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World Book Day Costume Ideas for Children and Adults!

World Book Day Ideas

If you’re looking for World Book Day costumes for children and adults alike – you’ve come to the right place! While researching this blog post, I was actually quite surprised about how little there is in terms of inspiration on the internet. But to save you trawling round looking for ideas, we’ve done the hard work for you! Children’s World Book Day Costumes First let’s start with the kids. I’ve added a…    read more 

Very Simple Chinese New Year Activity Ideas!

Chinese New Year is one of my favourite festivals for lots of different reasons. First of all it comes just after Christmas when everything seems a bit gloomy, with not much to look forward to. It’s a great excuse to get together with friends and family, cook something a bit different and celebrate (again!). It’s also something quite easy to introduce to children – even if they are unfamiliar with Chinese culture….    read more 

Spread the Word!

January 20, 2018    

We’ve been frankly overwhelmed by the support and wonderful comments we’ve received so far – from the teaching community, childminder community, parents, teaching assistants – the list goes on! We’re so grateful that people out there understand and appreciate what we do – our aim is to help make learning fun by any means possible, and really inspire children to engage with learning. Unlike many other resource sites, we hand draw all…    read more 

Alternative Jobs to Teaching

January 16, 2018    
alternative jobs to teaching

Since setting up this website I’ve had quite a few messages from other teachers asking me about my change in career. Giving up teaching was the most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make. I loved being with children and can honestly say they gave me joy every single day. Yes there were hard days when I was tired or run down or had startings of flu, and I honestly didn’t know how…    read more 

My Top Teaching Time Saving Tips

January 15, 2018    
Teacher time saving tips

It’s been a few years since I left the teaching world full time, but I’m lucky enough to do the odd day here and there still to keep my hand in, but one of the most important skills – time management – has never left me. I don’t think non teachers (and TAs) know exactly what it’s like to manage your time as a teacher. There are no leisurely hours checking your…    read more 

Top Tips to Help Your Child Make Friends

January 11, 2018    
Lonely boy

It’s every parents worst nightmare – when you ask your child how their day went at school, to get the response, “I’m always on my own at play times, no-one will play with me. I’ve got no friends. No-one likes me.” I’ve had a very similar experience with my own son and it’s utterly heartbreaking. You really want to help, but it’s difficult to know what to do, after all, you can’t force…    read more 

4 VERY Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts and Card Ideas

January 10, 2018    
Valentine's Cards and crafts for kids

As a parent it can be difficult to come up with easy ideas for crafting – even though your kids really enjoy it and get a lot out of it. For me, I’m wary of setting up complex crafting activities when I know that setting up and clearing away often takes longer than completing the craft itself! So I’ve come up with some very easy no fuss Valentine’s crafts and card ideas…    read more 

Valentine’s Day Treasure Basket and Sensory Bottle

January 9, 2018    
Valentine's Day Treasure Basket

Many parents notice that when they give their child a present, they’re more interested in playing with the wrapping, rather than the present itself.  It’s easy to get carried away with lots of expensive presents for young children, but actually children can be very imaginative and are pretty good at playing with FREE things you already have in the house – in ways you never even thought about! Treasure baskets are great…    read more 

8 Easy Ways To Help Your Child Read

January 9, 2018    
how to help your child read

Life is so busy these days, there are times when it’s a huge struggle to even listen to one of my children read after school – let alone all of them! So I’ve decided to try and work reading more into every day life so it becomes a natural thing to do – rather than a “right, it’s time to read now!” sort of thing – which never goes down well when…    read more 

Mrs Mactivity’s Inspirational Blogger Award!

January 4, 2018    
Mrs Mactivity blog award

Things are moving quickly at Mrs Mactivity and we’re working hard at providing you with really high quality free educational resources for your home or school setting. But don’t take our word for it! We’ve already been picked up by a range of influential bloggers who already love our hand drawn whimsical resources – read more here! Jennifer’s Little World Welsh Mummy Blogs and we also made some exciting pre school science…    read more 

Welcome to Mrs Mactivity!

December 12, 2017    

We’re really pleased to see you, welcome to our community! We are a collective of ex and current teachers and designers who are passionate about changing the world through high quality educational resources. We know that educating kids is tough as we have kids ourselves. We know you’re short of time and that the bar has been raised in terms of what is now expected of our kids at school. We’re here…    read more