9 Activities for Kids to Explore Holy Week

Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter Day, carries with it a rollercoaster of emotions which are sometimes difficult to explore with children. With this in mind, we've put together 9 activities for children of all ages which enable them to explore the journey through Holy Week in an interactive, child-centred way, helping them prepare for the joy of Easter Day.

Melted Bead Rainbow Hearts

These beautiful Rainbow Hearts are perfect for Valentine's or Mother's Day & fun for all ages to create. I've made them several times now with different groups of children of various ages & they're always a big hit, especially when they see the final result.

Action Art - Painting with Skateboards

I love an art activity that enables children to paint in a new way, & this fun activity does just that! Plus it involves lots of movement too, so it's great for developing motor skills whilst getting creative!

Puffy Paper Rainbows

We're starting the new year with a splash of colour! These Puffy Paper Rainbows brighten up any space & are perfect for sharing a sunny ray of hope on a dull day!

Mini Matchbox Nativity

Like many of you, we're big fans of small world play & anything miniature so you can imagine how much excitement has been had with this mini matchbox Nativity. It's a perfect craft if you're exploring the Nativity story, & just the right size for kids to hold in their hands or pop into a pocket or bag. 

Advent Box to Open on the First Day of December

One of our favourite family traditions, as we prepare for Christmas, is our Advent Box. It's not packed with loads of Christmas decorations, sweets, expensive gifts & tinsel, but instead, it's filled with a variety of items for us to explore the Christmas Story together throughout December.

Pine Cone Christmas Puddings - Decorations for Kids to Make

As the weather turns a little colder we're starting to think about Christmas, & how we can turn some of the natural treasures gathered on our woodland walks into festive decorations. These Pine Cone Christmas Puddings make super cute ornaments & are so simple for children to create, plus they cost next to nothing to make.

Remembrance Day Activity - Planting Poppies with Play Dough

Looking for Remembrance themed activities to share with children? This simple open-ended play activity is great for younger children to explore.

10 Phizz-Whizzing Gift Ideas for Roald Dahl Fans

If your kids are Roald Dahl fans, then this post is for you! 
To celebrate Roald Dahl Day we've put together 10 Phizz-Whizzing Roald Dahl inspired goodies that would make perfect gifts for any little 'chiddler' or 'human bean' for Christmas or a birthday! 

Natural Soothing Spray for Kids

Do your children ever get stressed or anxious about certain situations? This magical little spray may be just the thing to help restore calm! We've also discovered just how amazing it is at soothing overheated skin & sunburn too!

Calming Outdoor Play - Rose Petals & Water

We've been making the most of the recent sunny days with lots of outdoor play, nature hunts, & paddling pool fun. With the roses blooming rapidly in our garden & some petals already starting to fall, Minnie, was keen to add these to her pool. As she sprinkled them over the water I started to realize what a neat, natural science activity this was.

Easter Recipe: Rocky Road Through Holy Week

This 'Rocky Road through Holy Week' recipe is a great way to explore the events of Holy Week with children of all ages. Each ingredient relates to a key event in the Easter story, & combined together they create a tasty treat to share. It's also a fun way to help children sequence the events of the Easter Story.