Messy Play with Persil

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Persil has a cool free on pack redeemable £5 Disney Store voucher to celebrate Disney's Beauty and The Beast, to remind and celebrate children getting messy and that dirt is not only good but also fun. Persil has created these fun activities that you can share with your little ones.

Persil Beauty and The Beast

Rainbow Spaghetti 
You will need:
500g spaghetti
sealable freezer bags
food colouring (various shades)

Method:
Cook the spaghetti per pack instructions, drain and cool under cold water.
Divide the spaghetti into freezer bags and add a different colour of food colouring per bag.
Leave for 10 minutes to absorb and then add spaghetti onto a large tube, then explore and investigate.

Rainbow Spaghetti

Mud Pies
You will need:
Soil
water
An array of sticks, twigs flowers. stones.

Method:
Mix the water and soil to form a dough like consistency, add more soil and water when necessary until you reach the required consistency.
Mold the mud into a pie and flatten down.
Decorate with stick, twigs, and stones.

RISTORANTE GOES GLUTEN FREE


We are a family who loves pizza, so it was great to hear that Ristorante now launched two brand new Gluten Free pizzas, which is perfect if you or your family suffer from coeliac disease or choose a gluten-free diet for health and lifestyle reasons. We were really looking forward to trying our favourite Mozzarella pizza, and we certainly weren't disappointed it tasted amazing. the thin and crispy gluten free base tasted great. the mozzarella cheese topped with the tomatoes was delicious, the perfect pizza

  

Pizza Mozzarella: consists of delicious mozzarella, sliced baby tomatoes, a drizzle of pesto and tomato sauce on a thin and crispy gluten free base.


Ristorante Gluten Free Pizza Mozzarella and Pizza Salame have an RRP of £3.50 and are available from Iceland Warehouse stores from September and Tesco. For more information on the range visit www.pizzaristorante.co.uk.

#FUNINTHESUN WITH Garnier Ambre Solaire


We have had a few lovely sunny days, its nice to see the sun finally beginning to come out, So I like to get out the suncream and start preparing for those warm sunny days ahead.


My go to suncream has to be Garnier Ambre Solaire -Anti-Sand Spray I love that it's easy and simple to use and has an SPF 50+, the spray releases a fine mist of sun protection which is easily absorbed into the skin. Great for on the beach as its sand resist.


Garnier Ambre Solaire provides over 80 years expertise in sun protection, as their sun protection is non stick and easy to use, As well as offering an extensive range of sun care products for the family, Garnier Ambre Solaire has also launched a sun awareness education programme for 7-11 year olds in association with British Skin Foundation, Wrap Splat, it supports cross-curricular learning through fun, hands-on and creative investigation. For more information check out Ambre-solaire/wrap-splat-hat. Here are some more of my Garnier Ambre Solaire Favourite



Clear Protect + Spray SPF50 - This transparent spray is non-greasy and non-sticky and doesn't leave any white marks, it's easy to apply and quickly absorbed into the skin.


Sensitive Advanced Anti-Imperfection Protection Cream - This is Ambre Solaire's first anti-shine and anti-imperfection action protects your skin against the sun's harmful effects while ensuring up to 8hr mattified skin.

For more of the Garnier Ambre Solaire sun protection range check out Garnier/sun-protection

Surf's Up 2: Wave Mania


We were really delighted to head into Central London Sony Head Quarters to watch Surf's Up 2 Wave Mania to celebrate the release of the movie on DVD  Monday 20th March.The movie follows surfer penguin Cody Maverick who is looking for a new challenge, Cody gets his chance to finally follow his dreams when he meets the famous wave riding crew known as The Hang 5.


Cody and friends join the crew as they set off to a mysterious yet dangerous surf spot known as The Trenches, where legend has it, they'll find the biggest waves in the world. But Cody soon discovers what real friendship means. It was awesome to watch the movie voiced by the WWE Superstars John Cena, The Undertaker, Triple H, Paige and Mr. McMahon, The Hang 5 characters really matched their personalities of the WWE stars which were great.


The movie tells the story of teamwork and friendship the perfect family adventure animated movie.
Surf's Up 2: Wave Mania is out on DVD Monday 20th March.

CADBURY’S GREAT BRITISH EGG HUNT


Easter is just around the corner so Cadbury is gearing up for Easter by inviting its chocolate fans across the country to join in Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt. Cadbury has teamed up with the National Trust to offer families the ultimate day out with more than 300 Cadbury Easter Egg hunts being activated across various sites in the lead up to Easter. Find a Cadbury.co.uk/find an egg hunt near you.


To celebrate the Cadbury Easter Bunny paid a visit to the Bournville factory, where he filled up his basket with egg delicious Easter treats to deliver the delicious products to the nation, meaning Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt is officially on.


If you live in London or are visiting central London tomorrow then head down to the southbank near the at the iconic London Eye and you will find an incredible two metre tall maze, which will challenge visitors to navigate their way through the maze as they hunt down hidden eggs. Each child that takes part with their family will also be given an Easter basket to fill with delicious Cadbury Easter chocolates, participants will also be invited to visit the fun-filled activity stations where children will be able to enjoy further Easter delights including decorating Easter eggs and making bunny masks.

When: this Saturday 18th March 
Where: Southbank
When: Saturday 18th March, 11am-4pm
Cost: Free

To find out more about the Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunts visit www.cadbury.co.uk/easter


To coincide with the activity here are some fun facts from Cadbury on the Easter season:

1. 255,000 Cadbury Easter Eggs are made at the Bournville factory every day
2. That is 10,625 Cadbury Easter Eggs made per hour… and 177 per minute!
3. If you stacked every Cadbury Easter Egg made at Bournville every day on top of each other you’d have a tower of Cadbury Eggs as high as 98 Eiffel Towers’, 76 Empire State Building’s, 305 Big Ben’s, or 11,590 Sultan Kosen’s – the tallest man in the world!
4. Over 83 million* Easter Eggs are sold in the UK over the Easter season, with the Cadbury Creme Egg 138g Easter Egg being the most popular variant
5. Over 300 million Cadbury Creme Eggs are made every year, with about two thirds of that number being enjoyed in the UK – that is 3.5 Cadbury Creme Eggs for every man, woman and child in the country to enjoy!
6. The first Cadbury Easter egg hatched onto the production line back in 1875. These Cadbury Easter eggs were made of dark chocolate with a plain smooth surface and filled with dragées, sugar coated chocolate drops. The earliest decorated eggs were plain Easters enhanced by chocolate piping and marzipan flowers, a far cry from the exciting varieties now available on shelves!


John Adams: Gross Science Kit


As its British Science Week, we were excited to get in the spirit and experiment with John Adams Gross Science Kit.


Gross Science is a cool kit that teaches you just how disgusting yet amazing the human body is, the set includes 12 gross experimental activities from
Farts
Bouncy Poo
Snot
Burp
Eyeball
Boils and Spots
Scabs
Digestion
Vomit
Brain
Fingers
Along with a step by step instruction booklet, with lots of cool facts from how poo made and how burps are formed. So we couldn't wait to get started.

Farts.
        
This activity was fun, we mixed the liquid until it thickened into a pink gooey putty which we could poke and squeeze to make farting sounds.
Bouncy Poo
  
Using the pink gooey putty, we mixed in some red and brown colouring to create this poo, we put it into the mold provided and waited for the poo to set, the boys are definitely planning a prank on their dad with this one.
Eyeball
    
This gross science activity has a few steps that you need to follow in order to create the finished eyeball, but it was great fun and defiantly worth the short wait, my son was delighted with the finished creation.


Here is a close up of all our Gross Science activities, we had so much fun, we are really looking forward to trying out the rest of the Gross Science Experiments. Gross Science is suitable for children aged 7+, form more information check out www.johnadams.co.uk/gross-science.

Wild Science: Cake Soap Factory


We were really looking forward to sharing with our readers the Global Science Challenge where you could be in the chance to win a family trip to Orlando Florida, simply get your hands on one of the fun and educational Wild Science Kits:

Lava Lamp and Glitter Tube Lab
Cake Soap Factory
Bath Bomb Factory
Perfume Factory


Then simply submit your proof of purchase along with your very own science kit idea, click on to the image above to find out more detailed information on how you can get involved in this cool challenge.


We were ever so excited to get our hands on the Cake Soap Factory and put our crating and science skills to the test, we were looking forward to making the soaps and learning about solids, liquids, and stable foam.  Inside the box was all we needed to get started along with an instruction booklet which was really clear and gave us all the help we needed to get started.

 

We choose to make the cupcake soap first, we then followed the instructions which were to melt two blocks of the soap base and 1 block of the Titanium Dioxide in the microwaveable beaker provided.

  

It's recommended that you use oven gloves to protect yourself when handling the hot soap, it was great fun watching the soap cube dissolve from a solid form so quickly into a liquid, we then added some of the colouring into the liquid to create our soap.

 

Once we had the desired colour we used the molds to created our soaps, the soaps seemed to harden within 10-15 minutes, but we waited until they were completely cool before we attempted to remove them from the molds.

  

This was the fun part that we were really looking forward to making the foam frosting and decorating our soap cakes, we heated 20ml of water and then added three blocks of the clear soap, we then had to continually mix the liquid until it began to cool and thicken, it did take a while but watching the clear liquid turn to foam was amazing.


Our finished soap cake creations, we loved every minute of this cool Wild Science Kit, not only was it great fun but it was really educational, we also learned some interesting facts whilst having fun. For more information on this product check out www.flairplc.co.uk


HEINZ: NO ADDED SUGAR BEANZ

 HEINZ BEANZ

I love Heinz Baked Beans, very much a regular feature at meal times in our home, so I was really delighted to learn that Heinz has launched its first ever no added sugar Beanz. ‘Like most families, we find it great to know that one of the nation's favourites are now sugar-free, although the standard brand is already low in sugar,  now we have the option to have no sugar at all; especially if you are looking to totally reduce your sugar intake.

BEANZ ON TOAST

The new and improved recipe tastes delicous and defianly doesn't compromise on the taste, but not forgetting that Heinz Beanz  are naturally high in protein and fibre and low in fat, gluten free, vegetarian friendly and also contributes towards one of your five a day.

NEW RECIPE HEINZ: NO ADDED SUGAR BEANZ

Heinz Beanz Top Nutrition Facts:
      Naturally high in protein and fibre, half a can provides 19% of the daily reference  intake of protein and 7.5g of fibre
Heinz No Added Sugar Beanz are naturally sweetened with stevia plant extracts
Naturally low in fat, a 100g serving of Heinz No Added Sugar Beanz contains just 0.2g of fat and are cholesterol free.

HEINZ: NO ADDED SUGAR BEANZ

Heinz No Added Sugar Beanz is available in single cans, multipacks and snap pots.

Seamore Seaweed: I Sea Pasta

Seamore Seaweed: I Sea Pasta

I sea pasta looks like similar to tagliatelle but its wild, organic seaweed from Ireland. It is a fresh sea vegetable ready to be used as pasta.

Organic Seaweed

Its easy to prepare simply soak in hot water, or simmer and soak in cold water, Swaweedthen you are ready to use  I Sea Pasta as a replacement for any pasta dish or as a side dish with your favourite meal.
Seaweed BOLOGNESE


I SEA BOLOGNESE

Ingredients:
1/2 aubergine
50 grams of goat cheese
5 I sea Bacon leaves
75g mixed salad
100 grams lentils
50 grams of quinoa
1 red onion
2 tablespoons vinegar
Handful flat-leaf parsley
Oil, salt pepper

Method:
1. Grill the aubergine
2. Fry bacon I sea
3. Slice the Goat Cheese
4. Simmer onion in 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
5. Stir-fry the lentils with the onion
6. Get the quinoa and add salt and pepper
7. Lentil mix on plate, pick the aubergine with goat cheese and use I sea bacon to roll

For more information on Seaweed Sea Pasta and Seaweed Bacon check out seamorefood.com