Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Sorting Game #31daysoffun

Maxwell loves to learn and he also loves to play games so today I managed to come up with an educational game for Maxwell to play with. The game encouraged Maxwell to count as well as match colours up, he was amused with the game for around 30 minutes and the game was made out of materials I had in the house.

The game was made up of 3 things, plastic cheap cups I had picked up in Asda, some stretchy animals Baker Ross had sent us and some fish foam stickers which Baker Ross had also sent us. All the items cost me under £5 and they made up a fun game for Maxwell. 

To create the game, I laid 3 plastic cups out on a flat space and in front of the cups I added 3 bright coloured stretchy animals. I then gave Maxwell the foam fish and asked him to put them in the cups and match them with the stretchy animal which was in front of them. Although Maxwell got a few wrong, he enjoyed the task and even started to count the fish out.

This game can be made up with many objects which you may find around the home. It is easy to set up and is a great game to get your children learning new skills.

I did not receive any financial reward for writing this post.
However we did receive the Baker Ross products for free which I have mentioned in this post. I have written all my own thoughts in this post.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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Making Our Own Throwing Game #31daysoffun

Today we decided to make a game out of simple bits we found in the cupboard. The idea of the game was to be able to hook a disc around a stick in the middle of the room, the first person to hook the disc would win. I thought this game would be perfect to make with Maxwell as I believed it would help him with creativity. Maxwell adored making the game however once we had made the game Maxwell was able to learn new skills. One of the main skills which Maxwell learnt with the game was hand and eye co-ordination.

To make the game we simply used a old kitchen roll tube and 2 paper plates. Maxwell decorated the tube with paint. Whilst Maxwell decorated the tube I cut the middle out of one of the plates, once this was done I then I got Maxwell to decorate the cut plate again with paint. Once both the cut plate and tube was dry I simply got the tube to hold on to the uncut plate so it was stable and would not be knocked over easily when throwing the cut plate.

Maxwell and I loved competing against one another however there could only be one winner and that was Maxwell. Maxwell adored the game and I loved seeing the stages from him making it to him using and playing with it. I would definitely reccomend making this game to other mums as it can be a whole load of fun. 

We are looking to make lots more creative games from old bits and bobs around the house. These games are not only great for the pocket as you are not having to go out and buy materials but they are also great learning items for children.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Angel Delight Cake #31daysoffun

Maxwell is a huge fan of eating cake however he also loves to bake cake with me. Recently we have been making a cake which is easy enough for Maxwell to make on his own with just a little help from me. The cake we have been making does not need to be cooked and is simply made with 4 ingredients.

You will need:
1/2 a pint of milk
Angel delight
Chocolate fingers
Cake base

Carefully empty the angel delight powder into your jug then simply add 1/2 pint of milk and mix well. Mix until there are no lumps in the mixture. Allow the mixture to stand for a few minutes in the jug to allow it to thicken a little.

Once you have completed the following steps above, pour the angel delight mixture into the cake base, make sure it is spread evenly and leave to stand for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes add the chocolate fingers to the top of the cake.

Once the angel delight is set your cake is ready to serve and eat.

You are able to make this cake easily and it will not cost you a lot to make. It is a brilliant recipe to use and it is easy for children to get involved in baking and creating. You can use other toppings to make the cake tastier such as Crunchie pieces or smarties.