I love seasonal cookery and baking, and every Halloween, Banana and I try our hand at some kid friendly, spooky recipes. The idea is to create something fun, light hearted and yummy. So recently I have been browsing the web for a suitable recipe. Something easy enough for Banana to do on her own with … Continue reading Halloween Fun Week – Day 3 – Witch’s Brew Brownies
These are a fun and simple craft for all ages, not too spooky, but definitely Halloweeny (!) and using simple household items. You Will Need: 3 loo roll tubes A few sheet of loo roll or kitchen roll A Stick of glue Scissors Googly eyes (or White paper and black marker) First, flatten out one … Continue reading Halloween Fun Week – Day 2 – Loo Roll Mummies
The very best family Halloween Tradition for me, is picking our own Pumkins from the pumpkin patch. I was obviously delighted when I heard about a local pumpkin festival offering just that, I knew this would be popular, so I booked our tickets weeks ago! Off we set on a freezing cold October morning, to … Continue reading Halloween fun week- Day 1 -Pick a Pumpkin.
I haven't been online that much in the last week. My house has been full of yucky flu. So far I've escaped the lurgy but hubby and the two girls have been really poorly, so I've been playing nurse. Everyone seems to be on the mend now, thankfully. It did mean, however that we haven't … Continue reading Muddy Monday #6 -Finger Paint Autumn Tree
As I'm sure I've mentioned (just a few times!) in previous posts, Autumn is my favourite season. For me, it's the most aesthetically pleasing with the bright colours and crisp light. Sometimes you get those October days where the sky is crystal clear and the light falls beautifully and enhances all those beautiful colours. Sunday … Continue reading Go on a Hike – Tick!
There is perhaps no simpler, and yet no more satisfying autumn activity than crunching through the Autumn leaves. There is something so fairytale-esque about a ground coated with gold, red and orange and those cool Autumn mornings are so very rejuvenating and invigorating. There is something so magical in watching a toddler discover the changing … Continue reading Muddy Monday #5 – Playing in the Autumn Leaves.
When I was a child (not all that long ago!) my weekends were spent outdoors...all day, whatever the weather. These days, for various reasons, kids don't spend as much time outdoors. This makes me feel sad for my girls. My happiest childhood memories were outside, I don't want them to miss out on the joys … Continue reading Climb Trees -Tick!
There is clearly an awful lot of debate, currently, surrounding children and technology. Experts tell us that too much screen time is bad for children and that the internet is a dark and dreary place. True as these things may be, there is no denying that we are diving head first into a technology lead … Continue reading Thought of the Week – KidloLand App Review
As you may have seen in my previous post Pick Seasonal Fruit (Part 2- Apple Picking) -Tick! We had a few apples that weren't suitable for eating, so I was looking for other ways to use them so they didn't go to waste. One of my favourite craft activities with young children is apple printing because … Continue reading Muddy Monday #4 – Apple Printing
October means one thing in our house...We get excited about Halloween! On October 1st we crack out the cheesy kids Halloween CDs and of course our not so spooky Halloween books! So, this is what we'll be reading in October: Funny Bones - Janet and Allan Ahlberg The Ahlbergs are definitely amongst my top 3 children's authors, … Continue reading Thought of the Week – Spooky Halloween reads!