This super quick playdough recipe is ideal. Making the playdough is an activity in itself, a bit like baking, but rather than eating the produce they get to play with it at the end.
Life with the four of you Pre-Covid was hectic. Non-stop and hectic. I mean four children was always going to be hectic. We were always in a rush. Rushing to school, to swimming, to guitar lessons, to netball, to basketball, to theatre classes, to gymnastics, to galas and to shows and performances. Then it all stopped!
This year has seen our children spend extended time at home and us parents’ battle with everything from Pythagoras theorem and long division, to book reports, graphs, charts and science experiments. Home-schooling is no mean feat and many of us have a renewed respect for teachers and those in the educational sector!
So that’s a wrap! We made it to the end of term. A very different term with so many different challenges. It has pushed my patience to the limits, challenged me in ways I didn’t think were possible, but most of all I’m really proud how all four children have handled this very strange period in time. We’ve created a lifetime of memories in a few months.
This week began a little differently to the others, with one of the children going into school for a two hour session. Today was just for year 7 pupils. The school did a brilliant job and children seemed happy, appearing with a cereal bar and a pack of antibacterial wipes at the end of the session.
We began the week with a birthday celebration in our family, so there were lots of games, cake and general celebrations to kick off the week. It was lovely. We managed a zoom party with some friends, with a magic show and some party games.
This week has been a really wet week. It’s been a massive contrast to the glorious weather we’ve mainly had over the lockdown weeks so I think it was a bit of a shock to the system. We don’t let the rain stop us getting outside, but it does reduce the amount of time we spend outside.
We’ve had stunning weather this week, how about you? It’s been glorious and we’ve taken the learning outside as much as possible, once all the bits and bobs we need to do online have been done.