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Activities for kids ideas & homework help with Twinkl

Activities for kids ideas & homework help with Twinkl

As you may or may not know, I’ve struggled with ideas with activities for kids which that I can do with my older children as they move more and more into the virtual world and while I’m no Luddite, I’m all for embracing change for the better and fully accept that my children will live in a much more technical world than I did, I still like to see them doing something that doesn’t require a power source or wi-fi connection. (Says the woman who spends her free time in the virtual world! Do as I say children, not as I do. ) Anyway, with Mother’s day fast approaching I thought I’d take the bull by the horns and instead of the usual day before panic they have, rushing around buying cards bought in haste and not in pleasure, I’ve printed some things for them to do from a wonderful, newly found website called Twinkl.

Twinkl logoI know it’s cheating and taking an element of surprise away but I much prefer to receive something homemade and thoughtful than a supermarket run of the mill card and it will still be a surprise as I won’t know what the finished product will be like. My boys are old enough to be able to do this on their own, while I sit in another room and pretend I don’t know what’s going on. For any dads reading this, take note;


and this is where you can score some serious brownie points by printing something off and helping your little ones fill it in, go buy a nice frame and that’s your Mothers Day sorted.

Mothers Day print off from Twinkl website

Mums Times print off this brought a tear to my eye.

For those who have never heard of the Twinkl, it’s a fantastic website full of resources for easy to use, trusted and high quality teaching materials for educators and parents, it features professionally crafted materials with a personal touch, you create on account which also gives you access to their forums where parents and professionals can support and advise each other as well as a new tool to create your own resources called twinkl create. There are plenty of Mothers Day  resources available and if you’re feeling really organised, you can start planning some Easter themed crafts as well. Once you’ve created an account and logged in, the download process is simple. When I showed the boys what I had planned, they were quite relived to not have to create something from scratch and to me, this is actually more personal and meaningful than the usual homemade card as it’s gives them prompts and really gets them thinking.

Mothers day print off with a link to the website

Dads take note, this is what every Mum wants to get for Mother’s Day

When Tween showed me his finished result, to say I was happy would be an understatement! This is definitely a keeper. Motherhood can be a thankless task at times, not that I’m complaining, it’s also the most rewarding job in the world, but it’s always nice to see our hard work isn’t going unappreciated!

Twinkl offer three subscription levels, one is a free membership that allows access to the majority of our resources; the second is a Gold membership which is a high quality, low-cost option at £29.95 a year; and thirdly, Platinum membership which allows access to all resources and is priced at £44.95 per year

Twinkl Primary School Resources


Disclosure  I was given a Twinkl membership in return for telling my readers about their website.



  1. 7th March 2015 / 10:55 am

    Such a great suggestion for a gift and activity!! One that I’m sure a lot of people will take advantage of. #bigfatlinky

  2. 7th March 2015 / 11:43 am

    I have to agree with this. I loved the first picture with the ‘Mums Times’ I love images like that hung around my flat. #BigFatLinky

    • 7th March 2015 / 7:34 pm

      So glad it’s not just me who prefers handmade things.

  3. Natalie @ our parallel connection
    8th March 2015 / 2:39 am

    What a gorgeous idea.

  4. 8th March 2015 / 8:51 am

    Some lovely ideas and I love that they are all organised for you #SundayStars

    • 8th March 2015 / 8:58 am

      Thank you, theres much more on the site (although Im sure you’re already familiar with it being a teacher!)

  5. 8th March 2015 / 4:42 pm

    Lovely idea hun I especially love the Mum Times one! Also the whole – do as I say not as I do!! GENIUS!! Thank you for sharing and linking up with #SundayStars gorgeous lady xxx

    • 9th March 2015 / 8:52 pm

      I feel bad being wifi police but they’d be glued to their gadgets all day otherwise(like me!)

  6. Serko
    8th March 2015 / 8:03 pm

    great idea for the future. However with a 25 month old and 6 month old I think my wife will be lucky to get some squiggles on a sheet of paper.

    If the weather’s nice we will probably go to Gullivers world though as mums go in free on mothers day weekend.

    • 8th March 2015 / 9:09 pm

      I’m sure squiggles and a little creative thinking from you would be a lovely gift!

  7. 9th March 2015 / 11:31 am

    Aw that’s so cute. It’s so hard finding new ideas to do with kids of all ages. Brilliant to have a resource to tap into #KidTested

    • 9th March 2015 / 4:07 pm

      I’m utterly addicted to Twinkl now, I keep finding loads for us to do.

  8. 9th March 2015 / 2:30 pm

    You know how much I adore Twinkl. I love these ideas. There’s so much on there I haven’t seen these but am about to go and explore! #kidtested

    • 9th March 2015 / 8:46 pm

      I could spend all evening on there. Hope you find some good ideas.

  9. 10th March 2015 / 10:39 am

    We have used these and the children also use them at school #TriedTested

  10. Sim @
    10th March 2015 / 12:13 pm

    Thank you for allowing me to link up! What a wonderful post – I have heard so many good things about Twinkl but never actually looked at the site – I shall definitely be checking it out later tonight! Sim x

    • 10th March 2015 / 1:01 pm

      You’re welcome, I’m sure you’ll find something fab there!

  11. Lucinda Turner
    11th March 2015 / 8:49 am

    Homemade cards are so much more sentimental! I’ve used Twinkl lots of times as a teacher 🙂 #mmwbh

    • 11th March 2015 / 10:39 am

      They are aren’t they. Even if it’s just a scribble I still keep them

  12. 11th March 2015 / 9:35 am

    I wish my husband would get crafty with the kids but he refuses and says it is my domain! So I’ll be doing my own another’s Day crafting with them haha! #MMWBH

    • 11th March 2015 / 8:11 pm

      Print him one of the mothers day sheets out and hint how lovely it’d be to have something like this!

  13. 11th March 2015 / 10:10 am

    Twinkl have some amazing resources. I love their Story Sacks 🙂


  14. 11th March 2015 / 10:33 am

    I am a big fan of Twinkl, and what gorgeous gifts for Mothers Day! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  15. al
    12th March 2015 / 9:10 am

    Great suggestion. We use that site all the time in school. It covers almost every topic you can think of. Thanks for sharing it and linking up #bigfatlinky

    • 12th March 2015 / 9:39 am

      I love it, wish I’d known about it in my school working days instead of the dreaded sparkle box!

  16. 12th March 2015 / 8:49 pm

    I’ve used Twinkl both in school and at home and love it. It’s come on in leaps and bounds over recent years too.
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

    • 12th March 2015 / 9:40 pm

      I can’t believe Ive only just discovered it. where have I been hiding?

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