Category: Kids Activities

Pets Small World Play

With the kids loving their new pets and all things guinea pigs, including pretending to be them several times a day, I thought it would be fun to create a little small world play around them. My children wanted to make this about their guinea pigs, but any pet goes! …

Our Nature Detectives Outing and Wild Art

As I mentioned last week, we’ve now got a Woodland Trust family membership. This means that there was much excitement a couple of days ago when the kids’ Nature Detectives packs arrived….. The pack included an activity booklet, a bookmark, a passport and some stickers. The booklets are tailored to …

Sharing A Shell Small World Play

A joyful thing has been happening here lately. My son has discovered the wonder of books. For those of you that know me, you’ll know how happy this makes me! Don’t get me wrong, he’s always enjoyed his bedtime stories, and has had several books every night since he was …

Painting Fun Without Paintbrushes

My kids love painting. I love watching them, seeing the scenes that they create, the mess that they get into, the smiles on their faces as they do it. So yesterday I thought I’d let them loose on the lining paper, but make things a little different this time. I …

Saving Money & Getting Crafty

I do like to shop around and get the best possible value for our money. I’m sure most people do. Which is why I was keen to test out Cavendish Online‘s comparison tool and see how their life assurance quotes compared. We cut out many things when we moved to …

Pen Pals for Children

My daughter is now 5 years old. She’s in Reception at school and is thoroughly enjoying learning how to read and write. The messages that we get home are about encouraging writing in any shape or form, so that our kids are writing for a purpose, rather than just because they …

Baking Fun in a Tuff Spot

OK, I must firstly point out that this is not real baking, do not try to eat these cakes! I thought it would be fun to set up the tuff spot with some baking utensils, along with sensory materials to make cakes with, so I added some rice and a …

5 Fun Ways to Get Kids Interested in Birds

I love to talk to the children about the natural world around us. There is so much that we can enjoy and learn right here on our doorstep. When I’m out gardening, Boo often likes to help me plant bulbs and seeds and she gets so excited when she sees …

Easy Tuff Spot Activity

We bought a tuff spot some time ago, and I must admit it’s tucked away so well, I’d pretty much forgotten about it. But having had a few days of staying in the house with us full of colds, I thought it’d be nice to get it out for Little …

Easter Egg Crafting

With Easter fast-approaching, Easter bonnet-making on our agenda for school and eggs in all of the shops, I decided to get the kids set up one afternoon last week with this little Easter egg crafting station, all ready and waiting for them when we returned from the school run…. It was …

Top Tips for Painting with a Toddler

Little Man’s totally into his art and painting at the moment, so I thought today I’d share with you a few of my top tips for painting with a toddler, as I know that the prospect of the mess can be off-putting and it can feel like a hassle. It’s …

7 Fun Word Games for 5 Year Olds

Now I’m saying ‘7 fun word games for 5 year olds’ because my girl is 5 and loves all of these, but really they’re great games for 5 and up, as I like playing them, too, and I’m a lot older than that! Boo likes to play word games in moments …

What The Ladybird Heard Toddler Activities

We’ve been having a little fun again, based around a picture book we’ve been enjoying. And this one’s a favourite of mine… What the Ladybird Heard This one’s popular with Little Man because he likes farms and animals, rhyming’s always fun to listen to, and he loves spotting the ladybird …

Garden Design Fun For Kids

With Boo now at school, I’m trying to plan a little activity for her to return home to each day. One that has the kids sitting down for a bit and making the most of each other’s company. It also means that coming home to something to do keeps them …

9 Bargain Activities For Kids (and they’re easy)

My children have plenty of toys. They’re very fortunate to have a family that treats them and this blog brings with it great opportunities to test out and review toys and products regularly. We’ve lots that they love, but do you know the things that I can guarantee will hold …

10 Easter Activities For Pre-Schoolers

I’ve been at it again, lurking and browsing over on Pinterest! It has proved very useful, once again, as I’ve come up with this list of great ideas and blog posts, and I want to try each of them with the children over Easter. Boo’s 4 now, so I think she’ll …

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