Free Extra Activities for our Themed Kits

Extra activity inspiration to complement the activities provided with our themed, pretend play activity kits.  You can use the dropdown menu above to select activities for each of our kits (where available).

Meteorologist Activities – Rain Gauge

Meteorologist Activities – Rain Gauge

Make a Rain Gauge! What you need: A clear, plastic container (such as an empty bottle) A ruler and pen Small pebbles or sand (optional) Rain How to make it: Making a rain gauge is a really simple, but fun science experiment to try out at home! First gather the materials you need. If using […]

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Meteorologist Activities – Discover How a Thermometer Works!

Meteorologist Activities – Discover How a Thermometer Works!

You can find all the bonus activities for our Meteorologist Kit here!  How to Make a DIY Thermometer Materials Empty glass bottle or jar Water Rubbing alcohol Food coloring A clear straw Modeling clay (we used non-hardening, modelling clay) A marker and piece of card Gather together your materials. The thermometer will need to be […]

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How to Make a DIY Treasure Chest

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How to Make a DIY Treasure Chest

If you received a Treasure Island Bramble Box this month you should have everything you need to make a treasure chest out of colored, large craft sticks. This treasure chest is the perfect prop to use with our indoor treasure hunt; fill with coins, gems, candy or other treasure! How to Make a Treasure Chest: […]

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Treasure Hunt For Kids

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Treasure Hunt For Kids

A perfect way to beat boredom is to create an indoor treasure hunt.  It can be as easy or as hard as you want it to be and can be played over and over again. This fun treasure hunt activity was part of our Treasure Island pretend play & craft kit, one of many themes […]

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Superhero Cuffs – Pretend Play !

Superhero Cuffs – Pretend Play !

How to Make Superhero Pretend Play Cuffs! Here are some instructions for how to make your very own superhero cuffs.  A fun craft with a materials you’ll probably already have on hand at home. Mess: Moderate, Time: 10 Minutes plus drying time, Adult Assistance: Moderate You will need: Toilet paper tubes Paint (metallic or glitter […]

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3 Things to Do with Baby Soda Bottles

3 Things to Do with Baby Soda Bottles

Our October Wizard Bramble Box contained both test tubes and water gel crystals.  Once you are done with the activities in your kit here are a few more to try. There are lots of activities you can do with baby soda bottles and water gel crystals (both of which you can find in our Wizard’s […]

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Halloween Activities: How to Make Fizzing, Melting Frogs!

Halloween Activities: How to Make Fizzing, Melting Frogs!

Time: 30mins – 1hour, Mess Level – High, Difficulty Level – Easy So with Halloween almost here we have been trying out some fun but spooky activities.  For those who got our October Wizard Bramble Box, instructions on how to make your own fizzing, melting frogs are included in your kit. This is a very […]

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How Soda Bottles are Made from Preformed Baby Soda Bottles!

How Soda Bottles are Made from Preformed Baby Soda Bottles!

Our October Wizard boxes contained baby soda bottles (as test tubes).  These little, preformed tubes make excellent test tubes but they are also used to form the water and soda bottles we see in our stores and refrigerators.  Here is a video which shows how the preformed, baby soda bottles are made and transformed into […]

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Create your own Pretend Play Ice Cream Shop

Create your own Pretend Play Ice Cream Shop

This month’s Bramble Box is all about ice cream.  Hopefully the sun is shining where you are and you can enjoy creating and dishing out un-meltable goodies from your store. Each box was handmade by us and is lined on the inside with a red and white gingham print sticker, with a striped store front […]

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How to Make a Japanese Koinobori Windsock

How to Make a Japanese Koinobori Windsock

Make a Japanese Koinobori   Here are the detailed instructions for the Koinobori craft found in our June Traveler Bramble Box. Koinobori (Japanese Windsocks) Koinobori means ‘carp streamer’ in Japanese. These fish shaped wind socks are traditionally flown on Children’s Day in Japan, in honor of children, for a good future and in the hope […]

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