19 Autumn Crafts and Activities for Kids to Bring the Spirit of Fall into your Home

Fall is here and these September days are really starting to feel Autumnal especially with the kids all back at school. So this week I’m featuring everything Autumn!

Autumn is a time of wonder and excitement at the end of summer. Yes it’s time for Pumpkin spice latte and sweater weather, but it’s also a time for crafting and creating.

The crisp fall air is inviting us to make a batch of homemade apple cider. The leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees in piles on the ground. The lack of sunlight in the afternoons is a reminder that it’s time to get cozy inside with a good book.

We have so many fun autumn crafts for kids to share with you. These kids fall crafts are easy to put together, and a great way to spend quality time with kids of all ages.

There are so many fall crafts and activities that kids of all ages can enjoy. From coloring pages to pumpkin patch crafts, there’s something for everyone. So grab your children and pick up some materials, because this fall you’re going to have a blast!

Autumn crafts and activities for kids

Fall & Autumn Crafts for Kids

Here are our featured autumn crafts for children this week! Click through the link with each one for the full instructions. 

We have put together a great selection of easy Autumn activities for you and your family, from crafts, to science, to nature hunts and more. These ideas will be perfect for preschoolers, or to keep kids entertained after school.

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Hape Monster Math Scale Review

The Monster Math Scale from Hape is a fun and educational wooden toy, teaching young children the basics of math and gravity, as they work out how many weights the monster can hold in each arm.

This toy is an ideal hands on way to get to grips with early mathematical and numeracy concepts, through play and experimentation.

Hape Monster Math Scale

The scale is made from good quality wooden and plastic materials and feels really well made and durable. The funny monster has a scale on each arm, and you get 9 larger weights and 11 smaller weights, which children can use to balance and experiment with.

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How to Get Ahead with Your Family’s Christmas Planning

Going ahead with your family Christmas planning right now might seem a little premature. But there are lots of reasons why you should think about doing so. When you get ahead of the curve, you make it a lot easier for yourself later on as the big day gets closer.

Finding ways to prepare in advance will mean you can enjoy the holiday season more as well. So read on to find out more about doing that. In this blog post, we will share 5 easy ways to plan ahead for Christmas so that as the day comes closer, you’re free to relax and soak in the season with your loved ones. 

How to get ahead with christmas planning for your family

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Osmo Super Studio Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends Review

We love using Osmo products with our iPad. It turns the whole process into a much more interactive experience. No more passively sitting and watching – with Osmo, iPad time becomes a hands-on immersive activity.

We have quite a few of the Osmo games already in our collection, and recently we were sent the Osmo Super Studio Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends. Immediately, it was a huge hit with my 4 year old daughter.

Osmo super studios Disney Mickey Mouse & friends game

The Super Studio games from Osmo are all about drawing. Osmo Super Studio Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends takes you through animated stories with Mickey Mouse and his famous friends Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck, Pluto and invite your child to draw along every step of the way.

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Our Guide to the Best Restaurants to Visit in Dubai

Dubai is a city that is always changing. When it comes to food, this means that new restaurants are being opened every day. With so many options, it can be difficult to know where to go or what to try.

Don’t worry! Dubai locals have the inside scoop on where you should go and what you should eat. Read on for our guide to the best restaurants in Dubai, so that you can explore the magic of Dubai’s food scene. 

Dubai is home to some of the most amazing restaurants in the world, and it’s never been easier to explore them. This guide will help you discover new restaurants and explore different cuisines. Whether you want a romantic candlelit dinner or a place with the best burgers in Dubai, we got your back. Here are our top favourite restaurants and best places that we recommend you visit on your next trip to the United Arab Emirates

Our guide to the best Dubai restaurants for every cuisine and budget

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5 Simple Steps to Choosing a Baby Name – Free Workbook and Bonus Printables

If you’re here because you’re struggling to choose the perfect baby name for your precious little bundle of joy, then you’re not alone!

Without a doubt, choosing a baby name is one of the biggest decisions that new parents will make. And rightfully so!

Your baby is destined to carry the name you choose for them throughout their entire life. And their name will have lasting impacts such as their social relationships or even employment opportunities.

So, it isn’t really something that you want to take lightly. No parent wants to end up with baby name remorse!

The good news is, you’re here and we can help!

We are going to walk you through 5 simple steps to choosing a baby name that you’ll love!

5 simple steps to choosing a baby name. Free printable workbook for baby name lists and research

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The Prince of Egypt West End Show Review

The Prince of Egypt musical is back in the West End, at the Dominion Theatre and it is a must-see!

My ten year old son and I went along to watch this show and we both had an amazing night. It is so good to be back in theatres after the huge break in performances due to the lockdowns. Live performances are something that can not be replicated. The atmosphere in the theatre was electric and so much emotion could be felt from both the audience and the cast of the show.

It was a privilege for us to be back in the theatre once again, and The Prince of Egypt definitely lived up to this moment. It is an epic show, from start to finish with huge musical numbers, brilliant choreography and fantastic story telling. 

The prince of Egypt Musical dominion theatre

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Asbestos in the Home Explained

Asbestos is a word we’re all probably fairly familiar with – and even if we don’t know what it is exactly, we do know that it has dangerous connotations.

We might also associate the prevalence of asbestos with the workplace – public buildings, factories and the like, but the truth is, the use of asbestos before 1985 was commonly used in the building of homes as well.

While it’s no longer used here in the UK, if you live in an older property, it’s worth being mindful of asbestos – and where you might come across it in your home.

Thompsons Solicitors are experts in asbestos, having helped thousands of people claim compensation for asbestos-related diseases. Here, the firm’s specialist asbestos solicitors provide some advice on what you should do if you think you have asbestos in your home. 


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