Campsite activities for young children

We loved being away with the kids for a month, but it can get tiring needing to keep them entertained 24/7, especially when most of the campsites we chose to stay on were on the smaller side – a compact playground (if we were lucky) and a swimming pool (maybe).

When you’re camping, space in the car . . . → Read More: Campsite activities for young children

Easy Valentines cards for kids to make

Spotted these heart caterpillars on Pinterest (where else?!) and thought they’d be perfect for the twins’ Valentines cards this year. I cut out hearts in lots of colours and then the twins stuck them onto a sheet of A4 white card, folded lengthways in half. They added googly eyes and pipe cleaner antennae.

It was Ez’s idea . . . → Read More: Easy Valentines cards for kids to make

Autumn pledge #1: Set up activities in advance

Back in September I blogged about┬ámy five pledges for Autumn, with the promise that I’d report back on how I got on.

First up we have my pledge to prepare an activity for the kids the night before, or even a week’s activities at a time. I’ve done pretty well with this. I prepared a batch of . . . → Read More: Autumn pledge #1: Set up activities in advance

Easy autumn craft for the weekend

The twins came back with these autumn trees from preschool this week, and I immediately thought what a brilliantly easy craft activity they would make, so I’ll be doing these with the kids at toddler group on Monday. They’re a great craft project for a rainy weekend, as the mess is minimal and they won’t take . . . → Read More: Easy autumn craft for the weekend

Kids’ owl costumes

This weekend we’re off enjoying ourselves at the Just So Festival on our first ever family festival experience. We’re hoping for clear skies, good food and imaginative entertainment.

If you want to, you can embrace fancy dress for the festival. There are six tribes – frogs, fish, lions, foxes, owls, stags – and you dress as one . . . → Read More: Kids’ owl costumes