Read, create and love in February!

I have decide to reformat my monthly post. At the beginning of every month I am going to look ahead at the month and suggest things you could read, create and love with your children. As always these things will focus on celebrating the season and special events in that month.

Read

Books about love and friendship:

If you regularly read my blog, you will know I am a big Oliver Jeffers fan! “Lost and Found” and “Up and Down”, are two fab books about friendship.

“Guess how much I love you” by Sam McBratney is a beautiful classic story.

I recently found the book “Love” by Eric Carle, such a beautiful books.

Books about pancakes (Not really Shove Tuesday though!):

Mama Panya’s Pancake by Mary Chamberlin, this is a village tale from Kenya, it is really a lovely story of community and friendship!

Mr Wolf’s pancakes by Jan Fearnley This book is a great book with familiar fairy tale characters but not the nicest of endings as many of these traditional story have! (Lots of learning with my teacher head on!)

Imagine children’s festival! Every year, over the Spring half-term holiday the Southbank Centre (London) has lots of fun events focusing on children’s literature and performing arts. Some events free but some you have to pay and book in advance. Check out their website for more information.

Create

Decorate a candle or make a candle holder.  It is super simple to decorate a candle, you just need the correct paint and a candle (both can be bought in Tiger). Creating a candle holder is so easy too. Here is a link to a post for a candle holder using a glass jar.

Cook pancakes! In our house this is always Mr Lee’s job, can’t beat a pancake with lemon and sugar! Shrove Tuesday is 28th February, so get ready to toss!

Get valentines crafting! Lots of creative ideas on the blog, check out this post!

Love

Celebrate Candlemas I discovered Candlemas day last year. It is on the 2nd February and it a Christian festival of light. However I thought how lovely to have a special family meal by candlelight. With the evenings still being so dark, candles do really add a cosy feel to the home. Also Tom just love to blow the candle out at the end of the meal as a treat!

Have a tea party! Let’s celebrate Valentine by celebrating our children’s friends! Have 3 or 4 of your child’s friends over and have a mini tea party! It really doesn’t need to be fancy they will just be excited to be together. What about making some heart shaped gingerbread cookies?

Snowdrop hunt! When you are walking to school or on the way to the park take time to see if you can find snowdrops, such a lovely to start seeing flowers starting to appear again….. Spring is coming!

Support your local library! 6th February is National library day…… at this time we need to be showing our support, if we do not use our local library’s we will lose them!

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

 

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