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Craft box essentials for parents

Most children enjoy some form of art and craft occasionally. Some children love it and would spend hours drawing and crafting, while for others, it’s more of a quick art session before moving onto something else. Some parents love crafting with their children, while others loathe it. Whatever category you fit in, I believe it …

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Fishy windsock fun

Last week we were at Nana and Grandads caravan in the New Forest. We love it there, but staying in a caravan with three small children can be fraught at times, if you are not prepared. I have found the best thing to do is to take a few art or craft activities to do …

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Let kids be kids linky 15/4/14

Welcome to let kids be kids linky. This is a linky all about letting kids be kids, getting back to basics and having great childhood fun. We live in such a fast paced modern world with so much technology and stresses round every corner, we often need to be reminded to just ‘play’ and have …

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Worms in mud pudding

After a lovely day in the garden planting and worm hunting, what better way to end it, than to make these delicious worms in mud puddings? These puddings are very simple to make: Worms in mud pudding Ingredients: Chocolate mousse pots Packet of oreo biscuits Worm sweets How to make worms in mud pudding: Stir …

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Planting with children

We are currently trying to finish sorting out our garden. Last year we had a lovely patio added and the horrible decking removed. We absolutely love it, but now we need to add some plants, borders and repair the grass that got messed up during the work last year. Hence we are spending a lot of …

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Fingerprint flower thank you cards

Following all the birthdays we had in this house last month, we then needed to make lots of thank you cards. It can often be difficult to get children interested in writing/making thank you cards, so I knew I needed to make it fun. We got the paints out and some cards and made finger …

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Let kids be kids linky 8/4/14

Welcome to let kids be kids linky. This is a linky all about letting kids be kids, getting back to basics and having great childhood fun. We live in such a fast paced modern world with so much technology and stresses round every corner, we often need to be reminded to just ‘play’ and have …

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Easter nest cake pops

I always like a challenge. I have never made cake pops before, but like the look of them, so not only did I challenge us to make some cake pops, but we made slightly more complicated ones…..easter nest cake pops! They would make a change from the usual rice krispie easter cakes we usually make. …

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Gardening with children tips

Now it is spring, lots of us are desperate to get out in the garden, to get it ready for summer, do some planting, weeding and general tidy up. When you have children, it can be difficult to manage the gardening. When kids are very little, it can be a very unsafe place for them …

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Eggs

We have all had a good week and with daddy back home things have calmed down a little. Hence this week has been more focused on outdoors, fun and ‘eggs’! The weekend was spent outside in the garden mostly, but in between the garden play, the children were going in and out, blowing and decorating …

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Egg muffins

After blowing so many eggs for our egg decorating at the weekend, we needed to find a way to eat the eggs. We decided to have a go at my friends recipe for egg muffins (thank you Lucy from Ma Vie Bella). This is a very easy egg recipe for children to make. Ingredients for …

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Egg decorating

One of the biggest traditional easter activities to do, has got to be egg decorating. It’s such a fun creative activity for children (and adults), I want to make sure we do this every year. This week BB had an egg decorating competition at school, so at the weekend, we got decorating. Here’s what we …

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Let kids be kids linky 1/4/14

Welcome to let kids be kids linky. I hope you all and a lovely Mother’s day, I know I did, though not a relaxing day like it’s supposed to be. Was yours relaxing, or productive and fun like mine? This is a linky all about letting kids be kids, getting back to basics and having …

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Easter skittles

As it’s nearly easter, we thought it would be ok to start on some easter activities, so this week we made Easter skittles. They are very easy and fun to make, at the same time as fun to play with after. They are also a fab learning tool too. Easter skittles You need: 6 toilet …

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Painting spring flowers

My children love painting, they get very excited when I suggest we get the paints out, so when I heard about the Center Parcs and Tots100 challenge of painting flowers, I knew they’d love to take part. I read Emma Hull’s tips for getting creative and was inspired by her suggestion to “Find materials around …

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20 Spring activities

Every season I like to make a list of all the activities I plan to do. That way I have things planned and equipment ready for when the moment is right. So here’s our spring activity list. Spring activities Gardening and planting Spring scavenger hunt Easter egg hunt Easter crafts Egg decorating Easter egg nests …

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