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St Patrick’s Day Activities

St Patrick's Day Activity pack

As you know, we love fun and creative crafts here at Mrs Mactivity, and St Patrick’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate! We’ve got lots of fun St Patrick’s Day ideas, crafts and resources for all ages, that anyone can do. If you’re after some St Patrick’s Day worksheets, these might not be for you – but we are always open to suggestions and if there’s anything you need, please email hello@mrsmactivity.co.uk and we will do what we can to help. Anyway, onto St Patrick’s Day activities! St Patrick’s Day Activities Super easy St Patrick’s Day bookmarks – there are 40 designs of these in total and you can print in either black and white or colour. Something for everyone and a great St Patrick’s day activity for children to take home. Make your own St Patrick’s Day puppet show! Make St Patrick’s day playdough with Mimi Rose and…    read more 

British Science Week 2019 Ideas

British Science Week Ideas 2019

British Science Week 2019 is coming up on the 8-17th March, and we’ve got loads of ideas you can do either at home or at school, these ideas are either free or very cheap and what’s more, kids love them! We love these 5 minute STEM activities from The Brick Castle – lots to choose from and easy to do short ideas! A fun activity for all ages, this human body lift the flap activity can be differentiated for all ages, and best of all, kids love it! Try this EPIC colour changing flowers science experiment from Messy Little Monsters – an absolute classic. With Easter almost upon us, how about investigating life cycles? We’ve got this super fun chick hatching paper plate craft that anyone can do. Or how about looking at human life cycles with our human life cycle activity craft. Make grass heads with our friends at…    read more 

Discover new ways to get crafty at Childcare Expo London

Mrs Mactivity childcare expo london

This is a guest post from the fabulous team at Childcare Expo – sign up for your free tickets for Childcare Expo London today!  Childcare Expo London returns on the 1st & 2nd March with a series of free interactive workshops throughout the two days to inspire early years and primary education professionals. Taking place at Olympia London, the event will host a number of hands-on workshops designed to provide visitors with practical new ideas to try out in their settings and schools, covering everything from sensory play to mindfulness and yoga. Returning to the show for the second time with sessions on both days, educational resources provider, Mrs Mactivity will provide two fun workshops looking at creative ways to bring science into your setting or classroom (such as how to use a paper plate to demonstrate the lifecycle of a butterfly), as well as easy Easter crafts and activities. Special…    read more 

Childcare Expo London

Mrs Mactivity childcare expo

Mrs Mactivity are very excited to announce that we are once again teaming up with the lovely people at Childcare Expo and will be running a series of workshops at Childcare Expo London on the 1st and 2nd March 2019. We attended the Childcare Expo Midlands event in September 2018 and had a thoroughly awesome time, meeting lots of people interested in being really creative in their practice, and wanting to find out more about Mrs Mactivity too! Childcare Expo London is an inspiring and educational event for early years and primary education professionals taking place at Olympia London this coming Spring, EventCity in Manchester next Summer and the Ricoh Arena in Coventry next Autumn! Childcare Expo London is a free and highly popular exhibition for all those working in the education sector, from nursery practitioners to headteachers and everything in between. If last year’s show is anything to go by, you definitely won’t want…    read more 

Halloween Cardboard Tube Goodie Holder

Halloween cardboard tube craft

It’s time for another Halloween craft – and today we are making a Halloween Cardboard Tube Goodie Holder. I really like the idea of making crafts that are useful and can be utilised in some way as it creates purpose and meaning. Some of the crafts I’ve made with my children in the past have been lovely – but they often ask “what do we DO with it”, so with this in mind, perhaps useful crafts are the way forward! We’ve already made a Halloween Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft, and today we are using a cardboard tube to create something even cuter! What you need:- glue cardboard tube googly eyes ribbon or string crepe paper or orange paint stapler and staples goodies! How to make a Halloween Cardboard Tube Craft Assemble your bits and bobs. You basically just need something to cover your cardboard tube, this could be crepe paper…    read more 

Halloween Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft

How to make a halloween pumpkin paper plate craft

It’s Halloween time – and that means it’s craft time! For some reason, my favourite thing about Halloween is that it’s also pumpkin season. For me, pumpkins encapsulate everything that’s good about Autumn – harvest time, soups, warmth, nourishment – so many things! So this cute Halloween pumpkin paper plate craft is the perfect way to celebrate both harvest time and Halloween – whilst also providing a really cute bag to collect all your goodies in when Treat or Treatin’. Here’s what you need! two paper plates glue orange crepe paper – if you don’t have any you can use orange paint and do a few coats. something to make the eyes and teeth – we used felt but you could just use black card. black ribbon for the handle, or you can just use normal string. staples and a stapler. How to make a Halloween Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft…    read more 

New Giveaway With BIC Kids!

2018-07-09    

Mrs Mactivity are VERY excited to announce our NEW giveaway with our friends over at BIC® KIDS! To celebrate the launch of the BIC® KIDS Young Artist Award we will be giving away this amazing stash of BIC goodies to one lucky winner! About the Young Artist Award – Returning this summer, the BIC® KIDS Young Artist Award is giving proud parents across the UK and Republic of Ireland the opportunity to see their child’s drawings graduate from the fridge door to a massive public billboard! Open to all 5-11 year old kids, entrants are encouraged to flex their creative muscles and draw with complete freedom. Judges will award points for everything from creativity and use of colour to composition and subject matter. Once your kids have created their masterpieces, parents can enter simply by visiting www.bickids.com/uk/youngartist and uploading the artwork before the deadline on Sunday 5th August. An expert judging panel…    read more 

Mrs Mactivity at Childcare Expo Midlands!

2018-07-03    

We’re delighted to announce that we have been invited to run our very own workshop on the 28th September 2018 at Childcare Expo Midlands! Since starting Mrs Mactivity, back in December last year, the support for what we do has been absolutely overwhelming. We’ve always aimed to stand out from the crowd, and provide innovative and creative learning ideas and resources that kids genuinely enjoy – no more boring worksheets! To be recognised by the Early Years sector in this way and meet so many wonderful people really is a dream come true. About Childcare Expo Childcare Expo Midlands is a free event dedicated to everyone who works in the early years sector. It takes place at Ricoh Arena in Coventry and attracts thousands of visitors each year. There are seminars to increase your knowledge and for CPD, workshops like ours, and lots and lots of stands and exhibitors with…    read more 

Top Five Reasons to Attend Childcare Expo This Summer!

2018-05-22    
Childcare Expo Manchester

Good news! Mrs Mactivity will be running a craft workshop at the Childcare Expo Coventry this September, more details to follow soon! But if you’re in or around the Manchester area, and you work in the Early Years sector, it’s definitely worth checking out Childcare Expo Manchester in the meantime. It’s only one month to go until Childcare Expo Manchester opens its doors for the third time at the ideally located Event City on Friday 15th June. The visitors will be welcomed with open arms by the popular Alistair Bryce-Clegg along with a pea, a bear and a pink giraffe. You have to see it to believe it! With so much happening across the two-day trade show, we thought we would compress the best bits for you. If you haven’t yet made up your mind as to whether or not you are attending this year’s show, then this should help:…    read more 

Obsessions

2018-05-16    

The word “obsession” is usually used as a negative way – something that you can’t let go of, or something you spend an unhealthy amount of time invested in. I’m sure we’ve all experienced obsessions – clothes, shopping, exercise, a person, a job, For me, the word “obsession” although often used negatively, can actually be a positive thing. Maybe substitute it with “tireless”, “striving”, or “being the best you can be” and it sounds a little nicer. So my obsession? Our customers, our tribe. Because customers and customer service matter, A LOT. It’s something I am so obsessed with, and care about so much that I’m writing a blog post to tell you what I expect from Mrs Mactivity when it comes to our customers, just so you know how serious I am about it. So why are we so obsessed with our customers? We like solving people’s problems. You…    read more