For Mother’s Day we made a huge biscuity thing in the shape of a heart! It uses the Bero Sticky Blob Recipe found here.
225g (8oz) Self Raising Flour
100g (4oz) Butter/Margarine
100g (4oz) Caster Sugar
1 Medium Egg
pinch of salt
milk to mix
I added chocolate chips to mine!
1. Heat oven to 200C and grease a baking tray
2. Mix the flour of the salt, rub in fat and stir in the sugar
3. Mix to a stiff dough with the egg and the milk
This is where the recipe tells you roll the mix into balls but what I did was to flop it onto the baking tray and carefully mould it into a heart shape.
But as foolproof as it is, I forgot to add the egg and had shoved it into the oven for a few minutes before realising! Hence the lovely brown colour where the chips had melted!
For Valentines Day we made chocolate chip cookies!
I used this easy recipe by MrsBadger on Mumsnet
I added chocolate chips also!
1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 tbsp Icing Sugar
Dash of Oil
Dash of Water
It makes a really morish icing, I won’t judge you if you decide to eat the first batch with a spoon
like I did
The girls were lucky enough to be taken out for a chinese meal with their parents! But in the lead up I wanted to do something that I remember doing often at school.
Making a lantern!
You need an A4 sheet of paper which you draw lines from 1cm in to the other side 1cm in. Then the children draw their pattern on the sheet of paper, it can be anything they like using whatever materials you like, obvious choice being red and gold colours!
Fold the paper in half lengthways and snip the lines until you get to the last one where you can snip all the way through to create your handle!
Sellotape or glue the edges together and attach your handle at the top and ta-da! Lantern… or handbag as L preferred.
Press feet into brown paint and then onto white paper, add eyes, antlers and a red pom pom nose and ta-da! We have Rudolph.
And because we have two sets of feet, we used one of each to create a picture for BOTH sets of Grandparents!
It uses a paper plate, ribbon, sellotape and glitter and paint.
You need to cut the plate into three different sized triangles,then get the kids to paint them.
Allow them to dry then attach them like so:
This was an activity I found on Pinterest you need:
1 x Dozen Egg Box
Purple Pipe Cleaners
Paint the egg boxes all green except for one compartment which should be red. Add a yellow splodge to the top of each compartment and two for the eyes. Half the purple pipe cleaners and stick two in the red compartment for antennae.
I drew around a plate in order to create the world, I asked M to draw me some countries, I cut out. I didn’t want to be too correct as we were being creative but I tried to make Great Britain somewhat correct!
I then drew arrows to important parts and M labelled them.
Note. Africa made it onto the world because their Aunt lives in South Africa
Another amazing activity stolen from Jennifer’s Little World but hers was for the Euro 2012!
I folded an A4 piece of paper 8 times and then drew the flag patterns on, I used fairly easy ones (for me to draw!)
For the 4 year old, I wrote the colour words on each part, for the 2 year old I let her have free will.
I then got the 4 year old to write the names of the corresponding country on the back of each flag.
And just for fun I gave them both an A5 sheet of paper to design their own flag!
This was an activity we stole from the fabulous http://www.jenniferslittleworld.com/!
I should have used cardboard like the website suggested but I used paper and it all went terribly wrong when it stuck to the newspaper on the table! But I think the girls enjoyed it!
This was great for the 4 year old to practice “sorting” I wrote the colour word on each ring and she’s very good with her reading and knew what colour to put where.
For the 2 year old I just let her have at it and she did rainbow coloured ones!
Because of my bizarre working hours, my last day before Father’s Day was yesterday a whole week in advance, and I really had no idea what to make, I cannot remember if the junk modelling robot from further down was from last years Father’s Day or my DadBoss’ birthday (which also falls in June!).
I did some Googling and found this fab site with a ton of activities and decided upon this DAD picture frame -> http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/dad-photo-frame.htm
I did the tricky bit of cutting out the shapes, but something I did differently to the website, I cut out the D, A and D but then I traced them onto more cardboard for the backs.
I suggested to M that we paint them but she just wanted to use “sticky bits” which is our box of cut up tissue paper/sweetie wrappers/wrapping paper and I was more than happy to follow her lead!
M did the first D, I did the A and L did the last D! I then printed off a picture of one each and then one together but of course if you’ve got tons of pictures that you don’t mind cutting up use them instead!
I’m gutted I won’t get to see my boss’ reaction!