Paw Patrol Colouring Pages and Activity Sheets (Free Printables)

Paw Patrol is so popular these days. Are your kids are loving this Nick Jr. show, or the new Patrol Patrol movie – this big screen adventure is out in cinemas right now!?

Then why not print out some of these colouring pages and activity sheets featuring their favorite characters to keep them busy on a rainy day this summer, or to offer some valuable down time and quiet time. 

The new movie is lots of fun, and introduces a new ally – savvy dachshund Liberty, as the Paw Patrol fights Mayor Humdinger, the Mayor of nearby Adventure city, as he tries to get away with evil plan. All with lots of cute doggy humor, new gadgets and high-stakes rescue missions of course!

These Paw Patrol printables will also be great if you are organising a Paw Patrol party and need some easy activities to keep your pup loving kids occupied at the table for a little while. Let your Paw Patrol birthday party run smoothly by being prepared with a few extra print outs.

We have a set of four Paw Patrol Coloring sheets to share with you today, including Paw Patrol activities and spot the difference sheets.

These free Paw Patrol printables include Chase colouring, Skye colouring, Ryder and the pups colouring, Everest and Skye colouring, Rocky and Rubble colouring so whichever is your child’s favourite Paw Patrol pup – there will be plenty to keep them busy.

Paw Patrol Colouring Pages to Keep Your Kids Entertained for Hours

Free printable Paw Patrol colouring pages and activity sheets (spot the difference)

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Back to School With Start-Rite Shoes

It is almost time to send our children back to school, but before that time arrives there are so many things for parents to tick off the list to make sure that everyone is organised, smart and presentable ready to learn. 

One of the most important back to school priorities for me is to make sure that the children have good quality well fitting school shoes. They will be wearing these shoes all day long, walking to and from school and running around in the playground, so the shoes need to be as comfortable and practical as possible. 

Start-Rite shoes are a brand that I can always rely on for good quality and well fitting shoes so this summer holidays I made a fitting appointment at Start-Rite in Fenwicks Brent Cross to get my younger two children, N and R measured and fitted ready for back to school time. 

start-rite school shoes

Start-Rite School shoes range

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Loom Band Sensory Bottles

Loom bands make ideal fillers for sensory bottles (aka discovery bottles). They are bright and colourful, small enough to easily fit inside any bottle, and float around nicely to create a cool effect. Making your own loom band sensory bottle is easy. It only takes a couple of minutes and 3 ingredients.

I’ve made a quick video to show just how super easy it is to make these simple sensory bottles, so check that out towards the end of the post.

How to make a sensory bottle with loom bands. These are so easy and quick to make, and fun to play with afterwards. The effect of the colourful loom bands moving around is so calming and relaxing

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Back to School Lunch Box Note Printables

Back to school time is coming around already! This season is one of the most exciting times of year. It’s also one of the busiest for parents. With all the shopping, planning, and preparing, it can be hard to keep up with backpacks, lunchboxes, and everything else that goes into getting ready for the new school year.

If your child takes a packed lunch, then these fun school lunch box note printables are a sweet way to let your child know that you’re thinking about them throughout the day, and add a special surprise to lunch time.

How can you keep your kids excited as they head back to school? One way is to help them make their lunch more interesting. Fun and playful, this free printable pack includes notes that you can write on and share with your kids. Make sure to put some extra love into the lunch box!

Free printable lunch box notes for kids, great for back to school. Ready made and notes with a space to write your own message

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Kangaroo Beach – New Show on Nick Jr

Kangaroo Beach is a brand new show about four young animal friends, Pounce, Gemma, Neville and Frizzy, who spend an action-packed summer at the spectacular Kangaroo Beach, training as junior cadets with their lifeguard heroes. When an emergency breaks out, the cadets step up to help keep the water safe.

The show is made up of short episodes which are 11 minutes long – ideal to keep the attention of younger viewers like my 4 year old daughter N. We watched a few episodes of the show and both enjoyed the stories together.  

As a parent, I really liked the positive messaging in the episode of “Stay Calm and Snorkel” it was about how we all feel nervous sometimes, and the trainer taught the animal friends to notice their feelings and name them to help them cope, and then reminded them that even when things are not calm outside we can still learn to create our own calm inside. I thought that this is great, and such a positive message. These techniques are difficult to master even as adults, so introducing our children to these ideas at a young age can only help them in life. 

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Aura Print Business Cards Review

Whatever your business, having a quick way to pass over your details to interested clients is essential so for every business, business cards are a must have, and of course a beautiful and stylish design for your business cards makes a great first impression. 

We had the opportunity to review a set of business cards from Aura Print, and were so impressed by the variety of options available and by the quality of the finished cards which we received. Aura Print were so helpful in their communications regarding the final design and sent across detailed proofs via PDF so we could make sure we were totally happy with the way that everything would appear in the finished product. 

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Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

Pets.. we love them, but they can definitely add to the cleaning work load of the family home. Some common messy traits that we pet owners have to deal with are shedding hair, spreading mud around the house, getting food everywhere or litter and toileting accidents. 

Beko put together some research showing 2021 Pet Habits revealed and we are going to share some cleaning tips to help all of you pet owners, whether you are a cat household, a dog household or even a fish household. 

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3 Productive Ideas for Studying from Home

With all this time that many of us have had at home over the past year and a half with lockdowns, it has given a lot of time to think and re-evaluate. For so many people, this has given us the push to re-evaluate what we are doing with our lives, what our goals are, and whether we would prefer to go in a different direction. 

If you have used this time for self reflection and want to make some changes, one of the first steps can be studying from home to get yourself the qualifications and background knowledge that will be needed to take the plunge into your chosen new career, and follow your passion. 

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7 Holiday Destinations to Visit in the UK this Summer

This summer, with the on going travel restrictions for international holidays, taking your break within the UK is looking more appealing than ever. While saving yourself the hassle of taking part in restrictive testing and quarantines, you will also get the chance to appreciate and experience some of the brilliant parts of the country that you may not have visited before and discover some beautiful British gems right here on our door step.

We will take you through some of the best options for UK breaks this summer, both city based and coastal or rural options, so there is something for everyone. You can visit Ebooking to find many great options for booking your hotels all around the UK.


As the Capital city of the UK, London naturally has so much to offer tourists. If you are travelling as a family with children, London has plenty to keep them busy from the Museums to the parks, London Zoo or the SeaLife London Aquarium, to famous national landmarks and sights like Buckingham palace and the London Eye.

Staying centrally in areas like Paddington, Kings Cross, Covent Garden or South Kensington will give you great access to lots of attractions and you can quickly and easily get around on the tube to explore further.

From London, you can also consider day trips slightly further afield to attractions such as Legoland Windsor. Or take a de-tour and spend a few days around Windsor itself to see the castle, and the atmosphere around this beautiful town.

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