Tattoo Time Activity books
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My kids love temporary tattoos, so they there were really excited when these 2 Tattoo Time activity books came through our letterbox. Each book as 64 temporary tattoos and activities book attached in a  fold-able wallet style book. The books have different themes, Caitlin (6) had the Animal one and Aaron (5) had the Monster one.     The tattoos …
LEGO Awesome Ideas Book Review
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I received this book a while again, but only just got round to reviewing it. But the wait has been worth it has it’s a really great book full of, well, really awesome ideas!     The items to build are sorted by topic. which include: Outer Space Modern Metropolis The Wild West Fantasy Land The Real World There are …
Big Alphabet Jigsaw from Orchard Toys
play ideas
We are loving Orchard Toys in our house, and I am so happy to be one of their newest blog ambassadors. We recently reviewed their Robot Run game which the kids really enjoyed, today I am sharing with you their Big Alphabet Jigsaw. It contains 26 pieces and is a full poster size when completed. It’s suitable for ages 3-6 …
Our Lego Dream Home
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I was asked along with 59 other bloggers if I would like to take part in a great blogger competition run by Ocean Finance  to win £150 Toy’s R’ us Vouchers. To be in with a chance of winner all we had to do was build our dream house using Lego! Yes, Lego! Of course I said yes! we love …
Making Fairy Soup
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Looking for an easy kids activity that they can do outside. Then why not try making some fairy soup? all you need is : a bowl food colouring wooden spoons glitter sequins stones and pebbles optional Fill your bowl with water than add a few squirts of food colouring Give it a mix and add lots of glitter and sequins …
Cardboard Box Castle
family activities
My kids have always wanted a castle to play with. But when I looked for one they were very expensive. So I thought I’d do what I did when I was a child and make one out of a cardboard box. I used an old Indian takeaway box. I started of by cutting the flaps off from the top. Then …
45 Rainy Day Activities
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Here in the UK it has done nothing but rain all year.Some places are so bad that 1,000’s of peoples home have flooded. So if you’re stuck in doors here are some great rainy day activities to do with your kids Paper Plate Lions Free Preschool Transportation Worksheets Coffee Filter Umbrellas Tie Dye Cupcakes Egg Carton Dragon Puppets Magic Painting …
How to make Play-doh and Win $20 Amazon Gift Card
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Today Kim from Life Over C’s is sharing how she makes play-doh. And she is also giving away $20 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner!! ************************** Kids and play dough. They go together so well! At our house we make new play dough almost every week. We love trying out new recipes, mediums, adding colors and glitter. In fact, …
Showing you the Advantages of Sand Play {guest post}
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It’s becoming increasingly vital to keep toddlers preoccupied with things other than technology, it’s easy to let them sit in front of the television or computer and it’s something all parents should try to avoid. Playing outside has been demonstrated to help essential growth in a little ones psychological development, and it’s never been so vital. Children love to play… …
Cold Weather Activities for Kids {guest post}
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When the leaves start falling along with the temperatures, it is time to rethink how you entertain your children. While you could just put them in front of the television from October to April, there are other things that you can do to keep them entertained. The key is to think outside of the box and find things that your …
What to Consider When Buying Playground Equipment {guest post}
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source Nowadays, kids enjoy various kinds of gadgets and other modern devices to play. Although it is a good thing that they are adept with technology, nothing beats the experience of playing outdoors and interacting with other kids. This is basically one of the reasons why parents are willing to shed out cash to have their own playground at home. …
I Spy {Kids Activity}
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Here is a really simple and easy game me and my kids liked to play, I Spy.all you need to do is run a round the house (like a madwoman if you’re anything like me) and grab loads of different items. Place them all over the floor then simply play I Spy. Here’s Caitlin trying to drink a tomato and …
Which One is Missing {Kids Activity}
Kids & Family
This is a simple and very easy game for your little ones. Which one is missing? I got three objects and made sure they were different colours to make it easy for my two younger ones who are 2 and 3 years old. I asked them to take a good look at the objects and told them to try to remember them. …
Play-Doh Fun – Cupcakes
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My kids love play-doh. I love it too but I hate the mess. We also play in the kitchen with a play mat on the floor but still the kids seem to get it on their socks and carry it all around the house. And later that day I always find bits of it stuck in my new living room …
Colour Sorting Game
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The kids loved this fun colour sorting game. First off I got 10 sheets of plain paper and wrote the name of colours on each one with their matching felt tip pen. Then I placed them on the floor in two rows.   A had a bag full of different items and had the kids take turns and pull one …
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 …
Paper Plate Lions
Kids & Family
These are so easy to make and where apart of our Zoo week What you need:Paper platesYellow paintyellow and orange papergoogly eyesglueblack felt tip First get your little ones to paint the paper plate yellow. Then once it’s dry cut out strips of yellow and orange paper and glue around the edge of the plate for the lion’s mane. Stick …
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 …
Yellow Sensory Tub
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The other day I was busy trying to get an hour or online work done, But as I have my two youngest at home all day this can sometimes be very difficult. So I gave them some crayons and paper, but just 2 minutes later I turned round to find them scribbling on my floor. So I needed something a …
Dinosaur Week
home school & learning
I got the idea to have theme weeks with my kids from Toys in the dryer. For our first week I decided to make it Dinosaur week. we used printables that I found from Over the big moon and 2 teaching mommies My 2 year old daughter had a go at colouring the dinosaurs. She knew which colour crayon to use but needs to work …
Sensory Boards
home school & learning
I’ve made a few sensory boards for my 2 youngest kids I made them from a cereal box,. Each one is 8cm x 6cm I’ve made 12 in total Here’s what I used: match sticks coloured paper clips macaroni feathers buttons tin foil pine nuts foil mesh glitter pompoms sequins pipe cleaners Any more ideas on what I could use? Check these great …
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 …
How to Make your Own I-Spy Sheets
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I-spy colouring sheets are easy to make and great for keeping the kids busy when their bored. I found this great idea on pinterest, the original I-spy sheets idea is here All you have to do to make your own is go on google images and write in ‘outline clipart’. there’s loads to choose from, just save the image to …