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Making Weekends Feel Special During Lockdown

Remember when Friday nights were a big deal and a good chance to breathe a sigh of relief? You can slow the pace, pjs until noon and thank goodness no school run! phew! However, I don't know about you but since lockdown struck the weekdays are rolling into the weekends. So that got me thinking, how could I make the weekends feel a little bit more special? And as always when I need some suggestions I knew to ask our wonderful Facebook Community who are the BEST at sharing ideas! Below is a collection of their suggestions for making your weekends extra special in lockdown! Click the picture to download the ideas list and pin it to your fridge next...

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Free Downloads for Lockdown

Surely one of these will get the kids playing?! Click on your chosen image to download, print out and PLAY!! OOOh! And remember to tag @play.hooray and @playprompts in your play pictures so that we can see what you're getting up to! Happy Playing! Claire x  

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dad outside the lines x playHOORAY! poster

I am so excited to share my recent collaboration with brilliant Billy Thomas from @dadoutsidethelines Do check out Billy's Instagram account here, he's a creative genius, makes the best whitty cards and posters for kids to colour in and I've been a fan for years! Check out his awesome work on this website here. Click the image below to get your copy of our 'Stay at home Play at home' poster for your little ones to get creative, colour in and proudly display in their windows! Remember to tag @dadoutsidethelines and @play.hooray in your poster photos for us to share on social media! Happy Playing! Claire and Billy 

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Pick Your Play- FREE printable

This fun printable has been made for you to print and enjoy at home! Encourage your kids to take ownership of their play and choose what they would like to do! Simply download and print this fun 'Pick Your Play' page, and stick it somewhere the children can reach. They will love tearing off the little tickets and deciding what to do. I cannot wait to see what you get up to, please tag @play.hooray in your play pictures for me to share on social media! And remember to send this onto your friends, who might always be looking for a helping hand when it comes to entertaining the kids! Happy Playing! Claire x

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Stuck Indoors with Kids!

Whatever the reason, we can sometimes find ourselves stuck indoors trying to entertain the kids. And that's when the reality of just how long the day really is when there's no choice to leave the house. Well I'm no fairy godmother and cannot promise miracles but I can certainly help when it comes to keeping the kids busy with limited resources...call it my super power!!  And let's be honest, we've all sat and played with the kids for what feels like hours and it's only been 10 minutes or looking at the clock and the afternoons seem to drag. My best advice for this would be to break down your day into chunks of time, perhaps hourly slots. Be clear...

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