Galt’s Guide to February’s Half-Term

Stuck for ideas for half-term? Whether your kids are into piglets, princesses or the prehistoric you will find something fab and free within Galt’s Activity Zone.

Princesses to Be!

Speculation on just who will design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress has been rife during London Fashion Week and with only 97 days to go until Kate’s Special day we have created a Royal Wedding Scrapbook. Girls will love the fairy-tale wedding pages where they can report on the wedding arrangements for Prince William and Kate Middleton and create their very own memento of this special occasion.

From Princesses to Pigs!

There have been many famous pigs; Miss Piggy from the Muppets has to be the most famous with her voluptuous body, long fluttery eyelashes!  We love A. A. Milne’s Piglet for his nervous disposition and for being Winnie-the-Pooh’s best friend.

Miss Piggy from the Muppets

And whose heartstrings haven’t been tugged by the courageous Babe on his adventures …There is also Porky Pig, Toot and Puddle, Pumbaa (perhaps more of a hog!), Wilbur from Charlottes Webb, Hamm from Toy Story and the Three Little Pigs….the list is pig-endless.

So we thought it was about time the kids got into a ‘piggy-mess’  by having a go at creating their own famous Pet Pig out of Papier Mache.  Download the template via our website for the pig’s legs, ears, snout and tail, and use an inflated balloon for his body. Add layers of Paper Mache from pieces of newspaper dipped in glue.

Oink, Oink! Make Your Own Pet Piggy!

When dry, they’ll have a hard but lightweight pig to decorate with paint. This activity is suitable for children aged 7 years and up and it’s a great way to recycle newspapers! When finished, why not upload your Make & Do photos to our Facebook page….we’d love to see how you get on. 

Prehistoric Grow your own Stalactites and Stalagmites! Stalactites and stalagmites are formed when rain drips through limestone caves over thousands of years. And of course you know the difference…? The stalactite is above and hangs downward like an icicle; the stalagmite is below and sticks up.  With our fun geology experiment your kids can watch these grow in their own homes! To get started, just download the easy to follow instructions and find the simple household items needed.

Slimy Slime What could be more fun for kids this half-term than making their very own icky Slime! Slime is both solid and liquid and we have created a gooey experiment for budding scientists! To make your own slippery slime, simply download the easy to follow instructions via our Activity Zone.  All the ingredients are common household items, but remember it can be MESSY so it’s a good idea to do it over a bath or sink…. the slime is definitely NOT to be eaten!

Lava Lamp Edward Craven Walker invented the lava lamp in 1948 and perfected his invention for mass production in 1963 when their groovy, psychedelic properties grew in popularity.  So 48 years on we have designed a great experiment for your children to make your own gloopy lava lamp at home.  Once again simply download the easy to follow instructions via our Activity Zone and have Lava-ly fun!

In Porky Pigs owns words…That’s all Folks

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About GaltToys

With 175 years experience in toys and education, Galt know a thing or two about designing toys to encourage children to learn through play...and also have fun! All Galt toys are manufactured to the highest standards of quality and safety. From our unique Playnest for babies, to craft and science for all ages, Galt offer a great range of imaginative toys
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