There is something about camping that really appeals to young children. It's so exciting to get cosy together and have a fun family adventure, but for anybody like me who hasn't been camping for years, or for anybody that just likes a few more luxuries glamping is the perfect solution!

The kids were so excited when we told them that we were going glamping at Crealy Meadows in Devon. The safari plus glamping tents that we stayed in have all the facilities that you need, but they still look like tents so the children feel like they are camping! 

Glamping at Crealy Meadows Review. Safari Plus Glamping Tents. Family Glamping break in Devon, UK. Crealy adventure park.

The theme for our July kids activity calendar is  'get painty'! We have put together a list of 31 fun painting techniques for kids to have fun with. There are lots of painting ideas for toddlers and preschoolers as well as some for babies and older kids. These process art painting ideas are all about having fun with paint, don't worry too much about what the final piece of artwork looks like (although some do look amazing!)

Painting Ideas Activity Calendar – 31 fun painting techniques for kids. Process art painting ideas for toddlers and preschoolers (as well as babies and older kids).

This unicorn horn headband is a fun and easy unicorn craft idea that kids will love! It's the perfect unicorn craft idea for a party or playdate for younger children and easy enough for older kids to make independently. We've even included a unicorn template to make this unicorn craft for kids even easier. Just follow the easy step by step directions below to make your own unicorn headband!   You could make this unicorn craft for toddlers or preschoolers to wear as they engage in pretend play or older children can have fun making it themselves. 

Unicorn craft ideas - make your own unicorn horn headband. An easy unicorn craft for kids with unicorn template. DIY headband instructions.

Introduce colour mixing to the kids by trying the rainbow walking water science experiment. This fun and seemingly magic science project for kids is fasinating to watch and will leave the kids asking lots of questions. The walking water experiment is a perfect science experiment for preschoolers as it is easy to set up and it gives children the opportunity to discover what happens when they mix primary colours together. We have included a free walking water printable that you can use to record their thoughts. The walking water 'rainbow' that is created at the end of this experiment looks AMAZING and makes this a perfect activity for a rainbow themed project! 

Rainbow walking water science experiment for kids. An easy science project for kids with free printable walking water worksheet. This walking rainbow experiment is perfect for preschoolers learning about colour mixing.

Have you heard of the MentalUP Brain training app? We have recently discovered the MentalUP app and love it. It is full of dozens of exercises to support development of children's attention, memory, logic, visual and verbal skills. Play is the most effective way for children to learn and the games on this app have helped Harry (aged 6) learn to focus and work on his thinking skills. You can try the app for free and if your child enjoys using it we have a discount code for you to use at the bottom of the page. 

MentalUP Brain Training App Review  - brain games for kids

This pirate paper bag puppet is such a fun pirate craft for preschoolers and toddlers! They will have so much fun helping you make a pirate puppet and playing with it for countless hours after it's finished. This is the perfect pirate craft for kids! We have included a pirate puppet template to make this pirate craft even easier. Just download and print the free printable template and follow the step by step directions to make your own set of pirate puppets!

Pirate paper bag puppet - a fun pirate craft for kids with free pirate puppet printable template. An easy pirate activity for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids.

This rainbow coloured playdough is such fun! Follow our easy homemade playdough recipe that kids will love! Playdough is such a fun activity that is well loved in our home and it's a great sensory activity for kids of all ages. Follow these easy step by step directions to learn how to make your own playdough in rainbow colours! 

Rainbow coloured playdough recipe. Make your own play dough using our easy homemade playdough recipe instructions. A rainbow theme project for toddlers, preschoolers and kids.

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