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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 6 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Play Outside

Today’s most of the kids spending hours daily in front of electronics devices, such as phones, tablets, laptops and television. In fact, 43% of kids would prefer to stay indoors and play with technology, rather than getting outside and enjoying the fresh air. There’s no denying that today’s kids are swapping active, outdoor play for a more sedentary lifestyle, causing severe consequences for their health and their overall well-being. So, how do you encourage your kids to outdoor play? Read on to know more.

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Big Little Tent Festival

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 comfort of your own home.

This year’s Big Little Tent Festival will be taking place over the Easter weekend, 3-4th April and includes lots of fun filled activities as part of the festival schedule, including a Zoom party to meet The Mermaid Princess and The Friendly Neighbourhood Hero for games, superhero training, and a campfire song!

You can see the full events schedule here, and start planning which bits you most want to join in and get involved.

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Surprise Egg Sink or Float Experiment

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 surprise egg STEM activity was part of our #NickJrBlaze Twitter party. We’ve been trying out the new range of Blaze and the Monster Machines toys from Fisher Price, click the link to find out more about them.

Surprise egg sink or float experiment

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How to find the top toys that your kids will really play with

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 see the different trends.

Depending on your child’s personality, we will guide you through some of the top toys categories that will hopefully get plenty of play time, rather than sitting unloved on the shelf.

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Make your own Kaleidoscope Craft

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.

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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.

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10 lockdown activities for kids to inspire creativity

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 I collected a few activities we have done with our little ones that could probably help you out when you are feeling stuck.

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World Book Day Activities for Parents

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 to a younger audience, it’s a shame such a day comes around but once a year. This time, why not take it as a fantastic opportunity to extend the Book based fun beyond the School day by taking part in some extra activities at home?

To help you host your own after school World Book Day event, we’ve put together a list of fun and enjoyable games and activities that can be done at home and with minimal effort and fuss. After all, World Book Day only comes around once a year, so we may as well make the most of it.

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Toys ideas for imaginative play – Eva & Rose

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 and we have been very proactive during these turbulent times and tried our best to come up with some ideas. We have been really lucky to be approached by amazing people and companies that offered some brilliant options and this time we will talk about Eva & Rose boutique.

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