Day 173 – Paper Helicopter

Today's new thing is yet another from the James Dyson Foundation challenge cards I discovered a few months ago. Whilst these are aimed at children, I've had great fun making and learning about spaghetti bridges, paper water balloons, and weather balloons, so I was looking forward to today's task - making a paper helicopter. I've… Continue reading Day 173 – Paper Helicopter

Day 165 – Taskmaster Challenge

For the past few weeks, a YouTube channel called Taskmaster has been popping up on my home screen. I gathered the videos were of people doing weird things, but I never actually clicked on a video until today. It turns out that each week during the UK's lockdown, a different fun challenge was set for… Continue reading Day 165 – Taskmaster Challenge

Day 142 – Paper water bombs

After my spaghetti bridge success the other day, I really wanted to attempt another one of the James Dyson Foundation challenges – I mean, they're for kids, but that just makes them extra fun in my opinion. As it was a really warm day, my attention wandered over to the paper water bombs section. All… Continue reading Day 142 – Paper water bombs

Day 126 – Camping at home

My husband is on holiday this week as we were meant to be visiting family back in England. Although it became clear a while ago that wasn't going to happen, he kept his holiday from work all the same. As we can't go anywhere, we decided to have a break regardless and go camping...in our… Continue reading Day 126 – Camping at home

Day 121 – Made Gingerbread

Today was a rainy public holiday here in Germany, so I wanted a nice easy new thing to do inside. I had a few options, but when my sister suggested we bake gingerbread men together over FaceTime with my nephew I knew that was the one to go with. Not exactly a seasonal bake, but… Continue reading Day 121 – Made Gingerbread

Day 120 – Learnt to Beatbox

Let me just start by saying I did not think I could do this, at all. I thought I would end up sounding like a lame, middle-aged Uncle, trying to trick the kids he's cool. I was always very envious of anybody who could bust out a beat, and even I tried to follow along,… Continue reading Day 120 – Learnt to Beatbox

Day 118 – Made a bouncy egg

This isn't magic, and I haven't finally lost it - I used actual science to make an egg bounce. Whilst researching new things to do at home, I stumbled across a video that contained some cool science experiments to do with kids (just the right level) and picked out the bouncy egg as it seemed… Continue reading Day 118 – Made a bouncy egg

Day 116 – Speed-story with Storymatic

Today's new thing takes a little bit of explaining. Last Christmas I bought my husband a Storymatic – a set of cards with an equal mix of character traits and situations. The idea of the Storymatic is that the cards provide you with prompts to write a story. The beauty of these cards is that… Continue reading Day 116 – Speed-story with Storymatic

Day 114 – Bollywood dance class

Most of my new things recently have been either about food or exercise – I guess it's important to have a balance! Today we're back with exercise, and after a trying week I needed something light and fun, so I chose to finally cross off a Bollywood dance class from my list. I was looking… Continue reading Day 114 – Bollywood dance class

Day 101 – Recreate famous sculptures

I am very grateful that my friends are always on high-alert for new things for me to do: they quite often send through suggestions that I would have never discovered if it weren't for them. I normally put the suggestions on the list and plan to do it in the future. Last week, however, 3… Continue reading Day 101 – Recreate famous sculptures