Category: Messy Play

summer holidays

9 easy ways to entertain kids during the summer holidays

So that time is nearly upon us – the summer holidays!  6 weeks of summer fun with no school. You might be looking forward to the break from the routine – I know I am (anything that means no school run is ok in my books), but you might be dreading it.  I think for […]

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pizza making

Homemade Pizza Toddler Friendly Cooking

Last week the temperature soared in London and all of the plans I had for dinner suddenly didn’t seem right so it was time to open up the fridge and come up with a new plan.  Pizza on the BBQ – why not?!  I needed an activity for the littles as well and I always […]

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baking

Easy Homemade Bread Recipe

This recipe for homemade bread can be done completely by hand so very little equipment is needed and that also makes it a great recipe to try with kids.  They will love the kneading of the dough and making individual bread rolls, but you can also make a loaf using this recipe. You will need: […]

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activities to do with kids

10 Great Things to Do with Kids over the holidays

So the Easter Holidays are upon us!  I have said before that I love the school holidays but I know that for many the thought of entertaining littles all day for several weeks is daunting.  Honestly that part is a bit of a source stress for me too, but that is outweighed by the sheer joy […]

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Homemade breadsticks afterschool snack

Homemade Breadsticks – After School Snack

My kids love a breadstick, but when I looked at the salt content of many of the high street supermarket versions I felt it was a bit high for me to be giving this to the children as a healthy alternative. They make a great after school snack and so I started making my own.  […]

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Toddler Messy Play – Canvas Painting

With the snow falling outside and temperatures plummeting I decided that the littlest members of the family should hide inside until that school run dragged us out. Toddlers inside all day is not my favourite way to spend the day.  It can be a challenge to keep them occupied.  It is even more of a […]

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Craft Ideas Fridge Magnet

Easy Fridge Magnet Craft for Toddlers

As the new half term starts it is time for me to get planning the weekly craft activity for the playgroup I help to run.  I have been trawling pinterest to come up with ideas for a Mothers Day craft to no avail.  Ultimately I came to the conclusion that as most of those attending […]

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Fireworks Themed Craft

An idea for a fireworks themed craft

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Play Dough Recipe 

It’s snowing and too cold for our usual outings so grab a bowl and get mixing.  A homemade play dough recipe can keep them entertained for ages.   We have shop bought play dough and that is useful too but the added fun of adding the ingredients and mixing (without this resulting in biscuits that […]

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