Tuesday 26 July 2016

Making letter formation cards for the summer with Fellowes

The summer holidays are now in full swing and like most parents I'm busy thinking of things to do to entertain the children for the next few weeks. Recent research from Fellowes* has shown that I'm not alone - 46% of the 1000 parents surveyed admitted that they found it stressful trying to think of activities for their children to do. Not to mention the fact that all these activities often end up costing a lot of money - something that almost 47% of those surveyed listed as their top worry.

I'm really looking forward to the summer holidays and I love coming up with things for the children to do, trying to save money wherever possible. It is hard work though having both children at home all day, and although I'm fortunate that I don't need to worry about finding extra childcare I'll definitely be joining the 52.6% of people that will be facing additional cleaning and decluttering!

If you are looking for some fun crafts for the children then the Fellowes Ideas Centre contains lots of craft and activity ideas, learning aids, resources and suggestions for days out. There are some great printables, like these really sweet dress up dolls and this fab pinwheel craft for the garden.

The Twinkl website is also a great resource for summer holiday activities. In particular with Mia I'm going to be working on her handwriting over the summer as it's an area that needs work, and so I printed out these letter formation flash cards (Twinkl subscriber resource) which I cut out and laminated to make them wipe clean. She can use them over and over to practise her letters whenever she feels like it! Here's a little video showing how easy it was to make them with a paper cutter and laminator:

Here's to a fun summer!

*The survey results represent the findings of 1003 respondents from across the UK and was carried out among parents with children aged 4 - 8 years.

I met Fellowes at BritMums this year, and I will be working with them over the summer to showcase how their products can be used for crafting as a family. I am a part of the Twinkl blogging network and as such have been provided with a Premium subscription.

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