Happy Easter

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I bought some raffle tickets for the Easter Raffle at Little Yum-Yum’s school. We won an Easter Egg! Woo hoo! However, I must say, it did make me laugh when I unwrapped it; as you can see, the prize came with toothbrushes! Now that’s a hint and a half to brush one’s teeth after eating something sweet. I’ve never experienced this before, but it was certainly amusing.

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On another note, Max made an Easter card,

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which featured a drawing of him and I, complete with a heart.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend WP Family. Blessings to you all.


Owl Lantern

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Toucan Box theme: Owl Lantern.

Twit-twooo! If you go down to the woods tonight, you may hear a hoot or two in the trees. That would be the owls coming out to play! Your little owl is very special. Click the glow stick and drop it into your lantern, the switch all the lights off. What can you see? Owls can see in the dark. And thanks to your new lantern, now you can, too!

~ Toucan Box

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Little Yum-Yum drew some ‘feathers’ onto the owl’s body in his favourite colour – red.

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Next, he made the big eyes,

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and finally the beak.

With the lantern almost complete, there was only one thing left for him to do …

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add the glow stick and to strike a pose.

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A close up with the lights off.

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Other activities included,

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Sssh … Did You Hear That Noise? and In The Shadows,

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Spot the Difference,

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and Colour It In.

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Also, Owl By Myself,

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cute Owl Crackers and finally,

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Glow-In-The-Dark Fireflies.

Flower Bouquet

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Toucan Box theme: Flower Bouquet.

Who doesn’t like to receive flowers? And they’re even more special when you’ve made your own bouquet. Once you have decorated your flowers, decide who you would like to give them to. Is there a special someone you want to say thank you to, or tell them how much you care? You could even add a special note to your flowers. Let’s see if you can make someone smile!

~ Toucan Box

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To get started, coloured cupcake liners were used for the petals, whilst coloured pipe cleaners were used for the stems.

Little Yum-Yum at work.

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almost complete …

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Here is a proud Max with his bouquet.

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After a short moment, he remembered about the butterfly he made, went off to get it, and posed with his creations.

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Other activities included,

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Flower Power,

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and Bean Plants

which we have still yet to plant, and for Max to write what he sees as the beans are growing.

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Also, Parts of a Plant and Back at the Beanstalk.

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And lastly, Heavy Petal.

In the end, Max gave me the bouquet but said we must share it as he loves it so much.

Nature Bag

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Toucan Box Theme: Nature Bag.

This week we’re exploring the great outdoors. So first let’s create and decorate your nature bag, before you pick up your bingo card and go exploring. What will you find?

~ Toucan Box

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Little Yum-Yum gets busy with the dye for the bag, by brushing water on coloured tissue paper.

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Next, he inserted the empty Toucan Box inside the bag, so the dye wouldn’t go through to the other side,

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then he pressed as hard as he could,

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which provided this result.

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Master Maximus did not want to wait for it to dry naturally, so I put it on the heater to speed up the process.

He used the stencil provided to draw and colour a flower in first,

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followed by a leaf, an acorn and a paw print. Now he’s ready to collect things as he explores the great outdoors. I hope he doesn’t try to put a squirrel in his bag; he keeps telling me he wants one as a pet …

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Other activities included,

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encouragement to explore and Recycle,

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Leaf People and Leaf Rubbing.

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As well as Nature Spot,

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Tree Rings and Blazing Paddles,

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and Jewelled Acorns.

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The game Forest Race was fun. Of course Max won and was very pleased about it.