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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Mothers Day - Breakfast in Bed

Mothers Day Breakfast from Wonder Kids

One of the classic features of Mothers Day is serving them breakfast in bed.  Now I know there is a temptation to let the kids make breakfast and serve it to them which is very sweet and funny but I think they do deserve a really nice edible breakfast if you really only do it a handful of times every year.  I have come up with some great recipes below that are super tasty and with just a little supervision the kids can help you make these too.

Mothers day Breakfast from Wonder Kids

Toasted Breakfast Cups

Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Ask your little helper to grease 8 holes of a muffin tin with butter. 

Push one slice of bread into each greased hole, moulding it to fit with your fingers (kids will love helping with this part!) – all four corners of the bread should be sticking up. Bake for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Remove and leave to cool a little.

Get the kids to put one slice of ham inside each cup, smoothing it out to make a lining for the toast. Crack an egg into each one and season well – best if you do this bit. Return to the oven for 10 minutes, or until the whites are cooked but the yolk is still soft*. Remove from the oven and ask the kids to scatter over the chives. Serve immediately.


French Toast

I love French Toast on the odd occasion and I think it is one of those recipes that really surprises in the UK. Mum won't have this very often so give this a try.

French Toast from Wonder Kids

Ingredients

  • 12 rashers streaky bacon
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 thick slices of bread (white or brown)
  • 75g (3oz) butter
  • Pinch of Cinnamon (optional)
  • Drop of Vanilla extract (optional)

Method

  1. Grill the bacon until crisp and keep warm. Lightly whisk three eggs, season (add the optional cinnamon and vanilla extract) and put in a shallow dish.
  2. Dip bread slices in the egg and press gently to help it absorb. Heat the butter in a pan and fry the bread for 2 mins on each side until golden brown.
  3. Cut each slice of bread into two triangles and top each with two slices of bacon and a good drizzle of maple syrup.

Mothers Day Breakfast Wonder Kids

Special Croissant

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 croissants
  • 8 slices good-quality ham
  • 8 slices Emmental cheese
  • 2 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Poppy seeds
 

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 190c. Slice the croissants in half lengthways. Place a slice of cheese on the base of the croissants, followed by two slices of ham and another slice of cheese.
  2. Place the croissants on a baking tray.
  3. Mix the honey and brown sugar together and brush on top of the croissants. Sprinkle with poppy seeds and place in the oven for 6-7 minutes to heat through.
  4. Serve immediately.

Alice in Wonderland - Glowtini

Alice in Wonderland ideas from Wonder Kids

Welcome to the second week of our Alice in Wonderland fun.  If you're a regular reader (thanks for coming back) you will know about all of the improvements I have been adding to Wonder Kids over the past few weeks.  Well this week is no different, I have added two brand new sections.

The New Video's section is the new home for all of our video's that we have been making for two years now.  Not only is it for our videos but there are also other Youtube Channels there too that feature Wonder Kids and some videos just from our friends that we think you will like too. We have already uploaded our first video of 2017 which is a review of the new Furby Connect, check it out below.

The second new section is Kids Kitchen, over the years I have shown some great simple ideas that are a great way to introduce kids into the kitchen and to get them trying some more adventurous food too. I have highlighted some of my favourite ideas but if you scroll down the page you will find even more ideas and I will be updating this section regularly with brand new videos from the Wonder Kids You Tube Channel.

Now we are done with the biggest intro I have ever included on a blog post, it's time to get down to business.  This week I have another great way to get the kids into the kitchen and get some extra fruit into them by making it fun.  I have included three "Glowtini" recipes.  Whats a Glowtini? its a child friendly mocktail that glows in the dark and it's completely safe to drink! Read on to find out more.

Cherry Mint Glowtini from Wonder Kids

Cherry Mint Glowtini

  • 1 cup fresh cherries, stemmed and pitted

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint

  • 1/2 tbsp Sugar

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

  • 3 cups club soda

  • ice

In a large bowl, combine cherries, mint, and sugar. Using a potato masher or pastry blender, muddle ingredients together until cherries burst and mint has released it's flavor. Add to a large glass pitcher and add lime juice, club soda, and ice. Mix gently to combine.

Serve over additional crushed ice. Now for the cool part, turn it into a Glowtini by adding one of these super cool glowing ice cubes. Serve it in a darkened room and you'll hear the gasps and how cool it looks, it tastes great too.

Candy Floss Glowtini by Wonder Kids

Candy Floss fairy bubbly

For glowtini no.2 I have the simplest idea ever, no excuses for this one you have to try it.

You'll need 

Candy Floss

Cherries

Cherry 7up

  1. Place one piece of cotton candy in the glass and pour over the cherry 7up.

  2. Place a cherry in the glass and serve.

  3. Yes… it is that easy! I warned you that is was crazy easy.

  4. Add a glowing ice cube to turn it into a Glowtini

Raspberry Lemonade Fizz Glowtini by Wonder Kids

Raspberry Lemonade Fizz Glowtini

This recipe is the most time coming but it tastes great and it has real fruit in it.  Here's what you'll need

1 pk frozen Raspberries

Lemonade to taste

Ginger ale

First, cook down frozen raspberries into a thick, syrupy juice. Time: 10-15 minutes.

Second, press syrup through a fine-mesh sieve to remove seeds.

Third, chill the raspberry syrup for at least 2 hours.

Finally, combine raspberry juice with lemonade in a large pitcher and top with ginger ale.

Pour over ice and serve! Add one of the glowing ice cubes for the wow factor.

That's it for this week but come back next week for more great Alice in Wonderland ideas.  You can also try some of our previous posts below and don't forget to let us know which Glowtini is your favourite in the comments below.