This Pom Pom Painted Easter Egg activity is a fun way to get in some fine motor practice with the kids, and to explore painting with different materials. You could use the finished pictures to make Easter cards, or turn them into seasonal decorations for the home, or for your Easter Egg hunt.
The finished Easter Eggs look great with bold and bright colours!
In recent months, new additions have been given old adages. From Princess Eugenie’s son August to Boris Johnson’s son Wilfred, and decades-old data shows they aren’t alone in picking a Victorian name. If you’re looking for some baby name inspiration for your new little one, here is a list of 15 beautiful Victorian baby names that are trending right now!
Researchers from the family history platform, MyHeritage, have opened up their archives to find out the traditional baby names are surging in popularity.
Sink or float is one of the most popular classic science experiments for kids. It’s so easy to set up, and a great way to introduce them to basic experiments at home. This fun twist on the classic experiment uses surprise eggs to add another element of fun to the activity.
If you’re looking for an easy baked treat, try these delicious, no-rise cinnamon rolls. You don’t need to mess around with yeast or wait for the dough to rise, making these perfect for a special breakfast or a last minute coffee date.
These light, fluffy rolls are made with a decadent cinnamon-brown sugar filling and cream cheese drizzle and bake in 20 minutes. Before you start make sure you have all the necessary kitchen appliances you need to get into this delicious recipe.
Have fun making this Kaleidoscope craft with the kids. This simple kaleidoscope works best when it is held up to the light. Move the tube around to see the pretty colours, glitter and sequins dance around.
What is a Kaleidoscope?
A kaleidoscope (/kəˈlaɪdəskoʊp/) is an optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces tilted to each other at an angle, so that one or more (parts of) objects on one end of the mirrors are seen as a regular symmetrical pattern when viewed from the other end, due to repeated reflection (definition from Wikipedia)
Kaleidoscopes work by reflecting light, so this is a fun science project for kids, as they think about how the light bumps into the shiny surfaces, changes direction, reflects back and forth and makes the kaleidoscope work – with such cool results.
These Vegan Vanilla Frosted Plum Cupcakes made from South African plums look so beautiful, and are a great way to use some fresh plums. These vanilla plum cupcakes are the perfect sweet treat to make for a partner, family member, or simply just to treat yourself. They’re honestly the fluffiest, most perfect vegan cupcakes!
This vegan plum sponge cake is sweet, fluffy and studded with vibrant tasting South African plums! This cake is completely plant based, gluten free and still super indulgent tasting. If you are following a vegan diet, or catering for family and friends who are vegan then this beautiful and fruity cake recipe is definitely one to try.
Playmobil is a fantastic toy for imaginary play, allowing children to explore different worlds and get lost in stories and their imagination. My 4 year old daughter N loves Playmobil, and her brothers also used to love these toys when they were younger. We were sent a couple of products from the Playmobil Zoo range to review, and these are already well loved in our house, so we were not disappointed.
The toys from the Playmobil Zoo range that we tried out, are the Lion Enclosure (above left) and the Zoo gift set (right). As with all Playmobil, these can be easily mixed and matched and combined with any other sets you want to get from the range, to expand your playful world.
Big Little Tent Festival was created last year during lockdown, since we aren’t able to be out there exploring just now, Caravan Club came up with this idea to allow families to have fun and continue the excitement of camping at home. The festival aims to bring the great outdoors to you – in the […]
Sink or float is one of the most popular classic science experiments for kids. It’s so easy to set up, and a great way to introduce them to basic experiments at home. This fun twist on the classic experiment uses surprise eggs to add another element of fun to the activity. This sink or float […]
Every child is different, and with these varied personalities and interests you will need different toys to best keep your child occupied and entertained. Recently, I was having this discussion with one of my mum groups about which toys are most used by our 4 year olds these days and it was really interesting to […]
Kaleidoscope Have fun making this Kaleidoscope craft with the kids. This simple kaleidoscope works best when it is held up to the light. Move the tube around to see the pretty colours, glitter and sequins dance around. What is a Kaleidoscope? A kaleidoscope (/kəˈlaɪdəskoʊp/) is an optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces tilted […]
We have all been stuck indoors for a while so it is always good to have some ideas of how to keep the little ones entertained during lockdown. We still have only a few months to go until things go back to normal – hopefully – so read on to get some inspiration. Anna and […]
It’s fantastic to see World Book Day grow year on year, teaching children about the joys of reading in a fun and playful way and getting them to engage with characters and literature is an amazing idea and it’s fantastic it has become so successful here in the UK. Truly highlighting the joys of reading […]
If you are a parent and like me struggles to come up with ideas to keep the little ones entertained read on. To be honest I think even the most creative parents are running out of options of what to do with the kids after all these lockdowns and time off school. It is hard […]