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How to Celebrate National Grandparents Day

August 15, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Sunday 7th October is National Grandparents Day!

Nannies & parents, do your children know how special their grandparents are? NGD allows them to show off their love and appreciation for them.

Grandparents are so special, so it is important to recognize and celebrate all they do. Not only do they offer love and support, but they also offer time, patience, guidance and most often or not, TREATS!

Grandparents love to shower their Grandchildren with gifts & treats, so it is nice to say ‘thank you’ and show a bit of appreciation for a day!

How to celebrate with your children:

Spend the day with them

Spend quality time with your grandparents. However you decide to celebrate, enjoy spending time together.

  • Go out sightseeing
  • Take a trip to the cinema/ theater
  • Go out for a meal or simply stay in.

Make them a special gift

  • Decorate a photo frame and place a your favourite photo with them in there.
  • Create your family tree
  • Make your own puzzle for them to do

Design a card for them

Make them a special card. Include a personalised message, a poem, a song or a picture to show how much you love and appreciate them!

Cook them a special meal

Show your appreciation by making their favourite meal for them.

Relive special memories with them

Take a trip down memory lane and list out your special memories you have with your grandparents. You may remember a certain day or place that you visited. Re-spark and re-live the day with them.

Tell them you love them

One of the simplest ways to celebrate and show your appreciation is simply to tell them how much you love them.

Nannies & parents, however you decide to celebrate National Grandparents Day with your children, get involved, have fun and make them feel special. Find out more about this event HERE!

Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2018

Best Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

July 4, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Looking for Birthday Party theme ideas?

Celebrate your child’s Birthday in style!

Many children’s birthday parties have a theme. With fun new crazes being introduced, party planning is being taken to a whole new level.

Take the stress out of having to think of a suitable birthday party theme, by checking out our ideas:

Birthday Party Themes:

  • Superheros – Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman
  • Fairies
  • Princesses
  • Unicorns
  • Cars
  • Trains
  • Star Wars
  • Peppa Pig
  • Animals – favourite pet or zoo animal
  • Disney
  • Beach/ summer time
  • Vintage
  • Circus
  • Neon
  • Pirate
  • Cowboys
  • Under the sea
  • The great outdoors
  • Space
  • Sport – football, dance

So, if you are planning a party but stuck for a theme, why not consider some of our awesome themes? Remember, your never too old for a themed birthday!

Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2018

Celebrating International Friendship Day 2018

July 4, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Monday 30th July is International Friendship Day 2018!

International Friendship Day gives you the opportunity to celebrate those special friendships you have.

Nannies & parents, why not encourage your children to get involved this year?

We have come up with a list of suggestions for your children or charges to participate in to show their friends how much they mean to them.

Ideas for children to Celebrate:

  • Bake your friends some edible goodies and treats
  • Write a letter or poem to a friend telling them about how much they mean to you
  • Spend the day with a friend
  • Buy them a small gift
  • Make them something special
  • Share a friendship bracelet or necklace with a friend. This is something to could make together
  • Have a sleepover with your friends

International Friendship Day

To find out more about the history and meaning of IFD, click HERE!

Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2018

10 Top Easter Gifts for Children 2018

March 12, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Stuck for an Easter Gift to give to your children or charges?

Harmony at Home Children’s Boutique have some stunning gifts that are suitable for any occasion.

This year, Easter falls on Sunday 1st April 2018.

Discover our Easter Gift Guide below:

Easter Gift Guide for Children

Baby’s First Swing – £22.99

As we approach the warmer weather, this baby swing is ideal for the garden and makes a lovely gift. With its bright, bold colours, small children are sure to love.

This swing easily attaches to a tree branch or existing swing frame and is suitable for ages 6 months plus.

Seat size approx: 30 x 30 x 31 cm

Toddler Swing – £24.99

If you are looking for a gift for a toddler, then why not have a look at the toddler swing. This lovely swing is made of solid wood and offers great fun for children in the garden.

This swing easily attaches to a tree branch or existing swing frame and is suitable for ages 2 years plus.

Size approx: 30 x 30 x 140 cm

Easter Hanging Decorations – £1.99

If you are looking for a little gift to give, then these Easter Hanging Decorations are ideal.

Not only do they make cute gifts, they are also perfect for adding a little extra touch to your home this Easter time. Each decoration has a string attached to the top so they can easily be hung up around the house.

There are 2 different designs to choose form:

Bunny: These adorable egg-shaped decorations are hand painted to look like bunnies and come in 3 different colours: Green, Blue & Grey

Chick: These adorable egg-shaped decorations are hand painted to look like chicks and come in 2 different colours: Pink & Blue

Grow it yourself Garden Egg Kit – £7.99

This fun and unique gift idea is ideal to give to all children to encourage them to look after and care for something, giving them the sense of responsibility.

Simply crack open the top of the eggling, just like you would a normal egg, add some water to bring it to life, and place in an area with some sunlight. It really couldn’t be simpler. The seeds have already been planted and spares are also provided. This is such a fantastic Easter Gift idea for children that gives them a little bit of responsibility.

This is also a gift that can last. The plant can grow for up to 5 months in the eggling and after, can be planted directly in soil to keep its life going.

You can even choose what you would like to grow. Choose from:

  • Strawberry
  • Sunflowers
  • Lavender
  • Basil

Bunny Costume Set – £4.95

The is the perfect Easter gift for all children aged 4 years plus. This 3 piece costume contains a pair of bunny ears, a pink bow and white tail, and allows children to dress up and get in the mood for Easter.

This will make the perfect present for anyone who loves to dress up and will be a great addition to the fancy dress box. A great alternative to a chocolate Easter egg, that children will still love.

Fun Easter Egg warmers – £6.95

These fun Easter egg warmers are perfect to give as a little gift. They also bring lots of fun and entertainment to the breakfast table on Easter morning.

2 fun designs to choose from. Choose either the Happy Bird or Easter Bunny!

Giant Colouring Poster – £3.99

If your children love to colour and get creative, then this 126cm long colouring poster full of gorgeous illustrations, would be the perfect gift.

Have fun over the Easter break colouring! Choose from these 2 stunning designs: Under the Sea or Butterfly Ball.

Fashion Studio Activity – £16.50

This makes the perfect gift for older children, aged between 9 – 15, who have a passion for fashion!

This fun kit contains:

  • 34 paper dolls
  • 8X colour felt tips
  • 7X sheets of different clothing items
  • 2X sheets of patterns
  • 2X sheets of sticker accessories

Are you planning on having a Easter Egg hunt this Easter?

Easter Egg Hunt Kit – £6.50 – £7.50

If your family is planning an Easter Egg hunt, then this hunt kit is ideal. Lots of fun is set to be had with this kit.

This kit is complete with: 6 card signs, 3 pairs of bunny footprints to mark the trail, and 8 treat bags to collect the hidden eggs.

If your children love to be creative then the East Egg Hunt Craft kit is perfect. This kit is complete with: 5 pointers, 4 masks, 6 stickers, 4 crayons and 4 colouring pictures.

So, this year if you are looking for something different to give children for Easter why not consider one of these lovely gifts. Alternatively, check out the Harmony at Home Children’s Eco Boutique for even more gift ideas!

Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2018

A Nannies Birthday Guide

February 22, 2018 | Leave a Comment

On a day to day basis, your nanny is there to look after and care for your children.

Many nannies work long hours so their birthday is the perfect occasion to celebrate and show your appreciation for them.

So, this year add your Nannies birthday to your diary and celebrate it by doing something special.

Discover our guide for ideas to celebrate your nannies birthday and show your appreciation:

Buy them a gift

One of the most popular ways to celebrate a persons birthday is by giving them a gift. So why not do the same for your nanny?

It does not have to be anything fancy or expensive, but just a little something can really mean a lot.

It is completely up to you how much you spend. Discover our gift ideas below:

  • Personalised gifts – Make your gift personal by adding a special touch. Gifts that work perfectly to get personalised include: mugs, key rings, pictures and jewellery. Personalise it with there name, initial or your child’s name.
  • Homemade gifts – If you don’t want to have to break the bank for a present, consider making something special for your nanny. Ask your children to see if they would like to be involved and make a special card or picture for them. Nannies love gifts they can treasure, and a homemade gift is something that they will.
  • Gift card or experience days – These gifts are perfect for when you don’t know what to buy. Choose an experience that you know your nanny will love or get them a gift card for a shop, cafe or place they will enjoy. A small gift that is always appreciated.

Get them a Card

If you don’t feel that a gift would be appropriate for your nanny, why not consider just getting them a card? A card is simple way of acknowledging their birthday, without having to worry about a gift.

Your children might like to right, sign or leave a special message in it. Card are always greatly received and show that you have acknowledged their birthday, without making a fuss.

Arrange a cake for them

Every birthday should be celebrated with a cake, so why not arrange one? Especially if you have a live in nanny, arrange to celebrate their birthday with them. Organise a special birthday meal to celebrate with them and present them with a cake for them to enjoy.

Get your children involved

Another way to make their day special is to make your children part of it.

Give them some time off

Finally, if you can, see if you are able to offer your nanny some time off on or around their birthday. Even if it is just a few hours, a little bit of extra time off on their birthday, will be greatly appreciated.

So, why not find out when your nannies birthday and arrange a few little treats for them. Even the smallest of gifts are appreciated.

Don’t forget to wish them a ‘Happy Birthday’ on their special day!

Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2018

The Importance and Benefits of Bedtime Reading

October 26, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Bedtime reading. An activity that many families share as part of their child’s daily bedtime routine.

But why? Why is it important to read to our children before turning the light out?

Whether it’s a short story, an educational or a chapter book, lots of fun can be had with reading.

Bedtime reading is an excellent habit to have, and here’s why:

  1. Children can learn so much

It’s true, children can learn so many different aspects from reading. A number of different life skills can be taught through books. Not only this, but it allows children’s imaginations to be opened up to a number of different things. Most children will become passionate about reading a book and will grow to love a certain character wanting to act them out or recreate a certain scene in the book.

Reading can also help children to build up and establish life values and morals. Books that are age appropriate are usually aimed to teach children different life skills. For example; how to treat others, what is important in life, and daily life events. Stories and books bring easily explain life expectations, in a way that children can grasp and understand.

  1. Children enjoy it

For many children, reading before bed, sparks a passion for books. With so many distractions in society today, from devices and tablets to television and gaming, it is important to encourage children to spend time away from the screen and get involved with reading.

  1. Establishes a bedtime routine

Bedtime reading can also help to sustain a suitable nighttime routine for your child. For some children, ‘story time’ before bed is their favourite part of the day. If you are finding that your child or charge is reluctant to go to bed, you can use this as a bribe.

  1. Special time together between a parent and their child

For many parents, bedtime reading with their child is a special time that is treasured. This is especially true for working parents, they are given the opportunity to spend time one to one with their child.

Reading with your child before bed is a precious moment that should not be taken for granted. Many children enjoy snuggling up in bed with their parent taking time out to read a story. Over time, an invaluable bond is built up.

  1. Relaxing

Spending time reading before bed, relaxes the mind and gives children the ability to switch off their brain from the day.

  1. Development

Not only is reading good for relaxing and teaching life skills, it can also help to stimulate your child’s emotion and development. Reading can help to prepare your child for their time at school, having the ability to read will give them a head start when the time comes. It is also great to continue reading throughout the duration of your child’s time at school. Children should spend around 15 – 20 minutes reading per day.

When you child is able to, encourage them to read to you. Not only does this build up their confidence with reading, but it also improves their speech development skills.

Don’t take reading with your children for granted. Enjoy these precious moments with them, watching them develop and grow. Spending time reading together before switching off the light, relaxes the mind and helps children to drift off to sleep.

Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2017

Cost effective days out and activities in Sussex for Parents and Nannies

July 11, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Cost Effective Weekend Ideas/activities for Parents and Nannies

Sussex

There is so much to discover in Sussex! This being said, it is not always cheap. If you are looking for some fun activities to do with your children or nanny children at the weekend that are fun, family orientated and don’t break the bank, then hopefully this article will help.

Sussex has so much to be discovered, including all of this:

Top Sussex Attractions/places to visit:

Brighton

Brighton is such an exciting place to visit with lots of different attractions to see and lots of activities to take part in. Perfect for families and nannies, providing entertainment and excitement for all!

Brighton Beach

Who doesn’t love going to the beach? Always an exciting day out and the perfect place to take children. With the warmer weather fast approaching, Brighton Beach is the place to be. There are also lots of attractions to visit along the beach side:

  • Brighton Fishing Museum – Free Admission, open 10am – 5pm Monday – Sunday – Perfect place to find out about the fishing and beach trade. Suitable for all ages to enjoy.
  • Beach Railway – The perfect way to see the sights of Brighton Beach, whilst sitting back and being taken on a ride you will be sure to enjoy. A 1 mile long route that runs between terminal stations at the Aquarium (close to the Palace Pier) and Black Rock (close to Brighton Marina). There is a fee to go on the railway, but it is a reasonable price. You are also able to buy a family ticket which you may find will be cheaper than buying individuals.
  • Traditional sea side activities – Lots to take part in along the beachside. Activities that children are going to love including a ‘merry go round’.
  • Brighton Pier – One of the most iconic places to visit in Brighton. An ideal place to visit with children of all ages. With free admission onto the pier, you are then able to visit various food and drink outlets, sampling the famous fish and Chips that Brighton has to offer, or picking up some of the traditional seaside treats like a Mr Whippy ice cream or some tasty donuts. When tummies have been filled, check out the pier’s attractions, arcades and rides. Lots of rides and amusements to choose from to suit different ages of children. The great thing about the pier is you are able to keep costings minimum. You may decide to set a limit for your children in terms of ride money or just enjoy the views that are on offer. A fantastic family day out that can be enjoyed on a budget.

British Airways i360

The i360 is the tallest moving observation tower in the world and is an exciting way to see Brighton & Hove all at once. Located on Brighton Beach close to the iconic West Pier. Suitable for children and ideal for families. Children are able to point out key landmarks, ships and all exciting things that they see. Children are also able to enjoy animations showing how the i360 was built and there is also a free app that can be downloaded to enjoy a photo hunt around the attraction.

The i360 is not free and you do have to pay a charge to go on. However, children under 4 will go free and if you book online, you are able to save some money on your tickets.

To find out more about ticket pricing and opening hours, visit their website >>> http://britishairwaysi360.com/

If you and your children prefer going on adventures and getting muddy then these places are for you:

Tulleys Farm

Lots of fun to be had at Tulleys Farm. An ideal day out that it suitable for children of all ages. Lots of seasonal and day to day events take place during the year at Tulley’s Farm, so there is always something to do and take part in. There is also a tea room to enjoy, a courtyard to explore, a play area to have lots of adventures in and an animal patch to get up close with some of the animals Tulley’s has.

There is free admission into Tulleys. If you want to take part in a special event that they are running, then there would be a charge to pay.

http://www.tulleysfarm.com/

Washbrooks Farm

Washbrooks has it all! Animals, climbing frames, sandpits, tractor rides, a football pitch, a zip wire and lots of play areas all to be discovered. They also have a place to relax and grab a cup of coffee or some lunch when needed.

Open everyday form 9:30 – 5pm. There is a fee to enter, however children under the age of 3 go free and if you are a family of 4 you can save on ticket prices. Tickets are very reasonably priced and it is definitely worth the trip. With so much to see and do, little ones will not get bored.

http://washbrooks.co.uk/index.php

National Trust

If you and your family prefer a quieter place to visit and spend time together then why not visit a National Trust place. Sussex is home to lots of National Trust establishments that have stunning scenery and are child friendly.

Here are a few free/low cost National Trust locations:

  • Wakehurst Place, Haywards Heath, West Sussex – Free for children under 16, National Trust Members and friends of Kew/Wakehurst
  • Devils Dyke, near Brighton, West Sussex
  • Ditchling Beacon, East Sussex
  • Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, near Eastbourne, East Sussex

There are so many places to visit and lots of stunning scenery to be scene. To find out more information about the places listed or to discover other National Trust Locations, click on the link >>>

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/days-out/regionlondonsoutheast/sussex

Castles

An exciting and educating way to spend the day that all are able to enjoy.

Here are a few castles located in Sussex that have stunning scenery and are suitable for families:

  • Arundel Castle
  • Lewes Castle
  • Bodium Castle

The admission of these places is not free, so if you are planning on visiting make sure you plan ahead and decide on the perfect time of year you would like to go and what events would be best suited to you and your family.

Sussex has so many exciting things to offer and lots of exciting places to see. Hopefully this article has helped you to gain an understanding of them. There are lots of activities and days out to be had that don’t cost a fortune. Spend time with your family or Nanny children discovering what Sussex has to offer.

Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2017

Fun screen free activities for children

July 11, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Activities for children… that are screen free!

Do you ever find that your nanny children/ children come up to you and say ‘I’m bored’ or do you ever find it hard coming up with ideas to keep them occupied whilst at home. Do you find yourself reaching for the latest device or turning on the television in the hope that this will keep them happy for the next 20 minutes?

Coming up with ideas for how to keep children happy and occupied can be difficult. This is especially the case now more than ever, as we have access to some amazing technology that simply is capable of doing the job for us.

Allowing your children to watch the television or play on a device or tablet is allowed and there is nothing wrong with that, however it is not ideal to do this all the time.

We have come up with 10 top activities for your nanny children/ children to enjoy, and even better, they’re completely SCREEN FREE!

Screen free activities:

  1. Baking

An activity that is generally loved by all. With the correct adult supervision, all are able to get involved. Children are able to master new skills and it may even become a frequent hobby. You don’t have to be an excellent baker all you need to do is follow a recipe and see what you can create. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t turn out perfect first time or if it is completely inedible, all that matters is that children have fun and enjoy some time away from the screen. There is an unending amount of recipes that can be made. Muffins, cakes, cookies or breads the list is endless. Grab a cookery book and your aprons, have a flick through and see what takes your fancy!

  1. Reading

Reading doesn’t have to just be for bed time. Children love to read and it is important for when they are at school to ensure success. It is also an activity that engages them and is fun and imaginative. If your child is old enough, let them have a go at reading to you. Another great activity to try is having a go at creating your own stories. Put imaginations to the test and see who can create the best story.

  1. Play Dough

Another great activity to help pass the time is by playing with Play Dough. When you can’t think of anything else to do, Play Dough is the perfect thing to reach for. Hours of fun to be had making various shapes, animals and creations. An excellent activity for children of all ages.

To be even more creative, why not have a go at making your own play dough from scratch. Here is a simple recipe that you can follow to create your very own fun squashy, bouncy dough:

All measurements are in cups. For example: Salt X1 = Salt X1 cup

All you will need is:

  • Self raising flour X3
  • Salt X1
  • Colouring of your choice
  • Water to mix with!

Easy and simple to make and allows children to participate!

  1. Go for a walk

When the weather is warmer and you find yourself stuck for things to do, go for a walk. If this doesn’t sound appealing to your children, make it an adventure. Head to the woods or the seaside and see what discoveries you can find. Set up a little treasure hunt of things you think you may find. This is a great way to transform a boring walk, into an exciting adventure!

  1. Build a fort

When the weather is not looking good and you are stuck in doors, a cosy fort is the perfect thing to build. Grab all the cushions and blankets you can find, and start creating.

  1. Arrange a play date

Children love to play and even more with a friend. Arrange for one of your children’s friends to come round and play. Children tend to put down the screen, turn off the television and play various games when their friends are round.

  1. Board games/puzzles

Before screens were invented, games and puzzles were played for entertainment. Now a days, board games are played on devices and you are unable to see who you are playing. To encourage less screen time, have a go at introducing your nanny children/ children to some classic games such as Guess Who, Connect 4 or even to a pack of cards. A deck of cards are so versatile and lots of games can be played. You may even find that they actually prefer playing them in person, rather than virtually.

  1. Colouring

If you want your nanny children to have a short break from a screen, colouring is a fantastic activity for them. Colouring is therapeutic and relaxing and allows you to focus the mind on something else.

  1. Crafts

There is always opportunities for crafts. Many household recycling objects can be reused to create something else, for example, an old egg box or plastic bottle. Take some time away from the screen and set up a craft project. Perfect to keep little ones occupied for a long amount of time. Put you creative minds to the test and see what you come up with.

  1. Garden Time

Weather permitted, the garden is always a fun for children to run around burning off some excess energy. Lots of garden activities and games to choose from that are certain to provide fun.

So, when you hear the words: ‘I’m bored’ or ‘I would rather just watch television’ or ‘play on the computer’, don’t feel like you always have to say ‘yes’. These are some great alternatives to provide entertainment for children, and even better, they are screen free!

Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2017

How to make Father’s Day special

June 13, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Sunday 17th June is Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is fast approaching. It is a day of celebration; celebrating fathers, fatherhood and parental bonds between a child and their dad.

Do you know how you are going to celebrate this year? Do you need some ideas for how to celebrate with your children/ nanny children?

How to celebrate Father’s Day 2018 with children:

Parents, nannies and child carers, all of these ideas are suitable for children and allow them to get involved.

Make him a special card

Not only is it traditional, but it is fun for children to make. Encourage your children to have a go at designing their own Father’s Day card. Base it on your dads favourite theme or his favourite thing to do. For example, gardening, tools, cars, sports, golf or even watching TV. This is a perfect activity to do after school one day with your child’s nanny or carer.

Write him a poem

Put your poetry skills to the test and see if your children can create a Father’s Day related poem. To add to the challenge, nannies see if you can help them make it rhyme as well.

Tell him a funny joke

Have a go at making your dad laugh by telling him a joke. See who can find the funniest joke or have a go at coming up with your own one.

Make up a story about your dad

Children have the best imaginations. Encourage your children to have a go at writing their own story all about their dad. This allows them to put their creative minds to the test to see how creative they can be.

Fathers Day worksheets

The internet has some amazing resources/ templates that are easily accessible. For example: a newspaper template where by children are able to write up their own article about their dad. Or a ‘my dad is special because…’ template, where children can list out reasons for why their dad is special to them. These can then be given as gifts on Father’s Day making them hugely personal and a gift that dad will be able to treasure. Perfect as an activity to complete with your children or nanny children when looking for something to do or when you are stuck for a gift idea.

Make him something special – Fathers Day related crafts

There are so many crafts suitable for children that are perfect for Father’s Day and are easy to make. For example: a photo frame, a top Dad certificate award, a paper tie with words telling him how much you love him, children’s hand/feet prints printed and framed. You could also add a special meaningful design to a drinks coaster, a pen pot or mug. With so many crafty things to choose from it can be hard to just choose one. See what fun you and your children can have getting creative. Nannies, you can also get involved by helping your nanny children to get creative and make something special in time for Father’s Day.

Mums, nannies and child carer’s, make sure you and your children are ready and prepared for Father’s Day this year. Have fun celebrating and spoiling him. He probably deserves it.

Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2018

Activities for all to celebrate St George’s Day 2018

April 20, 2017 | Leave a Comment

What to do this St George’s Day…

As always, St George’s day is celebrated on the 23rd April and is a day to celebrate the Patron Saint of England, St George.

So, nannies and parents, get involved this year with your children and see what fun you can have. We have lots of ideas for ways in which you can celebrate that are ideal for days at home and are set to keep children entertained.

Activities for children to get involved with to celebrate St George’s Day…

Dress up/role play

An entertaining activity that children will love! Most children will have heard of the well know legend of Saint George and the Dragon, whereby George slays a dragon and saves a young princess.

Encourage your children to have a go at recreating the well known story of George and the Dragon. Have a go at dressing up as a dragon, a princess or as St George himself. There is so much fun to be had with dressing up and this is an activity that all are able to get involved in.

When characters have been allocated and costumes sorted. Why not give some role play a go? Re-in-act the story and bring it to life!

Baking

Baking is a great activity that children participate in to celebrate.

There are so many traditional British treats that can be made in the kitchen that are related to St Georges Day.

  • Scones with cream and jam
  • A Victoria sponge cake. Make it even more special and decorate with the England Flag design.
  • Cupcakes with a dragon design
  • Cookies – shaped like dragons or shields

Craft activities for children to get involved with St Georges Day 2018…

Have a go at making…

Dragon masks:

These are one of the most exciting ways to celebrate St Georges Day with children. Have a go at designing your own mask template and cutting it out or simply have a look for a template on the internet.

Dragons:

A dragon is the perfect craft to make for St George’s Day! Have a go at recycling some of your old household items. Old egg boxes or toilet roll tubes are perfect to reuse and up cycle. See how creative you can be and what you can make.

Sock puppet dragons:

Put your old socks to good use and create some dragon sock puppets!

Simply grab a green sock (or any other colour if you would prefer) stick on some cut out eyes, fire and wings and have fun with your very own dragon. Once finished, have a go at recreating the story of St George and the Dragon with your creations.

Enjoyable to make and play with after.

St George’s helmet/shield/ sword:

Have a go a designing your own helmet, shield or sword and have a go at ‘slaying’ the dragons. This is a great way to be creative and is also set to keep children occupied.

The England flag

Saint George is the Patron Saint of England so it seems only right to create the England Flag. Have a go at using red and white tissue paper and sticking it down in the shape of the England flag or have ago at designing your own British bunting with a red and white theme.

So, nannies and parents, whatever way you decide to celebrate St Georges Day 2018 with your children, make sure you have fun! Whether you get messy with a craft or take a day trip out, remember to get involved and enjoy the day.

To find out more about St Georges Day, click here!

Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2018

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