Wednesday, 13 September 2017

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! 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Summer 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!

Monday, 5 June 2017

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.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

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.

Friday, 24 February 2017

40 Creative Lent Activities for Children & Families

Lent is almost here, Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) is next week! Rather than giving something up this year for Lent, we're looking forward to exploring these simple creative activities together.

Friday, 10 February 2017

'Have You Filled a Bucket Today?' - Storybook & Craft

If you're looking for a book to share with kids that encourages kindness, compassion, & gratitude then this is for you. Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud is a beautiful storybook with a wonderful concept that will help children (& adults) understand that simple actions can change the world for the better.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Kid's Activities for the Big Garden Birdwatch

Are you joining in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend? It's a great way for kids to explore the variety of wildlife they have in their backyard & your findings help the RSPB collate valuable information about wild birds around the country. There's still time to join in, just follow
this link to download all you need. 

In the meantime, here are some great bird crafts & activities for your mini ornithologists to explore.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Pooh Bear Matchbox Craft Celebrating Friendship

Today we're celebrating National Winnie-the-Pooh Day!  The day commemorates author AA Milne's birthday back in 1882, & we thought it was a perfect day to celebrate friendship, one of the key themes running through the books featuring Pooh Bear. So inspired by this special bear & his stories we created these Pooh Bear Friendship Boxes.

Celebrating friendship and the wisdom of Pooh Bear these Friendship Boxes make great gifts to share with school friends.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Winter Ice Play with Dinosaurs, Glow in the Dark Stars & a little Literacy too!

Looking for ways to explore the freezing weather with young children? How about getting creative with some outdoor ice play. Here are 4 simple activities that we've enjoyed exploring over Winter.

Ice Age Excavation
Create your own mini excavation with dinos & fossils!
These are so simple to make with just small toys, shells, & stones. Add a wooden hammer & some goggles & you can tap away until the ice breaks to release the dinosaur inside. Alternatively sprinkle salt from your kitchen cupboard over the ice & discover what happens.

Nature Ice Art Ornaments

These beautiful Ice Ornaments have become an annual favourite here when the winter temperature drops. They're so much fun to create & a wonderful way to explore a little science too, & with freezing temperatures forecast again for the end of this week we're looking forward to hopefully creating some more.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Exploring Epiphany & the Gifts of the 3 Kings

Looking for a way to explore Epiphany with young children? How about an Epiphany gift hunt.
We'll be celebrating Epiphany (Kings Day) on Friday & thinking about the gifts of the 3 Kings in the Nativity. Epiphany (6th Jan) in the Christian calendar marks the significance of Jesus' birth & gives a glimpse of who this special child would be through the gifts he was given.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Snowman Suncatcher with Lolly Sticks

I'm so proud to share this Snowman Suncatcher with you today as it was created by my clever kiddo! After crafting with a bunch of lolly sticks she came up with this neat craft which looks just gorgeous hanging on the window with the Winter sun shining through.