activities for children


Slow Cooker versus Pressure Cooker – Which is More Energy Efficient?

With the costs of energy on the increase, it is more important than ever to work out the most efficient way of cooking. So Slow cooker versus pressure cooker which is more energy efficient? In all honesty, the fact is both have a place in today’s modern kitchen but when it comes to the cost of cooking which is the cheapest?


Online Learning with Night Zookeeper

Online Learning with the Night Zookeeper is a paid collaborative post. I have posted before about how much I love the Night Zookeeper range and how their personalised books can really help reluctant readers. You might already be aware of the amazing books by Joshua Davidson which introduce them to the importance of creativity and friendship, but did you know that the Night Zoolkeeper is also an English language curriculum for ages 6-12 that can be used as a fun online learning program to supplement your children school work at home – Keep reading as we have an amazing offer for you.


8 Quick and Fun DIY Crafts to Do with Your Kids

You need to engage your kids in activities that don’t involve screens or digital gadgets during weekends or holidays. Yes, you might not have much spare time to play or keep your kids occupied, but that doesn’t give you the green light to have them watch cartoons for hours. You can keep your children entertained by having them create cute and unique crafts using silicone moulds, thread & needles, or clay.


Cooking Oats in 5 Delicious Ways: A How-To Guide

If you’re looking to prepare something that’s healthy, delicious, yet fulfilling then you should definitely make oatmeal. This is for sure one of the simplest and most effective ways to start your day. Besides being very delicious and easy to make, oats are also loaded with plant-based protein and fibre and are going to keep you full throughout the day. Now, there are a lot of people who are not too fond of it, because to them they seem like they are too gooey.


Tad the Lost Explorer and The Curse of the Mummy Activity Pack

To celebrate the release of Tad the Lost Explorer and The Curse of the Mummy this September I have a fabulous fun-filled Tad the Lost Explorer and The Curse of the MummyActivity pack for you to print and download for FREE! Full of colouring and puzzles it is the perfect kid’s activity to give you 15 minutes of peace and quiet.


Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Free Activity Book

To celebrate the launch of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 on CD and Blu-ray this August I have this Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Free Activity Book that is great for keeping the kids occupied and includes Sonic colouring sheets, a reading activity memory games and cut our puzzle perfect for fine motor skills. The fun free printable is full of activity sheets perfect to celebrate the new movie.


Simple Chewy Flapjack Recipe 1

This recipe is for simply chewy flapjacks, you know the type – all moist and yummy. Flapjacks have always been a big favourite here in The Mad House with all the family and we have been making different types for years. It might only have 5 ingredients and that includes the chocolate that tops them, the secret is all about how you handle them and I am willing to share that secret with you, so keep on reading!


Father’s Day Cards and Printables 5

Father’s Day Cards and Printables is a paid collaboration with Boomf. I know that these are DIY and handmade, but don’t worry if you are not a fan of crafts or want to buy this year’s father’s day cards – Boomf have you covered with their huge selection of cards perfect to say Happy Father’s Day. Is there anything better than a homemade card and I have been through my archives to find you a fabulous selection of free Father’s Day cards for you to print and give to the kids. I do love a freebie and even more, I love a homemade card, so if you combine the two you have free more »


Platinum Jubilee Colouring Pages 5

Let’s celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee this year with these free printable colouring pictures. 2022 marks 70 years of service by the Queen – she will be the first British Monarch to have seventy years on the throne and as sovereign of Great Britain and the commonwealth which is a remarkable achievement, making her the longest-serving monarch.


Platinum Jubilee Colouring Bookmarks 2

On the 6th February 2022 Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate 70 years on the Throne. This June we will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Make a lasting souvenir of the Queen’s Jubilee with these Platinum Jubilee Colouring Bookmarks and enjoy celebrating the 70th year of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.


Free Printable Autumn Bookmarks to Colour square

Free Printable Autumn Bookmarks to Colour 8

I don’t know about you, but the darker nights are perfect for curling up with a good book and these free printable autumn bookmarks to colour (or fall bookmarks to colour if you are from across the pond) are just perfect.  They would make the perfect addition to any book you might gift too.


Simple Rock Painting Ideas for Kids 2

Rock painting has become a massive craft trend over the years, if you haven’t heard of it you must have been living under a rock! I love it as you can make something beautiful and then leave it for other people to find or gift them as paperweights or even place them in the garden. Sometimes our children just need some inspiration so I have gathered together some simple rock painting ideas for kids along with some fabulous art materials to make it even easier. We have something for beginners to experts here.


Peanut butter and Jelly Scones

Peanut butter and Jelly Scones is a paid collaborative post with SKIPPY® peanut butter to celebrate summer. So when I think of afternoons in the garden or picnics in the park, I always think of scones. They are a summer favourite and an English classic, so I decided to combine the classic American flavours of Peanut Butter and Jelly and create some delicious peanut butter scones to be served with seedless raspberry jam (or jelly as it is called in the US) using my boys favourite SKIPPY® peanut butter which is creamy and delicious.


Top 7 Activities for Kids at Home 1

Top 7 Activities for Children while They Are Stuck at Home In 2021, the reality is quite ambiguous. The pandemic is not over yet, some adults have not stopped working remotely, and summer will bring back all the children from schools to homes. Since COVID is still out, not all parents are ready to let their loved ones leave the house. But what child wants to spend the warmest time of the year surrounded by four walls? Right, there are not so many of them.


Best Video Editing Courses and Tools for Children: Choose the Best

Video Editing for Children: Where to Start? The video segment is developing extremely fast and allows even the youngest creative individuals to earn money easily. More than 500 million videos are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and a big part of YouTube video bloggers are children. For example, the world’s highest-paid blogger is 8-year-old Ryan Kaji. The young boy makes $22 million per year on Ryan ToysReview alone. Obviously, the niche of video blogging is extremely perspective.


Earth Day Crafts For Kids Using Recycled Materials 1

As we approach April 22nd are you looking for some fabulous Earth Day crafts for kids that helps them show support for the Earth and show how to support the environment and highlighting the urgent action we need to take to save our planet. If you’re on the hunt for some fun and easy Earth Day crafts for kids, we have you covered and one small way we can be Earth-conscious is by using recycled materials whenever possible when making crafts with our kids.


The Ultimate Kinder Bueno Brownies

My teen has been begging to make Kinder Bueno Brownies since seeing them on Tik Tok, but he forgot to save the recipe, so we adapted our favourite brownie recipe and a week, a lot of chocolate and taste testing later we have perfected our recipe for Kinder Bueno Brownies.