Bus Stop Game
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I brought this game just before Christmas and put it in the kids Christmas Eve Hamper. But I just thought that I would share this with you as my kids absolutely love it!! It’s a great game to help your kids learn to count. The aim of the game is to go around the board adding and taking away passengers …
Family Day Out: Teddy Bear Picnic {guest post}
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Source Spending time with your family is an important part of life, but with everything being so expensive these days it can be a little difficult finding something to do that is cheap and suitable for the whole family to join in with. The Teddy Bears picnic is by no means a new concept, but as with many things, the …
Great Outdoor Toys for the Warmer Weather
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With the warmer weather now starting to appear, It’s now the time I start looking for Garden toys for the kids. Here are a few I like from Toy’s ‘r’ Us.  I especially love the little ladybug house! Click on the pic to see more details of each item Special Offers on Outdoor Toys All items are from: Linking to some of …
Kids Heart Picture
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I know Valentines day as been and gone but I just had to share this cute kids heart picture my kids made. and it doesn’t have to be valentines day to make these, you can make them anytime! These would make a lovely gift for grandparents All you need is a heart punch and some pink, red or lilac scrap …
5 festive family-friendly adventures in the UK {guest post}
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Christmas is a magical time of year for both parents and children, but finding festive things to do as a family can be tough. If you’re in the UK and are looking for some Christmassy adventures within driving distance, Izzy, a self-confessed Christmas-mad blogger over at Winter Wonderland, London Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland may not be hidden, but it’s still …
10 Kids Fall Crafts
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Need some inspiration to help you keep the kids entertained this Autumn/Fall? I have created a little round up of 10 kids fall crafts that you could do with your little ones. There is something every child will enjoy making. From collecting leaves and making some fun leaf collages to even making your own bug village from rocks, twigs and …
Fast, fun fall family photos!
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Are you looking for a fun way to capture the kids this fall? Here’s a quick, effective photo setup that’s great every time! Step 1: Get your child to lie down on the ground. Step 2. Cover all around your child’s face with leaves. Step 3. Say something ridiculous if they aren’t already laughing. If they refuse to smile, get …
Leaf Collages
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Last weekend it was a lovely day so we decided to go for a little walk down by our local park   The kids love running about in the leaves and seeing who could make the biggest leaf pile before jumping in them almost head first! We talked about the different shapes and colours and collect some in a bag to take …
Treat-filled Spiders
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If you have small kids, you’re probably like me and always on the search for fun yet SIMPLE crafts. They need something different and fun, but their attention span isn’t going to last for too long. When I came across these little treat holders, I loved the idea! It was just crafty enough to keep them entertained, without stretching it …
Doodlebugz Giant Colouring Poster {Review}
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A few weeks ago I received a Your World Giant Colouring Poster from Doodlebugz.co.uk .My kids were so excited when I showed it to them and Ryan, who’s 7 years old couldn’t believe how big it was!It also came with 20 felt tip pens, which I loved. I showed Ryan where we live. And he couldn’t believe how small the UK was His favourite part …
Summer Bucket List
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Last year when we made our summer bucket list all we did was write everything down on a piece of paper and tick them off when we did them. But this year I thought we’d put a bit more effort in making our list. So we painted some clothes pegs in lovely summery colours. At first we just held the …
Theme Week – Zoo Week
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This was our second themed activity week. For our first them we did Dinosuars- see here, this time we did Zoo week First we did some worksheets and printable from 3dinosuars and sparklebox My little girl Caitlin is 2 and a half and she loved gluing the animals in the right places, here favourite was the tiger   I got the kids …
20 Summer Fun Ideas
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Great summer fun ideas Styrofoam Cup Sea Crabs from Crafts by Amanda Friendship Braclets from Honestly…WTF Felt Photo Frame Magnets from Lines Across Painted Rocks from In His Grace Fruit Kebabs from Quick Dish   Funfetti Cupcake Cones from Poofy Cheeks Frozen Fun from Counting Coconuts Fishing for Letters from Growing a Jeweled Rose Ice Cube Boats from Alphamom Pipe Cleaner Bubble Wands from Pink and Green Mama Bubble Prints …
Family and Friendly Days Out in London {guest post}
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For anyone planning a ‘staycation’ this summer, a trip to our nations capital may not be top of your list of fun things to do with your children.  Expensive attractions, packed sweaty transport and dirty grime filled streets generally don’t equal a good time… However, you actually couldn’t be further from reality.  London is a fun, exciting and unique place …
Horseback Riding {Guest Post}
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There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man Sir Winston Churchill Have you ever wanted to run faster than anyone else?  Ever wondered what it felt to fly? With horseback riding, you can achieve those feelings – and more.  Riding a horse gives you a sense of freedom like no …
Activity Sticks
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“Mum, I’m bored!” How many times have you heard your kids say this? Too many, if your kids are like mine So I made some activity sticks. On coloured lollipop sticks I wrote different activities, they simply pick one and do what it says. I couldn’t find anything to keep the sticks in so I just spray painted (Love that …
Busy Bags
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I’ve seen loads of busy bags around on blog land and thought they would be great for my two youngest kids when I need a few minutes to write a blog post, wash the pots, iron, put clothes away etc. etc.. So I’ve made my own. Well, should I say I’ve made a start as I’ve only made 4 so far and I thought I’d share …
kids active play ideas
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Parents, caregivers and teachers all help young children learn how to count to 5, how to spell their name, cook with them, read with them and do arts and crafts with them. These things are all important, But some forget how important it is for preschool children to be physically active. Along with all the other activities you should do with your preschool child you …
Reward Points
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My eldest child is now 6, he used to have a reward chart for good behavior and the chance to get a sticker everyday. He used to love this and and do his best. But recently he’s been coming home from school and asking me for pocket money as all his friends get it. So he’d finally outgrown his sticker …
Summer Diary
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When I was little I used to always make a summer diary and I’ve just got them all out of the attic! The things I used say! LOL. Anyway I thought that this might be a good thing to do with my eldest son, 6.  I only made a simple version as we didn’t have much time. I got 12 …