Our Seaside Themed Week

You may have read my post last week about planning our week with Twinkl, I wrote about how I have never really been very good at thinking of activities but was planning on taking the girls on a seaside adventure through various activities. Well, we had GREAT fun all week and I have decided to make it into a weekly roundup!

Each week I will share the activities we have done and let you know what the following week’s theme will be. Hopefully it will give you some ideas too!

THEMED WEEK

 

Underwater fun

CRAFTS The first activity we did was from the Twinkl website, such a nice activity using lollipop sticks to make a fish. We stuck him on a paper plate we’d painted blue and added some tissue paper seaweed.

DSC_0773 DSC_0776 DSC_0778 DSC_0784 DSC_0787 DSC_0790 DSC_0791COOKING The next thing we did was make some rock pool pies– I saw these a couple of years ago on the I can Cook section on cbeebies and they are super easy to make.

DSC_0246 DSC_0249 DSC_0259 DSC_0266 DSC_0272 DSC_0277 DSC_0279 DSC_0281 DSC_0298

INDOORS We decided to turn our conservatory into the ocean and so use paper plates, tissue paper and googly eyes to make octopuses and hung them from the ceiling. They look great!

DSC_0233 DSC_0238 DSC_0239 DSC_0303

OUTDOORS We had a great time pretending to be at the seaside with out sand and water trays!

DSC_0697 DSC_0706 DSC_0711 DSC_0850HAND PAINTING The last thing we did was to get the paints out once again and make some handprint mermaids. They are so easy to do and the full instructions are on the Twinkl website. This wasn’t one for Little L to join in with as she still has a tendency to lick her fingers!!

DSC_0177 DSC_0183 DSC_0186 DSC_0188 DSC_0193 DSC_0197

DSC_0199

READING We also had great fun reading seaside related books. The main one being The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson. Here are the others we read:

  •  Commotion in the Ocean
  • The Rainbow Fish
  • Sharing A Shell
  • The Snail and the Whale
  • The Fruity Fish

It has been such a lovely week and we have already decided that this coming week’s theme is going to be Princes and Princesses after visiting Buckingham Palace at the weekend.

Come back next week to see how we get on! 

Awesome badge (1)

We have been given access to the Platinum content on the Twinkl website but all thoughts and words are my own. 

 

The Twinkle Diaries
Mini Creations

Find Katy on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest and Instagram for more!


Comments 21

  1. Some fantastic ideas on here, I love the octopuses and the mermaids! I think I might trY planning more. Or get the baby out the way maybe!

    I was reading a great blog on this the other day “Sharky Knows” and she is going through the alphabet with crafts!

    X

    1. Post
      Author
    1. Post
      Author
  2. Great post! I love the themed weeks idea! The seaside is one of our favourite places! The mermaid print is super cute too. We read the signing mermaid:) #TwinklyTuesdays #Minicreations

    1. Post
      Author
    1. Post
      Author
  3. Wowsers, what a round up – such amazing ideas on here. I love twinkl for giving us ideas but I definitely need to be more creative like you are! Thanks so much for linking up with #twinklytuesday

    1. Post
      Author
  4. These are such fab ideas and loving that you have incorporated food into the theme too! I may have to steal some of your ideas! Will be looking out for the round up each week xxx

    1. Post
      Author
  5. Wow, this is brilliant. What a great selection of activities. Love the fish, and sand and water play is always good. I do find that having a theme in mind at the start of the week makes it much easier to some up with ideas x #MiniCreations

    1. Post
      Author
  6. Fantastic ideas! I love the idea of having a theme week and must check out all those resources on the Twinkl website!

    1. Post
      Author
    1. Post
      Author
  7. Grace says – We are in TOTAL awe of you guys. What a mega awesome crafting week you have had!! Those rock-pool pies look VERY yummy. I will be sending my Mum over to check out the recipe properly as I could just eat one of those now!!
    Lucas says – Wow!! How busy have you guys been???? Awesome…..
    Thanks for linking to #minicreations

    1. Post
      Author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.