Those two days after Friday can feel like a huge chasm, when you have kids to entertain. It’s easy to get stuck into the same routine and lose all inspirational ideas. Here are a few new ideas to help with bonding between yourself and your children. Make the most of the time that you have!
I don’t know about you, but I never realised there was so much you could do with post-it notes. I was challenged by them to create three crafts or activities using their new Full Adhesive Notes, otherwise known as FAN. These notes mean you can adhere the whole note to the surface of your notebook or wall, meaning it will stay put for longer!
I am as guilty as others at looking out of the window and thinking of things that we can do inside to escape the weather rather than embracing the weather and getting some fresh air. So I am dedicating this week’s something for the weekend to getting us outside and encouraging our children outside too. In many parts of the UK it has been the wettest winter on record and often March and April can be pretty wet too, but I am determined to get us out and about. Ways to encourage kid’s outdoors
This week has been filled with a nasty vomiting bug, which has really taken us back to basics in The Mad House. We have done a lot of reading, watching movies and simple art and drawing. So I decided to concentrate on that for this week’s something for the weekend. We received an amazing gift pack from Australian company Smiggle, who have just opened up a store at Westfield and it included a fantastic scratch book, which is what inspired this weeks activity, make your own scratch paper.
I loooove pompoms and so do the boys. we find making them something of an addiction especially with these Pom-Pom makers. It really is super simple and something that my boys can do all on their own and is a great way of using up scraps of wool. We find making them really therapeutic and something that we tend to make them on an evening when we are all sat around chatting together. These makers are really simple for children to use, just take a look at the video below of Thinly Spread’s Bonus Boy aged five making a pompom. How to make a Pompom
Valentines Day is just around the corner and this weekend we are focussing on some heart activities which are suitable for doing as a family. First up is our Family Heart Art. I am a sucker for making art as a family and love things that we can display seasonally that mean things to all of us, just take a look at our family art christmas tree to see what I mean. Family Fingerprint Heart Art
Weekends are often busy, filled with things to do and places to go for most families, but I also want them to be a time where you can create as a family and make the most of each other. With this in mind I have decided to run a weekly post on a friday featuring fun, fabulous and simple ideas for a creative family weekend. These will be seasonal ideas of simple things that you can fit into your frenetic family life along with homework, movies, birthday parties, shopping and everything else a busy parent does. I will give you a list of materials needed (most of which you will be more »