DIY Pipe Cleaner Bubble Wands

Following on from last week’s giant bubble science session, we made some small bubble wands too which are really fun and easy for kids to make themselves, and also make cute gifts. You could write out a bubble recipe to go with them, if you are giving them away (see my previous bubble post for […] Read more…

Kids Books Bingo - a book with a tiger in it

#KidsBooksBingo 2020: Books with Tigers

This summer, I am hosting a reading challenge together with my lovely friend Amanda who runs the online children’s book store Books & Pieces. For the second year in a row, we are running a #KidsBooksBingo! Check out my previous post if you missed the introduction about the #KidsBooksBingo. You can also download a copy of the bingo […] Read more…

Giant Bubble Wands

Giant Bubble Wands & DIY Bubble Solution

In this week’s science session we are going to be doing something a little different – we are going to make giant bubble wands! I’ve always wanted to try this, and after putting it off every summer this year we finally did it. As well as being lots of fun, creating bubbles is also a […] Read more…

Pass the Bomb The Big One game review

Review: Pass the Bomb! The Big One [AD]

Today we have another game review to share with you, from the bundle of games we received from Gibsons a couple of weeks ago. This time we are reviewing Pass the Bomb! The Big One. Disclosure: We were sent a free copy of Pass the Bomb! The Big One for review. All opinions are our […] Read more…

Easy Sweetcorn Nachos

Easy Sweetcorn Nachos with Guacamole

For this week’s summer camp cooking session we have another savoury dish that’s popular in our house. And since there’s no sharp knives or hot pans involved, until it goes in the oven at the end, it’s a great recipe for kids to get stuck in with. My 9 yr old can even make these […] Read more…

Mini Schultüte Treat Cones

Mini “Schultüte” Treat Cones

In Germany, we have a lovely tradition for starting school – kids get a large, cardboard cone called a “Schultüte”, filled with school supplies, little gifts and treats. When my youngest started school last year, he wanted to share this tradition with his new classmates at his Scottish school, so we made some mini “Schultüten” […] Read more…

Kid Books Bingo - books about nature

#KidsBooksBingo 2020: Books About Nature

This summer, I am hosting a reading challenge together with my lovely friend Amanda who runs the online children’s book store Books & Pieces. For the second year in a row, we are running a #KidsBooksBingo! Check out my previous post if you missed the introduction about the #KidsBooksBingo. You can also download a copy of the bingo […] Read more…

Rising Water Experiment

Rising Water Experiment

Today is the fourth science session of our virtual summer camp. If you missed the introduction I recommend you go back and read it as it includes some general tips for all our science sessions. This week we are going to do a simple experiment which made my boys go “wow” and they wanted to do […] Read more…

Best Summer Movies for Families

Our Top 5 Summer Movies for Families

It’s summer – time for adventures and endless possibilities. Or it should be. But this year is different. Whether it’s the current pandemic that has put an end to your summer plans, or simply the bad weather keeping you stuck indoors – here are five of our favourite family movies to experience a bit of […] Read more…

Kiwi and Banana Smoothie

Kiwi & Banana Smoothie

For this week’s summer camp cooking session we’re going to be making smoothies. It was actually my 5 yr old who wanted to make these, and he chose the ingredients to go in it. We first made these last summer, and they have become a regular favourite. As before – and I always tell me […] Read more…

Recycled Toilet Roll Cars

Welcome to Week 5 of our free virtual summer camp. Today we are going to be making cars out of recycled toilet rolls. You could also use other cardboard tubes, such as from kitchen paper towels, and cut them to size. This is a really fun craft, because the cards actually roll along and they […] Read more…

Kids Books Bingo - favourite rhyming books

#KidsBooksBingo 2020: Favourite Rhyming Books

This summer, I am hosting a reading challenge together with my lovely friend Amanda who runs the online children’s book store Books & Pieces. For the second year in a row, we are running a #KidsBooksBingo! Check out my previous post if you missed the introduction about the #KidsBooksBingo. You can also download a copy of the bingo […] Read more…

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