Long gone are the days when you had to carve out turnips because no one knew what a pumpkin was – never mind finding a supermarket that sold them! Whether you’re throwing a Halloween Hoolie for the entire neighbourhood, or just want to impress trick or treaters coming to yourRead More →

Michael Rosen is challenging parents with the questions, “When did you last make time for play?” Why does it matter? And in his new book has 101 suggestions to get more of it in your life! You may be a bit afraid that you have ‘forgotten how to play’. I promiseRead More →

The summer holidays are here and after those first few euphoric days of freedom, life indoors can soon begin to feel cramped. Even if your offspring are pre-school age, chances are you’ve heard Peppa Pig singing, “If You’re Happy and You Know It” one too many times. If for noRead More →

The summer holidays are a great time to get snapping, capturing all those marvellous family moments on camera, to look back on and enjoy all over again and again. But how do you make sure that your images are worthy of putting on display and not destined for the deleteRead More →

Unicorns are among the most beautiful and magical of the woodland creatures, but they are also the hardest to spot – and almost impossible to catch! Their single horn fizzes with powerful spellbinding magic. Use nature’s magical wild materials to make your own unicorn to protect you from all those badRead More →

Why not make a whole family of these, or perhaps base them on your friends? Put them in secret places where people will come across them to make them smile back. You will need Round, flat pebbles A selection of acrylic paints, including skin-coloured tones, yellow, pink, and black MixingRead More →

As Disney’s new live-action adventure Dumbo flies into cinemas in time for the Easter school holidays, and 2019 is the 30thanniversary year of beloved children’s character Elmer, we’re celebrating our love for elephants by wearing them close to our heart! Kitchen sponge cloths are great to print with. They areRead More →

There is too much plastic in the world and it is polluting our oceans. What we need is biodegradable plastic. This is plastic that rots away and doesn’t stick around for hundreds of years. Scientists are working hard to make plastics like these. The one shown here is a veryRead More →

Why just send a card on Valentine’s Day? This perfect little heart kite fluttering in the breeze will send your love in a much more original way. Decorate it with hearts or flowers and write your Valentine’s message on the back. Let’s Go Fly A Kite! You will need 1Read More →

These tasty snowman snacks are great fun to make and delicious too! You will need: Large white marshmallows Icing pens – one white and another colour Pretzel sticks Red liquorice laces Use a little bit of white icing to glue two large marshmallows together. Use coloured icing to add aRead More →

It is so easy to help the kids make a ‘Create Your Own Happy’ Jar – a place to keep a record of all the little amazing things that happen. YOU WILL NEED: A jam jar with a lid Colouring pens or permanent markers Plain paper or sticky labels GlueRead More →

World-renowned and prize-winning nano-scientist Michelle Dickinson says Halloween is the perfect opportunity to give Mum and Dad a fright with some super spooky science experiments… The Dancing Ghost Scientific Principle: Electrostatics Time: 20 minutes Watch in amazement as your tissue ghost magically dances, without you touching it, thanks to an invisibleRead More →