Make your own fun

Over 140 boredom-busting games and activities for children! In the 70s when television was not yet so developed and popular we played so many more games and we often made our own games.

Reading this compendium of games and ideas made me remember with nostalgic feelings at my childhood. The 70s were creative years and we never had entertainers at our birthday parties. Back then we could entertain ourselves with potato race, egg and spoon race, musical chairs, musical statues, piñata.

Over the years I have seen kids’ parties where entertainers were hired to okay these Games. Maybe the tough economic climate will get us to rethink of party entertainment, I would recommend to buy this book before hiring an entertainer. You will be surprised how much you can do yourself. Have fun and let us know if you manage to find some other interesting games that are not mentioned in the book.

As well as many childhood favourites, such as SQUEAK PIGGY SQUEAK, WINK MURDER and SLEEPING LIONS, inside this book you’ll also discover tons of exciting new ways to entertain children, including CHEESY PUFF SCULPTURES, BEACH MONSTERS and TRUSSED-UP TURKEYS. You’ll also find a host of creative make-and-do ideas, such as EGG-CARTON MONSTERS and COBWEB PICTURES, and, of course, inspiration for how to throw the best children’s party ever!

So, whether you’re looking for ways to entertain one child or ten, indoors or outdoors, at a party, on holiday or on a quiet day at home, MAKE YOUR OWN FUN will give you all the inspiration you need. This book is also a nostalgic treat for parents, so the whole family will soon be having more fun than they ever thought possible!

About Josie Curran

Josie Curran lives in a houseboat on an island in the Thames with her boyfriend, Barney, two children Herbie and Kitty, and Otter the dog. When she’s not thinking up new and marvelous ways to fill your time, she works at the children’s charity Kids Company.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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