Half-Term Mayhem

With the Bank Holiday weather putting the dampeners on the start of the half-term we thought we could help you out with some free ‘make and do’ ideas from our fab Activity Zone.

Grow your own Stalactites and Stalagmites! With our fun geology experiment your kids can watch these grow almost before their very eyes! To get started, just download the easy to follow instructions and find the simple household items needed.  Do you know the difference between a Stalactite and Stalagmite…?  

The stalactite is above and hangs downward like an icicle; the stalagmite is below and sticks up.  Tip to remember the difference – stalactites hold tight! 

Lava love: With this great experiment your children can make their own gloopy lava lamp at home.  Once again simply download the easy to follow instructions via our Activity Zone and have Lava-ly fun! 

Slimy Slime: This is a must for budding scientists who want to make their own slippery slime. Just 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!

Remember – do upload your Make & Do photos to our Facebook page….we’d love to see how you get on! 

Actress Denise Richards has teamed up with a group of fellow celebrity mums to trade parenting tips in a Mothers-Only Club….so we thought we’d for the same! With many of you off on holiday this week, perhaps taking longer trips in the car to see relatives or visit attractions, we’ve been asking some of you for your traveling tips to keep the kids entertained in the car: 

@blackbirdgames tweeted – each person chooses a colour, then looks out the window to identify objects that are their chosen colour – first to ten wins

@karawalesguppy tweeted – Yellow car: first one to spot a yellow car wins

@katiePybus tweeted – Audio books

@danielleGparker tweeted – CD full of kids’ songs, great traffic jam saviour!

As Sir Elton John and David Furnish have made the shortlist for Celebrity Dad of the Year, perhaps the Lion King Motion Picture Soundtrack is a fitting buy as is it contains songs composed by Elton John, such as, “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” – oooh! I can feel a sing-along coming over me now!

But if you are looking for something to keep the kids quiet in the back of the car, we have the perfect toy for you – Water Magic. It is a super duper colouring-in book with a twist! The book is full of pictures waiting to be painted with our magic pen which you fill with water and the pictures appear. No paint – no mess!

Don’t just take our word for it….here’s what the parents think:

Writings, Ramblings and Reviews – a blog review from Kelly Brett


YouTube review from Kate Pollard.

Hope you have a fantastic half-term, and whatever you are up to, we would love to hear about it…..


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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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One Response to Half-Term Mayhem

  1. Some great activity ideas here. Will be sure to get the kids busy and messy by the sounds of it tomorrow. I think the weather is due to be good and we have 5 in total to keep entertained tomorrow. Will be sure to take some pics.


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