Its that time again, when the little uns, high on too much chocolate and the excitement of another school holiday, are looking for endless days out and things to entertain them. We appreciate how expensive the school holidays can be for parents and how many parents struggle to find the funds to replace the school dinners provided during term time, let alone have spare for activities.
So Little Wrens have compiled a few things to help! Our always popular FREE children's book treasure hunt is up and running again, which we love, and have seen the popularity of it grow and grow. In case you haven't heard (and have been hiding under a rock somewhere?!) during the school holidays our Little Wrens book fairies, collect, wrap and hide pre-loved children's books in popular North Cornwall locations and put a clue on our Facebook page as to where to look. We simply ask that all children only take one book each in order for as many to be able to join in as possible, and we then enjoy seeing the 'finder photos' submitted of the super sleuth brilliant finders, with their new books, on our Facebook group page. Our first books will go out this Good Friday 30th March so keep your eyes peeled on our social media pages.
Rocks... (do you see how that lead on nicely, ahem...) Some of us at Little Wrens have joined 'Kernow Rocks' on Facebook. The group has over 5,000 members throughout the whole of Cornwall and offers a fun, free activity for children (and big kids too) to get involved in. The idea being that you paint rocks and use your creative flair, varnish them and hide them ready for others to find. Again, finder photos are encouraged to be submitted on their Facebook page and its fantastic for children to see how far their rocks can travel. Join up and get your children involved at https://www.facebook.com/groups/297165407376259/ We are aware that Lidls and Wilkos currently have packs of numerous acrylic paints for under £3 a pack so it wont break the bank, and clear nail varnish can also work a treat and be a cheap varnish alternative.
Finally, still on the creative theme, we are running our first Little Wrens drawing competition this Easter and you can win a fabulous prize bundle of toys and Easter chocolate. The 1st prize winner will have a choice of 2 bundles depending on what would most suit their age and interests, and 2nd and 3rd place winners will both receive an Easter Egg. The theme of the competition is simply 'EASTER IN CORNWALL' and we would love for children to get as creative as possible. Craft materials, paint, glitter and anything and everything goes if you wish to add to your drawing, and the competition is open to all children aged 12 and under. Photographs of the prizes can be found on our Facebook page and the closing date for entries is Friday 6th April 2018. Entries can be posted to Little Wrens Wardrobe, c/o St Petrocs Parish Centre, Church Square, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DP. Please remember to write the childs name, age and parents contact details on the reverse of the picture so we can get in contact if you are the lucky winner/s.
Hope you all have a fantastic Easter break whatever you are doing and get to enjoy some quality family time together, with love from all of us at Little Wrens Wardrobe (Children's Clothes Bank). x