Messy play: Dinosaur washing with taste safe mud. Our 3yo is a huge fan of water play so we’re always on the lookout for new waterplay ideas. The other day whilst playing with his dinosaurs he created his own imaginary dino washing station and I thought, what a great idea! When you create an activity based on their interests you know its going to go … Continue reading Messy play: Dino washing with taste safe mud
Simple and fun corner book marks. These little bookmarks are so sweet and really simple, they only take a couple of minutes to make and you can create pretty much any design. They make lovely handmade gifts from children and are also great as party bag fillers too! To decorate ours, we simply cut our design out of different coloured card and stuck it to … Continue reading Fun and simple corner book marks.
This morning a twitter friend asked me if I could spare a few minutes to draft her some party invites for her sons magical 8th birthday. Of course I agreed instantly. I love quick little projects like these!I thought, Why not stick them on the blog in case they’re any good for another mummy to use too. sharing is caring after all!So here’s a blank … Continue reading Free printable witch/wizard party invites!
Simple self care ideas for mums. After having my first child I completely forgot what self care was. As an anxious first time mum I spent so much time flapping and stressing, that I didn’t even stop to think about my mental wellbeing. Even when Ted was asleep I was always thinking about what I needed to do to be prepared for when he woke … Continue reading Simple self care ideas for mums.
Nature scavenger hunt: Free printable Summer holidays have officially begun and with the weather being so beautiful there is no better place to be than outside! Scavenger hunts are a great way to keep children entertained and to help them discover more about their environment. My Free nature scavenger hunt printable is great for at home in the garden and for days out. There are … Continue reading Free Nature scavenger hunt printable!
Make bedtimes stress free: our 6 step bed time routine When we had our first baby (‘Ted’ who is now 3yo) we had absolutely no idea how hard the sleep deprivation was going to be. My partner and I both love our sleep so waking up every couple of hours was a huge shock to the system. Naturally we couldn’t believe our luck when Ted … Continue reading Make bedtimes simple: Our 6 step bed time routine.
5 minute craft: Handprint flower message There’s no gift quite like a handmade gift. These sweet little flowers were really easy and quick to make – which came in very handy when I realised i’d forgotten to buy 3yo’s preschool teacher a card to go with her present! She loved her thank you flower, so did Ted’s Granny who we also made a flower for! … Continue reading 5 minute craft: Handprint flower message
How sweet are these simple little keepsakes? We made two; one to go in Teds childhood memory box – and one to frame and hang. They’re really easy and fun to make too! Continue reading Handprint and name wall art.
Pom Pom busy activity, Sorting colours and sizes! Give my 3yo a plastic toy and he will play with it for a few minutes before putting it aside. However, give him an activity which takes a little brain power and the chance to indulge in some schematic behaviour and he will be fascinated for hours! This Pom pom activity was a huge hit! What we … Continue reading Pom Pom busy activity, Sorting colours and sizes!
Today we took our 3yo for his first cinema trip, we got some things wrong and some things right. We did however learn a lot about planning out future trips. Here are our 10 tips for planning your young child’s first trip to the movies! Continue reading 10 Tips for planning your child’s first cinema trip.