Archive for February, 2011


Thursday, February 17th, 2011

As it is half term I treated the children to a trip to the pictures to see Tangled.

We are really lucky in Bo’ness to have, what I think, is the most beautiful cinema in Scotland.

The Hippodrome in 1952

Bo’ness Hippodrome Today

Interior of Hippodrome today

We are very lucky in Bo’ness to have this wonderful cinema on our doorstep and the children loved Tangled.

Roll on the Easter hols and Gnomeo and Juliet!

Fun with Felt (and tissue paper, foam and glue!)

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

We have had lots of fun today, the first day of half term.

First we had a ball at soft play with the other local childminders and their children. Some firm friendships are being made between the toddlers, who see each other regularly at toddler groups and childminding group.

After we had come back, had lunch and a wee rest, we started working on our collage-rainbows, inspired by the beautiful rainbow that was over Bo’ness when the schools came out.

But while we’re on a roll, why stop at rainbows?

All in all, a very successful day filled with fun and crafts. What a good start to half-term!

Chinese New Year and Valentines

Monday, February 14th, 2011

A Chinese Lion

And some flowers, for our Valentines.

Baking and crafting

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Here’s a round up of what we’ve been up to recently.

We’ve been baking banana loaf

Flapjacks – this is what happens when you ask 6 year olds to drizzle melted chocolate.

And today, Chinese New Year, we made lanterns,