Thursday, 1 October 2015

Slacklines - Outdoor adventure play

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Slacklines - fantastic fun for adventurous kids

What is a slackline?  It's basically a strap / rope (I believe it's officially called webbing) that you set up between two trees (or anything else that won't move!).  At the first tree you loop the strap round the tree then at the second you ratchet it tight and basically create a tightrope.  Very good fun for adventurous kids and HAS to be done outdoors.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

DIY Monster Chalkboard

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DIY Monster Chalkboard

Recently we have been fortunate to extend our house so that we have a larger playroom.  This has given us loads more space and it's been great fun working out what we do and don't want in there.  One thing I've always wanted for the boys was a chalkboard, we've done loads of chalking outside (like our chalk monsters), but never really inside.  I didn't want just a plain rectangle chalkboard, so we decided to go for something a bit more fun, hence the Monster Chalkboard!

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Animation for Kids (& Hue Animation Review)

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Animation for kids, encouraging creativity, planning and patience.  Plus it was lots of fun, from Making Boys Men

Bud has been getting interested in animation recently ever since we had a discussion about how some of his favourite cartoons were made.  He was particularly intrigued by how the stop motion ones (think Wallace and Gromit) were made when I told him they filmed them with tiny movements, so I was thrilled when we were given the chance to review the Hue Animation Moshi Movies kit.  

Not only did we end up making our own movie (Hollywood here we come!), but it turned out to be a great opportunity to encourage Bud's creativity, planning and oh yes - patience!!

We received the Hue Animation Moshi Monsters kit for free, but all opinions included in this review are our own.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Shaving Foam Painting (& Outdoor Play Party)

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Shaving foam painting

Welcome back to another Outdoor Play Party!  This week we did a little shaving foam painting in the chilly sunshine.  A little messy, but a fun sensory way to paint.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Worm Hunting (& Outdoor Play Party)

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worm hunting

Welcome back to another Outdoor Play Party!  Slightly later than usual due to pregnancy brain and chickenpox (the boys not me!).  But, we've been outside!

In an attempt to collect some of the leaves covering our garden Dude and I ventured outside the other day, but instead of helping me with the leaves he got way too distracted by a worm!!

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