Issue 13 – Bring Ancient Egypt to Life!

Issue 13 – Bring Ancient Egypt to Life!

Here is a sample of the contents from Issue 13, with dozens of great ideas for the summer months ahead. There are dozens of crafts and activities to keep children occupied and happy, with fabulous ideas to host your own mini Olympics, tasty treats to make, ideas to help celebrate Bastille Day and to bring Ancient Egypt to life! Don’t miss our ’50 top tips’ to keep the under 5’s entertained this summer – great ideas that won’t cost the earth! Plus all the regular sections, such as Reading Corner, ‘4 ways with . . .’ and £100’s of fabulous books & toys to be won!

0-3 years
Concentrating on texture and sensory stimulation, projects in this group include:

COUNTING APPLES – This fun game helps counting up to 10.

SMOOTHIE LOLLIES – A delicious, healthy snack to keep children cool on hot summer days.

BEETLE BUGS! – Make some sparkly scarab beetles to celebrate the national day of Egypt.

PAPER PLATE FISH – A simple project to help children explore colours and shapes.

OLYMPIC TORCH – To celebrate the Olympics in August, have an Olympic torch relay!

JELLY AQUARIUM – Explore the wonderful texture of jelly with this funky fish aquarium.

POP-UP SHARK CARD – Watch out for the shark’s mouth as it snaps shut in this fun card!

4-7 years
Fun crafting projects to make with children in Key Stage 1, include:

GOING FOR GOLD!- With the Olympics in August, why not organise your own mini Olympic games with these great activities and projects.

HOP TO IT! – Jump to it and help children to create their very own funky frog door hangers!

HAPPY HEDGEHOGS! – Explore the versatility of clay by creating a Mrs Tiggy-Winkle family.

BUSY BOX – Keep children happy this summer with a box full of crafty surprises.

MAKE A NOTE! – Simple memo boards that are made from funky foam and thick card – ideal for children to make as a gift.

SEASHORE CRABS – Create a fantastic seaside display of multicoloured crabs!

LEAPING LILY PADS! – Make beanbag frogs and have a game of flinging the frog onto numbered lily pads.

IT’S A GEM! – Easy-to-make jewellery using just paper and pretty embellishments.

8-11 years
Great ideas for older kids to make and do:

BEAM ME UP! – Recycle simple household materials into a fun idea for summer evenings.

FOLDED 3-D FLOWERS – Just a little snipping and gluing is needed to make some amazing 3-D flowers!

ANCIENT EGYPT – Help children to learn about the ancient Egyptians with these amazing projects and activities.

SUNFLOWER BOX – Make a pretty sunflower box from FIMO soft modelling clay.

BASTILLE DAY – Help children understand France and the history of the French Revolution.

A GRAND DAY OUT – Follow our top photography tips and fun ideas to help children have a lasting reminder of a grand day out.

ANIMAL ANTICS – Scrapbooking is a great way of keeping a unique record of summer days out.


In addition to these, there are plenty of other great ideas and projects, plus a great selection of books reviewed in Reading Corner and prize giveaways worth £100’s.


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