Activities At Home

Find ideas for rainy day activities at home with kids. Try out yummy family recipe ideas and find inspiration for craft projects with kids.

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Make a Bug Hotel

Making a bug hotel is a great fun project to get the kids interested in the garden.  Gather up items that have little holes for ...

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Make a CD Scarecrow

Here’s a fun little project for the garden using some old CDs – your very own CD ‘scarecrow’. It’s a ...

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Rainbow Junk Frame

What do you do with all the plastic tat that you accumulate from party bags and Christmas crackers? Here’s a really fun little ...

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Watermelon Shapes

Lovely juicy watermelon is a refreshing, healthy treat on a hot summer day. Here’s a fun way to prepare it for kids, especially ...

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Easy Blueberry Cake Recipe

Here’s an easy blueberry cake recipe.  My kids enjoyed pressing the blueberries into the cake mix before it went in the oven.  ...

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Smartie Birthday Cake with Bunting

This Smartie birthday cake is possibly the easiest ‘cheat’ homemade birthday cake you can make.  Make it even quicker and ...

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Paper Plate Jellyfish

Jellyfish come in all colours and sizes and this paper plate jellyfish craft is a fun one for little ones to do without costing you the ...

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Mars Bar Crispy Cake

Mars Bar Crispy Cake is a great no cook fridge cake that’s perfect to whip up for a school bake sale.  Young kids love to get ...

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Puffy Paint

Puffy paint is cheap and easy to make with only three ingredients and it’s so much fun.  You can put the paint into sandwich bags ...

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Easy Rocky Road Recipe

Rocky Road is one of the easiest, tastiest but not very healthy recipes you can make with kids and it doesn’t involve any ...

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Make Your Own Hovercraft

We recently went to the Science Oxford Wonderful Wind workshop at the Oxfordshire Museum.  The workshop was really engaging and ...

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How To Make A Tie Dye Bag

Tie dying is lots of fun. It’s a bit addictive and you can dye anything made of pale-coloured cotton – try pillow cases, ...

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‘No Sew’ Felt Bat Mask

Here’s how to make possibly one of the easiest homemade Halloween costumes – a felt bat mask which required no sewing. The ...

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How to make a gruesome Halloween hand

Here’s how to make a gruesome ‘severed’ hand for Halloween from plaster of Paris.  It’s a great accessory for a ...

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Spooky Halloween Soap

Here’s how to make your own spooky Halloween hand soap – perfect for a Halloween party. It only takes a few minutes to make ...

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Gingerbread Men

Making gingerbread men with my kids was an absolute hit and one I’m sure we’ll do again and again.  The recipe is simple ...

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Spoon People

Sometimes it’s the simplest materials that can be used to create the most fun items.  These wooden spoon people are easy for kids ...

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BFG Dream Jar

Tuesday 13th September sees 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the most popular storyteller and loved by kids across the world.  ...

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