Simple January activities for Primary aged children is a great resource for the month with ideas of simple activities to do with kids aged 4-10. With a delayed start to schooling in parts of England and some other parts of the UK, I thought it would be a good idea to gather together some simple to pull together activities for the first couple of weeks of January or any other time.
When it comes to your little ones, we know you’ll move heaven and earth to keep them safe and happy, and their safety when driving is always of upmost importance. When it comes to car seats, there are some myths that surround their use, along with advantages and disadvantages. We’re here to help dispel these myths and make you a much more informed and confident parent.
Playing Family Christmas games for zoom is a great way to keep your family connected this festive season. This Christmas is going to be very different for a lot of people, us included and we are going to have to adapt our Christmas Eve party to a virtual one over zoom. Hosting virtual Christmas parties can still be fun and will get everyone in the holiday spirit. Lots of businesses have used Zoom to keep in touch with remote employees and colleagues over the pandemic and I have had a weekly chat with my sewing buddies using it for over 18 months.
How cute are these free Christmas Bookmarks to Colour? They make a super quiet time activity for children this festive season. Simply download, print them off, cut them out and colour. They are a great classroom, group activity for kids or for library use and even better the children get some beautiful Christmas theme bookmarks to take home.
Weight management tips for dogs is a paid collaborative post with Royal Canin UK & IE as part of their #PerfectingPetWeight campaign but all thoughts are my own. Research conducted by the University of Liverpool and Mars Petcare’s WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition. Did you know that 1 in 5 dogs in industrialised countries are categorised as obese and 1 in 2 in the UK are overweight? I am not going to lie Alvin is a fair-weather dog and puts on weight during the winter months as he often just refuses to walk and sits down!
How to Create a cushion or pillow using Infusible Ink and the Cricut blank pillowcase perfect for Christmas time with our fab geometric tree design. I love being able to bring out homemade decorations at Christmas but that doesn’t mean I don’t want them to look professional and simple and easy to make, but they also need to be washable and long-living which is why I love infusible ink as it takes on the properties of the material you infuse it with.
Ideas and Inspiration for Quilt Labels Sayings and Quotes is a paid collaboration with wunderlabel.co.uk. I have been making quilts since the boys were little. I am not a prolific quilt maker by any means at less than one and year and I have only ever gifted two quilts, once to each of my nieces. Those two quilts are also the only ones I have labels, which is really bad!
2020 has been a challenging year for a lot of people and we are running on an overdraft here in the Mad House at the moment and really that isn’t a great long to medium-term solution, so we have been considering applying for a loan to cover it. So it was perfect timing when HSBC approached me with this fab infographic with tips for successfully applying for a loan.
How to Help your Teens through Exams is a collaborative post with Trespass. Exam season can be tough on kids and parents in normal situations, add in a year like this and woah it can be a real challenge to help your teens through Exams season, especially when you have teachers and school informing them just how essential both their mocks and finals are.
Jenkins & Hustwit Farmhouse Cake Review and Giveaway is a paid collaboration. As much as I love baking cakes, I also love eating cakes that I haven’t baked and often that can lead to disappointment when you wish you had just made it yourself. During most of this year whilst she has been unable to leave the house, my Mother in Law has been a baking demon with weekly deliveries of sweet treats to our home. So we have been really lucky with no buying any!
How to make a foldable tractor out of a cardboard box with free printables is a paid collaboration with Halfords #ImaginationStation. One of my best ever gifts was a bike and this is the same for lots of children, but also kids LOVE cardboard boxes. So why not reuse the cardboard box that comes with your child bike and make a brilliant cardboard tractor, even better this cardboard box tractor folds flat for storage.
How to make a foldable cardboard box car with free printables is a paid collaboration with Halfords #ImaginationStation. One of my best ever gifts was a bike and this is the same for lots of children, but also kids LOVE cardboard boxes. So why not reuse the cardboard box that comes with your child’s bike from Halfords and make a brilliant cardboard car, even better this car folds flat for storage.