Petits Filous #MagicSquaresPlaydates

Petits Filous Magic Squares are a brand new range with each pot containing two different flavours divided into squares so that you can try a bit of each flavour or mix up and eat both flavours at once.

petits filousThe yoghurt is soft and creamy, coming in two flavour combinations, Strawberry & Vanilla, and Raspberry & Vanilla and is packed full of vitamin D to help build strong bones.

So what did my children think:

4yr old Mister B
“Can I have another one when I finish this one please mummy?”

7yr old Miss M
“Scrummy yummy in my tummy”

The above replies I got to my question about their verdicts, translates to me in both cases, a resounding success.  They loved the flavours, they were easy to eat, they enjoyed them and I’ll buy them again!

So with Petits Filous mixing up the magic in their new Magic Squares range, what do we do at home to mix up the magic during play.

We like to make sure we have lots of different activities planned during the day so that we don’t get bored.  With Mister B at home with me all day on a Friday we really try and mix up the magic by changing activity every hour from a bit of craft making, to playing with toy cars, to board game playing, to a bit of gardening if the weather is dry and Mister B’s favourite – some baking in the kitchen.

Last week’s cooking activity was biscuits, not just any old biscuits but minion biscuits!  Well the excitement on Mister B’s face said it all when he knew what we were doing and he couldn’t wait to get started!

minionsHe was really keen to get stuck in and do all the baking himself, from mixing, rolling, cutting out, icing, and decorating, until he produced these….

minions 2Aw, he was so pleased with his biscuits and couldn’t wait to show his big sister when she finished school!  By throwing in different activities we keep the play magic mixed up and the children entertained!

This post is an entry for BritMums #MagicSquaresPlaydates Linky Challenge, sponsored by Petits Filous

42 days of Summer fun with BN biscuits

Six weeks of school summer holidays means 42 days to have fun with the children, days out, days at home, some in the garden having fun, others inside playing games, baking and making crafty pictures.  So much to do, so much fun to have, where do we start.

If it’s sunny and you want to get out but not go to far, why not try out a local park that you’ve never been too.  We discovered one the other week that ended up being fabulous, the children loved it, lots of new things to do and we ended up spending a good few hours there walking around and playing.

They loved the zip wire, in fact we didn’t know we had one so close to home.  They are now eager to return!

devonport park 1This big hammock like swing was a huge hit and my two lay on it for ages relaxing while mummy gently pushed them.

devonport park 2There was also a huge wooden structure to climb on, which Miss M was eager to try out.  Mister B wasn’t so keen but gave it a go.

devonport park 3If it’s a dry day why not get the children out on their bikes and scooters for a ride.  Mister B has just mastered his scooter after many months of insisting he couldn’t ride it.  The summer is a great time to teach them how to ride things.

scooterIf you need to get on with some household chores, then get the children to help.  They love it more than you think.  Here they are helping me to clear some of the plants and weeds from their grandparents garden.

gardeningIf it’s raining, there are plenty of things to keep children occupied with indoors, board games, cooking, crafting or how about face painting?  Miss M made her first attempt at face painting the last week when she painted Mister B’s face with Spiderman.  I was very impressed and we had lots of fun for the afternoon decorating each other’s faces!

Spiderman faceSo no matter what you do, whatever the weather, you always tend to feel a little peckish and tired in the afternoon.  This is a great time to sit down and have a little snack.  As it’s the summer holidays then why not make it a fun snack, such as a McVitie’s BN biscuit!

bn 1These crispy sandwich biscuits come in Chocolate and Raspberry flavours, with a fun smiley face on the top.  Miss M and Mister B loved these particularly the chocolate flavour and I have to agree they did taste rather good!

bn 2McVities BN biscuits are perfect to bring a smile to hungry children and are not too heavy so make a great snack.  Why not try some to bring a smile to your summer?

This post is an entry for 42 Days of Summer Linky Challenge sponsored by McVitie’s BN. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1mRpMCL