History - Ancient Rome

History - Ancient Rome

I love this series of blog posts, it all started a year or two ago when I took the family to Warwick Castle which was a brilliant day out and I thought I would create a bunch of activities to go along with it. Since then I have also covered Ancient Egypt too so this is our third historical adventure.

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Make it Simple - Kinetic Sand

Make it Simple - Kinetic Sand

This sand acts like it’s wet but it’s not, you can squeeze it, shape it, mould it and play with it but it doesn’t stick to your hands. It’s also easy to hoover up so its one of the better indoor messy play options too.

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Peter Rabbit Party Ideas

Peter Rabbit Party Ideas

Hello and welcome to another new theme here at Wonder Kids, make sure you take a couple of minutes to try some of the ideas we have linked to below or try using the search bar for finding brilliant activities you can use at home or at a birthday party.

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10+ Slime Recipes

10+ Slime Recipes

We love slime here at Wonder Kids, so far we have more than ten different ways to make slime, the recipes vary and there are versions that may not be suitable for very young children but we have some super safe versions too, Check out all the different variations below and make sure you come back regularly because we are adding more great slime varieties all the time.

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Summer Schedule - Water Wednesday

Summer Schedule - Water Wednesday

We are now on Water Wednesday so I will share a few brilliant Water based ideas to have fun with in the sun. Dont forget that this can also include a trip to the local water park or swimming pool, maybe try fishing or just going to a local stream/river.

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Make it Simple - Moon Dough

Make it Simple - Moon Dough

Now this isn't an exact science so just try adding two cups of baking soda into a bucket or tray and add a 1/4 cup of water to it, combine with your hands.  If you want more dough add another 2 cups of baking soda followed by 1/4 cup water, this ratio should be about right.

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Summer Schedule - Learn it Tuesday

Summer Schedule - Learn it Tuesday

This year we are deviding up the Summer weeks into a schedule and today it’s dedicated to learn it Tuesday. So as always I have scoured the brilliant Wonder Kids website for other learning activities for you before we get into the new ideas.

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Music - Maracas

Music - Maracas

We’ve reached the final week of our music fun. This week we are going to have some fun putting together a Music Festival Kids Party and I’ll show you how to make your own Maracas.  Often overlooked as a child's toy these maracas are in so many songs and add a very odd rhythm to music, a little like reggae music where you get that extra little beat.  Here is a good example of some music with Maracas

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Knights and Knaves - Catapult (Bonus)

Knights and Knaves - Catapult (Bonus)

I have a couple of bonus ideas for our Knights and Knaves theme.  Have you tried using the search bar at the top of the page to find hundreds of cool ideas to keep the kids amused and creative. This week it's all about this super cool and simple Catapult. Try the buttons below for all of our fun from the whole of September!

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Music - Hand Drum

Music - Hand Drum

Another week and another chance for us to get our kids into music.  This time I have included a drum.  I find that out of all the instruments kids love, drums are at the top.  This drum is great because I think it will take kids a few attempts to really get the rhythm of it.  When things present a little challenge to kids they like it more once they have overcome it.  It comes from being proud and feeling accomplished.  

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Music - Harmonica

Music - Harmonica

Welcome to our second week of musical fun, last week we covered Rain Sticks and introduced some Music based games.

This week we are going to show you how to make your own simple Harmonica but first check out these great Harmonica videos to show you what is capable from what is seemingly such a simple instrument and we have a game for you to try too.

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Music - Rain Sticks

Music - Rain Sticks

This month's theme is Music, I love music, in fact I love pretty much every genre of music (much to my wife's despise). Riding in the car with me can sometimes be very odd with the music skipping between a genius like Yo-Yo Ma to Rap and underground Grime and then back to a new pop song etc.

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Knights and Knaves - Warwick Castle

Knights and Knaves - Warwick Castle

This month we have a brand new theme of Knights and Knaves.  The UK has an amazing history, history that not only changed and defined our own great nation but then those same ideas spread to many other nations around the world too.

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History - Ancient Egypt

History - Ancient Egypt

We are going to try something new now on Wonder Kids, we are going to create a series of posts looking back in time at some of the most interesting historical civilisations and periods. To kick off we are going with the Ancient Egyptians.

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Make it Simple - Play Dough

Make it Simple - Play Dough

This is super easy to make, you'll never need to buy the store stuff again.  This is a cooked version, there are uncooked versions floating around the net which are great if you want small kids to make it themselves but I think this version is superior with a far better texture and it lasts longer too.

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Big Hero 6 Activity Pack

Big Hero 6 Activity Pack

If you haven't seen Big Hero 6 yet than go and get from your local library. For me it was a spontaneous trip to the cinema with my daughter and the only thing playing at the time was Big Hero 6, it is a brilliant adaptation of a Marvel comic that never really caught on.  I have included some of my favourite clips below

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Coco - Day of the Dead Activities

Coco - Day of the Dead Activities

It’s a brand new month and we are about to get Mexican! Never visited the country myself but I love the stories, myths and energy from them, plus I love a lot of their food too! There used to be a Mexican restaurant in the previous town I lived in that had great dishes with crocodile meat and really unusual meats which was great.

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Autunal Fun - Scavenger Hunts

Autunal Fun - Scavenger Hunts

Well it's time for the magic of Autumn, it really is a beautiful season with loads of colours, the days getting shorter and the temperature dropping.  This month we will explore some great ideas for family fun as well as some great comfort food you can make with the kids.

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