Friday, 24 February 2012

Egg box craft

Now pretty much everyone has eggs in their weekly shop and what do we do with the boxes when we've finished?? Put them in the bin or recycling??? Well no more! Egg boxes can become so many things from pots to plant seeds in to any animal the imagination can think of......

Five minute food fun #1

Let the children use cookie cutter to make fruit shapes

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Pick 'n' Mix Meals #1 - Pizza

Getting kids involved in the kitchen and letting them choose a wide variety of colourful, healthy foods is sure to make them feel like grown-ups whilst having lots of fun!

There are many meals that can be adapted to the Pick 'n' Mix style but a firm favourite and first up in this series of recipes is good old pizza.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Play on a budget #1

Whether you be a parent or a childminder, children can prove to be super duper expensive in every way possible BUT there are ways around this! To be quite honest most kids are happy with a simple box to play with than expensive toys. Why buy a plastic play boat or fancy castle when a box and a bit of imagination are one and the same thing!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

A very simple Cake Pop recipe

We recently donated our baking skills to a charity cake stall so as well as the usual cupcakes we decided to try something a bit different - Cake Pops!

Cake on a stick - who'd have thought! The Little Chicks were amazed at them, thoroughly enjoyed making them & they tasted yummy (they went down well in the sale too!)

It is important these are done in stages over a few days with each stage being different and fun, from getting messy crumbling cake and mixing to rolling the dough into balls and then dipping in chocolate & sprinkles.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Homemade Playdough in 3 easy steps...

A very quick and easy playdough recipe. It saves on money & you can make any colour you want! No weighing in this recipe. All cup measurements to reduce faff! There are lots of recipes out there both cook and non-cook but this one has been tried and tested time and time again and gets results every time.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Café Role-Play

Turning your setting into a cafe is really great fun and it's amazing how many different activities can spin off this and aid development in ways from KUW providing a true to life setting to PSRN with paying for the items at the till and working out the bills etc.

Here are just a few resources you can provide to your children to extend their play.

Saturday, 4 February 2012


Hello All!

Wow, my first post! The all important post that is supposed to grab your attention, show you what the blog is all about and try to keep you wanting to read more.....

Not much pressure then??

Well firstly, welcome to You, me and the Mindees. Thank you for finding us and taking the time to read a little bit :-)

Please stay!

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