Autumn

Are you looking to inspire your child and develop their thirst for knowledge from an early age? It's never too early to introduce them to STEM activities. Start now with these fund hands-on Halloween STEM activities. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. STEM activities involve 1 or more of these disciplines to teach your child about the world around them. Introducing your child to fun STEM activities from a young age is a great way to encourage their interest in these… Read More

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Autumn Leaf Monsters

Are you looking for a quick and simple activity for your kids to enjoy this Fall? Head out together and gather some leaves. Then come home and have fun turning them into Leaf Monsters with a little help from some silly sticky eyes. It sometimes feels like I am never off the school run. Afternoons are the busiest with 3 different pick up times due to our differing after school activity schedules. So it can be hard to squeeze in a spot of quality time… Read More

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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

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Does your child love to paint? Then try our fun Print and Paint Pumpkins Art Project this Halloween. It uses q-tips instead of brushes, making it an ideal activity to work on creativity and developing strong fine motor skills. Painting is a firm favourite around here. It's quick and easy to set up and the number of activities and masterpieces you can produce are endless. It's a brilliant activity to set for kids of all ages to enjoy doing together, which is what Crafty Kids… Read More

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Apple Pecan Salad

When you hear apple, followed quickly by pecan, what you expect next may be pie? Or tart? Possibly muffin? How about Salad? Not so much. Well hold on now, I’ve got a super tasty apple pecan salad for you to try, and you are going to love it! It's time for a another mouth watering recipe from Evelyne of Nemcsok Farms. She has already shared her tasty Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Butter and perfect Parmesan Baked Fish Fillets. What gives this salad its unique taste is the roasted… Read More

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What is your child's favourite animal? My 7 year old son is mad about hedgehogs, so we have been enjoying lots of prickly fun at home. He has been online finding out lots of fun hedgehog facts to go into his "Animal Report: Hedgehogs" and I set up a simple Play dough Hedgehog activity for him to enjoy with his younger siblings after school. You will need: 2 cups of flour 1 cup of salt 1 tbs oil approx 1 cup of warm water Cocoa… Read More

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Remember, Remember the 5th of November with our Bubble Wrap Bonfire pictures and Splat Art Fireworks paintings. Two Bonfire Night activities which are suitable to kids of all ages to enjoy doing together. Guy Fawkes night is traditionally celebrated across the UK every 5th of November. It is in remembrance of the capture of Mr Guy Fawkes, who on November 5th 1605, attempted to kill the then King of England, James I. He was part of a gang who had placed explosives underneath the Houses… Read More

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Are you looking for an activity to keep your little monsters entertained? Here are 14 monstrous monster activities for you to try with your kids at home. Monsters don't have to be scary. They can be silly, cute, quirky, helpful or just a little bit crazy as well. Take a look through this list to find them all. Which one will you try first with your little monsters? Do you remember Fuzzy Felt? Then why not make your own at home with it's very own… Read More

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Are you looking for some fun new projects to try with your preschooler this fall? Here are our top 10 Preschool Projects for Fall and Halloween. Preschool aged children are full of energy, have busy inquiring minds and do not like to be kept waiting for too long! Sound familiar? I have pulled together a selection of our personal favourite projects from the blog, which are easy to set up and guaranteed to keep your preschooler engaged for a little while at least this autumn… Read More

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It's Friday and this week We're In Love with OWLS! We are delighted to be part of the awesome new "It's Friday We're In Love" linky party and we are very excited about our first set of featured posts. Each Friday one of our 9 co-hosts will be posting the ideas that they love from the weekly theme. But don't panic if you have not had chance to link up your Owl post yet. Each theme will remain open permanently to provide a ongoing source… Read More

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