The Playschool Festive Fundraiser

Yesterday we held a festive
fundraiser for the local playschool; it was full of Christmas joy with Santa in
attendance dishing out presents. The
event was well attended and hopefully everyone had a good time. We had lots of stalls selling their wares, the
customary raffle and tombola and a few extra games and competitions for
everyone to enjoy! Some were free to
enter as this time of year can be very expensive for families and the community wanted
people to feel like they weren’t constantly putting their hand in their pocket
to pay for everything.

We managed to raise £460 which will
help them buy more resources and wasn’t a bad effort at all when your competing with about a million other similar events in the run up to Christmas.

I had a
little help off my blog with prizes and would like to thank the following:

WOW Toys donated Robin’s Medical
Rescue set
(£29.99) for the raffle. 
WOW Toys have lots of features children will be delighted to discover,
children will enjoy pushing buttons and seeing what happens. These sets are great for imaginative play especially in this case as
your child come to the rescue and take the injured person to hospital. All friction powered so great for the
parents who don’t need to stock up on yet more batteries this Christmas.

Esdevium Games kindly donated three
Dobble games (Dobble Kids, Dobble Cars and Dobble Finding Dory) and a Timeline
game. Any of these would make lovely
stocking fillers this Christmas. Dobble
is an award winning game that is so simple to play, my two regularly go back to
it and it’s a nice portable size to take away with you on holidays if you need
some easy entertainment for all the family. 
I like how they have branched out with the themed sets so if you have
fans of Cars or Finding Dory its worth buying another set to add to your collection.

Timeline is a great game to familiarise your children with
history (when exactly did things happen), it’s your job to put the cards in
order of their timeline. The Timeline
sets come in seven themes (inventions, science & discoveries, historical
events, general interest, music & cinema, Star Wars and British History) so
you can soon develop your knowledge in lots of different areas.

We used these fabulous games for the Christmas stocking
game. We had a board and lots of
coloured stockings; you paid 50p to add a stocking to the numbered board, then
some of the stockings won a prize!

Drumond Park sent Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad!, Logo Billionaire, Logo Grab and The Magic Tooth Fairy Game. Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad! is one of our favourite games and quite the challenge as you attempt to make your way closer to the fridge and the delicious chocolate cake without waking dad in the process – dealing with lots of obstacles that hinder your progress!

The Magic Tooth Fairy game is a little bit magical as you transform the teeth into gold coins after they are placed in the beds pillow! Drumond Park have so many fabulous games you really do need to have a browse of their website for inspiration before Christmas day!

I was sent tickets for the Centre for Alternative Technology we
had a lovely day out here so I knew this would be a popular choice as a raffle
prize. It’s a very educational place to
visit with your children, but its still interesting so they will like seeing
all the exhibitions and learning more about being green. They also add a generous sprinkling of fun
with a giant slug, a mole hole and children’s craft sessions to enjoy in the
school holidays.

Watch out for the giant slug at the #centreforalternativetechnology – I love the idea of green roofs #livingroofs and how they can help us adapt to climate change x

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:28pm PDT

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