With half term here and home schooling on hold for the week why not join in with our family friendly Fun Frugi Challenges?!
Over the next 5 days the Frugi Team, along with their little ones will be taking on a daily challenge and we'd love for you to join in too! Make sure you're following us on social @welovefrugi and use the hashtag #FrugiChallenge - expect lots of laughs, yummy treat ideas and Frugi prizes!
For extra challenges and prizes, why not join us on our Frugi Fun platform!
SUNDAY – Design a birthday card and you could WIN a Frugi outfit!
Our homes are already littered with our little ones ‘beautiful’ homeschooling creations, so why not get the crayons & paints back out?! Let their imaginations run wild and use whatever they like to make it!
We’ll pick a winner at random next weekend and share it with you on our birthday on Monday 1st June!
(The giveaway closes at midnight on Sunday 31st May at midnight and a winner will be chosen at random. For full terms and conditions, please visit https://bit.ly/3f8mZVy)
MONDAY – Your Little Stylist
Let your little ones loose in the wardrobes… Today they style you AND themselves!
Clashing colours and patterns galore! We can't wait to see what they have in store for you - let them pick everything you wear, from your hat to your socks! You never know, they might surprise you with some funky Frugi fashion!
Wear the outfits for the whole day if you’re brave enough and share your photos with us on social media with the hashtag #FrugiChallenge
TUESDAY – Nature Mandala
Nature Mandalas are a simple, easy and beautiful activity for children of all ages, all you need is a little collection of twigs, flowers, stones or whatever is nearby that catches their eye!
Arrange the mandala shape by starting with one object in the middle and working your way out in a circle - you can make it as big or as small as you like! Share your photos using #FrugiChallenge
Here's one Hattie from our social team made using treasures she foraged from the garden!
WEDNESDAY – Assault Course!
Whether you allow a lounge take-over or garden games, let them go mad and create a fun course to jump, slither, hop and shimmy through!
Photos and videos welcomed, just use #FrugiChallenge on social!
Check out Elsie taking on the challenge in her back garden!
THURSDAY – Make a Rainbow!
Today we'd like to see your colourful RAINBOWS! You know we’ve always loved a rainbow and now there's no shortage of rainbow creations online to inspire you! Pick one and share your masterpiece with us using #FrugiChallenge
Earn yourself Frugi Fun points with this challenge! We've loved seeing your creations so far over on our Frugi Fun page - use these as inspiration to make your own radiant rainbow! Whether you want to paint a picture, get creative with a clothing flatlay or want to knit a rainbow we want to see them all! Check out some of the inspiration below!
FRIDAY – Frugi Fairy Cakes!
With our 16th Birthday coming up on 1st June 2020, we've been practicing our baking skills! Why not give our Frugi Fairy Cakes recipe a go with your kids and celebrate with us on the 1st!
Remember to share with @welovefrugi and tag #FrugiChallenge in your posts to be featured! Happy baking!
Makes 12 cupcakes
125g salted butter
125g caster sugar
125g self-raising flour
1tsp vanilla extract
5 food colours (red, green, orange, yellow, blue)
150g unsalted butter
2tsp vanilla extract
250g icing sugar
🧁 Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with 9 cupcake cases
🧁 Beat sugar and butter together in a bowl until smooth
🧁 Add in eggs one at a time until smooth and combined
🧁 Slowly add in the flour folding and gently mixing
🧁 Add in the vanilla extract and milk, stir to combine mixture
🧁 Divide the mixture into 5 bowls ( or however many colours you are using)
🧁 Add a different colour to each of the bowls of mixture
🧁 Then spoon each colour into the cupcake cases
🧁 Once all the mixture is used up pop them in the oven for 18 minutes until cooked
🧁 To make the buttercream icing, put the butter in a large bowl and beat until creamy. Sift in the icing sugar and whisk until well combined. Add the vanilla extract. If the mixture is too stiff, add a little milk.
🧁 Cut the top off each cake and then cut the slices in half. Cover each cake with the butter icing and push the 2 half-slices into the buttercream at an angle to make a pair of wings.
🧁 Serve and enjoy! 😊
WEEKEND CHALLENGE – Picnic Time!
As part of our 16th Birthday celebrations on Monday 1st June, Team Frugi will be having a virtual picnic!
Why not celebrate with us? Have fun with your Perfect Picnics this weekend and we’ll share your pics, along with ours, on Monday for one big party!!
Looking for more fun and free things for your little ones to do?
We've got you covered! Each week we've been creating and sharing our handy round up of activities we’ve created and spotted to keep your little ones entertained while you're at home – we’d love to see you joining in too!
Remember to tag us if you're sharing on social: @welovefrugi & #FrugiFunStuff
🦋 Zoo visit to the Butterfly House and questions with Chester Zoo: https://bit.ly/3dEJ6Bg
🐛Make your own creepy-crawly caterpillar puppet from Alice in wonderland with the Royal Opera House: https://bit.ly/3cyrS8w
🖍️ Frugi find the puffins and colour me in: https://www.welovefrugi.com/customer/frugi/fun-stuff
🌊Ocean School with Surfers Against Sewage - Learn out ocean plastic and how you can do your bit: https://www.sas.org.uk/digital-ocean-school
🏨 Make a Bug Hotel with WWF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R0o7i4X_bw
🌍 Join in with The Wildlife Trusts '30 Days of Wild' - a whole month full of fun and exciting ideas to improve our wildlife and protect our planet! - https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1
🚀Build your own spacecraft with NASA! https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/build-a-spacecraft/en/
🔎Fun Frugi word search: https://www.welovefrugi.com/customer/frugi/fun-stuff
🕺Get your boogie on with Change4life Anna's frozen game! https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups/annas-frozen-game
🌍Fun activities with the UN Environment Programme to teach little ones about plastic pollution: https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/five-fun-activities-teach-your-children-about-plastic-pollution
🌿Frugi complete and colour sheet: https://www.welovefrugi.com/customer/frugi/fun-stuff
🦑National Geographic Kids: Amazing Ocean Animals Short Videos (our favourite was the Giant Pacific Octopus!) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQlnTldJs0ZTLL3_CbqRfzyBeXQOQrw2d
🏄Surfers Against Sewage Ocean School: https://www.sas.org.uk/digital-ocean-school
✨Ocean Animal Superpowers: https://oceanconservancy.org/blog/2020/05/20/ocean-animal-superpowers/
🎨 Painting with Sticks!: https://feelslikehomeblog.com/2013/07/painting-with-sticks-and-leaves/
👪 Connecting Across the Generations with Age UK: https://www.ageukmobility.co.uk/mobility-news/article/grandparent-and-grandchildren-activity-ideas
🧵 15 Fun & Easy Sewing Projects for Kids: https://dabblesandbabbles.com/15-fun-and-easy-sewing-projects-for-kids/
✏️ 16 Creative Drawing Hacks for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSsdnC896pU