'Croak, croak!' says the Frog, as he leaps out from the bog; 

'Spring is near, I do declare,  For the earth is warm and fair.'


Shoots are springing up out of the earth, birds are hopping from branch to nest, and frogs are jumping about in ponds. It can only mean one thing: Spring is here! In this issue find out what to do if a frog tries to sleep in your bed, how to find your reflection in a pond, and why a toad might rather fly than swim.


As well as getting to know some fairly froggy and soggy fairy stories, we hope that by the time you’ve read our magazine you will know how to:


Make a mini pond     

Crystallise flowers 

Create toad skin

Draw a willow warbler

Make a beanbag toad 

Play leap frog

And much more!


A Year and a Day Magazine

  • Each issue of A Year and a Day includes three full stories, fifteen story-based activities and several additional seasonally themed pages, including recipes, posters and quizzes. Each issue has an average of forty pages, printed on high quality, uncoated paper, especially for drawing and writing on. 

  • A Year and a Day is a seasonal magazine that aims to guide children into the inner world of traditional stories and out into the natural world around them. It encourages both children and adults to use their natural capacity for imagination, creativity and invention through storytelling, painting, number work, drawing, crafting and writing.

    We could not love this magazine more!