GIANT SURPRISE EGG ROLLING…

  We decided that we wanted to make our own giant surprise egg, we used it as a sibling team building exercise & once we’d created our egg it was the kids mission to get it to the top of a huge hill intact so we could roll it back down…..everybody helped. 

  We made our egg by making an egg shaped structure using lengths of willow which I then covered with a plastic tape used to cordone things off (non sticky, available in pound shops).

We then covered the structure with chicken wire (not pictured!)

We finished by using rolls of wrapping paper and ample amounts of sticky tape to cover it before using coloured paper to add our detail. 

We made a separate box for the surprise.

AND WE WERE READY!!

Noahs job was to carry the ‘Surprise’ 

 whilst everyone else set about taking turns to carry the egg and using teamwork to carry it together.. 

  

We walked up under a beautiful blue sky which was slowy disappearing …. 

 and the sun began to set as we got to the top.. 

  

  

 So we opened up the suprise which was full of chocolate eggs and ate them as the sun sunk.. 

  

  

  

 And there was only one way down……rolling our egg!! 

  

  

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DUCK RACING

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We decided we were going to do our own duck race! We bought a big box of 50 rubber ducks in ‘Home Bargains’ and set about numbering them up and decorating them. We made a ‘duck race’ sign and a finish line using an old sheet. We then headed out to the stream not forgetting our nets to catch our racing ducks at the end…

Here’s how we got on..

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Once we had finished our prep we were off!!

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We took a hat full of chocolate gold coins for the winners..

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We set up our finish line on a footbridge..

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Then we headed to the other end of the stream to start our race..

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AND THEY WERE OFF!!!

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We w

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We waited for them to cross the finish line before setting about fishing them out…

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And we counted them up yo make sure we hadn’t lost any..

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Some of us got some serious booties retrieving them 🙂

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For the £5 it cost for our ducks we had a fab afternoon, we finished we a picnic on the river bank.

SPRINGTIME EASTER BATH

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We decided to create a springtime themed Easter bath time… So we got to work cutting and colouring and collecting things from around the house to turn the bathroom into a haven of yumminess and relaxation…

Here’s what we did…

OUR PREP..

We cut out Easter eggs and coloured them in with permanent marker pens..

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We cut out flower shapes to make our bath confetti, again we coloured them in with permanent marker pen so the colour wouldn’t run once in the bath..

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We made a sign for the door..

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We bought some yummies..

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We then gathered up plastic plant pots, fake flowers and some plastic eggs we got from Poundland..

THEN WE WERE READY TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER..
Here’s how it looked..

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We sprinkled our confetti…

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Then the kids got in…

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Needless to say the kids didn’t want to get out!!!

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CARROT HUNT & RUSTIC PICNIC

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I decided that I wanted to do a woodland hunt with a difference for the children, I wanted it to include a yummy picnic too.
So with a little imagination, a whole load of carrots, some cake and treats and a flask of soup we headed out for a carrot themed hunt in the woods…

Here’s how we got on…

FIRSTLY I GATHERED EVERYTHING THAT WAS NEEDED…

I bought a carrot cake for £2 in Waitrose & decorated with a packet of bunnies from Poundland, we finished by adding carrots and laying it on a cake stand….

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I made a sign (see above) & placed different coloured elastic bands around our carrots so the kids could hunt for their allocated colours, they also had a ‘golden’ carrot each to find..

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I filled some plastic plant pots with loot to be rewarded to the finders of the golden carrots..

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Lastly I gathered a picnic blanket, a flask of soup and bread and loaded up our baskets to take to the woods..

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WITH EVERYTHING PREPARED WE WERE READY TO SET OUT!!!

The best way to carry everything was in a wheelbarrow..

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Whilst the kids headed off to explore the woodland I set up…
Firstly I placed the sign..

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And laid the picnic..

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I then set about hiding the carrots..

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Then the kids set about on their hunt..

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And they were fruitful!!

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And when they had counted up their loot they were able to head off and search for their reward pots for finding the golden carrots…

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All that was left to do was dig into our rustic picnic… YUMMY!!

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We had a fab time with a bucket load of carrots and a simple picnic…

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