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Six sustainable activities for kids this summer

Taking care of our world is a big issue – one that involves young and old alike. Introducing children to fun, sustainable activities can help them understand how to care for the planet – without them even realising that they’re learning!

From an early age, kids are taught about sustainability issues like plastic waste, pollution, animal conservation and recycling at school and in the community...

Lizz Banks

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Encanto Exercise Video for Kids

ENCANTO EXERCISE VIDEO FOR KIDS

We are a bit Encanto mad in our house, so my children were so excited to find this Encanto exercise video on YouTube. It is a perfect way to burn off some energy indoors, whilst also getting to have fun and use their brains as well to remember all the moves.

This video is called ‘Spring Encanto Run’ and it’s part of a brain break set of videos for kids...

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Experts reveal ten crafts to improve your child’s cognitive development

In an age of iPads and video games, it is ever more important for parents and guardians to take time out to do creative activities with their children. Experts from Crafty.net reveal ten craft projects which can help with your child’s cognitive development.

Why should you do crafts with your children?

There are many benefits of enjoying arts and crafts activities with children, from...

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Enjoy A Restriction Free Easter With These Fun Activities

Easter egg hunt

A classic easter egg hunt is a great way to get all the family involved, even the grown ups, because who doesn't love finding chocolate treats? Buy some individually wrapped chocolate eggs which can be found in supermarkets at reasonable prices, hiding them around the house, garden or local park before letting your family run wild to try and grab them. If you want to take it...

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Dinosaur dig tuff tray

I love coming up with new activity ideas using dinosaurs, which are my sons favourite toys. The latest tuff tray I tried was a dinosaur dig tray.

What you need to make your Tuff Tray
  • Tuff tray
  • Toy Dinosaurs – smaller ones are better here.
  • Something to cover the dinosaurs with. I personally used old cereal, which I had blended down together after using it
  • ...
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Combat the Crimbo Limbo lull with 101 pen & paper games

Combat the Crimbo Limbo lull with 101 pen & paper games

The presents have been opened, all the turkey has been eaten and you’ve watched the same five Christmas films on loop since the start of December. The family is getting restless, and your Great Uncle is starting to make comments which at any moment are bound to disrupt the house’s festive cheer.

Don’t fear, the team at the...

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KEEP THE KIDS ENTERTAINED THIS CHRISTMAS

Kids can embrace fun and festive crafting with a selection of in-store workshops available at Hobbycraft over the winter holidays

With schools starting to close for the Christmas holidays, Hobbycraft is offering up the perfect way to keep the kids entertained with two variations of festive workshops available in-store!

The Ceramic Decorating (£3) and Cracker Decorating (£10)...

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Colour mixing activity

Colour mixing activity

My little girl is learning all about what colours you need to mix to make different colours at the moment, so I thought I would set up a fun painting activity to help her learn.

This activity for kids is super simple and lots of fun for little ones. I got these lovely flower paint pallets , which are perfect as you can put lots of different colours around the...

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Launch of space logo design competition to inspire children across the UK

Children across the UK have the chance to make history by designing a logo that will be displayed on the first small satellite launches from the UK next year

From: UK Space Agency

The competition, run by the UK Space Agency, is open to primary school children aged between 4 and 11 years old, and will help inspire the next generation to consider a career in space.

Next year,...

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10 Christmas Crafts Your Children Will Love

Christmas is a magical festivity that all kids look forward to. Why not make the build up to the coveted 25th December just as exciting?

With plenty of creative activities to choose from, we have picked our favourite Christmas crafts for you and your children to truly enjoy. Full of handy tips and step-to-step guides, this article will help you travel with your imagination as you wait for...

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5 Bonfire night treat recipes

Bonfire night treats

If you are planning to make some treats to celebrate Bonfire night this year, we have rounded up 5 delicious child friendly recipes for you to try.

1. Toffee Apple Popcorn Chocolate Bark Recipe

This recipe only has 4 ingredients and is very simple to make, yet it looks pretty impressive. The children will love getting involved with this recipe and decorating the...

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Mess Free Painting activity