Help your child learn about shapes with this free printable workbook including 19 pages of shape activities from shape tracing to shape matching, colour by shapes, and lots more.
We have put together these shape activities which are simple and fun, and can be supplemented with hands on activities like making your own shape pizza with stickers or going on a shape hunt around your house.
As I mentioned when I shared the prayer mat colouring in pages, I will be sharing a free Ramadan colouring book available for all of you to print out for your children. Today I’m sharing a few more pages from this colouring book. I hope you like them!
Printing out some simple Ramadan themed activities and crafts is a great way to help get the kids involved and excited during the beautiful month of Ramadan. We also have a 30 days of Ramadan good deeds printable which you can find at the bottom of this post, which is a great option to use if you have made a Ramadan calendar for your family.
Who doesn’t love cookies? Warm, gooey, melty chocolate chip cookies a definite favorite in our house. My oldest daughter makes them every week. Because of that my 4 year old has developed a love for those sweet cookies. I do kind of love that she gets distracted after the first couple bites and leaves most of her cookies behind (thus, less of a sugar rush…) These countingcookie games are perfect for cookie-loving preschoolers! Kids will love practicing their numbers with these free printable activities!
With Halloween approaching and to celebrate the release of Warner Bros. THE WITCHES, based on the much-loved Roald Dahl book and starring Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock and Anne Hathaway as the terrifying Grand High Witch, we have some spooky downloadable activity sheets available to share with your readers, that are sure keep the kids entertained over the half-term break.
Imagine rolling over to see sunny skies, fluffy clouds, and an ocean breeze from the side of your bed. Beach camping is a one-of-a-kind overnight experience and one that can teach your kids a thing or two about the seaside. Take your kids out for a successful beach camping vacation following these four tips for success.
Pick a Location
You’ve got two coasts completely different coasts to pitch a tent at, now all you need to do is pick your favorite.
West Coast: West coast may be the best coast with its sprawling oceans. Try camping in Bodega Bay, California—a dog-friendly environment that everyone knows and loves.
East Coast: Try the undiscovered camping areas on the Florida Panhandle. You’ll love the warm waters along the Gulf of Mexico.
Create a Packing List
Packing for a beach camping retreat requires some extra foresight. Make sure you include the following beach-specific items in your packing list before you head out to camp at the seaside.
Rainfly or tarp
We get it, for mom and dad, watching the waves, content in beach chairs is probably enough to schedule a beach camping trip. Unfortunately, our little ones typically need more excitement than soaking up the sun all day. Bring some sand castle toys, lawn games, and floaties to keep the kids entertained.
If you’ve ever been in the car for more than two hours, you’ve probably heard the question, “Are we there yet?!”. Usually, the question is accompanied by an angry kick on the back of the seat from an impatient passenger. However, road trips can be great bonding experiences, after all, you’re stuck in the same car with no escape. So, have some fun and know that someone’s eventually going to get bored on the road. And when that happens, it’s essential to come prepared with plenty of entertainment!
Test the steadiness of your drawing hand with this Bumpy Car Doodle Contestprintable. It’s basically Pictionary! but with the added obstacle of road bumps. Make it really competitive by letting the winner control the music for the rest of the trip!
When we first heard that schools were likely to close, the first thing I decided to stock up on to help us prepare for homeschooling was printer paper, and plenty of ink. Forget toilet paper shortages, a printer paper shortage would have been a big problem for us as our printer is such a key tool for homeschooling our four children.
I will share with you a few examples of resources that you can easily print off to help keep the kids entertained and educated until their school lessons are back up and running.
If you are low on ink, you can stock up at Cartridge Save, take a look at the HP Ink Cartridges which last really well, seeing you through all of the school closures.
Vikings are a fun part of history to learn about, and if you have a child in Year 3 or 4 at primary school like I do, then they may be learning about Vikings in school this year. The Viking Adventure activity book from Button Books / GMC Distribution looks like a great way to enhance and solidify their knowledge of vikings in a fun and hands on way.
The book is packed with over 100 different activities and games and includes 4 pages of stickers.
The pages are crammed with all sorts of fun, including puzzles, anagrams, maths, codes, spot the difference, colouring in and other engaging activities. Absorbing and educational, the Viking Adventure Activity Book features beautiful, bright illustrations
that will draw children in and keep them busy. And while they are enjoying the mazes, matching and counting, the
activities are helping them to develop a wide range of skills, including observational, conversational and motor skills. They’ll also find out more about the fascinating world of Vikings along the way.
Here are a few example pages of activities from The Viking Adventure Activity Book
We all need a little help keeping our kids busy during this stay-at-home period, and Bing has plenty to offer to help out families with this. As well as over 100 episodes available on iPlayer, Emmy award-winning and BAFTA nominated family favourite Bing offers pre-school children and families multiple ways to keep busy and entertained during this stay-at-home period. With activity sheets to download and games to play, Bing is helping families who will be spending more time together at home in the coming weeks. My preschooler is a big fan of Bing, so these have come in handy for us and I hope you find them useful too!
Bing Watch, Play, Learn App
This app is great when you want something fun and educational to entertain your little ones. I have been trying it out with my 3 year old, N, and we loved the variety of content – having multiple games, including colouring activities, memory match, dress up games and more, alongside the video content means that there is plenty included to keep it fresh. I also appreciate that there are no adverts, and the app is very easy to use
Sometimes while her older brothers are all doing online schooling on their laptops, my youngest wants to feel like she can join in too so playing a few educational games like these during that time is really nice for her.
Summer is here, and that means outdoor fun and lots of time spent in the garden. If you’re looking for ways to entertain your kids this summer, these awesome backyard ideas should give you some inspiration for a fun and frugal summer that memories are made of. Cool features to add to your backyard this […]
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 […]