I’ve rounded up all my favourite summer crafts and activities so that you wont hear you’re little ones say they’re bored all summer long.
The Tower of Hanoi (also known as the Tower of Brahma or Lucas’ Tower) is a mathematical game that was invented by Edouard Lucas, More
Our resident craft expert Nanny Anita has been busy creating the ultimate Christmas crafts for kids – inspired by our favourite magical storybox and More
You will need: A jam jar Sand paper Modelling plasticine Distilled water (tap water
I’ve always liked to keep a diary when travelling, so that I can look back on the adventures I’ve had. I try to make More
Nanny Anita explains how to play popular card game Clock Patience. She will also be teaching other card games, including Beggar My neighbour, Go Fish, Rummy, and Spoons.
Tangram puzzles are thought to have originated in China hundreds of years ago, they are still used today by children to aid creative learning. More
Pong Hau K’i is a traditional Chinese (although it is known by other names in different countries) board game for 2 people. I first More
Last year for our main Easter craft we made a Garden of Gethsemane, which we will hopefully get to recreate this year as my More
Nanny Anita’s 50 favourite Easter crafts and activities to keep the whole family busy over the holidays.
I love it when the blossom starts to come out, so in honour of the start of spring we decided to
I think I have lost count of the number of times I have struggled to put sun tan lotion onto a uncooperative child while More
Earlier this year I made a picture weaving busy bag, and as it was such a success I thought we should try actual weaving More
Over the last couple of years, I have really enjoyed decorating an “Easter Tree”. Now before you think that I set up something like More
Can you believe that this year is almost over? For many I know that this year cannot end soon enough. This final craft of More
Make sure you follow my Christmas board on Pinterest for more ideas and don’t forget to pin it for later. Today’s Christmas craft is More
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This craft is to create the poppy fields left on the battlefields across Europe. It is just a small token of remembrance and thanks for all of those who have ever given the greatest sacrifice in protecting this country.
Here are 11 autumn crafts in one place for you to find and do with your little ones season.
You’ll need: paints dry leaves paper Even though autumn is coming to a close there are
Have you ever watched The Princess Diaries (the books are better)? There is a scene in the first movie were Mia and her mother More
We are back to an oldie but a firm favourite activity of mine; setting off volcanoes. This was one of the shows I use More
Don’t forget to follow our STEM board on Pinterest for more ideas. Do you have a spare 5 minutes? Do you really want to More
Doing leaf rubbings is such a child friendly craft and one that is easy to make into a reusable busy bag. Make sure you More
This activity is primarily a science based one, you can leave it at just the experiment, but we
Here is a simple capital and little letter match game. You will need: Capital and little letter worksheet Pen Very simply they need to More
The LEGO challenge is very simple. Each person takes it in turn to name something like an object, animal, plant etc. Then everyone builds it.
An Easter garden is more than just a pretty centre piece for your Easter lunch, it is a way to help teach children about More
This probably works better when the weather is colder as the sun catchers will last longer
If you were to google baking soda and vinegar the majority of your search would be filled with volcanoes. Which is one of my More
The majority of my crafts and activities are for children of all ages, but I felt it was time for a craft that was More
When I was little one of my favourite books was “The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark”, in fact I think it was More
What you will need: paper plates, black paper, paint, scissors
Fine motor skills are so important, without them we would find doing everyday tasks such as doing up buttons and fastenings, cutting, self-care, feeding More
Painting with watercolours on watercolour paper is always a fun way to experiment as the paints bleed into each other and create new colours More
While puzzles are a lot of fun, sometimes taking one on the go can lead to more trouble than it’s worth, especially when those More
While perusing the shelves of my local Waterstones, I came across a marvellous book called “Open Very Carefully: A Book With Bite” written by More
These celery printed roses are an easy craft to put together that little ones will love. Not only is it a good one for More
I remember being told time and time again that you should never use ear buds to clean yours or a child’s ear, so what More
I love it when my charges come up to me and ask to do make something specific. Which is exactly what happened with this More
Time to start on this years Valentine’s activities! It has been a really long time since I’ve made play dough. Over Christmas BB was More
On Pinterest I found this massive following of these “busy bags”. The concept is not a new one, and is something that I have More
To celebrate the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend, I’ve put together this brilliant DIY birdseed feeder for the kids. Be warned – More
While training at Norland I had to make my own treasure basket for part of my creative option classes. I made my basket 7 More
You will need: White, orange and black foam 3 circles of various sizes to draw around
A sensory light box is simply a transparent box with some fairy lights inside (the best ones are those that are battery operated as More
Felt Christmas Tree Decorations You will need: Plain paper Green felt Craft wire
I am so very thankful that I don’t have to make packed lunches every day. Last year I had three a week to do, More
As Thanksgiving is coming up I decided to a craft with an American twist to it, something to salute the Native Americans. For those More
You will need: paper plates paint and ribbon for each colour double sided sticky tape
These wax-resistant Xmas cards are perfect for all ages to do. Younger children can paint over the wax and older children can design and paint their own.
For my youngest charge’s birthday party we did a Minnie Mouse theme and rather than have one entertainer come, we had a few stations More
Where has this year gone? I feel like I’ve missed a few months somewhere along the line, it can’t be December in a just over a week. Well, whether I am ready or not, Christmas is just around the corner, so it’s time to make some more decorations to add to our growing collection.
These snowflakes are not your average snowflakes, and I think that they are truly beautiful ones to make. It took me a few attempts to really get the effect I wanted, but it was worth it.
After a full day of nursery for both my charges I needed a nice quiet activity to keep them
You will need: Glass pebbles (like the ones you get in fish tanks) or ordinary stones Black
We asked our very own Mary Poppins aka Nanny Anita to roam the streets of London and bring us some exciting trails for children of all ages to enjoy.
Practicing the ABC’s with little ones can be difficult to fit into a busy daily routine and I
These little painted ladybirds are a great way to help young children with their maths’ skills
For my charges last day of term they had an Easter bonnet parade where I made them a chick and a
Who doesn’t like an Easter Egg hunt? Well I love them
You can pretty much guarantee that if you search Easter crafts you will come up with some form of
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in New Zealand with Prince George on their first
Although the weather is starting to improve we are still getting the odd day when it’s over cast
These hand and foot medallions made from salt dough make for a great activity to do with the kids
This is a great art project to do if you don’t mind a big mess and your children understand that
Mothering Sunday has come around really quickly this year. I swear Lent only just started, but with Mothering Sunday on the 11th March we More
I caught up with Darcey Bussell from Strictly to discuss what she has been up to this year, including her new dance fitness DVD.
Finding the ultimate Christmas gift can be difficult, but luckily the British Library are here to help us find a unique new way of present-giving.
These mazes are a wonderful addition to any busy bag collection and you can make them in various sizes and levels of difficulty.
This peek-a-boo toy is almost guaranteed to stop any tears and bring out a smile.
This busy bag is a nice simple and doesn’t take up too much room in your handbag.
Since reading Harry Potter, we’ve been inspired to create our own dragon eggs!
Make sure you follow my STEM board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. I’m not going to More
When I worked for the Disney Cruise Line there was a show that I did (about once a week) that involved experiments with eggs. More
Make sure you follow my baby activity board on Pinterest for more ideas and don’t forget to save the pin for later. Babies are More
This Easter egg hunt will make finding the eggs and clues much more challenging!
Over the past few years, Nanny Anita has experimented with plenty of Easter egg decorating techniques. These are her ultimate favourites.
Trying to come up with a new Mother’s Day gift every year for my boss (errr, Leonora, – if you are reading this before More
I loved Hama (or fuse) beads when I was younger. I spent hours making designs, finding the colours and carefully placing them onto the More
These take their inspiration from Beast’s enchanted Rose from Beauty and the Beast