How To Make A Bird Kite

How To Make A Bird Kite

Earlier this week one of the teachers from the kids school set a challenge to make a Paper Bird Kite. The kids LOVED making and playing with these! Here is how we did it. What you will need A4 Paper - 1 sheet for the body and different colour(s) for the beak and feather tails [...]

4 Creative Ways To Wish Someone Happy Birthday!

Whilst we've been in lockdown, we've had a few birthdays in our extended family and friends. We also had one of our own. Have a look here to see how we celebrated. Here are some ideas for wishing people a birthday when you can't be with them in person. Create a personal picture message The [...]

10 Fun Activities To Do Around A Fire Pit

10 Fun Activities To Do Around A Fire Pit

We LOVE a Fire Pit! It's one of our favourite things to do. There is something about sitting outdoors, around a fire in the evening and spending time together......it kinda helps me to reset. The only bad thing about is coming in and smelling of smoke! I will put up with it though, as the [...]

15 Challenges To Set Your Children To Help Them Fight Bordem And Grow In Confidence

15 Challenges To Set Your Children To Help Them Fight Bordem And Grow In Confidence

Our 4 Freckled Faces are all at different ages and abilities, which is making 'Crisis Schooling' a little tricky in these COVID19 Lockdown times. I'm sure this is the case for lots of you too, right? I have been setting them challenges that they can all do to the best of their own abilities, but [...]

Teaching Our Children To Be Thoughtful In A Time Of Crisis

Teaching Our Children To Be Thoughtful In A Time Of Crisis

I'm sure there are a lot of parents who are trying to figure out how they are going to home school their children and trying their best to prepare. I thought I would share something that I am going to be including in our home schooling over the next.....however long!? There is so much craziness [...]

Valentines Day Bingo!

Valentines Day Bingo!

Whilst browsing through blogs that I follow the other day, I found this fab Valentines Bingo Game over on Confessions of Parenting. We had lots of fun playing it! We used Love Heart Sweets as the counters, but you can use anything. If you do use edible counters (and if your kids are anything like [...]

CONKERS – A Fun Family Day Out!

CONKERS – A Fun Family Day Out!

Last Saturday we were going to stay home and do a bit of work on the house. We moved house last summer and still have no pictures up, have a few items of furniture we need to get.... and we want to finish getting all the rooms complete. However, late Friday night Dave and I [...]

Manchester Giants Slam Dunk Birthday Parties

Manchester Giants Slam Dunk Birthday Parties

We love basketball, so we were VERY excited when Manchester Giants offered us an opportunity to go and try out their birthday party package!! Unfortunately for Freckled Faces 3 and 4 the parties are aimed at children between 7 - 10 years. Freckled Faces 1 and 2 got to go and join in the fun [...]

Cameron Frank Products – Dauber Dawgs Review

Cameron Frank Products – Dauber Dawgs Review

Recently we were very kindly gifted a pack of 'Dauber Dawgs' by Cameron Frank Products. We thought we would put them to the test for all ages (well - within our family anyway!) from 3yrs - 35! They were enjoyed by all! Packing The packing was clean, bold, fun and easy to read. There wasn't any [...]

Catalyst Science and Discovery Centre

Catalyst Science and Discovery Centre

We had a great day out at the Catalyst Discovery Centre in Widnes. We had a nightmare time getting there .... and getting back home was far from smooth sailing too! Journeys aside though - we enjoyed our time there. There are lots of interactive scientific areas for all ages. The ground floor was our [...]