How to plan the best kids treasure hunt ever!

A kids treasure hunt is a great activity for mixed age groups, as even little ones can get involved. But if you’ve ever been on a hunt where a few bolder and quicker kids scoop up all the loot, leaving the rest trailing behind in tears, then you’ll know that…

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How to make custom DIY scratch art cards

Looking down on child using diy scratch art

The perfect DIY scratch art card This home-made DIY scratch art card project is perfect for keeping the kids entertained over the summer. You (and they) can make these scratch art cards out of ordinary arts and crafts supplies, and they’re really easy to make. Even my pre-schooler has done…

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Best Ever Giant Bubble Mix Recipe

Giant bubbles made with diy bubble mix recipe and wands

Home-made Bubble Mix Recipe for Long-Lasting, Super-Strong Bubbles Our home-made giant bubble mix recipe comes in two flavours – quick and easy for bubbles ‘now, now, now!’, or (with just a few extra ingredients) frankly brilliant for the biggest, strongest, longest-lasting bubbles you’ve ever seen! Together with our diy giant…

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Peaceable Kingdom Board Game – Co-operative Play

‘Race to the Treasure’ Board Game Review Peaceable Kingdom board games are a different kind of board game to what you might be used to. Have you ever wondered why we get kids to play board games that pit them tooth and nail against one another, when we’re otherwise so…

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No-Plastic Play Dough Play!

Plastic-Free Playdough Play Kit

All-Natural Toys, Tools and Accessories for Play Dough In our efforts to go plastic-free, we took a hard look at one of our favourite activities to see what it would take to have plastic-free play dough play-time. It turns out this is really easy to do! We’ve found all sorts…

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Winter Flower Craft – Snowdrop Bottles

Make snowdrops from paper or plastic bottles

The kids and I been talking about winter a lot lately. And it’s no wonder, given the grim, cold and grey weather, the bare branches and muddy fields. But though we’re at the bleak midwinter stage of the year, there are still signs of life for the kids to find….

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DIY Sparkly Spiderweb Stamping!

Sparkly spiderweb stamping

This fun spiderweb activity combines two of our favourite things – threading and printing. Using homemade stampers, kids can make gorgeous sparkly spiderweb pictures. The stamps are simple and quick to make, and the best part is you can make them from bits and pieces that you will already have….

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How to Conquer Playing Conkers!

Conkers threaded onto striped bakers twine or butchers string

At this time of year, our local park is littered with conkers (otherwise known as horse chestnuts). At times they are literally (and rather painfully!) raining down on us. Who can resist prising open spiky cases for that thrill of discovering shiny brown nuts inside? My kids certainly can’t, and…

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How to Make a Magnificent Forest Mini Den!

Mini teepee den made of twigs, grass and leaves

My kids love making dens when we’re out in the woods. But there are times when it’s not practical or possible to make one that’s kid-sized. Yet we don’t let that stop us – instead, we just think smaller… Read on to see how to make an adorable mini den!

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