The best things in life are free and when it comes to giving kids a happy childhood, never more so…
A Scavenger Hunt is one outdoor activity that can be adapted for any outing. The Leaf Scavenger Hunt is suitable for all ages, even the little ones.
Now that the spring weather is getting warmer and the days are longer there is a lot of activity in the natural world. The birds are beginning to sing again and squirrels will be digging for buried nuts and seeds …
B&Q are running courses in-store aimed at giving young kids some basic DIY skills. Children are let loose with saws, hammers and drills to make their own bird feeders, mug trees and key holders.
Keeping the kids entertained over the holidays needn’t cost an arm and a leg, or your sanity! Here’s a few ideas that won’t cost you a penny.
When my children asked if they could paint stones, I thought it was a fantastic way we could make our own garden tic tac toe.
Finding new crafts is always a delight, so when Nana suggested a book folding fairy house craft, we simply couldn’t resist!
I set my son a reading challenge during the build up to Christmas
Now the summer holidays are looming and I am thinking about 6 whole weeks of keeping children entertained, so I decided to make a summer bucket list for the holidays
I created these doily Christmas trees, which could be made by grown ups or by slightly older children who are good at folding paper. They are actually very simple
42 days of summer can seem quite daunting, so here’s a few tips for having a wonderful summer of fun…
We recently saw the new minions movie, now everything is minion themed, so what better way to extend the fun than to make a game.
This week I decided to embrace the weather and make a rain gauge so we can talk about the weather together and measure the rain fall.
Walking is a wonderful activity to do together as a family all year round. However, I know children can sometimes find it boring, so here are my suggestions for things to do on a walk with your children.
The summer holidays are the ideal opportunity for having fun and making memories. Here are 100 screen free activities for a summer of fun!
I love the colours, the freshness and crispness this time of year has to offer. What better way to engage with it than to go on a nature hunt.
In the autumn, we loved making some halloween lanterns which they turned out so well, I thought we’d have a go at making some christmas ones.
I have seen many people make bubble snakes on pinterest for some time now, so considering our love for bubbles, I thought it was about time we had a try.
My mum prepared a fun activity to make a fish windsock. We all had fun sticking the eyes on our fish and then glueing the scales on to make them look good.
We were in the New Forest last week and spent a lot of time outdoors. We visited a wildlife park, saw lots of animals, climbed on the climbing frames, dug in the sandpit and had a great time
Kids love the beach, so when we got the opportunity to spend a day at the beach last week, we grabbed the chance
For their birthday, my kids were given a bug hunting kit each. You can easily make up your own kit for your little ones to enjoy a bug hunt…
Musical letters is such a fantastic game. It provides exercise, dance, music, fun and learning all in one!
Create a fun activity, like our dinosaur ice break and the children will be eager to get out for some fresh air, especially on a bitterly cold day!
Some parents are capable of organising the most spectacular birthday parties … For the rest of us, there’s organised birthday party venues…
I am proposing a ‘screen-free’ day on January 19th 2014 in order to get kids away from their TVs and computers….
How a family walk through the grounds of Basildon Park turned into a book trail…
Most children talk about, imagine and play with monsters at some point, so I thought this would be a good theme to inspire children’s imaginations. You can get very creative with the monsters theme.
I wanted to spark some imagination and creativity in my children, so I set them a Lego challenge one rainy day.
Last week I found a big stash of shells so gave them to the children with a selection of crafting supplies, to see what they would come up with.
We were thinking about about making an indoor game where we could have a healthy family competition and race, hence, we came up with ‘fishy races’.
For a change this year we decided to make Dad a Father’s Day apron and this how we got on…
As it’s nearly easter, we thought it would be ok to start on some easter activities, so this week we made Easter skittles.
Lots of little girls love mermaids, my two certainly do. So when we suggested making mermaid peg dolls, my two girls couldn’t wait to get started…
For a change from the usual baking activities I suggested we have a go with salt dough, and here’s what the children got up to…
To make it different from the usual musical play they always do, I suggested we make some instruments ourselves, so we made a shaker and straw panpipes.