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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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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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Tech - free Christmas: 5 unique outdoor activities to try at home

Christmas is an exciting time of year for all the family, particularly for children. But although getting presents and spending time together as a family can be exciting, many kids are spending more time on electronic devices than ever before.

A YouGov poll conducted in 2020 found that most children have their own smartphone before they turn 10, even though 50% of Brits surveyed...

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Half Term and Halloween Fun To Help Kids Learn About Responsible Pet Ownership

To help keep kids entertained during the October half term, Pets at Home has launched a series of new spook-tacular virtual activities on its free My Pet Pals educational activity hub for children and families.

Designed to educate the next generation of pet owners about keeping pets safe, happy and healthy, the latest My Pet Pals series is Halloween-themed, focusing on wonderous rats...

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Fun things to do in the woods with your children

Our local woods is one of my favourite places to take our dog for a walk, but our children can get a bit bored of walking the same loop over and over again! So, I have tried to be a bit more creative to make our time in the woods fun for everyone! I have put together a list of some of the things my children enjoy doing, that I hope you and your children will enjoy doing too.

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Barbie bath activity

Activity idea for Barbies

My daughter really loves her barbie dolls, so I have been trying to find some activities that we can do with them.

After a few goes in the sand tray, our barbies were obviously pretty dirty so we decided to set up a barbie bath station outside, so my children could give them a good wash.

What do you need for this activity?
  • Barbie dolls
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Faster, higher, stronger: have some Olympic-themed fun to keep your children on track with learning

After a year that’s taken its toll on parents’ and children’s physical and mental health, we’re all longing for a bit of rest and relaxation. But the six-week school break can leave children’s learning brains a little too relaxed. So with the Tokyo Olympics in full flow, keep the kids’ brains sharp with these Games-themed activities from former primary school teacher Abby Milnes of education...

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Go batty at The Donkey Sanctuary this summer 

The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth will host East Devon’s new travelling creative space – the Creative Cabin on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 August, offering visitors free hands-on activities and the chance to learn all about one of the UK's rarest bats - the grey long-eared-bat.

Activities at the 'Completely Batty' event include making flying bat models and bat masks, as well as putting...

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Ice cream shop tuff tray activity

On sunny days my children love pretending to set up their own play shop, and ice creams are normally the first thing they think of to sell! So, this week we decided to set up our own ice cream shop in the tuff tray, where they could make their own ice creams, which they actually got to eat too!

Now using proper ice cream would have been the obvious thing to use here, but I wanted a...

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How grandparents can help their grandchildren learn to speak

Almost two thirds of all grandparents regularly look after their grandchildren. The rise in single working parents, both parents in the family having to work, and the cost of childcare has led to an increase in the number of children being cared for by their grandparents — a figure which now stands at a staggering 82%*. Looking after young children for such an extensive amount of time during...

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