Celebrating VE Day – A Kid’s View

Celebrating VE Day – A Kid’s View

Victory in Europe (VE) Day is celebrated on the 8th of May. We celebrate it because that is when World War 2 came to an end! That must have been very good for the people who were living through it. No more bombs and gun shots or having to hide away sometimes. They must have [...]

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 [...]

7 Benefits of Baking – for Kids

7 Benefits of Baking – for Kids

Baking with kids is a bit like marmite  - you either love it or hate it! We love baking! ....maybe a bit too much.....that would explain my huge weight gain! All 4 Freckled Faces have always liked being in the kitchen with me - asking question, helping, offloading all their thoughts, etc. Don't get me [...]

Math Trees – FREE Printable!

Math Trees – FREE Printable!

When I make activities up for the kids, I try to do the same activity but vary the difficulty for the different abilities.  I don't want to make extra work for myself....but at the same time I don't want to give my kids an easy life - after all, they don't give me one! I [...]

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 [...]

What we have learnt in our First year of blogging!

We have had our blog for a whole year now!! It's gone by so quickly! We haven't written as many blog posts as we wanted to, but we're doing the best we can. We started this blog as a bit of fun and went into it not really knowing an awful lot about it all. [...]

Three Discovery Centre

Three Discovery Centre

Did you know that Three offer free learning courses?? I didn't until a few weeks ago! Last Friday Freckled Faces numbers 1 and 2 were invited to take part in a vlogging class with Three Discovery.  This course was aimed at 7-12yr olds. They were keen on learning more and it will hopefully help them [...]