With March Break quickly approaching you may be starting to think of ways to keep your children occupied that doesn’t involve sticking them in front of the television or you pulling your own hair out two days in.
With basic cooking techniques and tips, simple first recipes, and tasty, nutritious meal ideas, Annabel Karmel’s new family cookbook “Mom and Me Cookbook” helps children ages three and up work with their parents to prepare a yummy array of favorite foods.
This is a really nice basic cookbook for kids. Each recipe includes pictures of the tools you will need, pictures and names of each ingredient and clear, simple instructions along with photos of each step. It really breaks down the recipes into something even a 3 year old could handle. Steps requiring Mom’s assistance are marked with a red exclamation mark.
Create beautiful artwork from your own collection of things around the house! From picture frame collages to totally unique shadow boxes, “make it!” has everything a creative child needs to find fun in every corner of his own home, by reusing everyday items and turning them into personalized artwork and jewelry.
This book is great for those Eco-conscious kids out there thanks to the innovative ways it shows to turn household trash into treasure. I love that this book discusses the source of different materials and the what, why and how of the particular material including how it can be recyled.
Rather than relying on “finds” like most other recycling craft books, the crafts in this book involve re-purposing everyday home trash or recycling items. Among some of the cute ideas include creating purses from pants and pockets, a rain catcher from a used water bottle, and a super cute looking rainbow frame.
This is most likely the best book of its kind that I have seen and the pictures and easy directions make it a whole lot of fun for children to create with.
Unique, interactive, and most of all, fun — the Doodlepedia series gets kids learning and thinking by inviting them to participate in the action. These interactive doodle guides ask readers to complete drawings, color images, design subjects, and add finishing touches, all while learning about subjects they love — creating an engaging and truly unique educational experience.
In Doodlepedia Pretty young readers are invited to fill in a rainbow, color and match baby animal footprints, finish flower petals, and design a symmetrical snowflake — in the process learning about science, weather, animals, nature, and more.
This is such a fun and interesting book, I literally had to stop myself from reading all the interesting facts and completing the activities. This book could literally occupy your children for hours on end. I love that it covers different topics from mosaics to teddy bears. The topic on one page doesn’t flow into the next so your child can feel free to jump around the book. Once completed this book would make a great keepsake for parents to hand back to their children as adults.
With fun ideas for sleepovers and get-togethers, tea parties and outdoor games, The BIG Book of Crafts and Activities provides tips and instructions on more than 150 things to see, make and do, whether kids have 10 minutes, a few hours, or all day.
Featuring campfire activities, games for road trips, treasure-hunting ideas, how to make your own flip-flops, how to create your own secret text message language, and more, young readers are encouraged to explore new interests and discover hidden talents, finding inspiration and fun activities.
This a cute book geared towards girls filled with fun activities in a wide range of skill difficulty. Some seem fairly simple like making pebble creatures and others require more skill like decorating a nightstand with fabric. Each activity starts with a list of items needed for the activity, instructions including pictures as welll as large gorgeous pictures of the finished products. This book also includes several yummy looking recipes your child can try. With over 100 products in this book you are sure to free yourself of hearing “Mom I’m bored” this March break!
Features two minifigures, including Chloe — a DK exclusive!
When the girls of Heartlake City are around, there’s always something cool to do!
Now young girls everywhere are invited to join in the fun with DK’s LEGO® Friends: Brickmaster – Treasure Hunt in Heartlake City. They can follow Mia and Chloe as they search for buried treasure hidden somewhere in Heartlake City or create an adventure of their very own. Featuring more than 100 bricks, two minifigures, and an entertaining book packed with exciting stories and clear building instructions, the LEGO® Friends: Brickmaster will bring creativity and fun together in a way like never before!
This book was so much fun and really good value since it is both book and lego set. Not only do you get to read a fun story, you get to build the scenes in the story thanks to the instructions included in the book and play out the story as you go with the two cute figures included.
You can see in the image below that we put together the first scene from the book and we had a blast telling the story as we went along. This set is not just great for kids to fine tune their building skills, it is also great for them to play creatively with and create their own story with the Lego pieces and characters.
I honestly love that this set is geared towards girls. Growing up I had a massive Lego collection and I did love my set. However everything was very “boyish” and I would have loved at least a few more girly pieces like this.
DK also offers other Brickmaster set that are more gender-neutral or boyish for those that prefer that. However this is a really lovely set for the princesses out there and will be sure to grab their attention.
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions remain honest and my own.