Letter V

Hello! Today Deryn chose the letter V as our letter for the day πŸ™‚ As you all know we have decided to do a special Letter of the Day each day as chosen by Deryn or Ashton and I have to come up with an art/craft idea, a lunch/dinner idea & a game πŸ™‚

Today we started off with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Deryn’s favourite) colouring.


The sheets are from the Very Hungry Caterpillar Place Mat Activity pad which I bought HEREΒ for Β£2.99, They are fantastic! They have a choice of 30 activities to chose from – Deryn chose colouring in and Ashton joined in πŸ™‚


For lunch I made the Very Hungry Caterpillar on a leaf!


These were Ham & Phili sarnies in a leaf shape, grapes and a slice of cherry tomato, mini sausage, mini egg and some cucumber πŸ™‚

Deryn – My usually fussy eater tried the cherry tomato and even though she pulled a face she ate it, she even tried one piece of cucumber! Everything else was eaten very quickly πŸ™‚ Ashton dropped most of his on the floor…his new favourite game, but enjoyed what actually made it to his mouth πŸ™‚

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Now…..our original plan was to make Vanilla biscuits and cupcakes in the afternoon….but the kids fell asleep! So I decided to dust off my sewing machine and made a story sack! I had some Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric which I bought to make Deryn a dress ( I must finish that!!) and decided to cut out each of the yummy foods that the hungry caterpillar eats, as well as some backing and stuff them with cotton wool balls! (My stuffing is in the spare room somewhere so I improvised!)

The kids had a lovely bath and we talked aboutΒ lots of words that began with V -(Vase, Volcano, Vinegar, Vanilla and Van) I was tempted to try the volcano trick I saw on Pinterest but at 27wks pregnant Vinegar smell just doesn’t agree with me!

Then when they were out I got out the kids new Very Hungry Caterpillar story sack!!


(I have a Very Hungry Caterpillar to add but I need the fabric for Deryn’s dress first!)




Deryn read the story to me, She is only 3 so can’t read the words but after hearing it so many times she can speak it all off by heart! Along the way she added the foods to the page! Deryn counted while Ashton pointed! πŸ™‚


Very clever πŸ™‚


Matching & counting game πŸ™‚ Ashton enjoyed pointing and looking through all the food and playing with them πŸ™‚



All done πŸ™‚ Lots of fun with our bedtime story. The Story Sack can now be put away and new games made up with it too πŸ™‚

So that was our V day – Deryn chose our letter for tomorrow which is………………R!!

Time to go and plan something fun πŸ™‚

Emma xx


Alphabet Activities!!

Hello All – Emma here!!

So the lovely weather we were promised this week appears to have got lost on its way…the rain found us though! So I have come up with an idea for the kids to keep us all busy while we are stuck indoors. Tonight I have printed off the letters of the alphabet for Deryn & Ashton to take in turns picking out of a bowl to decide what we do the next day πŸ™‚ I then get to plan out some fun ideas around that letter for them πŸ™‚ My choices are for: Lunch, Arts/Crafts and a Game.


Every day we eat lunch together at the table or out as a picnic so I can have a letter theme for each meal πŸ™‚ Both children love making things so we can have a nice messy activity each day and a game πŸ™‚ I love playing games, many of Deryns Orchard Toys games get played more by me than them……oops!

So keep a look out for out posts each day, feel free to message me with any of your own ideas too πŸ™‚ We love testing out new things πŸ™‚

Tomorrows letter as chosen by DerynΒ is……V!!

Emma xx