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.
I 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;
THIS IS WHAT EVERY MUM WANTS FOR MOTHERS DAY
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.
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.
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
Disclosure I was given a Twinkl membership in return for telling my readers about their website.