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…

Growing Peas in a Glass

Seed Germination 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. Today we are going to start an experiment that will take a few days. It requires a little patience, but is […] Read more…

Review: Bermuda Pirates Game [AD]

We’re back with another review for the Asmodee UK Blogger Board Game Club, whom we are currently working with. Asmodee UK is an established distributor of toys and games, and the Board Game Club works with bloggers by providing a free game each month in return for an honest review. This month we are reviewing […] Read more…

Kaiserschmarren Shredded Pancakes

“Kaiserschmarren” – Austrian Shredded Pancakes

For this week’s summer camp cooking session, I have a yummy recipe that is popular in Austria and Southern Germany. Kaiserschmarren are sweet, fluffy shredded pancakes that take their name from Kaiser Franz Joseph I who allegedly loved this dish. As before – and I always tell me children this – first read the whole […] Read more…

Surprise Drawing Activity

This week’s summer crafting activity is actually more of a drawing activity, but it’s a really fun one and there is no end to the creative variations you could think up for the surprise drawings we will be making. All you need is plain A4 paper and pens. Who is this activity suitable for? Older […] Read more…

Kids Books Bingo Search and Find Books

#KIDSBOOKSBINGO 2020: LIFT-THE-FLAP 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…

Leakproof Bag Experiment

Leakproof Bag Experiment

Today is the third 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 my boys both think is “super cool” – so […] Read more…

Reading Journey 2020 - 06 June

Our 2020 Reading Journey – Month 6

As I mentioned in my post from earlier this year, I decided that this year I would record all the books my 5 year old and I read together. I’ve been snapping a quick picture of all the books from each day, and collecting them in an album over on my blog’s Facebook page. I’m a bit […] Read more…

Multi-coloured picnic rice salad

Multi-Coloured Rice Salad

Planning a picnic this summer? This rice salad is a perfect dish to eat at a picnic, alongside boiled eggs, rustic bread and chunks of cheese. Just pack it up in a tupper-box, and don’t forget to bring forks to eat it with. Also makes a great side dish if you are having a BBQ […] Read more…

Clothes Peg Dragonfly Craft

Clothes Peg Dragonfly

Welcome to Week 3 of our free virtual summer camp! Today we are going to be making dragonflies out of clothes pegs. This is an easy and fun crafts and kids can get as creative as they like when decorating them. And not only are they fun to make, but you can use them afterwards […] Read more…

Kids Books Bingo STEM books

#KidsBooksBingo 2020: STEM 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 […] Read more…

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