Mix Kids: Tired of watching TV? Try our games instead

16 Aug 2012 @ 1.58 pm
| Entertainment

If the kids are tired and and bored of watching TV then we may just have the answer!
Each week you will find fun things to occupy the kids right here at YorkMix.

Cress Heads

Grow your own cress head

These grow incredibly quickly, so your kids will have a family of cress heads on their windowsill in 7-10 days.
You can use eggshells or empty yoghurt pots, and decorate them to look like friends and family.

What you need:

A pack of cress seeds (from garden centre and some supermarkets)

Empty yoghurt pots or eggshells

Kitchen roll

Cotton wool

Paints and glitter to decorate the pots or eggshells

What to do:

Decorate and add features to your cress head pot or eggshell before you plant the seeds, maybe styling it on yourself or a family member!
Wet some kitchen roll and put it in the bottom of your head, then wet some cotton wool and place on top of the kitchen roll. Leave a 3cm gap between the cotton wool and the top of the eggshell or pot.
Sprinkle a teaspoon of cress seeds onto the wet cotton wool, and press down gently with your finger.
Place the heads in a warm place, exposed to daylight and wait for your seeds to grown into tiny, delicious bushes of cress!

When the cress has grown a few inches, cut it off and enjoy in an egg sandwich for lunch!

 

Colouring fun

4 Fantastic pictures for your mummy or daddy to print off and for you to colour in.

I wonder which characters you will find this week……..

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT

 

 

 

 

Hand Painting

Hand prints are very versatile and, if you are working with a group of children, they can be used to make lots of different pictures for displays. Most children love making hand prints.

What you need:

Washable paint

Some hands

An adult close by with plenty of soap and water!

A simple idea for Autumn:

Create a tree with the leaves made from handprints in autumnal colours such as orange, yellow, brown, red, etc.

The children could be encouraged to mix the paints to match the colour of collected leaves from a nature walk before painting their hands.

A trunk can be either painted, cut from paper, or the children could do some bark rubbings which could be then cut to shape.

When dry, the leaves can be glued onto the trunk.

 

 

Colouring fun

4 Fantastic pictures for your mummy or daddy to print off and for you to colour in.

I wonder which characters you will find this week……..

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT

 

 

 

 

 

Spot the Difference

A Spot the difference puzzle for your mummy or daddy to print off and help you solve.

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR PUZZLE

 

 

 

Tutti Frutti Nests

Make a delicious dessert using meringue nests and fresh fruit! This recipe makes 3 nests.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE

 

Don’t forget to check back next week for more fun activities!