Half term would have been considerably harder without
Flora’s help. The activity guide they
have produced is ideal to inspire you to craft and bake with your
children. The activities are
straightforward and your children get a real sense of satisfaction seeing what
they have made.
think as a parent you do feel under pressure to be creative but it’s a lot
easier than you think! The guide is
well set out with a list of what you need and a how to section. There are also suggestions at the bottom of
each page for older or younger children to develop the theme. You can really tell a parent made the guide
because it’s tailored so well to children.
Each activity is relatively short so children remain focused and
concentrating on the project. Many of
the items you need you will probably find you have already, like plastic
bottles and egg cartons.
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school we have had lots of time to fill and having structured activities has
elevated boredom and helped focus their energy in a constructive way. Otherwise they have a dreadful habit of
badgering me for screen time, its usually Minecraft this and Minecraft
that! I have relished seeing them embracing
the contents of the guide and getting stuck into the activities. Usually I try and get them to spend lots of
time outdoors but the weather has been a bit hit and miss this week, so the
guide has been a real lifesaver.
have tried a variety of activities and learnt some new tips. For one I never knew that hand sanitizer gel
helps food colouring to distribute evenly.
The pasta certainly looked very colourful for using it anyway!
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I am really glad that when the boys do go
back on Monday they will have had the opportunity to try out so many new
activities. It will certainly have made
this holiday a memorable one and they have had the chance to do some learning
without even realising it, like measuring out ingredients helps with simple
can view the Flora Family Fun guide online and start entertaining your children straight away,
after all the weekend is waiting to be filled and if your lucky they might even share a cake or a cookie with you!
Thank you to Flora for providing us with a boredom buster hamper filled with the ingredients and craft materials to write this post.