Taking the kids shopping doesn’t always rate that highly on most parents list of fun things to do. Most of us have been there at some point, whether it’s a meltdown in a shop or being cajoled somehow into spending more money than we planned. From a kids point of view I can see how a shopping trip might be less than awesome too, in fairness the thought of watching my husband clothes shopping bores me but at 37 I can’t really get away with lying down on the floor and moaning about it. That’s not to say I haven’t been tempted though. With six weeks of school holiday ahead of us though it’s pretty unlikely that you’ll make it through the holidays without having to take the kids shopping so today I’m sharing my tips for shopping with kids so that instead of it being a chore it might even be – gasp – fun! And none of you will want to have that little lie down.
I don’t know quite what it is about emojis but my kids love them – and in fairness I’m probably one of those people who really overuses them too! Emoji activities for kids are great because it’s an excuse for them to be creative while also making something that they really like – it’s so much easier to get the kids to make or do something when it’s something they’re actually interested in!
Over the years we’ve shared a lot of sensory play ideas for kids and there’s one thing that’s always super popular with my kids – playdough. Our calming lavender playdough is one of the most popular posts we’ve ever shared (and my kids loved it) so today I thought I’d share this zesty lemon playdough recipe, perfect for the summer or whenever you need a bit of a citrus-y pickup!
I think I might love Moana as much as my kids do? I’ve definitely been guilty of putting You’re Welcome on while I do the ironing of a morning! If your kids love Moana then you’ll love these fun Moana crafts and activities for kids – we’ve got everything from bingo to flower crowns and necklaces – perfect if you need some activities for a Moana party or just if you want to keep your kids busy at home!
‘You’ time, you want it, you need it and you deserve it. Each day you wake up with good intentions. Today is the day you will wake up an hour earlier than the children to go for a run or will use the nap time for a facial and pamper. But somehow, something always gets in the way. A sink full of dishes, a basket full of laundry, grocery shopping, something always prevents that barrier between you and some ‘you’ time.