Today I’m joining other kid activity bloggers to bring you the best kids activities from 2015! We have teamed up to share our favourite craft, education and parenting posts of 2015.
What an amazing year 2015 has been. It saw us complete four play challenges – our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge in January, the Five Senses Challenge in February, our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge in March and our 30 Day Simple Play Challenge in November.
Adventures of Adam 2015 highlights include:
* Co-authoring two books. Every Parent Can Teach Their Child is aimed at parents and carers to help them understand the basics of educating toddlers at home. In Learn With Play we teamed up with over 90 bloggers from around the world to bring you a fantastic selection of play activities and crafts for kids of all ages to enjoy.
* Taking part in a blogging tribe to form Rhyme Time.
* Writing several guest posts for Red Ted Art, Rainy Day Mum, The Train Drivers Wife, The Jenny Evolution, B-Inspired Mama, Frog and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, Twinkl, Imagido, PreSchool Spot, My Mundane and Miraculous Life and In The Playroom to name a few.
* Working with several brands including Imagido, Cosy Direct, Orchard Toys, Miles Kelly, Clarks, Graham & Brown, Mini Hornit, Tractor Ted, Meminio, Little Passports, Asda, Gardens 2 You, Bizzy Bitz, The Irish Fairy Door Company, Snuggle Sac, Little Tiger Press, Dry Like Me, The Magic Door Store and Fergus Ferry.
* I attended several blogging conferences including my second BritMums, my first BlogFest and Talk To Mums Family Playtime Event. We also went to the opening of Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things Exhibition.
* We went on our first blogging holiday to Bluestone, Wales.
Adventures of Adam Best Post 2015
Looking through my stats there are two posts which stand out. Our most viewed post of 2015 was actually written in October 2014. Our DIY Car Track Busy Bag has made it to the top five posts for each month since we created it. However, as it was written in 2014 it couldn’t be classed as our best 2015 post. That goes to our Make Your Own Tuff Spot Mats post.
The post was part of our Tuff Spot A-Z Play Challenge from March 2015. We devised a Tuff Spot activity based on each letter of the alphabet. During the challenge I wanted ways to make our Tuff Spot more attractive. As Tuff Spot mats are expensive I wanted a way to make our own cost effective ones.
Our DIY Tuff Spot mats had to fit certain criteria. They had to 1) be re-usable 2) withstand a toddler playing with it 3) cost under £3. I am pleased to say we created 16 Tuff Spot Mats all under £3 each. From pebbles to flowers, under water to grass and cars to a map – there was something for every type of Tuff Spot play activity.
We even created a cost effective way to store our DIY Tuff Spot Mats! No doubt during 2016 we will create further DIY Tuff Spot Mats to add to our collection.
Be sure to check out the other fantastic blogs from Kid Blogger Network who are a part of this blog hop. We’ve all put together our most popular posts from 2015.