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Welly Walks by Hannah Ensor

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Welly Walks is a fun book about exploring the great outdoors with your family. Two children splash in the puddles, make trails with wheels in the water and have a huge amount of fun. They want Mum to join in but is she far too grown up? Are you?

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Now you’ve enjoyed a great book, try this:

in the great outdoors…

  • On a rainy day put on your wellies and help your child make a magic puddle.
  • Find a special puddle, add a bit of glitter, stir twice, add some food colouring and stir three times.
  • What can you see?
  • Add some plastic characters and create a magical world?

and at home…

  • For some rainy day fun try making a rain gauge.
  • All you will need is an empty plastic bottle.
  • Cut around the top of the bottle – about 5cm down from the top - then your child can turn the top upside down and push back into the bottle to create a funnel.
  • Next, use a ruler and make marks on the bottle using a permanent marker. Starting from the bottom of the bottle, mark 5cm, 10cm, 15cm etc.
  • Take the rain gauge outside and wedge against something so it can’t fall over. Leave it for a rainy day and find out together how much rain has fallen.


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