Thursday, 7 May 2015

Mixing up the magic with Petits filous.


There is quite a big age gap between James and Evelyn (over 5 years!) so we are always trying to find ways to keep play time fun and mix up what we are doing to keep everyone happy and everyone entertained. I am a big believer in children learning through play and discovery and that's why we try and mix up our play times.

James loves a bit of arts and crafts and we try and keep it interesting by changing the tools he uses to paint and draw. We have used potatos and other veg to make paint stamps, we have used ice paint and even used leaves to create pretty autumn pictures. One of James favourite activities is drawing on a huge roll of left over wall paper! He created his very own super hero picture and loved being able to crate a big, bold picture. Now James is at school he has started asking for friends to come play, I think this would make a great activity for him and his friends to do out in the garden on a sunny day. With a massive roll of wall paper there is plenty of room for everyone's imagination to run wild and be creative!



Another favourite activity for us is random walks in the woods, they are cheap and can be done in large groups or on your own with your child! You cant quite beat the magic and excitement of a child exploring a new place, hearing new sounds, seeing new things and gaining new experiences through a simple walk in the woods. We often take along a picnic and enjoy our lunch in our new magical surroundings. We spot flowers and bugs and James is always full of so many questions and facts when we leave its great!




Sometimes at the end of a busy day we totally mix up bath time and both James and Evelyn enjoy a magical glow bath which they love! Their eyes light up when they peek through the bathroom door and see the colourful glow beaming from the bath tub.


Petits filous are mixing up the magic too with their new magic square yogurts! The new yogurts are available in two delicious flavours, strawberry and vanilla and raspberry and vanilla. Both flavours are presented in 4 funky squares inside the tub so your children can decide if they have 1 flavour at a
time or totally mix it up and enjoy both flavours together!


The yogurts are fruity flavour yet not too overpowering and are a thick creamy texture. Both Evelyn and James enjoyed both flavours and James enjoyed trying to each one square at a time too. These will definitely be making an appearance in our fridge and our picnic basket this summer!


You can check out the new Petits filous magic square yoghurts here - www.petitsfilous.co.uk.

How do you mix up the magic with your children?

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This post is an entry for BritMums #MagicSquaresPlaydates Linky Challenge, sponsored by Petits Filous.

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24 comments:

  1. I love woodland walks too. It teaches kids about science, whilst spending quality time together as a family.

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    1. They are great arn't they! and being free makes them great fun on a budget too. x

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  2. My little boy went through a phase of only eating these when he was a toddler ;-)

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  3. Oh what a different looking yoghurt I didn't know Petits Filous dids ones like it.

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  4. Wow, how do you make a magical glow bath? It looks fantastic!

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    1. Its really simple, Just run a bath as normal with plenty of bubbles and then add in plenty of glow sticks (check on the back they are able to go in water but most are!) and then switch off the lights and wait for the kids amazement. It works every time here lol! x

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  5. I adore the LARGE art. Going supersize is a wonderful way to go.

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  6. I love the bath idea, my son would love that - what a great sensory experience. I fancy those Petits Filous myself, they look like Battenberg cake :)

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  7. It's tricky when there is an age gap - my two have a 7 year age gap and at times it is difficult to please them both at the same time! I like to take them to our local country park something they both love to do together :)

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  8. Loving the art but cringing for your poor carpets

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    1. Oh I mourned for my carpets years ago when potty training lol! We have someone who comes in and steam cleans them every few months and we have a large "crafts mat" where most painting and crafts get done. x

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  9. Woodland walks are brilliant for learning and then expanding to craft activities when you get home

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  10. Rolls of wallpaper are fab for kids art! They also make wonderfully huge murals!

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  11. I remember drawing on old wallpaper rolls when I was little, it was the best!! xx

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  12. We love walking i the woods too, so relaxing and all my kids have always loved it. I love petits filous too! x

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  13. We love walks too, but we have never done glow baths. That looks fantastic - really magical. What a fab idea.

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  14. My children have a ten year age gap, but love to spend time together, so I definitely relate to that aspect! Arts and crafts are always a winner for us!

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  15. Sebastian adores these yoghurts so much so he won't eat his food until he has one lol

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    1. Aw bless, I did have a sneaky try and they are delicious lol! x

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  16. We love painting in the garden and the woodland walks are great too!

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  17. Aww that photo of them together sat on the log is adorable.Rolls of wallpaper for drawing is a great idea!

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    1. Aw thanks its a rare occasion they both actually sat still lol x

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  18. we have age gaps to. There iis 6 years between the youngest two.

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  19. My three year old loves a glow bath, and needs one after we have got messy with the paints!

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