#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #79

Welcome back to Toddler Approved Tuesday, the weekly link-up for you to share everything your little ones, 0-5, have been loving! Have you enjoyed a day out recently and your little one loved it? Maybe you made something awesome and your little tot enjoyed it? Maybe you spend half term week doing something really awesome and want to share it! Come and share your posts with myself and Clare, from Clares Little Tots, we would love to see your posts, old posts welcome too.


Let's turn #TAT into a community! 
If you are a blogger we want to see your posts below in the linky and your insta pics!! If you are a Mum, Dad, childcarer or Early Years Worker we want to see your photos on Instagram too, you can join in by using the hashtag #ToddlerApproved Tuesday and why not give myself and Clare a follow too? You can find our accounts @clarestots and @3princesses1dude and we will try and repost a couple each week too, you can use the hashtag as many times as you like! We would love it to become one of your regular hashtags!

Bloggers remember you can link up to 3 posts below, it would really be appreciated if you could copy and paste the  #ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge onto each post you would like to link up, if you cant do that at least tTry and pop by and comment on as many as you can. Let's aim for at least one host post and the 1 behind you. Can't comment? Why not Pin It, Tweet it or maybe share on Facebook instead? It only takes 2 seconds to click the share button!

Remember to share your post and the linky party using the hashtag #ToddlerApprovedTuesday on your social media, I will Retweet all your posts via Twitter (make sure you mention us in your tweets @3princess_1dude and @clarestots for us to be able to Retweet).

My favourites from last week came from Life With Baby Kicks, you all know I love a good cooking session with the kids, you must pop over and check out what they have been baking!

Busy Bakers Box Simple Butter Cookies for Fathers Day


I also LOVED Becoming A Stay At Home Mum's  Go-Jetters Jet Pack! Monkey looks like he is having the best fun with his homemade toy!

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Grab the badge and come and link up below! I have a games review to share and Clare is sharing a yummy baking recipe!

TAT



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Design and Make Your Own Paw Patrol Cap and T Shirt and GIVEAWAY (so you can make your own!)

My kids love character wear, from their undies to summer hats, they want their favourite characters on EVERYTHING! The latest fave is Paw Patrol and at around £6 a cap they are not something I particularly want to buy, almost £20 for the 3 youngest to have a cap that they will probably wear a couple of times and then lose....nah thanks! Imagine our delight when we were wandering around Poundland and spotted these fabric Paw Patrol stickers, my mind was crazy with things we could customise...PSSSTT, keep reading I have a custom cap and t-shirt kit to giveaway to one lucky winner!!!


Each pack contains 12 large stickers, which are made of a gauze-like fabric, like plasters, if that makes any sense! They are really easy to apply, no iron is needed just peel the backing off and attach where you want it, we were able to peel it off and replace it a couple of times so no need to panic if you don't get it right first time!



I stuck the stickers onto the caps and the monsters made their own tshirts (they are under strict instructions to never wear them out! ha ha!)


For a chance to win your own Paw Patrol Fabric Stickers, cap, tshirt (in your choice of size) AND fabric pens enter via the Rafflecopter form below....

Rundown of prize's:
Cap: 1 size (child's size), pink or blue, choose your colour.
White T-shirt: Comes in ages between 1 and 14, choose your own size!
Fabric pens/paint pens
Paw Patrol Fabric Stickers (1 pack of 12 stickers)

Please bear in mind that as I am providing this prize myself, after a winner is chosen I will email the winner so that I can order the correct size t-shirt and colour cap, this means your prize may take a little longer to arrive as I will have to wait for them to arrive before I can post out the prize!


T&C's.

One winner will receive 1 cap, 1 Tshirt, 1 pack of fabric pens/paint type pens and a pack of Paw Patrol fabric stickers
Entry via Rafflecopter
Giveaway ends Monday June 20th 2016 at 11:59 PM (GMT).
Open to Residents of the UK only.
Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
The winner has 7 days to respond before a new winner is selected.
The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary.

#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #78

Welcome back to Toddler Approved Tuesday, the weekly link-up for you to share everything your little ones, 0-5, have been loving! Have you enjoyed a day out recently and your little one loved it? Maybe you made something awesome and your little tot enjoyed it? Maybe you spend half term week doing something really awesome and want to share it! Come and share your posts with myself and Clare, from Clares Little Tots, we would love to see your posts, old posts welcome too.


Let's turn #TAT into a community! 
If you are a blogger we want to see your posts below in the linky and your insta pics!! If you are a Mum, Dad, childcarer or Early Years Worker we want to see your photos on Instagram too, you can join in by using the hashtag #ToddlerApproved Tuesday and why not give myself and Clare a follow too? You can find our accounts @clarestots and @3princesses1dude and we will try and repost a couple each week too, you can use the hashtag as many times as you like! We would love it to become one of your regular hashtags!

Bloggers remember you can link up to 3 posts below, it would really be appreciated if you could copy and paste the  #ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge onto each post you would like to link up, if you cant do that at least tTry and pop by and comment on as many as you can. Let's aim for at least one host post and the 1 behind you. Can't comment? Why not Pin It, Tweet it or maybe share on Facebook instead? It only takes 2 seconds to click the share button!

Remember to share your post and the linky party using the hashtag #ToddlerApprovedTuesday on your social media, I will Retweet all your posts via Twitter (make sure you mention us in your tweets @3princess_1dude and @clarestots for us to be able to Retweet).


Now, let's get on with the show!

My faves from last week came via Every Star Is Different and Six Little Hearts. Click the image to go to the blog page.

Whats not to love about Disney themed Busy Bags!

I'm always on the look out for an easy way to make playdough!



This week I am linking up with DIY Jungle headbands and Clare is linking up with a lovely homemade Fathers Day gift. You can find both in the linky below so grab the badge and come join in!


TAT



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See you next week!

Make It. DIY Jungle Animal Headbands #BostikBloggers

I don't know about you but my monsters love dressing up! They love having a rifle through the box and becoming someone else, or indeed something else! One thing the monsters dressing up box is missing is jungle animals so as this month's Bostik Bloggers theme is 'Jungle' I thought I would rectify that and make some quick an easy jungle animal headbands.


These are so easy to make, they are perfect for a last minute craft, perfect for an animal parade! We also played a hunt the animal hide and seek in the trees (which we pretended was the jungle!) and used our Duct Tape Binoculars to hunt for each other!  They had so much fun it was perfect for a boring Sunday afternoon!

To  make your own set of jungle animal headbands you will need:

Alice bands
Animal print card
Bostik Glu Dots
Scissors
Pencil






Now comes the part where I confuse you with my instruction, thank goodness for photos!...






Because you don't have to wait for the Bostik Glu Dots to dry your DIY animal headbands are ready to wear and play with immediately! Although be prepared they are very realistic!!! (note my hint of sarcasm!!)









5 Ideas For...Busy Bags For Babies

I love busy bags, self-contained educational toys and  learning games for children that are easy to pack or pull out when you to play with. Busy bags are great for home and on the go! As something to grab whilst you are cooking dinner, when the kids say 'I'm bored!'. They are a great quiet activity for when your younger children are napping, and they are awesome for packing in a handbag or changing bag to take with you for a quick activity at restaurants etc. Here are 5 of my favourite busy bags, or activities that can be easily adapted to become a busy bag for babies under 18 months...




Activity Time. Toilet Roll Tube and Ribbon Threading Busy Bag

This was one of the monsters favourite things to do when they were small, I am trying to cut down Elsies afternoon nap, from 2 hours to 1 hour and thought this would be a perfect activity to grab to sit on the sofa and have some quiet time before her nap.


What you need:

Ribbon, preferably the wider kind.
Toilet roll tubes

Washi tape, felt pens etc for decorating. Blue tack (optional) 

I got Ellie to decorate our tubes as a little project for her after school one night, she did a great job don't you think? You don't even have to decorate the tubes, but they do look nicer and more inviting if you do! I also added a round of blue tack to the end of the ribbon to attach it to the bottom of the first tube to stop them all falling off. Don't  do this if you think your little one will put it in their mouth, we don't want anyone choking.


I put all of our bits in a box ready to grab just before Elsie's nap. She really enjoyed this busy box, it did exactly what it says on the tin and kept her busy for ages! She was so proud, every time she got one on she would let out a little ''woohhoo'' it was so funny!

This was a  great activity for promoting development of Elsie's fine motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination. It also helped her practice her counting and colours as she talked about each bead as she thread them.





Activity Time. Phonics Fun Busy Bag

Last week I found these Scrabble people in the charity shop, I swipe them from the shelve as fast as I saw them and then we got home and, of course, I put them down and kind of forgot about them! Then last week at the car boot we saw some Usborne Books Phonics Flashcards (for 50p!) and I thought they would make the perfect busy bag paired together! 


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To make your own fun with phonics busy bag you will need:

Lowercase lettering, I have no idea where to get the Scrabble people from, despite looking everywhere! I have linked to some similar lowercase letters you could use instead below.


This activity was so easy to set up, I used a Melissa and Doug wooden food crate that I kept a few Christmasses ago! I forgot all about it but found it on a recent tidy up session storing some old stickers!

The great thing about the Scrabble people is that they interlink and 'hold hands'. It was a great way to learn how to sound out the words by making all the letters hold hands! Unfortunately though we can only do one word at a time due to only having one of each letter.

Of course though with my monsters everything becomes a fight, a fight over letters, a fight over the cards...so this is most definitely an independent activity for one person and depending on their stage can be done independently or with an adult. Evie loves sitting with me to do this busy bag, whereas Jenson prefers to sit by himself.

For more fun busy bag ideas take a look at our own easy to set up busy bags or why not follow our board on Pinterest.







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