Tag: crafts

French themed activity day

Like everyone who is at home with the kids right now due to Coronavirus, I’m trying to find ways to keep them entertained. Its currently the Easter holidays here, so we don’t have the usual school work to complete, and while lazy days with far too much screen time are fine some of the time (ok, a lot of the time – let’s face it, we are all just trying to survive this crazy, weird situation) its nice to have a few activities planned to keep the boredom at bay.

So one day this week we had a French themed day. Here’s what we did, and if you fancy trying a theme day at home yourself, let me know in the comments!

1. Of course we started the day with the girls’ favourite breakfast – croissants.
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Festive Fun with Room to Grow

It’s two weeks to go until the big day and there is lots of festive fun to be had. We were sent a 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar from Room to Grow Beds and we’ve had fun opening the gifts and activities included.

The chocolates and candy canes were a big hit with the kids (Clara is developing quite the candy cane addiction!) while I’m looking forward to trying out the deliciously Christmas-scented bath bomb – because of course it’s important to take some time out from all that busy festive prep and just… relax. And I’m sure I’ll get time to do that at some point. Maybe mid-January, but I will make the time eventually I’m sure! (more…)

Chalkola Pens Review

My daughters love anything arty so when we were offered the chance to review some chalk markers, we were happy to give them a try. We were sent 2 packs by Chalkola, who are also offering my readers a 15% saving on purchases.

Chalkola chalk markers are designed to work on blackboards, whiteboards, glass, plastic and other non-porous surfaces. We tried them out on our chalk board, which is a wooden cupboard door that we coated in blackboard paint a couple of years ago, and on a small handheld blackboard. (more…)

Ideas for Celebrating Chinese New Year with Kids

In 2017 Chinese New Year falls on Saturday 28th January, marking the beginning of the year of the Rooster. It’s a great opportunity to learn about another culture through food and crafts, so I’ve put together some ideas for how you could celebrate. In some communities in China, the celebrations last for over 2 weeks, starting with a family ‘reunion’ dinner on Chinese New Year’s Eve and fireworks to chase off evil spirits on New Year’s Day, and ending with the lantern festival on the 15th night – with plenty of other celebrations in between.1485210658781.jpg (more…)