Kindness Jar 

So it’s the Hollibobs and its raining!! Booooo 

Don’t know about your Kidkets, but ours always take a few days to settle, to get used to being with each other all the time, and to remember we actually have 6 weeks to do ALL the stuff they want to do! 

I was rudely awoken this morning by the littlest kidlet who shoved a bottle of PVA glue and news paper under my nose and shouted “Let’s do paper mâché mummy!!” 

Now don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of chaos and mess, PVA glue is probably up there in my top 10 favourite things, just not at 7am on the second day of the holidays! 

So… I had a little thought about how I could help the kidlets to speed up the settling into holiday routine! 

We came up with the kindness and helpful pot! 

The kids decided on the things they needed to do in order to earn a piece of lego to pop into the pot. 

 They then made a poster each…  




We chatted about the reward, the oldest little duckling suggested that today each piece of lego could be a minute of TV later! (Sounds perfect to me!) It’s amazing how such a simple idea can make such a huge impact!! 

I wonder what tomorrow’s reward will be? Let’s hope some glorious sunshine 



What to do this half term? 

Time flies past so quickly these days doesn’t it! Many of us are so busy- take a little time out this half term! Here’s a few ideas to get you started… 

  • Make some glitter playdough
  • Hop on a train and take a picnic to the countryside 
  • Plant seeds
  • Make a den
  • Paint a self portrait 
  • Make marble pictures (roll marbles around paint in the bottom of a tin or Tupperware box) 
  • Freeze Elsa/Anna in ice- investigate how to get her out! 
  • Create a tea party in your garden 
  • Visit your local soft play area
  • Make an indoor racing car track with masking tape
  • Have a movie afternoon 
  • Create a den in the lounge out of the sofa cushions and a large blanket… Read stories   
  • Make a wooden spoon puppet
  • Make a scrapbook
  • Make loom bracelets 
  • Create rainbow ice lollies 
  • Make your own marble run
  • Create shaving foam pictures
  • Blow huge bubbles using hoola hoops 
  • Make up your own phonics fish game 
  • Go looking looking for crabs and star fish 
  • Take a trip on an open top bus
  • Fly a kite 
  • Make sock puppets
  • Set up a shop with items from the kitchen 
  • Take a walk through the woods 
  • Go hunting for bugs
  • Make a box into something magical 
  • Visit a castle 
  • Create a giant picture on the floor using lining paper
  • Bake some fairy cakes and take to a neighbour 
  • Visit your local library
  • Create a “no sew” superhero Cape
  • Draw a picture of a butterfly 
  • Paint the fence with water and a paint brush 
  • Bake fresh bread
  • Paint a stone bug
  • Create a home for a wood louse 
  • Chalk a hopskotch on the floor 
  • Make rainbow jelly
  • Decorate old picture frames with sequins and glitter 
  • Create people out of fruit and veg

Let’s make some memories… Often the most inexpensive ideas create the memories that last the longest 

Have fun x