It’s now the summer holidays and travel will begin for many, however even if you aren’t going abroad you should still visit Fly Thomas Cook Kids Club website.
As a Nanny for over 11 years I have often travelled with the families helping to keep the children amused on long car journeys, planes, trains, boat trips or even just at home over the holiday period. 6 weeks is a long time to be off of School and it can also be an expensive time – so why not head over to Fly Thomas Cook Kids Club for some travel advice, tips, printable activities, stories and games. As a mother now I am always searching for free activities and ideas and I think this site has lots of options for all ages.
My favourite game idea from their site is a scavenger hunt, this is a printable game for children to play at the beach, however this could be adapted for at home, at the park, a woodland walk at home – the possibilities are endless.
Red Tag Art are holding a competition in conjuntion with Fly Thomas Cook Kids Club to win some fantastic prizes. All you have to do is chose a real legend based story fom here and get creating! Chose from 2 stories and create something to do with that particular story Ghost Island or The Magic Mirror. You can create whatever you like, paint, draw, build it’s up to you.
For further information and to see the fantastic prizes available to win visit Red Tag Art’s Blog and why not enter yourself? Competition ends at 8pm Thursday 28th July 2011 – so if your quick you can still enter. All entries must be linked up to Red Tag Art‘s page.
Here is our entry:
I chose The Magic Mirror story, and read it myself as at 17 months old it wasn’t age appropriate for Emmy, who only likes books with lift the flaps, bright colours or that make a noise, however this didn’t stop us.
I cut out a hand-mirror shape from card, a circle of tin foil and raided my craft box (I have boxes full of goodies for such occassions). After popping Emmy into her highchair and putting on her apron (a must) I let her loose. Apart from help positioning the foil she did the rest herself. She loves her Magic Mirror and is now a play toy – although i’m sure it won’t last for very long.