No matter whether you want to buy a World Book Day costume or make one yourself, it’s one of those days that always requires a bit of preparation. I try to get away with doing as little as possible because, well, I’m busy and I don’t want to spend hours making something, but I’m always super impressed by people who manAge to make the show stopping outfits. Of course, you don’t need to spend weeks to get your kid an outfit that is awesome so today I’m sharing some really cool DIY World Book Day costumes as well as some brilliant ones that you can buy.
My kids adore Supertato, actually I do too, I think Sue Hendra might well be my favourite author for kids books! A couple of months back I went to a session at my local Children’s Centre that had some Supertato activities on and i overheard them saying that they’d had a bit of a hard time finding any Supertato resources online s I figured I’d write up my own! These would all be fun to do as extension activities for the book and or just as a way of keeping the fun going – in fact while I was looking for a picture for this my old ran over and started yelling ‘it’s Supertato, it’s Supertato!’
Happy Roald Dahl Day! Did you love Roald Dahl as a kid? I know I did and I spent far too many hours trying to be Matilda and learn telekenesis, didn’t quite seem to work though?! To celebrate the day I’m sharing a super quick craft with you as well as giving you the chance to win two copies of The Twits book. Puffin have brought out two covers for this classic book, one with a furry beard and one with scratch and sniff stickers and I’ve got one of each to give away!
I’ve really enjoyed being a Miffy Mum this year. Both my kids love Miffy anyway but it’s helped inspire a few ideas that I might not have thought of otherwise. Keeping toddlers entertained can be tricky, especially before they can talk and tell you what they want to do. Of course, at nearly two years old my toddler has lots of ways of communicating with us, but her main messages seem to be ‘more crackers’ or ‘look at my shoes! I love my shoes!’ rather than ‘hey mummy, lets do something awesome to improve my fine motor skills that’s also super cute too’. Thankfully on some occasions I manage to fill in the blanks for her so while we spent a morning alone I set up this sweet Miffy activity for her to do!
We are all struck down with Man Flu this week, so today while my son was at Playgroup and my daughter was having a nap I thought I’d try and make a little craft to make them smile. We’ve been reading Miffy in The Garden and both my kids love to garden too (or in my youngest’s case, eat dirt). But with the weather today? No thanks. I thought this Miffy small world would give them the chance to ‘play gardening’ inside and hurray because they loved it!