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Entertaining Elsie  Working mummy, teacher and wife. Sharing ideas on how to keep kids busy. Leicester, 🇬🇧

Thanks for tagging me in your post @indigo_hart Here are the 5 things I am most grateful for!
1. My family - I feel so grateful to have a wonderful supportive husband and two fantastic children.
2. My friends who are always there with a hug, gin, chocolate when I need them and can read how you are feeling even in a simple text.
3. Weekends - I am very busy in the week due to work and am often physically and emotionally exhausted when I come home but weekends are precious and I love spending quality time with my family.
4. The simple things - I picked these flowers from my garden the other week and it felt amazing to pick flowers from my garden and bring them into my home.
5. My insta community- this morning I had a message from somebody saying thank you so much for inspiring them to be a better Mama and educator. I cannot express how happy that made me! I feel so lucky to have found so many fab people on here who are super supportive.
I know ask @theconstantdaydreamer @early_years_mummy @my_story_stones_rock what are you most grateful for???

So after an epic fail we decided to try again to make butterfly krispie treats!! It was good fun and even though the first was a failure it was great for the kids to see how you can learn from your mistakes. Have you had any epic failures recently??? We have loved seeing all of your amazing #brillbutterflies with @minnie_and_me_childcare and @childcare_adventures and are looking forward to the next theme!!

Elsie is all about decorating play dough cakes at the moment and she loves her playdough boxes from @kids.knead.play.

Wonderful Wednesday and time to celebrate some brilliant accounts! Thank you all for using the #entertaining_kids it is really growing now and it makes me so happy!! My favourite photos this week:
@early_years_mummy and her Dino printing
@bookbairn for her amazing book recommendation which I have ordered for our holiday.
@naptimewonders for her fab frog shelf.
@adventuresinlearningandplay for the cute colour activity.
@2children_to_entertain I adore the paper dolls
@brightbuttonschildminding for working hard to inspire young readers.
@smallwondersstayandplay I need their titchy tubs.
@emilyslittlestars for such a beautiful shape activity and amazing shape wands.
Keep using the # to be featured next week.

Tonight we made #brillbutterflies We used sticky tape to stick the wings to the lollipop stick. Elsie loved the fact it looked like it was flying and was very particular about the colours she used!

Who wants ice cream??? Elsie loved making these ice creams especially the sparkly sprinkles. Sometimes the simplest of activities are the best!!

Elsie asked for a PJ Masks set up this evening!! So this was set up with Elsie in about 5 minutes thanks to a stash of sensory materials! Elsie really enjoyed saving Catboy, Gecko and Owlet!!!

There is nothing better than growing your own fruit and veg and seeing the kids enjoy eating it! Do you grow veg? If so what do you grow?

Today I have used #bookishplay and the wonderful @beckys_treasure_baskets as inspiration to see if I could tempt Elsie away from reading That’s not my unicorn every single night!! After lots of persuasion and reading the unicorn story first she did really enjoy this story and it is a great story in preparation for our adventure to @yorkshire_wp tomorrow!!!

Looking for a last minute Father’s day idea. Here is a cake we made a few years ago! The middle was a badge from a Father’s Day card.

Wonderful Wednesday and time to celebrate some wonderful accounts. Thank you so much for using our #entertaining_kids
@_home_from_home_ I love your frozen flowers
@minnie_and_me_childcare and her her beautiful butterflies part of our #brillbutterflies theme.
@letsplaymama who took the most wonderful flower photos for #30dayswild
@somethingsensory who always creates the most amazing play trays
@gaelic_mammy and her fabulous fish
@amythislittlelife A brilliant ice cream set up for #osk_icecream
@mcardle.kids_play.adventures and her brilliant playdough tray
@mini_malkins_play and her ice cream sand play
Please keep using the #entertaining_kids for anything you do with the kids to keep them busy!

Elsie’s pre school is closed tomorrow so I have set up a playdough ice cream invitation to play to keep her busy.

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