So when the sun came out this morning and DD3 received her pack of Doodle Dog crayons through the post from The Present Finder, we knew it was time to get out and about to make the most of the fine weather.
We headed to the park for a quiet picnic taking with us her favourite blanket, colouring book and these bright, colourful crayons which are in the shape of cute little balloon dogs.
I don't usually give her shaped crayons as I always think she will snap them within minutes!! But these solid, sturdy crayons are perfect for her little hands to easily grip, she couldn't decide which colour to choose first! She scribbled away with ease as she happily created today's artwork which is now stuck on the fridge with the rest of her creations. They were ideal to take along as they are just the right size for us Mums to carry around in our handbags, ready for moments when the little ones are feeling bored and in need of a quick activity to keep them entertained.
They come in a lovely box which would make a great gift for children or even look great on the desks of teenagers studying for their exams, to give their notes a quick shade of colour, or any dog lovers out there (my Mum wants a pack now!)
We also received this best-selling giant sticky note pad and 50/50 coloured pencils which added a bit of fun for the kiddies, as they wrote out today's spellings. They doodled away on their sticky notes with these cheerful crayons and wrote their words in lists underneath. They then easily peeled them off and placed their sticky note, in a place they sure won't miss, so that they can easily revise this week's spellings everytime they see it.
These sticky notes make great teaching aids as they can be used in so many different ways!!!
This week we will be using them with DS5 to help with his High Frequency words. He will stick them around the house to create a word trail so he can have fun with a 'Word Treasure Hunt'. They are so versatile, from drawings and colourings for the little ones, quick maths calculations for the boys, or to stick up all DD13's revision notes as she's preparing for exams, not to forget they make great Home Ed notes to stick around for myself too.
'The giant note pad will be great for story planning as I can stick all my ideas on my bedroom wall!' DD13
'I love the box of bright little balloon dogs best' DS8
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