My girls are 9 and 12-years-old and huge fans of the Just So Festival. My elder daughter says it’s only second to Christmas in the Things She Looks Forward To All Year. So when they asked us if we wanted some free tickets to come and camp at this summer’s festival we jumped at the chance. We’ve been guests of the festival for a few years now, and my two consider themselves to be Just So experts. We’re often asked what the festival is like for older children, so here are our thoughts on why the Just So is just so good for tweens.
Here’s a fiesta of all things dinosaur: dinosaur games, dinosaur crafts, art and models, dinosaur activities and even dinosaur songs. There’s lots of fun to be had while you work on important skills including maths, language, fine and gross motor, imaginary play and creativity. [Read more…]
One of my favourite things to bake are these Christmas Tree Cookies, which I make for all my nieces and nephews at our family Christmas party. They’re yummy, fun and ever so easy to make. Here’s the recipe.
Christmas tree cookies recipe
For great play ideas on the go, pop a pack of 3M Full Adhesive Notes in your bag and try these Post-it Note activities.
Post-it Note Activities on the go [Read more…]
I’m working with 3M today, to showcase some of the fun you can have with their super sticky Post-it Notes. Here’s some hands-on math games you can try, exploring shape, size, patterns and scale, with some art and imaginary play thrown in for good measure too!
Math games with Post-it Notes [Read more…]
I have a great set of play and learning materials to tell you about today. Have you met Spielgaben? We were sent a free set of their wooden educational toys and learning materials to review and we’ve been enjoying playing with them for weeks now. So many play possibilities! Here’s what we think of them – plus details of a special Early Bird offer you can take advantage of.
10 reasons we love Spielgaben toys [Read more…]
What’s Easter without bunnies and chocolate? This Easter bunny lollipop recipe combines both and is great kids Easter recipe.
Easter bunny lollipop recipe
Here’s a step by step guide to making these super sweet lollipops, with a printable recipe card at the end. [Read more…]