Wonder Kids Blog

Wayne Wonder Based in Gloucestershire 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.

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Sleepover's - More ideas

Im back with the final part of my Sleepover blogs.  I have found a few more ideas that I couldn't fit into the other posts but I thought they were just too good to miss out on. You can find the other three blogs using the links below.

Sleepover Part 1

Sleepover Part 2

Sleepover Part 3

I also have an announcement to make, I have now launched the official Wonder Kids group on Facebook, All of these blog posts will be uploaded to the group as well as lots of videos in the future.  Plus as it is a group on Facebook it's a great platform to communicate and share ideas on.  If you find any really good ideas, then YOU too can post to a growing community.  To get started in this group just click on the image below and join the group.  It's will be a growing friendly and creative group, great to get ideas for fun things to try at home.

Giant Naughts & Crosses

I think this would work great as part of a tournament where the competition gets harder and winners get to play on.  The kids that lose a game have to pick a side to cheer on and win a prize if their team wins.  So you could start with rounds of giant naughts and crosses, then move onto Balloon Ping Pong and then on to Gross Test etc. So here's what you need - 

Tape, masking tape, washi tape or electrical tape.  In prefer masking tape

10 x paper plates

1 x big chunky marker pen, any colour will do

Pretty self explanatory, tape the grid on the floor.  Mark 5 plates with crosses and 5 plates with naughts each player picks a side and away you go.  

Design your own Eye Masks

Another super simple but totally cool idea.  Great for something to do whilst everyone is arriving or as a chill out activity later in the day.  All you need are some cheap eye masks (click here), some fabric pens and some stick on sequins.

Before we carry on, I was invited back to the Lollipop Lighthouse recently and I showed the Captain how to make a Balloon Penguin, watch the video below and make sure you subscribe to the channel, it's free and now has loads of great entertainment just for kids.

Samurai Pillow Fight

Use the second piece of fabric to tie the cardboard handle to the pillowcase. Now yell “Cowabunga!!!” because it’s ninja pillow fight time.

These awesome pillow weapons look super cool and take pillow fights to a whole new level. Her's what you need:

  • White Cotton Pillowcase
  • Red, Orange, Blue Fabric (1 yard of each is way more than enough)
  • White String
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard Tube
  • Fabric Pens
  • Soft, Fluffy Pillows

Step 1

Take the cardboard tube from a paper towel roll and cut it into 7-inch pieces. Using a strip of fabric about 12” x 18”, place the cardboard tube along the short side of the fabric and roll it up.

Step 2

Tuck the remaining fabric inside the tube to secure it. Then wrap the white string around the tube to create a diamond samurai sword pattern.

Step 3

Use the second piece of fabric to tie the cardboard handle to the pillowcase. Now yell “Cowabunga!!!” because it’s ninja pillow fight time, just add some artwork with the fabric pens and your all set.

Author

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 below.  Please do share these posts on your favourite social media too.

Inside Out - Colouring Pages and Prizes

Support the Kids Club

This week in the Kids Club I have something I have never done before.  Obviously there have been a lot of changes to this blog this year.  It's now a weekly blog (used to be monthly). With the new style and layout of my posts I have not done any colouring pages.  So this week it changes with a great selection of colouring pages mostly from Inside Out (this month's theme).  I have included one Wayne Wonder colouring page too. Now this is where this gets really cool! I am giving away a One Hour Party Extravaganza for children aged 5+.  This can be a Birthday Party that you can use anytime in the next 12 months or maybe you are a community group and want to put on a show then get your children to take part in this competition.

How do you enter?

Really easily, just click on one of the picture's below and print it out.  Ask your child to colour it in.  They can colour it in any way they like using crayons, pencils, chalk, paint, felt tips anything they like.  Maybe even a mosaic using different coloured pieces of paper? It can be accurate to the film or completely crazy and abstract it's all up to the kids and I am really looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Take a picture of the final work of art and post it on my Facebook Page with the #WayneWonderColouringComp.   I will then pick a winner at the end of this month and provide you with a voucher worth at least £150.00 for my One Hour Party Extravaganza.  There are a few T's & C's to this competition so I have included them beneath the colouring pages.

Terms and Conditions

A few quick terms and conditions, just in case

  • Competition only applies to people from the Home Counties, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire
  • The voucher will be valid for 12 months and subject to my availability
  • The competition can be finished without a winner if we have less than ten entries
  • All entrants must be over 18 years old and be the legal carer/provider for the child that draws the picture.
  • Competition ends on Saturday 30th April, all entries must be in by the end of that day.  The winner will be announced by May 5th. Check my Facebook Page for the winner.