Little House of Science – Classes for Curious Minds

Jacob is at that age now where it feels like he asks 500 questions a day, about anything and everything. He is such a curious little person, and with his brother wanting to do everything he does, he is closely following in his footsteps. We do a lot of learning activities and crafts at home but one thing we don’t really focus on is science.

Of course, we encounter science absolutely everywhere in our everyday lives and unless we start teaching our children about it from a young age, they just think things “work”. Obviously there is science behind how everything works but I must admit, science wasn’t my favourite subject at school and I have limited knowledge so I’m not the best equipped to teach my children about it. Read more

Craft tutorial | Salt dough dinosaur fossils

Salt dough dinosaur fossils

It was the boys’ birthday party at the weekend and after my post on alternatives to party bags, I wanted to give the attending children something they might not usually get. Don’t get me wrong, they did get party bags and the contents were all dinosaur related, but I wanted to make a little something that they could keep as a reminder of the party too, which is when I came up with these idea of these cute little salt dough dinosaur fossils! Read more

Review – KidloLand nursery rhymes app

Kidloland nursery rhymes app

Now I don’t know about you but I have one of those children that likes to watch the weird nursery rhymes videos on YouTube (finger family, anyone?). I don’t mind it as some of them are educational, but YouTube isn’t wholly safe for children, especially if they are *ahem* left on their own with it while I have a cuppa. Or 50 winks. Or a shower. Anyway, you get the drift. So when I was asked if I would like to review a nursery rhymes app from KidloLand, I obliged as I thought Jacob would really like it. Turns out, the whole family like it… Read more

Review & Recipe – Mega Marshmallows & S’mores

In this house we love marshmallows and usually have them with a hot chocolate, cream & sprinkles but I have never cooked with them, or played with them either for that matter. We were recently sent some Mega Marshmallows from Innovative Bites and we did both!

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Now from the description I knew they were going to be big, but I didn’t think they would be this big:

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With marshmallows this size, you can get really creative! I had two things in mind to begin with – tower building and making s’mores! Read more

Craft tutorial – Egg box Christmas trees

We’ve been doing quite a few Christmas crafts this month – mainly stolen from Pinterest I will admit – but this one I just thought up when I bought some eggs in a green box. Egg box Christmas trees! (Obviously with a plain egg box they would need painting too). It does involve a little adult help for cutting the cones from the egg box and possibly putting the glue on them, but the sticking allows children to be creative with their trees and makes a very simple enjoyable activity. This is suitable for pre-schoolers and toddlers, as even Noah managed to sit through the whole craft and enjoy himself! They are a lovely decoration to put in a keepsake box, use for future Christmases, or give as gifts to family members or visitors.

Materials needed

  • an egg box
  • PVA glue
  • sequins
  • glitter paper
  • pom poms
  • Cut out cones from egg box and paint green if needed.
  • Dot glue about randomly on cones.
  • Stick on decorations.