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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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Beach themed Tuff Tray activity for kids

To celebrate World Ocean Day 2021, we wanted to make our own beach themed Tuff Tray. This activity took a bit of time to prepare, but my children had so much fun playing with it, that it was definitely worth it!

This activity enabled me to talk to my children about the Ocean and they had so much fun letting their imaginations run wild.

What you need to set up the activity...

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Edible construction play activity for children

We have been itching to get back outside in the sand pit to play with our diggers, but this rainy May weather has made that rather tricky! So, here at The Parenting Daily HQ we have had to be a bit more creative!

We do enjoy messy play in our house, but even I draw the line at bringing sand inside! So, I had a good rummage through our cupboards and came across a packet of Rice...

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Letter finding activity for kids

I love having a few worksheet type activities pre prepared for rainy days, or if I need a quick go-to activity. This letter finding activity is one of those kinds of activity and my children always really enjoy it. For my 6 year old it is an activity he is really confident with and it gives him a quick feeling of being able to achieve something. My 4 year old is learning all about her letters...

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Dinosaur Ice rescue activity for Kids

If you or your kids are interested in dinosaurs then this easy and fun to make dinosaur activity is just what you (or they) have been looking for!

We have done a few ice rescue activities in our house, where I secretly take some of the children’s toys and freeze them in containers or muffin tins overnight. When they are totally frozen I lay them out on a tuff tray and tell the...

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Mess Free Painting activity

We don’t mind a messy painting activity in our house, but there are some times where I really don’t fancy having to hose down the children and kitchen after a painting session. This painting activity is a much quicker activity for children to do if you’re are short of time (but it can take a bit longer to set up) and creates hardly any mess at all. The magic ingredient of this activity, which...

Duplo bricks with numbers on

Making your own number line with duplo

Making your own number line with Duplo

I know that the sound of the duplo box being emptied out into the floor sends a shiver down my husbands spine each time he hears it, but I honestly think that the duplo bricks are the best toy that we have bought for our children. They can be used for so many activities, although I think they are best for letting children just be creative and...