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…

Dancing Raisins Experiment

Dancing Raisins Experiment

Today is our second science day of our virtual summer camp. If you missed last week, I recommend you go back and read the introduction to last week’s science session as it includes some general tips for all our science sessions. This week, we are going to be investigating some dancing raisins! This is a […] Read more…

Review: Quirk! Card Game [AD]

Hey everyone, I hope you are enjoying the virtual summer camp so far. If you are looking for something to keep the kids entertained in between all the crafting and cooking and science-ing, we also review a lot of games here on the blog. Just in time for the start of the summer holidays, we’ve […] Read more…

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Banana bread seems to have been a popular bake during lockdown. Today I’m going to share one of our favourite variations with you – peanut butter banana bread! If you can’t eat nuts, I also have another, nut free, recipe already here on the blog for chocolate chip banana bread. As before – and I […] Read more…

Recycled Egg Carton Boats

Welcome to Week 2 of our virtual summer camp. This week in our crafting session, we will be making boats out of recycled egg cartons. There are two versions of boats you can make, with different masts using either drinking straws or skewers, and I will talk you through both versions. Who is this activity […] Read more…

Snapshots June 2020

June Snapshots

June was our last month of home schooling before the summer holidays. Instead of jetting of to Norway for our summer holidays as planned, we’ve been fighting cabin fever at home with lots of walks around the neighbourhood, come rain or shine. Trip to the local duck pond. Al fresco dinner in our back garden. […] Read more…

Best Search and Find Books

#KidsBooksBingo Summer Reading Challenge 2020

We’ve made it to the end of our first week of summer camp. I have dedicated Friday to books, and today I want to tell you about the summer reading challenge I am hosting together with my lovely friend Amanda who runs the online children’s book store Books & Pieces. For the second year in […] Read more…

Colouring Changing Celery Science Experiment

Celery Science Experiment

Today is our first science day of summer camp. All of the experiments are perfectly safe to do at home, and use everyday household items and ingredients. There are no hazardous materials, no explosions (sorry if you were hoping for explosions!) However, there will be one or two experiments with some ‘adults only’ elements, so […] Read more…

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