The Unexpected New Craze in my House

Well the fidget spinner thing didn’t last long did it? Having broken most of theirs, them being banned in school and then getting bored (I know, who could have guessed) the fad has run its course.  My kids have a new obsession. (They’ve probably gone off it while I’m typing…

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Are you ready for Dinovember?

Last November we copied the internet started a new tradition in our house. Our toy dinosaurs came to life every night and got up to a lot of mischief every night for the whole month. Read all about our very creative dino-inspirations HERE. I admit there were many nights where we…

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A Spiderman Party for a Five Year Old Superhero

We’ve had two birthday parties in this house (Yes, actually in this house, our attempts to outsource either one this year were met with derision) in the last two weeks. There have been many, many small boys and girls running and bouncing around the place (and off the walls). I…

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Easy Valentine Crafts

  If it appears on this blog in a craft post you can be sure that it’s (a) easy and (b) not especially messy.** **no craft invented is not messy, and no activity is not messy in my house   So here’s another “child led” craft idea, this time with…

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Giving "messy play" a go

When I first heard people talking about “messy play” I had a little chuckle. Not at the idea of messy play, but at the idea of play that was anything other than messy! But messy in this context means more than just untidy it seems, it’s slippery and slimy and…

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Playtime: an Icy Rescue Mission

I follow Happy Hooligans on Facebook and I’m forever saving cool activities that they do. I loved the look of this one – Ice Age Bin so a couple of weeks ago when the sun was shining brightly I filled a plastic box about the size of a shoebox with…

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Rainy Day Activity: Cheat's Art project

The boys love “getting creative” (honestly, they actually say that!) but the mess can get too much for me. It’s not every day that I can face glue and glitter. If this is how you feel too read on for a way to keep everyone happy! We picked up these…

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Beach Scavenger Hunt

Sometimes simple ideas are the best. We were going to the beach this morning and were talking about collecting shells when I had a blast from the past. I mentioned the words “scavenger hunt” and Ciarán started asking questions. So he got a piece of paper and wrote “Scavenger Hunt”…

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Some Easter Ideas

Hello, remember me, I used to write a blog….Yes, it feels like it’s been a while since I wrote a “proper” blogpost. Things are busy, (aren’t they always?) I’m back to work next week and therefore I’m concentrating more on hanging out with the kids and ticking things off my…

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