Monthly Archives: June 2011

Patchwork elephant

Yesterday we decided to give paints a rest and do some glueing instead. We don’t have any Elmer the Elephant books but we looked at some pictures on the web to get some inspiration, and then I drew another elephant … Continue reading

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Finger-paints and an elephant hunt

Dustyfeet was desperate to do some fingerpainting but wanted to paint an elephant. So to continue the theme, I drew an elephant on a big sheet of paper and let her at it. IMPORTANT: If you do this, use a … Continue reading

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Our July calendar

To count down the days and organise our time until we leave Gulf Town for the summer, I made Dustyfeet a calendar. I’m sure I could have been very much more creative about this, but I wasn’t sure how interested … Continue reading

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Elephant week: elephant masks

We still have five weeks left in Gulf Town before we escape for the summer. It’s 47 degrees outside and most of our friends have already left or are about to leave, so playdates aren’t happening very much. I decided … Continue reading

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Cardboard rocking cradle

One day, Dustyfeet decided that it was time for her dollies to have a nap: And her frogs: It turned out there was a reason for this sleepy theme: And it also gave me an idea: After Dustyfeet’s nap, I … Continue reading

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Most of the population of Gulf Town seems to have departed for cooler climes, but Dustyfeet and I are still here. I’ve been rummaging around in various toddler activity blogs trying to find things to keep us occupied. This post … Continue reading

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Gnocchi, aka potato playdough

Dustyfeet and I made gnocchi for dinner tonight. I’ve never seen gnocchi in the shops here in Gulf Town, so if we want it, we have to make our own. It’s another of those wonderful squishy sensory experiences! Here’s my … Continue reading

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