Coco - Day of the Dead Food

Coco - Day of the Dead Food

This week we are going to explore some great Mexican food, food that the kids can help with too. Check out our kids kitchen for loads of treats that the kids will love and for real dinner recipes that the kids can actually help you make.

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Complete Guide to Halloween - Spooky Snacks

Complete Guide to Halloween - Spooky Snacks

Well this is our final guide to Halloween, at least for this year anyway. Make sure you check out all of this year’s halloween fun and our other related posts which I have linked to at the bottom of this post. I am going to share with you some of my favourite fun halloween snacks but before we get going I have searched through the Wonder Kids archives too see what else we have that could help too.

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Roald Dahl - The Witches

Roald Dahl - The Witches

Roald Dahl's The Wicthes is the final topic in our Roald Dahl month.  This story really is one of the scariest kids stories you can find and I think that is why it is so popular, I really believe that kids quite enjoy getting scared as long as it's in a safe environment.  I have utilised this in my shows. I have a puppet called Ferris, who looks like a realistic ferret, he comes out all cute and adorable the kids can pet him but then he leaps out into the audience, this delivers a real shock and scream moment in my otherwise very safe a funny shows.  This rollercoaster of emotion is what makes the best stories.  I have two brilliant ideas for you today, a great witch based game and the recipe for pea soup from the story.  

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Halloween - 2015

Halloween - 2015

Halloween in the U.K is an odd time of year.  It's certainly a bigger event than it was when I was a kid but it's by no means mainstream and it doesn't even start to compete with Christmas or Easter. One of the major hiccups is the whole trick or treat tradition, which doesn't go down well here.  First the weather is normally freezing cold and wet and then having random strangers knocking on your door is not a very British thing to enjoy, it's really weird for us. 

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