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Cheap ways to keep kids entertained during holidays

With the school holidays approaching, families are being given advice on how to fill the children’s spare time with fun activities that won’t break the bank.

Online wholesaler Wholesale Sweets are giving their budget friendly tips on how to keep the kids entertained during the summer.

They’ve looked at a variety of both indoor and outdoor options and among their suggestions...

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Top tips for getting kids into gardening this National Gardening Week

Child's play: how to get your kids into gardening By The Greenhouse People

It’s National Gardening Week, and what better way to spend it than by introducing all members of the family to this physically and mentally stimulating hobby.

And with summer half-term just around the corner, and the weather set for a glorious heatwave , gardening could be the perfect activity to keep your...

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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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Make your own Olaf party game

Disney Frozen themed party game for children

My daughter in frozen mad, so with her birthday coming up I wanted to think of some fun party games we could do based on the theme. One thing I came across was a ‘make your own Olaf’ idea, which we tried this weekend, and it was a huge hit!

We played this game as a family, with grown-ups and children, so we turned it into a bit of a...

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Monster truck racing sand tray activity

My son is totally monster truck mad at the moment! There is always some kind of race set up going on in our house, so I thought I would try and spice things up a bit by creating a race track for his monster trucks in our sand tray!

All you really need for this activity is a sand tray and some monster trucks. I added in some extra cones and ramps we had to help mark out a few...

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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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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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Butterfly painting

Butterfly painting

This painting activity is so much fun and teaches children all about symmetry!

What you need:

  • Butterfly shapes cut out. I find it easiest to fold a piece of paper in half, then draw one half of the butterfly from the fold. When you then cut it out you will have a perfectly symmetrical butterfly.
  • Paints. I try and go for washable
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