Come on everybody lets go to the beach!
Lets go rock pooling!
Rock pooling is one of our favourite family activities,
so its little wonder that I chose it as the theme for the latest
Flaming Nora story telling adventure.
Do you know this book?
"Splash!" by Henrietta Branford and Rosalind Beardshaw.
Who knows where it came from, or who gave it to us.
I certainly never bought it.
But it has been a firm favourite in our house since the Ginger one was young.
The wonderfully illustrated story of a little girls adventures
on the beach, in the sea, in a rock pool.
Its been quite a while since I last hosted a story telling and craft morning
plus its now wet and gloomy
it seemed a trip to the beach was in order.
The children made blow fish.
I found the template for them on Made By Joel's web site.
Have you discovered Joel yet?
If you have young kids he is a must.
A site packed full for clever and interesting crafts for kids, most of which seem to work perfectly for pre school as well as school age
(delete as your mood dictates) darlings/ monsters.
Jonah was doing "neat"
Jessie did colourful
Jonah became a shark
As did M'pilika
The boys drew up a storm
While Jonah was still neat.
M'pilika blew and the fish whizzed along the line.
We had a huge school of fish
and Jonah finally finished his neat.
And so to the story telling.
The bombshell came prepared for all eventualities
We applied our suncream, brushed the sand from our hair and between our toes
and we JUMPED in to the water
the icy spicy water
the shivery shakey water
from the deep blue sea.
And the children had a right soaking.
before settling down on their beach towels for star fish snacks
For more pictures of the morning follow the link to flickr on the right.
Do you have any favourite children's books or craft?
I would love to know what they are.
Love Nora xxx