Monthly Archives: March 2014

Easter Egg Colouring Sheets

Looking for something do on this wet and windy day?

We have two Easter Egg Colouring Sheets for you to print off.

Get your child to design their own Easter Egg or colour in the mini ones.

Download Here

Easter Egg Colouring Sheets

We would love to see your child’s picture so if you do print it off send a picture to ourFacebook Page or Twitter account.

Mothers Day Craft Ideas

Mother's Day

Just over a week until Mothers Day which means there is still plenty of time for some homemade Mother’s Day gifts and crafts!

Try our simple Flower Bookmark. Its easy to make and we have a free printout for the flowers!


We love this felt heart pillow from Activity Village

Felt Heart Pillow

These Flower Cards from are super cute.

Flower card

These colourful Tissue Paper Stained Glass Frames from Ms Fultz’s Corner look like fun to make.

Now its your turn. Add your Mother’s Day Craft post to our link below and we will share it on twitter and Pinterest.

Make Your Own Mother’s Day Flowers Bookmark with Free Template

Mother's Day Bookmark

Mother’s Day is not far away and we all know a home-made gift from your child is the best gift.

Me and my daughter have been making these quick and easy flower bookmark for her Nana and aunts.

They are easy to do and are a nice way to spend an hour or so. We even have a template you can use!

You will need:

  • Paper (Coloured or White if you want to colour them yourself)

  • Large Lollipop Sticks 

  • Glue 

Optional: Glitter, colouring pens/pencils

To Make:

Print off the template below. You can either use coloured paper like we have or white and colour the flowers yourself. We choose two colours and mixed them up.

Mother's Day Bookmark Template

Download Here

Cut the flowers out and then stick the three layers together. At this stage you can add any embellishments like glitter or sequins.  Leave to dry.

Glue to the lollipop stick it and leave to dry.

Mothers Day Flower Bookmark

They make great Mother’s Day or Easter gifts.

You can also use the flowers to decorate a Mother’s Day Card.

If you do make please send a picture to our Facebook Page or Twitter account.

Thrifty Festival – March

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We decided that we would make the Thrifty Festival monthly to give you plenty of time to get your posts written and link up.

On with the Thrifty Festival!

Heating bills getting out of hand? We have some top tips on how to save on your bills.

Need something to do with the children this weekend? We have some free St Patrick’s Day colouring sheets for you.

st patricks day


Liz at Me and My Shadow has some brilliant tips on How To Save Money on Days Out with the Kids.

Check out Frugal Family’s budget bedroom makeover.

We love Cold Tea and Smelly Nappies Thrifty Recipe for French Toast.

Thrifty French Toast

Now its your turn. Share your Thrifty posts with us to read and share.

There is also a Pinterest Group board if you would like to be added please let us know and of course feel free to grab a badge.

Win a £10 Kids One Stop Shop Voucher

We are running a little giveaway over on facebook page.

You can enter using the widget below.


  • Closing date 15th March 2014

  • Open to residents of the UK only

  • One entry per person

  • Winners will be notified via Facebook and will have 48 hours to accept the prize before another winner is announced 

Be Part of Our Community Cookbook


Calling all bloggers… we’d like your help to create a KOSS Community Cookbook!

We want your favourite family recipes… breakfast, lunch, evening meals and desserts that please your VIPs… healthy snacks, cakes, party treats – anything and everything goes!

To be part of the Cookbook:

We’d like email your recipe to

Ideally, we’d like your recipes to include a couple of creative photographs of the finished dish and/or the making/baking process and of course any of your little peoples pictures and descriptions!

Talk about our #kosscookbook campaign on your blog too & help us spread the word!

We will be taking the recipes each quarter and making them into a Charity ebook.  The ebook will be available to buy for £1 and the proceeds will go to The Lullaby Trust.

Each blogger will have their own recipe page.

It will be a seasonal cook book so we want your best Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter Recipes.

Here are the cut off dates for each book:

Spring – 20th March

Summer – 9th May

Autumn – 5th September

Winter – 7th November

It’s really that easy to get involved, all entries will be entered into a prize draw so please do get creative in the kitchen to be in with the chance of winning a very special prize!

Our Favourite Children Books

As its World Book Day tomorrow we thought we would share some of our favourite  children books with you.

So here is what we at Kids One Stop Shop and our KOSS Bloggers choose:

Wendy and Pippa loved Dogger by Shirley Hughes


Natalie choose The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien as her favourite.

It’s The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton for Leyla.

For Sarah its The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis.

Helen loved the classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Louise went for Peace at Last by Jill Murphy.

My favourite was Heidi by Johanna Spyri

What was yours?

Spring Giveaway with Tractor Ted

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Tractor Ted is a cartoon green tractor who stars in books and DVDs about farming and the countryside using real life footage to children from two to six years old.

He is the creation of two friends, mother-of-three Alexandra Heard and Somerset organic farmer, David Horler, whose children all loved to watch the real machines at work on the farm when they were young.

Ted is now 11 years old and there is a series of 17 DVDs and 11 books (including activity books) which take children on a wonderful journey into the British countryside where they can learn about big machines, how to look after animals, where our food comes from and the seasons. Tractor Ted is with them every step of the way, encouraging children and always making sure that everything turns out well.

This March Tractor Ted’s Activity Book 2 (£4.99) is released.

TT Easter Book cover

Activities include recipes for Krispie Chicks and Easter Nests and working out where chicks, butterflies, daffodils and cheese come from (eggs, caterpillars, bulbs and milk).

We have 5 sets of the Tractor Ted Activity Book 2 and the Spring Time DVD to giveaway.

Tractor Ted Giveaway

To enter just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below.

Closing Date: 24th March 2014

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