Seaside Car Track Busy Bag

Seaside Car Track Busy Bag

Regular readers will know Adam loves his car tracks. From a giant track to an edible one, a portable car track to one that covered our living room – we have created several different types. It seemed a natural progression then to have a summer themed track for us to take on holiday – cue our seaside car track busy bag. (This post contains affiliate links) Our summer time car track had to be small enough to fit inside both our hand luggage and a beach bag. I found the perfect container – Adam’s sunglasses case. Next I needed material that could be...
Coconut Sensory Bin

Coconut Sensory Bin

During our Ice Cream Tuff Spot Adam and I discovered the joys of adding Wilton Colour Icing (affiliate link) to desiccated coconut. It made a wonderfully coloured and scented material for a sensory bin. We were inspired to create a Kandinsky Sensory Bin for B-Inspired Mama based on our favourite piece of artwork. We still had lots of coloured coconut left over so I set about creating another Coconut Sensory Bin. I recently found a fantastic green tray from Tiger which is in the shape of a leaf. I poured our remaining coloured coconut into the tray following the leaf...
Ice Cream Tuff Spot

Ice Cream Tuff Spot

Summer wouldn’t be Summer without Ice-Cream. July also happens to be National Ice Cream Day! So when Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails asked us to write a guest post on Awesome Summer Activities for Kids we knew we had to create an Ice Cream Tuff Spot. Our blue Tuff Spot (affiliate link) was the perfect place to hold our Ice Cream Parlour as it contained any mess we made.  It was also a great height for Adam to be able to reach everything independently. We used a range of non-edible materials to create three varieties of ice cream. Click here to find out how we made...
Gruffalo Party Pack Review

Gruffalo Party Pack Review

When Party Bags And Supplies asked us to review their party products for my nieces 3rd birthday party we jumped at the opportunity. I have always been intrigued about pre-made party supplies and I wanted to see if they were good quality and cost effective. Party Bags and Supplies is a specialist online shop that caters for children’s and adults’ party needs. From party ware, filled party bags, themed products and party essentials they have everything you need for all occasions. We opted to review The Gruffalo party pack. Ordering the product online was easy...
Dinosaurs Funtime Sticker Activity Book Review

Dinosaurs Funtime Sticker Activity Book ...

As Adam’s love for dinosaurs increases we are forever on the look-out for new and exciting books to extend his interest. We therefore jumped at the chance to review “Dinosaurs Funtime Sticker Activity Book” from Little Snappers. The 37 page book is packed with colourful place scenes for stickers, puzzles, mazes, doodles and colouring pages. The first half of the book has 7 double page spreads with a dinosaur themed scene. Each page has a title and a different problem for your child to solve. In the middle of the book you find stickers related to that...
5 Must Buy Summer Garden Toys

5 Must Buy Summer Garden Toys

Its hot, the school holidays have began so Summer is finally here!  It is time to get out the BBQ, set up the hammock and kit out the garden so your children can play to their hearts content. Today we are looking at our 5 must buy Summer garden toys. These items can be easily bought online in stores like Tesco Direct. They are all £10 and under so won’t break the bank and can be used time and time again.   1. Despicable Me Bop Bag It is Minion fever in our household so a Despicable Me Bop Bag is essential. The Bop Bag is easy to assemble – you simply...
Summer Memories

Summer Memories

The past few days I have have found myself reflecting on Adam’s previous summer holidays.  This August will be Adam’s fourth summer. The Summer holidays are a big deal in our household. Dad-Dad is a head teacher so August is an opportunity to enjoy life as a family without the pressure of work, commitments and time constraints of the working week. In August 2012 Adam was 3 months old. The holiday was spent with me recovering from the horrific pregnancy and after birth complications. I had recently found the help of Pregnancy Sickness Support charity and...
Incy Wincy Spider Guttering Fun

Incy Wincy Spider Guttering Fun

This fortnights #RhymeTime activity is based on the Incy Wincy Spider Nursery Rhyme. As regular readers will know, Adam adores all ramp and guttering play. If Adam is able to push an item down a slope then he is happy. So we couldn’t miss the opportunity to have some Incy Wincy Spider Guttering fun. (This post contains affiliate links) “Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the waterspout Down came the rain, and washed poor Incy out Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain So Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the spout again.” Today’s activity was also a...
Water Tuff Spot Tuesday

Water Tuff Spot Tuesday

It is Tuff Spot Tuesday time again. We have teamed up with the wonderful Playful Learners to bring you a Tuff Spot challenge. Don’t know what a Tuff Spot is? Click here to find out more and how to get your hands on one. What is Tuff Spot Tuesday?  Every Tuesday we will be setting you a #TuffSpotTuesday challenge based on a theme. It is up to you how you interpret the theme. Don’t worry – we will share some ideas to get you inspired. As it is the Summer holidays the current Tuff Spot Tuesday challenge will last for three weeks. You can link up your post anytime until...
Water Wall Tuff Spot

Water Wall Tuff Spot

We have been wanting to create a water wall Tuff Spot ever since we discovered Pipe Pieces from Imagido! As we are thoroughly enjoying the warmer weather we are taking every opportunity to play in our Tuff Spot outside. (This post contains affiliate links) “Pipe Pieces” is a fantastic activity kit which contains 60 interlocking pieces. The pipes come in four colours. The pack contains four wheels and an instruction leaflet to make a variety of models. It is a wonderful open ended resource that we decided to use to make a water wall Tuff spot. First I had to...