Fun Day Monday

Hello! How are you? I hope that all you lovely mummies out there had a relaxing day with your little ones yesterday…. I was thoroughly spoilt by my little boy and his daddy and had a great day.

Today I want to share an activity that some of my mindees made for their mummies as it’s a great activity to do for springtime too…. we made flowers out of old CDs.

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If you want to make your own CD flower you will need the following:

  • An old CD
  • Paper straws
  • Child friendly scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • Large lolly stick
  • PVA glue
  • Paintbrush or glue spreader
  • Glitter
  • Apron

and you need to do the following:

  • Firstly give your little one the paper straws and the scissors and get them to cut the petals. I showed them the approximate size of a petal and then let them cut their own.

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  • Now put the apron on your little one as they’re about to get the glue out!!
  • Give your little one the glue, the glue spreader and the old CD and get them to spread the glue all over the CD.

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  • They now have to arrange the cut pieces of straw around the CD to look like petals.

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  • Whilst the glue is wet you also want to give them the glitter to shake onto the CD to make their flower sparkly.
  • To finish off you want to cut a piece of double sided tape and use it to stick the large lolly stick to the back of the CD to make the flower stalk.

I hope you have as much fun making a CD flower as we did….. don’t forget to remind your little one that the CD is an old one and that they are not to do this with your actual CD collection!!

What’s On Wednesday

The Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Glasgow Museum Resource Centre

Bring along your teddy bear to GMRC on Monday 7th April from either 11am to 12 noon or 2pm to 3pm to have a picnic in the pods! Help find all the pieces from the picnic basket that have gone missing and then decorate a healthy little treat to go inside your very own picnic basket.  

This activity is free and is for Pre-5s and their carers.

To book a space please call: 0141 276 9300 or email: GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk

What’s On Wednesday

It’s Family Friendly Weekend time at the Glasgow Museum Resource Centre again!

If you have no plans on Saturday March 29th and Sunday 30th March then why not pop along for some family fun.

You and your family can explore their vast collections and then have a go at crafts and activities inspired by their art, natural history and transport collections.  The half-hour tours are a great way to discover the weird and wonderful treasures housed in Glasgow Museums’ amazing object store.

To take part in these fun crafts and tours you can just drop in… there’s no need to book!

Join them on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March with the Arts & Crafts at 11.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 3.30pm and the Tours at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm

For more information call GMRC on: 0141 276 9300

Fun Day Monday

Hiya!

This week’s fun comes from an idea that a friend shared from Netmums with me last week and that my mindees and I did on Friday afternoon.

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For the instructions for this lovely spring flower picture go to the link on the Netmums page here.

We had a great time printing our own fork flowers and have made some lovely pictures together. If you want to give this a go I would suggest that you check that the back of your forks are nice and smooth first… I had a couple of disposable forks that were raised slightly on the back which meant that the paint wouldn’t print!

Have fun and whilst you are on the Netmums website why not check out some other fun ideas for springtime to do.

 

What’s On Wednesday

Traditional Toys – Riverside Museum

Does your little one have a favourite toy? They are invited to choose their favourite toy in the toy shop at the Riverside Museum this weekend (15th and 16th March) before playing some traditional games and making their own unique toy to take home.

This is a free drop in session that will take place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March between 1.30pm-4.00pm.

For more information please call the museum on: 0141 287 2660

Fun Day Monday

Hi there…. as another week begins lets think about having some fun….

This week we’d like to share another letter identification activity which is very easy to set up and is great fun to do.

For this activity you will need:

  • Magnetic letters – you can use as many or as few as you want depending on your little one’s ability to identify the letters
  • A bowl – a washing up bowl would be ideal
  • Popping corn or rice
  • Cards with letters printed on them – you could trace round the magnetic letters to help your little one match them

and all you need to do is:

  • Fill the bowl with the popping corn or rice and the magnetic letters
  • Hand your little one the cards with the letters on and show them how to search for the letters in the corn to match them up with the letter on the card
  • Get your little one to tell you which letter they have found as they match them up
  • To extend this activity you could get your little one to tell you a word that starts with that letter EG. I found an “M”, “M” is for “mummy”
  • You could also get your little one to identify the letters in their own name and spell their name out

 

What’s On Wednesday

Wee Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival for Children and Young People

This Saturday (8th March) there are a number of free drop-in activities taking place at the Mitchell Library as part of the Wee Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival for Children and Young People. There is no need to pre-book so you can just pop by and see what’s going on.

Play Talk Read Bus 

10am – 4pm

Hop on board a special double decker bus full of books, games
and activities for children.
Suitable for 0-7 years, drop in throughout the day

Bounce & Rhyme
11.30am – 12.15pm

Fun activity for parents/carers and children 0-2 years to enjoy, bringing action songs, rhyme-time and stories together!
Suitable for 0-2 years, limited capacity so arrive early

Gaelic Bookbug
1pm – 1.45pm

SPORS!! – THIG COMHLA RINN.
Rannan, Orain, Leabhraichean agus Cluiche ann an Gaidhlig.
FUN!! – COME AND JOIN US.
Rhymes, songs, books and play in Gaelic.
Suitable for pre 5’s, limited capacity so arrive early

Saturday Art Club visits The Mitchell
10am – 3pm

The Gallery of Modern Art is bringing its famous Saturday Art Club to Wee Write! Drop in to get creative with arty activities inspired by the authors and illustrators visiting us today.
Suitable for all ages, drop in throughout the day

For more information please visit the Wee Write! website here

Fun Day Monday

Fancy a messy activity today? Here is an idea that you can try with your little one but be prepared for some tidying up afterwards!

For today’s activity you will need:

  • A big bowl – preferably one that isn’t glass
  • Jelly mixture
  • Magnetic numbers, letters or small animals (this depends on your child’s ability in recognising numbers/ letters/ animals)
  • Tongs, a spoon, a scoop
  • A cloth to put down on the floor

And all you need to do is:

  • Make up the jelly mixture according to the packet instructions and pour some into the bowl
  • Place some of the letters/ numbers/ animals into the jelly mixture and allow to set
  • Make up more jelly mixture and pour into the bowl with more letters/ numbers/ animals in it and allow to set
  • Repeat until the bowl is full of jelly and the letters/ numbers/ animals
  • Now place the cloth on the floor and the bowl of jelly in the middle
  • Give your little one the tongs, spoon and scoop and get them to retrieve the different letters/ numbers/ animals.
  • Ask your child to identify what letters/ numbers/ animals they have found in the jelly

 

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