Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

This week is Children's Mental Health Week. With all the craziness of the past year, I think this years acknowledgment of it is even more important than ever! Children, like adults, have had a year of not knowing when normality will resume, being teased with a little normality - for it to be taken away [...]

8 Autumn Crafts for Children

8 Autumn Crafts for Children

Autumn is here! All the crispy and colourful leaves..... the fresh chilly air.... it's colder and darker....smell of pumpkins. For me, Autumn is all about the colours, the change in the trees, the change in the air, pumpkins, fireworks (good old Guy Fawkes!), fires and cosy-ness! Whilst getting cosy, and looking forward all the fun [...]

4 Easy To Grow Fruit and Vegetables.

4 Easy To Grow Fruit and Vegetables.

I am one of the LEAST green-fingered people ever. We have tried growing fruits and vegetables every year, for the last 4 years. This year was, by far, our most/only successful year! We thought we would share with you what we have found to be the easiest to grow, and some of our mistakes that [...]

Accomplishments Through Lockdown

We are 5 weeks into lockdown (I think?? The days and weeks are rolling into one and I'm not really sure!?) and at least 1 more to go! We are doing ok. Doing our best to get work done, keep the housework going, baking, crafts, garden makeover, etc. We've also taken this time to work [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Easter Crafts – Mrs Mactivity

Easter Crafts – Mrs Mactivity

Easter is coming up and as we love doing arts and crafts I am always on the look out for ideas. Mrs Mactivity very kindly gifted us a year subscription to their website. I am so grateful for this! I love doing activities and arts and crafts with the kids, but life can get really [...]