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Seasons Greetings!

So the clocks have officially gone back and the wintery cold mornings are starting to creep up on us. But there are so many fun and festively fabulous things we can do over this wonderful period. Decorating a Christmas tree- something as simple as decorating a tree or trimming up the house is something everyone can be involved with, it boasts working together as a team. It’s individual to everybody as trees and decorations come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours. You can even make your own decorations! Check out these DIY decoration pine cones & light bulbs Making Chris...
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Fun Activities

September can be a difficult time, the kids back at school and the weather is starting to worsen, but it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom; here are some fun ideas to make weekends even more exciting. Jump arenas – They are becoming more and more popular with adults as well as children. It’s a fun way to interact with the kids as well as doing a bit of gentle exercise. Keep an eye out for Groupon deals for your local Jump arena as there could be big savings. DIY pamper days- whether it’s with the kids, a partner or just having a laugh with friends; having a pamper day doesn’t have ...
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DIY Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, but this wonderful holiday doesn’t have to cost a lot. We have a few useful ideas to make Halloween 2017 extra special and inexpensive. Decorations: Simple things that are fun to make with the kids. These spooky ghost bunting are really easy to make by only using a long piece of string, old white sheets or cloth, tennis or polystyrene balls and a marker pen.   You can create these creepy looking bloody hands to put on windows or the front door to scare the neighbours. All you need is red food colouring and PVA glue. Carving or painting ...
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Benefits of being outside

Getting outside is really good for us. Reports that being outdoors is good for: Making sure we get enough Vitamin D - important for growth and development Getting more exercise - we move more when we’re outside Being happy - more light outside means a lighter mood Better concentration - children with ADHD have better focus after spending time outside Improved healing - people who were exposed to natural sunlight reported lower levels of pain and healed faster. All that, plus being in the great outdoors is a whole load of fun! So it’s good that parents are constantly urging ...
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Microwave play dough recipe

Why not try and make your own play dough? Here is a simple microwave recipe. Just add different food colours and you'll have a variety of different doughs for hours of hands-on creative play   Ingredients food colouring 500ml (2 cups) water 60ml (1 tbsp) oil 1 cup table salt 1 tbsp cream of tartar 2 cups plain flour   Method Add the food colouring to the water before mixing. Mix all ingredients well in a large microwave-safe container that has a lid. The dough will cook in different microwaves to varying degrees, so you'll have to check it regu...
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