Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Book of the week!

This week's book of the week is a day or two late as we've been enjoying the festive period! As part of that we've been enjoying a very festive book, Santa is coming to Nottingham.

Santa is coming to Nottingham book

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Christmas Spotters!!

With Christmas just days away I thought I'd do a special spotting activity and obviously it has a festive theme.

A christmas gift wrapped in brown paper, red ribbon and a sprig of fern

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

5 Minute Fun!

Its easy to get bogged down with the hustle and bustle of Christmas and not have the time or energy to sit down and have a quiet moment with your little ones. As the hype continues over the next few days your overexcited offspring may struggle to settle down and do quieter activities. brings super quick fun and educational activities from the makers of CBeebies magazine.  Ideas and activities vary from games to do during the weekly shop to wind downs before bed. From games to make you move to games that make you do maths!

I decided that we should give the dice game a go. Its simple and easy to play. You roll a dice and clap the number it lands on. I soon realised this was going to take some work.

Joseph is quiet a good counter. He can follow the numbers and say the one that comes next. I say one, he says two etc. What I hadn't considered was that he hadn't seen a dice before. Cue excitement and lots of "mine, mine, mine" like a seagull from Finding Nemo, but we persevered and let him keep hold of the dice and got another for rolling. 

Toddler playing with a dice

Monday, 19 December 2016

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Gingerbread Men Decorating!

Joseph loves to bake and as its the season of gingerbread I fancied giving them a try. I am, however, completely and utterly rubbish at making gingerbread. I've tried twice and each time was a disaster.

The first time they fell apart as I took them off the baking sheet. The second time I made them as a Boxing Day treat for my nieces and when one of them looked like they were going to break their baby teeth I stopped them from eating them!

But I really wanted to decorate some gingerbread men with Joseph so what was the alternative? Something that didn't include disappointment and broken teeth, so we made these!

Completed gingerbread men laid out

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Handmade By The Kids - Christmas Cards

Christmas is getting nearer by the day but there's still chance to make a few festive treats with your little ones. 

Now this craft isn't all that messy and there's no paint or glue! Yippee!!! So, here it is, easy to make, low mess, Christmas cards!

Finished Christmas Cards