Tuesday 8 July 2014

Netflix - Half Term Fun

School is nearly out for the summer, but there are still plenty of ways kids can learn away from the classroom whilst the homework’s on hold!
After the final school trip has taken place and the children take to enjoying their days outside, as a parent you know how important it is that kids continue to learn new things and explore new experiences. 
That is why this theme of this month is ‘School’s out for summer!’
We have compiled some great content that will help the little ones to learn whilst having fun during the holidays, so you can remain a cool Mum

How to let your kids play and learn:
1. Check out our list of titles to stream on Netflix which will keep the children inspired throughout the holiday. Titles for younger kids include Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus whilst Planet Earth, The Life of Mammals and The Secret Life of Birds are great options for the older children and even adults.
For the little ones:

For the older ones:

Or why not try these cool activites

Story Starter Craft
School’s out for the summer, but learning doesn’t have to be. I teamed up with Netflix to help you engage your kids by keeping their creativity sharp with these colorful, easy-to-make story starters.

Materials needed:
Mod Podge
1 pack of 1 ¼” wooden craft blocks
1 ¼” square hole puncher (or scissors)
Computer printer
White cardstock
How to:
1. Go online to either of these free clip art web sites, www.clker.com or www.sweetclipart.com,  and copy and paste at least 48 of your child’s favorite clip art images into a Word document. (I’m using eight blocks. Each block has six sides.) Size each of the images so they are no larger than 1” high and 1” wide. Print pages of art images on white card so they are no larger than 1” high and 1” wide. Print pages of art images on white card stock.
2. Using your square hole puncher, punch out each of the clip art images.
Roll your blocks like you would dice. Whatever images appear face up, create and tell your story using all of the elements. Be creative as you can and have fun! This is also a great road trip game.

Or why not try these 

Strawberry-Yogurt Swirl Popsicles

Two cups of any type of berries can be used, whether that’s blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries.
Yield: 6 to 8 Popsicles, depending on mold size
1 cup chopped watermelon
2 cups sliced strawberries 
3 tablespoons pomegranate juice
3 tablespoons honey, divided
1 cup no-fat or low-fat Greek yogurt

1. In the bowl of a food processor, add watermelon, strawberries, pomegranate juice, and 1 tablespoon honey. Process about 1 minute until mixture turns into a puree. Taste; add just a bit more honey, if needed; a lot of this depends on the sweetness of the watermelon and strawberries.
2. In a small bowl, combine together yogurt and remaining 2 tablespoons honey.
3. Fill the popsicle molds: First, pour the strawberry mixture in the bottom of each popsicle mold. Spoon yogurt into it; again, top with strawberry mixture and then yogurt. Use a wooden popsicle stick or a skewer to swirl the strawberry mixture and yogurt together. Place in the freezer overnight.
4. To remove from popsicle molds, hold under warm water until popsicle can be easily pulled free of mold. Serve.

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