahead:

The Easter holidays this year fall at the end of March and early April, and we have some time booked off. We are spending a few days in Wales so I will be researching what is local to where we are staying and places we can visit on the way or way back. When we return there will be a week still of the school holidays, so I will be planning some local day trips. If you are looking for day trips with the kids click here for some ideas.

Click here to see my March Pinterest board!

 

Well I hope you found this post useful! If you have got suggestions of things we should be doing in March let me know! Happy March everyone! xx

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