Honey Bee

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Toucan Box Theme: Honey Bee.

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Master Maximus at work with the body of the bee.

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Proud with the finished product, it really is the cutest bee I’ve ever seen!

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Now for the Bamboo Beehive,

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That’s one happy Little Yum-Yum!

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Other activities included:

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A welcome to the world of bees and Collecting Pollen,

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Identi-Bee which was a guessing game from the descriptions given.

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Thumbprint Colony involved paint which is always a plus for Max.

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How to draw a Queen Bee,

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Honey Joys, which look similar to Rice Krispies Treats,

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and lastly, Bee Match which Max was able to complete rather quickly, by himself.


Copycat Bear!

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Mango’s ginormous friend Blue copies everything she does. It’s a bit of a problem.

But when Mango flies off in a huff, Blue can’t follow and soon Mango starts to feel lonely. Where is her copycat bear?

‘An enchanting picture book about the joys of friendship’ ~ Baby & Me Magazine

My review:

This book is great! It teaches that wonderful friendships can blossom between different beings. On this particular occasion, between a bear and a bird. It has such a simple story line, yet brings across a powerful message in a way children can understand. I highly recommend it.

InnoTab Max Learning Software

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As part of his birthday and Christmas presents, Little Yum-Yum received a few ‘games’ for his InnoTab Max. However, these are educational, but encourages fun learning. The power Rangers characters/theme has been used for maths, Spider-Man for science, and DC Super Friends for Language Arts.

He hasn’t caught on yet. All he sees are superheros.

Maximus : 0 – Mummy : 1

What’s That Coming Down the Road?

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It’s Master Maximus in his camel costume!

I must say, it was a funny sight seeing a googly-eyed camel scooting down the road!

At least he made the public smile.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

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We’re going on a bear hunt.
We’re going to catch a big one.
What a beautiful day!
We’re not scared.

“A dramatic and comic masterpiece … a classic work for any age at any period.” ~ Independent on Sunday

My review:

Absolutely brilliant book, although a little sad at the end. We know the story from watching the short animated film year before last. Initially, the title made me believe they were setting out to find a bear to hurt it intentionally. What a relief it was to realise this was not the case. Phew!

Aboriginal Bowl

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Toucan Box theme: Aboriginal Bowl.

After blowing up the balloon, Little Yum-Yum gets cracking on applying glue to the paper strips, to stick to it.

It was left to dry overnight,

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ready to paint the next day.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of it painted because Max was playing with it.

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Let’s go on a Journey Down Under!

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Activities included G’Day Mate! and Find the Food,

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Aboriginal Art,

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and The Outback.

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As well as the game Great Barrier Battle which we enjoyed playing together.

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How to make Marsupial Sandwiches.

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And last, but not least, Aboriginal Dot Art.

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As it involved stickers, Max enjoyed this very much. However, by this point he was a little fed up with my taking photos of him, as he just wanted to get on with it!