Monday, 8 August 2011

Entertainment without a TV screen in sight

This afternoon, while I made 3 dozen jars of jam, my Mum entertained my 3 daughters for a couple of hours.  We got the board games tub out of the garage and they had loads of fun!  There were 4 games that they played and there were no fights or bad manners either. That's as close to a miracle as you get in our house!

They played Pop to the Shops, Guess Who, Cinderella's Glass Slipper Game, and a travel version of Disney Princesses Hop and Drop as well as a full size non-princess version of  the same game (not pictured). 

We also discovered two Marble Runs that were up on the shelf in the lounge and my daughters had another hour of fun with those.

A brilliant afternoon was had by all! I enjoyed my jam making and supplying snacks to my Mum and daughters inbetween batches of jam, and they all enjoyed their time playing together.  Result!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Holiday Club - Toy Story Day

The second day of Holiday Club was based around the movie Toy Story and there were loads of different activities.  Here's what my girls got up to:

More flowery face painting fun AND making fruit kebabs.

The fruit kebabs was the activity that I was running today. We got through HEAPS of fruit with 75 children! LOL

There was also rocket modelling and colouring in of snap on friendship bracelets too.

Of course there had to be a Mr Potato Head activity.

My 11yo with her flying saucer.  The Flying saucer was a balloon secured to a CD.  You blow up the balloon through the hole in the CD, put it on the ground and watch it zoom about.

My 8yo with her rocket and extra seating on the side so that everyone can travel at once and nobody misses out.

My 8yo was very proud of her snap on bracelet.

There was circus skills and a bouncy castle in the afternoon. They made sure that there were only a few kids on it at once and they were timed so everyone got a turn.
My daughters also decorated t-shirts which I will probably post pic of tomorrow. It was a fab day and we were all VERY tired after helping clean up and walking 2 miles home in the heat. We did stop half way home for an ice lolly at the corner shop though. Just reward for our tiring day I reckon.

Holiday Club - Lion King Day

I'm helping out at the Church Holiday Club and the theme this year is Movie Madness.  Monday was Lion King day and all the activites had an African theme.  Here's what my cherubs got up to: 

They all made masks with lots of fur and fabric on them.
There was a visit from some of the Shepreth Wildlife Park animals, this is a python that the girls found fascinating. They weren't scared at all and spent ages touching 'Bubble' the python and asking about him.

This is a gecko that the girls loved stroking.

My 8yo with her face paint butterfly.

My 11yo with a mythical winged dragon face painted on her arm.

My 4yo with her face painted butterfly.
 I also helped the 75 children make Vegetable Kebabs and Spicy Couscous but didn't get a chance to take a pic, things were a little hectic LOL