Summer vacation has almost reached its midway. Lots of fun activities are planned for this summer break. Lots of fun activities have been planned for the summer break. We spend time in the parks, we organise picnics and BBQs, we play in the sandbox, we walk or ride bicycles along the riverside, we visit the zoo, we swim in the lake. Once done, we repeat the same activities. However, to break the routine I like to introduce new activities into our daily routine and it’s usually something that we haven’t tried before. We love exploring new and fun activities! Well, who doesn’t?
Here’s a guide I compiled of fun toys, handicrafts and activities that are making our summer vacation smooth and a great opportunity for our bonding together. I hope you find it interesting and would inspire you too to try out new things and do new activities with your children!
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Finger Spinz from The Entertainer (£6, www.thetoyshop.com)
The Entertainer launched a new range of its exclusive Finger Spinz with designs, colours and accessories that will take spinning to the next level. The kids have been obsessing over different kinds of finger spinners this summer, and they love the new prints and designs launched by The Entertainer.
A lovely Star Wars mini plush toy set from Hallmark including New Kylo Red, Rey and BB8. These plushies are also released under other collections, such as: Marvel, Snoopy, Peanuts, Wizard Of Oz, DC Comics and Scooby-Doo. They make great toys for children or collectors. Jumbo Darth Vaders are the Limited Edition supersized version of the original ittybitty that stand at 2ft tall! It has space to store 4 other itty bittys around it’s belt. They are fab for playing and are suitable for all ages.
Aquabeads are unique beads that guarantee children to enjoy hours of creative fun! They stick together with water forming fab shapes or characters such as Star Wars and Frozen. As no heat is necessary, children can enjoy the whole process from the beginning to the end. It is aimed at children aged 4 years and up.
Bobux shoes offer custom shoes that are not only cool shoes, but also provide a great opportunity for children to be creative and use their imagination in colouring their own pair of shoes. These unisex sneakers are so much fun for children that they can colour them over and over again by simply wiping them off with a damp cloth with water. They come with a set of 5 pens in reusable pouch. The kids really enjoyed colouring their own shoes, writing their names/and different words on them, and getting to wear them afterwards!
These retro toys with a modern twist are manufactured by the toy company Wicked. The Sonic Boom boomerangs is guaranteed to come back to you thanks to its tri-blade design. The Mega Bounce ball is perfect for the beach, park or playground and comes with a handy foot pump. Sky Spinner can reach 500 revs per minute with its perfectly balanced and weighted rim. Ukick is a fusion of badminton and football. Just try to keep it off the ground for as long as possible. Wicked outdoor toys offer endless amusement for the whole family!
Chatty Feet offers soft and comfortable socks with colourful characters that will make playtime more fun for parents and children. They are made from high-quality combed cotton and help to develop children’s creativity and imagination acting with their feet as puppets. The kids and I got matching socks that we now wear during play time!
This is an 8 page ‘Doodle Now & Go’ Book that provides an endless landscape for child’s creative energy. It’s great for home, eating out, to take on a plane, or in a car, and just about anywhere your child has idle time. It comes with 4 pieces of zero dust colouring sticks. These doodle books come with different cover designs.
Kids love drawing with chalk, and when we first got these doodle books, K said that these books were the best ever!
This online shop offers a wide range of beautiful products for home & garden, gifts, kids, hobbies and accessories. As my kids love cooking, we got childrens’ aprons (£5.95), cupcake cases (£1.95), and sew your own kits (£8.95).
The kids have been using their aprons every time we cooked or baked together, they come in different colours and prints depending on what your child likes. My son was thrilled when he found out that we got cupcake cases that matched his apron!
This lovely brand offers personalised books that will blow your kids’ socks off! There are different books to choose from for your child, and our current favourite is ‘Kingdom of you’. Here’s our full review of ‘Kingdom of you’ and a fun Fruit Monster recipe.
Puppy Surprise (£27.99 – Smythstoys.com)
Puppy Surprise features a soft and huggable Mummy dog, with a surprise number of puppies in her litter. Each one could have three, four, or even five sweet little puppies inside! There is a selection of puppy families with different hair styles and colours to choose from to love, groom and nurture. And the biggest surprise of all – in each litter one pup will have surprise sounds just like real puppies! My daughter LOVES her plush Mummy dog and puppies.
Many thanks for all the gifted samples that were sent to me to review and include in this guide. I only shared items that I really liked. All opinions are our own.