Wonder Kids

Wayne Wonder Based in Buckinghamshire in the U.K is one of the country's leading children's entertainers and winner of multiple awards across his field.

As a magician and children's entertainer I am constantly on the look out for new ideas, different takes on old ideas and practically anything I can add into my repertoire.  As a by product of this I come across or invent lots of ideas that for one reason or another I can't fit into my shows.  That doesn't mean that they are no good in fact many of them work great for ideas to try at home.  I only realised this after having my daughter and seeing how much she enjoyed them.  That's why I have created this resource, for families to visit take away what they want and try these things at home.  You have everything at your fingertips for great, easy and inexpensive ideas for your little ones at home.  Going out to new experiences and spending time together as a family is important if not crucial to a child's development but that doesn't mean you have to go out and spend lots of money every time, you can create amazing memories just by investing a little bit of time at home with these great ideas.

I would love to know what you think about Wonder Kids blog and how you get on with any of the ideas in fact if you post a picture of your family trying one of the activities from this blog o my Facebook Page I will send you a goodie bag filled with loads of great Wayne Wonder Prizes for FREE!

Here's my Facebook page  - https://www.facebook.com/WayneWonderEntertainment  

Musical Madness - Harmonica

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This week I have something so simple, a wind instrument to go along with the rain sticks I showed last week and next week I am going to show you a cool percussion instrument.  By the end of the month you will have enough instruments to create your own home band.  As promised last week I would go into a few more details on the benefits of music for children so I have this great graphic.

Harmonica

What you'll need:

  • 2 Popsicle Sticks ~ We used the wide ones
  • 2 Rubber Bands ~ You could also use string
  • A strip of paper the same size as the Popsicle Stick
  • 2 toothpicks cut the width or just wider than the Popsicle Stick

Here's how to make them, they take 2 minutes to make.

  • Sandwich the paper strip in between the 2 Popsicle Sticks
  • Wrap a rubber band around one end until it is snug.
  • Slide a toothpick to the inside of the rubber band.
  • Sandwich the last toothpick at the other end of the Popsicle sticks, and wrap with a rubber band.

We found it worked best when we placed one toothpick on top of the paper and one toothpick under the paper.



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Wayne Wonder is one of the UK's leading family entertainers, a multi award winning magician and balloon artist, he's also a published poet and father of one.  As well as a few TV credits to his name Wayne has performed in three different countries.  Wayne Wonder's Kids Club was only launched in 2014 and since then has changed dramatically.  If you have found this blog helpful/interesting then please do let us know in the comments in below.  Please do share these posts on your favourite social media too.