Do you remember all the somethings you did when you were a child? I can remember loving my bike, going to the swings, playing cat's cradle but most other things I had forgotten all about until I stumbled across this fabulous vintage book in one of my favourite shops in Swanage a while back. This was published in 1969 but despite the many years that have passed by, it is still a goldmine of activities. Innocent, charming and not a computer game in sight.
The book is divided into months of the year and then again into activities to be done indoors and outdoors. Each month features a different bird, a pet, a flower. There are games to play, recipes, songs, things to make, do and sew, and so much more, all accompanied by Shirley Hughes's wonderful illustrations to boot.
But do you remember this one? I used to love making fortune tellers with old scraps of paper and was delighted to be reminded how to do them. And it seems the children are just as keen as I was, so we've been having a great time today.
Obviously I just had to make one of my own, although I've no doubt my fortunes were very different to what they would have been the last time I played!
And if you're interested in having a go too, I found the very same book on Amazon for a penny.
That's new pence by the way!