With the release of Disney’s The BFG on digital download, DVD and Blu-ray this month, Disney have released six brilliant BFG activity sheets which are available for you to download for free here.Two of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg – unite this year to bring Dahl’s classic to life. Based on the beloved novel by the iconic British children’s novelist, Disney’s The BFG tells the exciting tale of a young girl named Sophie and the mysterious Big Friendly Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Steven Spielberg’s The BFG is released this month – making the DVD or Blu-ray the perfect Christmas present for young and old Dahl fans alike!
Disney’s The BFG is available on Digital Download, Blu-Ray™and DVD. Order your own copy today on Amazon.
With a few weeks left of the school holidays to enjoy and many parents already planning a getaway in the October half term, this seems like the perfect time to get a Pipity Activity Case to take away with you.
When we went on holiday to Devon a couple of weeks ago one of the first things we packed was our Pipity. Pipity is a very portable, A5 size activity case filled with everything a child would need to colour in or create things. It includes a pencil, colouring pencils, a ruler, scissors (not sharp), glue, a pencil sharpener and a little pouch to keep your activity book in.
Pipity is a triumph of design and the perfect package to take away for crafty kids. The Pipity Activity Case recently won Right Start Best Toy Award 2016 and it’s been incredibly well thought out.
It’s the perfect activity set to take on holiday, on days out, or just to your local cafe while you’re having lunch. It is suitable for children aged 6+ and there are a number of different activity books to choose from and enjoy.
My small boy LOVED his Pipity Activity Case and showed it off to anyone who would listen. We are delighted with it and we think it is an essential and very neat bit of kit for your creative mini travellers.
To view the full range of Pipity activity products or to order for yourself, visit the Pipity website.
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Whenever we go out anywhere, even if it’s just to a local cafe I always shove an activity book and some pens in my bag to keep the boy entertained. He likes to draw and colour in. It is something he can do by himself or something we can do together. We were sent an award winning Pipity Activity Case, Pipity Portfolio and some Pipity Activity Books to try out on our holiday. But what did the boy think?
There are three different colours to choose from, red, pink and blue, all have a lovely star pattern. We chose the blue stars because blue is his favourite colour. The Pipity Activity Case is a fold out case full of all the stationery a child would need to colour in or create things. It includes a pencil, colouring pencils, a ruler, scissors (not sharp), glue, a pencil sharpener and a little pouch to keep your activity book in.
The Pipity Activity Case folds out and has an easel/board you can lean on to use if you’re not sat at a table. This is a great idea, especially if you need to keep them entertained somewhere like the airport where they are likely to be sat on the floor.
The Pipity Activity Case has a carry handle and a strap you can sling over your shoulder and carry it with. And this is what the boy did as soon as he clapped eyes on it. Wherever we went, Pipity had to come too, and the best thing was he was carrying it for once. He was so proud and excited to have his own swanky activity case, he showed it off to anyone who would listen.
We were sent three different activity books to try, so we eased ourselves in gently and just chose the book which had blank pages to write and draw on. These are just the right size to slip inside the activity case. The pages are perforated too – a nice touch, so when you’ve finished your masterpiece you can tear it out and stick it on the fridge.
Pipity is very portable. It’s light, is around A5 size and is in a waterproof oilcloth case. It’s well made, stylish (I would love a similar one for adult crafting things) and it is suitable for children aged 6+ (though it’s safe for ages 3+). The activity case costs £24.99 and is currently available online via the Pipity website.
We were also sent the Pipity Portfolio, a handy case with expandable compartments to store your masterpieces once you’ve completed them. It’s the ideal companion to the activity case and costs just £7.50. I really liked this, the boy has a habit of gifting me his drawings and I never have anywhere to store them, so I liked that we could keep them safe in the portfolio.
The Pipity Portfolio has its own handle so you can carry it. It’s made from lined board and is around A5 size. The portfolio has an elastic fastener to keep your treasures safe and sound. I think this is a lovely idea and a great price. I’d like to see it also available in a larger A4 size for bigger pieces of artwork.
Pipity was designed by Kate, a Mum of 3 from Devon. The range has been designed at her kitchen table and was launched in May 2015. The Pipity Activity Case recently won Right Start Best Toy Award 2016, which is very exciting. The Pipity range is all available on the Pipity website.
The Pipity Activity Case is absolutely perfect for taking on holiday, on days out, or just to the local cafe. It has been very widely admired by everyone who has seen it (or been shown it by the boy) and I can see this becoming a real essential for us whenever we leave the house.
We were sent these lovely Pipity products for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.
Ahoy there Pipsqueaks! I am excited to be able to let you know that I will be taking part in the Pip Ahoy Twitter party on Thursday 25th February from 1-2.30pm. Follow the Pip Ahoy! twitter account and during the party they will be giving away 20 copies of the Welcome To Salty Cove DVD to some partying Pipsqueaks. Use the hashtag #PipAhoy to join in.
You can download your free Pip Ahoy party pack here. The pack includes a whole host of Pip Ahoy crafts, party games, sing along song sheets and everything you need to make your pwn Pip Ahoy puppet theatre!
Don’t forget I’ve also got a giveaway running until 29th February to win your very own copy of the Welcome To Salty Cove DVD. You can find my giveaway here!
Free Printables for Pre-Schoolers!
I’ve got some gorgeous free Pip Ahoy spring printables which you can download here. Make some Mother’s Day crafts and cards, as well as an Easter bunny mask, thank you cards and colouring in pages. Something to keep the little ones occupied this spring.
I hope very much that you’ll join me, Pip Ahoy and a host of other bloggers at the Pip Ahoy twitter party this coming Thursday. See you then?
The lovely people who make the brilliant cartoon Pip Ahoy have given me a fantastic set of 12 Christmas Pip Ahoy! printables to share with you.
If you’ve not yet heard of Pip and his friends, Pip Ahoy! is a cartoon about Pip the puppy, and his friends including cute kitten Alba and adorable Alan the penguin in the seaside town of Salty Cove. You can catch up with Pip Ahoy! on Channel 5’s Milkshake and on Cartoonito.
This set of free Christmas Pip Ahoy! printables includes lots of festive pictures to colour in, as well as template letters to Santa and Christmas craft ideas. Lots to keep the little ones entertained throughout the Christmas period.
To download the free Pip Ahoy! printables click here.
Don’t forget to join us for the Pip Ahoy! Twitter Party on 1st December, follow @PipAhoyUK and join in with the hashtag #ISpyWithPip to be in with a chance to win some prizes. You can download your free Pip Ahoy party pack here.
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Don’t forget you can win your very own Pip Ahoy! Skippers Bucket Toy in my Christmas competition – it ends on 13th December 2015, click here to be in with a chance to win!