Kidsguide’s Cheshire blog & bits

Kidsguide’s Cheshire blog: useful and seasonal articles for Cheshire parents. Whether you’ve forgotten the pancake recipe on pancake day or you need suggestions for Halloween party games, there’s always some inspiration here. Plus the odd joke, funny video or whatever else takes our fancy!

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Pocketful of Dandelions

Pocketful of Dandelions

Pocketful of Dandelions create interesting and fun doodles that are unique and personal to you the customer.

We can draw anything you can imagine.

All the doodles are hand drawn digitally to create your one of a kind doodle image.

Send us a photograph and two descriptions of what you will like drawn on the photograph. We will then do the rest drawing your ideas on top of the photograph you have sent in creating a fun item that can be sent a gift. The finished doodle will be sent to you as a digital file and you can print it out at home as many times as you like. More

No Carve Olaf Pumpkin

No Carve Olaf Pumpkin

If your kids are Frozen fans or you simply want them to decorate their own pumpkin without using a sharp knife, here’s the perfect solution: a cute Olaf pumpkin. More

Halloween fun activities for kids

Halloween fun activities for kids

Halloween fun for kids, Halloween recipes and Halloween kids’ games.

Pumpkin carving
Hollow out a pumpkin – this can take a while. Child draws simple scary face design More

Original Ideas for After School Clubs

Original Ideas for After School Clubs

It’s time to go back to school already! That means it’s also time to start after school clubs and classes. Whatever your child’s personality and interests there’s something for everyone.

Here’s a few ideas to get you and your children inspired – and some are pretty original! More

Tips for Summer Bike Rides with the Kids

Tips for Summer Bike Rides with the Kids

The long days of summer are a fantastic opportunity to get out and enjoy a bike ride with the kids. Whether you’ve been inspired by Le Tour de France, or fancy something a bit more leisurely, the whole family can enjoy cycling together.

You’re never too young to go on a family bike ride!
If your children are too young to pedal themselves they don’t need to be left out of a family bike ride. Trailers, bike seats and More

Top 5 animal themed party games

Top 5 animal themed party games

These party games always go down well with kids and take little preparation and almost no mess. As each game has an animal name they work equally well for boys’ parties or girls’ parties or parties with boys and girls! And, if it’s an animal themed party,  it’s perfect! More

Grow your own for kids

Grow your own for kids

Kids love growing their own veg!
We aren’t all blessed with spinach loving angels but almost all kids enjoy growing veggies themselves. And once they have grown their own vegetables they are more likely to eat them and they’ll have learned a bit about where food comes from. Plus you’ll be confident about the lack of pesticides on their food and justifiably smug about the lack of food miles!

What do you need for your kids to grow vegetables? More

Easy Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Easy Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Get your aprons out kids, it’s egg decorating time!
Here are some simple ideas for egg decorating that you can do with just basic paints, pens, glue and things around the house.
Don’t forget to More

Baby sitting circle

Baby sitting circle

Having trouble finding a babysitter? This article may save your social life.

What is a baby sitting circle?
A baby sitting circle is a group of parents who know each other and baby sit for each other in exchange for More

Pancake recipe & 7 best pancake toppings

Pancake recipe & 7 best pancake toppings

110g (4 oz) plain flour sifted
2 medium eggs
280 mls (1/2 pint) milk
splash of vegetable oil

Whisk together ingredients till smooth. Pour one ladle-ful into a hot non-stick frying pan. Cook till golden both sides.

7 best pancake toppings:
Tuna and sweet corn
Spinach and grated cheese
Cream cheese & chopped cherry tomatoes
Lemon juice and sugar (of course!)
Chocolate spread with chopped banana or raspberries
Strawberries & vanilla ice cream
Maple syrup

Yum yum …

Cracker jokes

Cracker jokes

Funny kids’ jokes for all the family.

Why are chocolate buttons rude? Because they are Smarties in the nude.

What do you get More

Packed lunches for kids

Packed lunches for kids

Bored of making cheese sandwiches but never going to be the sort of mum who gets up at 5am to make fresh date, olive and parmesan rolls fashioned into teddy bear shapes? Here are a few useful tips to make packed lunches a bit more More

It’s Not Too Late To Book A Holiday Club …

It’s Not Too Late To Book A Holiday Club …

The best thing about the school holidays is the freedom from routine. Deliciously slow starts in the morning and not having to rush off to swimming lessons straight from school. But the idea of filling six or seven weeks with “fun” can be a bit daunting. And what if you have to go to work while the kids are off school? This is where summer camps and school holiday clubs really come into their own. More

April Fool’s Day tricks for children

April Fool’s Day tricks for children

April Fool’s Day tricks for children.

Hide a strip of  bubblewrap between the toilet seat & the bowl so when your victim sits down it goes pop!

Carry an empty mug really carefully with both hands as if it’s over-full. When you get close to your victim pretend to trip so they think they are about to be soaked.

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