Be a Pirate Arrrr

My two youngest boys were invited to a Pirate & Princess Party. Now it may have been easier to stick them in dresses but we had a lot of fun turning them into Pirates. Just thread some black – string, wool, boot lace – anything that can go round the head and be tied – … Read more

Snow Inspired Crafts for Young Children

I love Christmas Activities – it’s something that brings my family together with their varying ages. You can’t go wrong with sweets either! Sweet Snowmen You will need: icing sugar marshmallows curlywurly pieces dolly mixtures strawberry laces or anything else sweet you fancy First take a marshmallow and cover it in icing. Then place another … Read more

Christmas Hats

A simple activity to keep the children entertained this Christmas and a lot of fun is to make Christmas hats. They can be as simple or as complicated as you like and then can be worn for the Christmas dinner. Simply get a strip of coloured paper or card and pull it around the head … Read more

Christmas Decorations Children can Make

The build up to Christmas is such an exciting time. I like to build this further with Seasonal Crafts. Here are some simple ideas. Snowmen Simply get some cotton wool, coloured paper for hats and scarves, find a free-printable snowman face and then just glue them on to an old toilet roll holder. If you … Read more

Hibernation

Hibernation “Hibernation is an extended period of deep sleep, or torpor, that allows animals to survive winter extremes. Reducing metabolic rate and lowering body temperature enables survival through cold periods when food is scarce or has little energy value. Hibernating species usually work hard to build up large fat reserves before they bed down, and … Read more