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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Tinkerbell and Fairies re-Mixed - Fairy games

Wonder Kids Fairy Games

Well we have made it to the final update to the Fairies Re-Mix.  It's gone from about three ideas to over 20 so there are lots of new ideas for you to try at home now.  In this update we will be looking at three new game ideas of course they are all Fairy themed.

Wonder Kids Fairy Potion

Fairy wish potion

Make a wish with this potion, if it fizzes it means your wish will come true.

What you need:

  • Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Vinegar [we use white distilled]
  • Washing up liquid
  • Powder Paint
  • Glitter Flakes  [ordinary glitter will do fine too]
  • A small glass jar
  • A magic wand  [ok, a spoon will work too!]
  • A bowl or tray to catch the overflow

It helps to get dressed up as a fairy (or other fantasy creature!) and have your magic wand at the ready, all set for stirring the potions quickly.

First, fill the jar half way with vinegar, then stir in a spoonful of your chosen colour.

Next add a big squeeze of washing up liquid and a liberal helping of sparkly confetti.

Then add in a spoonful of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) and start to stir with the magic wand.

Think of a brilliant fairy wish or spell to make while you’re mixing and watch the magic happen!

The potion will bubble and froth, fizzing out over the jar and making a gorgeous, sparkly mixture!

There’s no need to wash it out to start again, just kwep adding more bicarb, washing up liquid and vinegar and stir it up! You can change colours during the experiment by simply adding them over the top.

Dew Drop Catch game from Wonder Kids

Catching Morning Dew Drops

This simple idea will always be a favourite with kids, You'll need some small pond nets or butterfly catching nets.  For this game I have included some links (below) to buy the bits you need just to save you time.  You'll also need some bubble fluid, the game couldn't be simpler just catch the bubbles, now if you want to try and keep a score you will need at least two people counting the bubbles caught but I warn you this is not easy to do.  What I would do is invest in a budget bubble machine, this makes your job a little easier and it means there will be loads more bubbles than any person can blow on their own. For me the magic in this game is to have the kids dressed as fairies, play loads of great fairy music and have the kids dance and catch the bubbles (Dew Drops).  Keeping score is just not necessary.

Fairy Treasure Hunt from Wonder Kids

Fairy Treasure Hunt

I love a good treasure hunt, it gets all the kids together trying to get the treasure they need.  Now this should be a team game, everybody should need to find maybe 5 or six items to complete the game, once someone has found all of their items, they then help the other kids find the bits they are missing.

Tinkerbell is a tinker fairy so she helps to make things from items she finds, with this in mind I like the idea of just hiding random stuff for the kids to find, you could hide things like

  • Thimbles
  • gold coins
  • nuts&bolts
  • balls of string/yarn
  • Florist pebbles 
  • Pocket watches
  • Keys
  • bells
  • cotton spools

Ideally to play something like this the kids need to know what they are looking for so a card set like the one pictured is ideal if you have the design chops to make it alternatively you can just take pictures of the treasures you have hidden and let the kids look for one of them at a time.  You will need enough of each item for every child playing, so if you have 10 kids you will need 10 thimbles, 10 bolts etc.