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Kids are bundles of non-stop energy. There are so many things we need to teach our kids, that sometimes we forget a really obvious one – how to slow down, sit down and relax. It’s really important, however, that children associate quiet time as something positive and not a punishment for running around too much, or being ‘naughty’. We all know how great reading is for kids. It is quiet time, they develop their language skills and it also makes for great bonding time too… Read More

Halloween Potion Making for Kids

What powers will your Halloween Potion give you? Pour, scoop, squeeze, mix and whisk your way through our spooky potion making station to find out. We can't walk out of our front door right now, without being scared by a skeleton dangling from a tree or greeted by a giant spider when knocking on a neighbours door. Halloween is just a few days away and excitement levels are rising. Are you all set? Bella is really starting to get to grips with a pencil now… Read More

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As we rush towards the first mid-term break of the school year, we are all starting to slow down and crave the break from our busy school routines.  We've all overslept at least 3 times and the walk up to school has become more of a drag up, rather than the run up of the first couple of weeks. How are you feeling? Ready for the break as well? The time has come now to reflect on the Back to school Resolutions that I set… Read More

10 fantastic fireworks activities for kids

There are so many fun ways to make firework pictures with your kids. Here are 10 ideas to give your arts and crafts session some extra fizz! Whether you are celebrating the 4th of July, Guy Fawkes Night or New Year's Eve, adding some fireworks is sure to help your celebrations go with a bang! They are also great to re-create in many different arts, crafts and science activities with your kids at home. Here are 10 ideas from some of my favourite bloggers to… Read More

10 Benefits of Cooking with Kids

You probably have fond memories of helping mum or dad in the kitchen, but did you know cooking with your kids boosts their development? There is much more to baking with your kids than making memories. Take a look at the benefits of cooking and baking with your kids – and the learning and development opportunities are not dependent on what you make, it can be simple cupcakes or a full family meal! Kids learn to speak by mimicking sounds they hear but, as your… Read More

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Tired of the same old Cardboard Trees? Add a quirky twist to an autumn themed pretend play activity with our Bubble Wrap Autumn Trees. Imaginative Play is big news around here, which is just fantastic. My kids love to escape into a world of make believe when they dress up, put on shows, set up their own cafes and play with Small Worlds. We always have a steady supply of bubble wrap in our craft cupboard (thank goodness for online shopping when you have 3… Read More

Witches Bubbling Brew Sensory Play for Kids

Will you dare to plunge your hand into the bubbles to see what "surprises" lie beneath them in our Witches Bubbling Brew? Challenge your kids to dip their hands into the bubbles to seek and find each of the ingredients contained within the witches brew. This Halloween sensory play activity is ideal for toddlers, preschoolers and older children to play along with together. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Ghoulish Eyeballs Lice Rice Spaghetti Rats Tails Dinosaur bones Spooky spiders Water bead fish… Read More

Spooky Sensory bin for Halloween

Will you dare to dig your hands into our Spooky Halloween Sensory Bin this Halloween? Once homework has been tackled and snacks have been gobbled my kids (and mum) are in need of a chill out activity. Something we can all sit down and enjoy together, as we chat about our days and talk about the all important topic - what is for tea??  A spot of colouring or play dough always goes down well, as does setting up a sensory bin to explore. It's… Read More

Creative Nature Collages for Kids

What is your go-to activity for when you just need to get out with your kids? We love to take a trip to the Woods to collect materials for some Creative Nature Collages. You've been trapped inside your house all morning. The kids are starting to get restless and you NEED to get them doing something that doesn't involve wrestling each other, throwing cushions around the room or raiding the cupboards for yet more snacks. Our favourite escape routes is to bundle everybody into the car… Read More

Halloween sensory bin for kids

Sometimes you really need an activity which will keep your kids all in the once place and quiet for a few minutes. Our Spooky Sticker Story Writing challenge ticks both boxes and is perfect for Halloween. Afternoons can get very noisy around here. My kids come in from school hungry, bursting to tell me their news (usually all at the same time) and pick up their games (or fights!) from before they left for school. So when you have a husband who works at home and… Read More