It's box packing weekend 💪and we wanted to give you a sneak peek at what's included in this month's spooky spider Halloween kit! 👀👀
Organic ingredients included in this month's box are:
- Puffed quinoa
- Puffed brown rice
- Hazelnuts - Buckwheat groats
- Raw cacao powder
- Flaxseeds *
Also included are some eyes and legs to turn these yummy chocolate crispy cakes into 🕷, and some scarily realistic spiders to help decorate your Halloween creations! *
Finally, two easy to follow recipe cards - for these spooky spiders and for yummy veg filled burgers, because we want to help children learn how to cook a variety of meals.
Oh and this month are boxes will include a unique discount for @beeswaxwraps_uk. The perfect way to store and transport your Little Cooks Co creations! 🐝✨
This really is a labour of ❤️for us and we can't wait to share this box with all our lovely customers across the country 🌎
Christmas Busy Bag final sneak peek..
⭐️Christmas craft designs
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DIY Cardboard Jet Pack 🚀
We love doing Halloween 👻 family theme costumes each year! While the kids are little and don't know any better 🤷🏼♀️, I can maybe get away with this for a few more years 🙏🏻 I mean, who wouldn't want to dress up with mom or dad? 💁🏼🙋🏼♂️
This year we picked Astronauts 👨🏼🚀 & Aliens 👽 for our costumes. My sons already had @Melissaanddougtoys astronaut role play costumes and I thought 💭 hey, we could work with this!
The one thing missing from my sons costume was the jet pack of course! How can he fly in the sky 🌌 without one ☝🏻. So when I heard about @smocks.on challenge this week, I couldn't help but make a cardboard jet pack.
So my son and I got to work 🎨 here is how we did it:
📍used cardboard box and paper towel rolls
📍pipettes to squirt the red, white and blue 🇺🇸paint (great fine motor practice) #steamkidschallenge
📍NASA printable sign
📍poked holes in the back to fasten with string
📍tissue paper for the fire 🔥...and blast off!
As soon as Frankie wakes up in the morning, he asks to put on his Astronaut costume because he wants to wear his super cool jet pack and I go along with it, of course 😉. He puts on his costume and I put on my alien eyes 👀...he then captures me because he's super fast with the jet pack. Pretend play at its best 😂
Swipe 👈🏻to see our final product and a sneak peek of my alien 👽 costume 🙌🏼
Since these past two week's the theme has been Apples 🍎, I have reposted this Science project from @littlehandsbigimagination
Check out this mommies Instagram page, and Her blog to follow to for find this fun project.
What type of Science projects do you make with your little ones?
This is one of my all-time favourite motherhood quotes/sayings! I think as mothers there is so much pressure to be seen to be doing the right thing at all times that sometimes we forget to just embrace it and have fun! Surely that's the most important bit right?
This week I've started doing something that I truly believe you should try and implement too. On week nights I'm now going to turn off my phone from 530-9pm in order to spend quality time with my family and take a step back from this high speed life!
5 things I have enjoyed about doing this so far are:
1. The hours seem to last an awful lot longer and so I can get so much more done ! (I even managed to pre iron and layout Ivy's school uniform - pro) 👍
2. We have read lots of stories and snuggled together without rushing off to quickly send that last email/ txt etc. ✉
3. I have enjoyed long lush filled baths and actually taken time to unwind! 🛀
4. I have nearly finished reading a book! (Happy by @fearnecotton - which I highly recommend)📚
5. I actually loaded the dishwasher!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (This is massive in our house! - And No, I didn't empty it.... but I am half way there!) What do you spend your evenings doing?
My #followfriday this week goes to @hummingbirdschildcare for such lovely ideas!
Happy weekend all! 💥
Here we are in the middle of my favourite season (I have at least three of those - on frosty clear mornings and days with snow I'd say I have four😊). I cannot get enough of the outside world. Work overload makes it difficult but we found a little moment on our way home to enjoy those beautiful autumn leaves. 🍂🍁. Used a needle a string and a button to make these.
🎃CHOCOLATE ORANGE BALLS🎃
These heavenly truffles are perfect for both kids and grown up parties - simple, delicious and sure to impress all guests! ✨✨✨
To make around 10 you'll need:
- 1 cup of dates
- 1/4 raw cacao powder
- Rind of one medium orange (finely grated)🍊
- Coconut oil for your hands *
1. Soften the dates in boiling water for a few mins if they feel a little hard
2. Pop the dates, cacao powder and orange zest in a food processor and blitz for 1-2 mins
3. If the mixture is too stiff add a few drops of juice from the orange and blitz again
4. Now for little cooks to have some fun! sprinkle some cacao powder on a plate, rub coconut oil into your little cook's hands and start rolling!
5. Take about a heaped teaspoon amount and roll into a ball - then roll in the cacao powder on the plate and repeat until all of the mixture has been used up
6. Store in a fridge for up to 5 days, though we can guarantee they will not last that long!! *
At the same time it's fun for little ones to decorate oranges into spooky Halloween faces🎃
Happy Halloween cooking - we hope you've enjoyed our Halloween recipe ideas this week, and hope it's given you some inspiration for half term fun next week! *
I never knew that a baby snapping 🐢 was SO CUTE!!! We rescued this little guy a couple days ago and weren't sure he was going to make it! Today he was so active and showed signs of being able to survive so we released him back into the wild 💖 *
That just means we add another pet to the list for in the future 😬 😂 #boymomlife#boysarethebest
Another Halloween inspired snack idea, ready for half term fun next week 👻🎃✨! *
These require some knife skills so adult input definitely needed for this one! *
To make 4 you'll need:
- 1 apple 🍎
- Almonds for the teeth
- Nut butter - Strawberry for the tongue 🍓
1. Cut the apple into quarters
2. Cut out the core but as little as possible
3. Now cut out a mouth shape, being careful not to cut through to the edge or the mouth will fall apart!
4. Cut up some almonds into small pieces with sharp edges, and slice the strawberry into thin slices
5. Now little cooks can really get involved 👐🏼! Slather nut butter in the mouth, lay a strawberry slice down as a tongue 👅, and poke almond pieces in for crooked teeth!! 6. If making these ahead of a party 🎉 sprinkle the apples with lemon juice to stop them browning *
Happy Halloween cooking! *
Wonderful windpipe! Here is gorgeous Ava with her 'windpipe' creation from our current Level (grade) 3 Brilliant Box. In this Brilliant Box there are four activities on the theme of The Arts – drama, dance, media and music. There are also 5 English activities relating to online text features and 5 maths activities on chance and data (gathering information from graphs and creating graphs to represent collected data). So much in one box! We're mailing this week, so get in now.
A couple of years ago, I had a light bulb moment. It’s not my job as a parent to play. To observe, recognise, appreciate and delight in their play? Yes. To be playful at times? Definitely. Interactions are meaningful when they are authentic. We connect through things we both love. We read, dance, draw, go on adventures, bake and our favourite, sort through drawers and wardrobes 😂
This morning after reading 3 chapters of his fave book together, I told him I was going to do some work at the table. Within a few minutes, he had set himself up at his own table, completely focused on creating his next masterpiece.
To me, building relationships and connection isn’t about always saying yes. It’s acknowledging who I am, who he is, and how we fit in each other’s worlds ❤️
Run!! Adorable monsters are on the loose!! Swipe to see all our parts and more monsters 😀
This week the theme over at @creativechildhood is monsters, mummy's and magic!
I've slowly been cutting out all of these monster parts ever since we saw @thekids_place and their monsters a while back!
Goose and I used the parts to create a ton of different monsters, my favourite of which is this little blue guy that Goose put together all by herself.
We didn't bother glueing anything down, so we can use these parts again another time. Which one's your favourite? 😊
Our second recipe idea for making fun and healthy treats in time for Halloween half term 🎃👻🎃
These could not be easier to make and are so much fun to do with little cooks! *
- Lollipop sticks 🍭
- Parchment paper
- Bananas (1 banana makes 2 ghosts) 🍌
- Yogurt (we love @yeovalley organic Greek yogurt)
1. Chop a banana 🍌in half and push a lollipop stick through the middle of it
2. Dunk it in your yogurt pot or use a pastry brush to paint the yogurt on (both are fun for kids!)
3. Decorate with raisins to make spooky ghost faces 👻
4. Place on a piece of parchment paper and freeze for around half an hour *
These ghosts are one of the sweetest, yummiest treats around - there's something deliciously stodgy about the texture of frozen banana🍌🍌🍌!
Happy Halloween cooking xx 🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻
The Screen Free Challenge is on again, with some fab prizes up for grabs! Check out challenge details over at @kinderlingradio
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Eyes up, screen down - Kinderling’s Screen Free Challenge is back, proudly presented by @volvocarsaus! Over the next three weeks, we're putting the screens down for an hour, a day, or whatever time suits your fam. To celebrate, we're giving away a $5000 holiday!! And don't forget to tag your #screenfreechallenge pics for the chance win more awesome prizes. For more info and to enter, head to kinderling.com.au