Michael Rosen is challenging parents with the questions, “When did you last make time for play?” Why does it matter? And in his new book has 101 suggestions to get more of it in your life! You may be a bit afraid that you have ‘forgotten how to play’. I promiseRead More →

Special family occasions are a great time to get snapping, capturing all those marvellous family moments on camera, to look back on and enjoy all over again and again. But how do you make sure that your images are worthy of putting on display and not destined for the deleteRead More →

Unicorns are among the most beautiful and magical of the woodland creatures, but they are also the hardest to spot – and almost impossible to catch! Their single horn fizzes with powerful spellbinding magic. Use nature’s magical wild materials to make your own unicorn to protect you from all those badRead More →

Why not make a whole family of these, or perhaps base them on your friends? Put them in secret places where people will come across them to make them smile back. You will need Round, flat pebbles A selection of acrylic paints, including skin-coloured tones, yellow, pink, and black MixingRead More →

Why just send a card on Valentine’s Day? This perfect little heart kite fluttering in the breeze will send your love in a much more original way. Decorate it with hearts or flowers and write your Valentine’s message on the back. Let’s Go Fly A Kite! You will need 1Read More →

World-renowned and prize-winning nano-scientist Michelle Dickinson says Halloween is the perfect opportunity to give Mum and Dad a fright with some super spooky science experiments… The Dancing Ghost Scientific Principle: Electrostatics Time: 20 minutes Watch in amazement as your tissue ghost magically dances, without you touching it, thanks to an invisibleRead More →

Welcome in the season with a glorious wreath made from all the special autumnal treasures the kids find on a fun-filled forest walk… You will need: Autumn nature items A cardboard ring – cut to the size you would like String for anything that needs tied in place Scissors GlueRead More →

Unplug the games console and spark their imagination with some fun activities that are perfect to enjoy with siblings or friends… Marshmallow Catapult Why not ask your friends to build a quick and easy marshmallow catapult with you? It will provide hours of squishy, safe marshmallow-flinging fun! Whose marshmallow willRead More →

Playing outdoors is an essential part of growing up and there’s no better season than summer for developing their imagination, keeping fit and letting the wild world weave its magical spell on children… How to make the biggest bubbles you have ever seen! ✻  Thread cotton string through two 20cm/8inRead More →

To celebrate a brand new edition of Roald Dahl’s classic James and the Giant Peach, join James, the Centipede, the Earthworm and the rest of the gang and welcome in the sounds of spring by making your own musical grasshopper at home… From the moment the Old-Green-Grasshopper started playing hisRead More →