Tuesday, 1 September 2015

SKY Kids DIY Den Kit

We were gifted a lovely Spongebob themed DIY Den Kit from SKY Kids to keep the boys amused over the bank holiday weekend.  

It was packed with essentials to entertain the boys, colouring, headphones to listen to music, a game to play and a Spongebob plush each for them to cuddle.  I was very grateful for the delivery, as it can be tiring work keeping my two occupied especially when the weather isn’t always on our side…

To help with the actual den building we had been sent a double sheet and a soft and cosy Spongebob blanket, then we improvised with what we had in the house.  Our EZ-Fort Kit helped with the frame, its still going strong over two years later, the boys return to it every now and then to help them achieve their den building vision.

Creating a den is a great way for children to be creative coming up with a viable structure; we had a few collapsed attempts I can tell you!  But its trial and error to get one that will stay up long enough to take a photograph!!!  Once a strong enough version is built children feel like they have their own little space to relax and unwind in.  Youngest liked very happy with himself, tucked up in this den.

We have not had the best of weather this summer so den building is one way to keep children happy if it’s wet outside.  After a busy den building session there is nothing like curling up together on the sofa (or still in your den perhaps!) and watching some family programmes on SKY.  Even more so now that the Sky Kids library is expanding from 700 to 4,000 episodes.  I think its always nice watching something together; otherwise we tend to be on the go 24/7, filling the day with lots of fresh air and activities, that downtime watching TV is a very welcome rest!  The boys have there favourite characters, Spongebob being one of them so you can probably guess what we plan on watching first.

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