competitions

WIN tickets to The Good Life Experience

WIN tickets to The Good Life Experience

SGIEW-goodlife-prize-draw-incredibusyWho would like to win two tickets to The Good Life Experience festival? Read on!

It’s Tuesday and we are back on track post-half-term-break so let’s launch this week’s #sgiew challenge! {@sogoodineveryway hosted by @incredibusy and @redtedart} I would have posted sooner but just spent a good hour looking at our wedding photos!!!! This week the theme is #sgiew_goodlife so let’s see your photos; tag us on your festival pics; school fête photos; tea in the garden; bunting on your tents; and how about we throw in a PRIZE TOO?
We have two #GoodLifeExperience adult tickets with camping from this week’s judge @goodlifeexperience worth £198 up for grabs – get tagging!

The Good Life Experience –  A festival of Music, Culture, Food & The Great Outdoors. Curated by Cerys Matthews & others.16-18 September 2016.

Use hashtags #sgiew_goodlife to join in #sgiew

And to read more about the hashtag #sgiew click here:

 

Ts and Cs:

The prize is two adult tickets with camping, to The Good Life Experience 16-18 September 2016.
Use hashtags #sgiew_goodlife to join in #sgiew
One winner will be selected by @goodlifexperience
No purchase is necessary to enter the competition.
The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of The Good Life Experience or any other participating company.
The closing date for the competition is Sunday 12 June 2016 at midnight. The winner will be chosen at random from all the entrants who have used the hashtag #sgiew_goodlife
We will notify the winner by DM on instagram. If we do not get a response to the note within two days, the prize will be offered to a runner-up. You can find out who has won a particular competition by contacting Ali at @incredibusy. The Good Life Experience’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

competitions, crafts, kids

Every month we run a craft challenge on a theme – June is #ZooCrafts in honour of the first #WorldGiraffeDay on June 21st. getyourcrafton

Share your Zoo Crafts photos on Instagram, or over on Twitter, using the hashtag #GetYourCraftOn, add your link to the linky below, and we’ll pick the best ones to feature here on the host blog the following month. (and on our Pinterest board too)

The photos you share do not have to be of the finished article – let’s see your work in progress as well as your completed masterpieces! Anything related to the #ZooCrafts or #GiraffeCrafts topic. Just tag them with #GetYourCraftOn and follow and tag us too if you’d like to! Our team’s five Instagram accounts are: @incredibusy (that’s me!), @redtedart @domesticgoddesq @bluebearwood &@missielizzie.

WIN-for-getyourcrafton-Hugger-Childs-BackpackWIN-for-getyourcrafton-Sophielagirafe-skincareEnter your blog post or Instagram link below for a chance to WIN prizes from UK retailer 1twokids who are giving away a Hugger Child’s backpack and from Sophie la Girafe cosmetics, some organic skincare! Make sure you are following them on Instagram too…instagram.com/slg_cosmetics

Top 35 Zoo CraftsThis month’s winners are no.18 House of Alphonse for the The Papercut Llamas, and no.20 Niki at www.playlearneveryday.com for her Cute Clay Giraffes – well done you two and thank you to EVERYONE who took part…

To join in the next #getyourcrafton click here for ‘stationery’ over on Red Ted Art – have fun!

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So what’s #GetYourCraftOn?

It’s a monthly craft challenge organised by five bloggers – zingzingtree, Red Ted ArtMe And My ShadowKids Chaos and Domestic Goddesque.

World Giraffe Day celebrates the conservation and awareness of all nine subspecies of giraffe on 21 June 2014. Ali also blogs over on aGreenerLifeforus.com and is a new lover of Instagram too… pop over and say hello!

baking, competitions, cooking, cooking with kids

Alphabites on InstagramOur lovely friends Bear Nibbles sent us some Alphabites to try.

It was 4pm, so we couldn’t wait for their breakfast the next morning, as the post-school-tummy-rumbles forced us to open the box – what a GOOD plan that was, we all tucked in, and meanwhile 11yo had the great idea to grab some chalk! Our game of Noughts and Crosses made for a photogenic Instagram opportunity, (I can’t help myself…) and the boys had great fun spelling out words on the slate table mat!

There are two recipes to choose from, Multigrain and Cocoa Multigrain, we’re saving the Cocoa for the weekend as we have some good friends coming to stay at the weekend, and the boys wanted to share them with them (awwww!)

bearnibbles alphabitesWhat are Alphabites?

Crunchy cereal letters made from tasty wholegrains, with no added nonsense. They are tasty, and naturally sweetened, Alphabites do have natural coconut blossom nectar sugar in them – in fact, the lowest sugar levels of any cereal made for kids.  A bowl of Alphabites with milk has 11g of sugar and more than half of those sugars come from the milk. Milk is an important healthy ingredient for growing bones and the fact they don’t add salt to their cereal helps to that end too.

So many cereals contain salt, which, did you know, causes calcium to be lost from the bones at an age. Also, coconut blossom nectar itself contains calcium, which you do not find in refined sugar.

bearnibbles alphabitesIf your kids fancy a change from porridge (my boys’ all time favourite, and it’s a win-win as we’ve sprinkled some of the Alphabites on top of our porridge this morning!) or you’d like to try an alternative to the salty/sugary cereals currently aimed at kids, we have two packs of Bear Nibbles Alphabites to give away…

So what are you waiting for? Why not enter and see how if you’re the lucky winner!

WIN A box of each of Bear Nibbles Alphabites cereals

THIS PRIZE DRAW HAS NOW CLOSED – AND THE WINNER IS EMMA FROM STOKE ON TRENT!!

Entry into the giveaway is really easy:

Follow and tweet the following message: I would love to win #AlphabitesCereals with @Follow_the_Bear via @morekidschaos http://www.KidsChaos.com

For extra entries:

And then leave a comment letting us know you have done it. The winner will be chosen by random and contacted by email. Full Terms and Conditions are below.

Giveaway End Date: Friday 21st March 2014 11.59pm

UK Entries Only

Good luck!

Terms and Conditions:

  • The prize is a two packets of Alphabites cereal. There is no cash alternative.
  • Entrants must tweet the message and then leave a comment on the blog.
  • Entrants must follow @MoreKidsChaos on Twitter, follow @Follow_The_Bear on Twitter and follow MoreKidsChaos on Facebook.
  • All steps listed above must be followed to ensure the proper qualification into the competition
  • UK Entrants only
  • Competition closes on Friday 21st March 11.59pm
  • The winner will be chosen at random by the Kids Chaos team and contacted by email.
  • Winners must respond to the email within 7 days or forfeit the prize. Another winner will then be chosen.
  • The prize will be sent from Bear Nibbles. 
  • Kids Chaos’ decision is final
competitions, kids, monster

My boys LOVE Star Wars… My boys LOVE Lego….So, can you imagine our delight to  be invited to the launch party of the new Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles which is out now on DVD!
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picasion.com_1476d8d10095e989f2e0063bfad316beWhat a fab way to spend an afternoon, AND we got to meet a rather imposing REAL Darth Vadar, AND play with Lego too – all of us piecing together parts of a giant Yoda ‘jigsaw’ made of single lego pieces, it was quite a challenge! We have a great affection for Yoda, click here for our finger puppets!)

DVD-StarwarsThe kids really enjoyed watching the new DVD stories, and we are saving watching it again on our own DVD player, for a trip down the M4 to Swansea at the weekend, I’ve no doubt it will be on loop… ‘one more time please’! 🙂

facebook-button_Lego-StarWarsAnd if you would like to WIN one of three copies of the #LegoStarYodaDVD click here!

Disclaimer: we were invited along to a family day out with the Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment  team

Oh, by the way, I’m also on twitter.com/MoreKidsChaos too… Erm, and funnily enough on Google+Facebook and Pinterest! Pop over to say hello x

Ali also writes over on AGreenerLifeforus.com

competitions

We all like building sandcastles right? Last summer I was queen of the beach with my crocodile sculptures, which made my most popular Mum and Aunt, as people stopped to look (I went to art college for a reason then, clearly)…
Infographic presented by Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks.  #spon – So this year, I’ll be working even harder to ‘impress’ and might even enter this Sandcastle Photo Competition to win a holiday at one of these UK ‘staycation’ holiday parks… Good Luck!!

Oh, and I’m on twitter.com/MoreKidsChaos too… Erm, and funnily enough onGoogle+Facebook and Pinterest! Pop over to say hello x Like it? Pin it!

Ali also writes over on AGreenerLifeforus.com
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book reviews, competitions

Had to share this one with you, following our little prize draw to win a signed copy of Laura Dockrill’s Darcy Burdock, we were delighted that the winner had such an amazing name – Tiffany-Lee Rainbow, and even more delighted to receive this fab photo on the left, which we flipped/mirrored so that you can see what Laura wrote in Tiffany-Lee’s book!

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@TLrainbow Tiffany-lee wrote:
Thank You @MoreKidsChaos & @LauraDockrill you are welcome to use my name as a character in your nextbook #justanidea pic.twitter.com/FKbmM3Ur81
Are you on Google+ Follow me here, and say hello, and I’ll add you back to my circles.

Oh, and I’m on twitter.com/MoreKidsChaos too… Erm, and funnily enough on Facebookand Pinterest! Pop over to say hello x Like it? Pin it!
Ali also writes over on AGreenerLifeforus.com

book reviews, competitions, education, kids, Uncategorized

Chaos writes:

All this talk of Roald Dahl has got 8yo all of a twitter… (find it hard to use that word in this context, but bear with me!)

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This is his collection of Roald Dahl books (Laura Dockrill’s favourite writer, and the cause of this desire to take this photo on the ‘big camera’ to tweet to Laura – bless).

His ultimate favourite is the Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, which was no.1 on the bedtime reading list before Daddy took over that job, reading Harry Potter to them every night, over the phone on loud-speaker (that’s another story altogether).

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me I think was first choice, because, (A) it was a LONG book to read at bedtime, so they get to stay up later, and (B) the language is so beautiful, (how many little boys do you know who call the loo the ‘Lavatory Pan’? thank you Roald).

The story is fabulous, and even without the Quentin Blake illustrations, and your eyes shut, your imagination marvels at the wonder of Billy’s sweet shop, the incredibly TALL house, a giraffe with an extending neck, a pelican with an over-sized beak, a dancing monkey, and the quite bonkers, His Grace the Duke of Hampshire.

Oh, and there is some ‘gun action’ always goes down well with little boys I find!

We did venture several years ago, when they were much younger, to the Little Angel Theatre and this wonderful puppet performance delighted and engaged both boys, because they knew the story so well.

So, thank you Laura Dockrill, for dragging small children back to their childhood with your fab book Darcy Burdock, and talk of Roald Dahl again… 8yo is currently reading George’s Marvellous Medicine aloud to me, and polishing off Matilda when he’s meant to have his LIGHTS OUT!

Are you on Google+ Follow me here, and say hello, and I’ll add you back to my circles.

Oh, and I’m on twitter.com/MoreKidsChaos too… Erm, and funnily enough on Facebook and Pinterest! Pop over to say hello x

competitions, education

Chaos writes:

Well, 10yo and I were lucky enough to be able to meet the wonderful Laura Dockrill in Chiswick recently – she’s so delightful it’s tricky not to completely fall in love with her!


So, if you’ve not heard of her, you really must check her out most immediately…Her new book is about ten-year-old Darcy Burdock, who sees the extraordinary in the everyday and the wonder in the world around her. It’s charming and very funny (my boys roared with laughter at a seagull-kicking-incident, as her Dad says, it’s not Darcy’s ‘proudest moment’… say no more…).

In this first book, we are introduced to her Mum and Dad her younger siblings, Hector and Poppy, who Darcy likes dressing up in ridiculous outfits and having dance-offs with, respectively. Plus there’s her non-bleating pet lamb, Lamb-Beth and best friend, Will, to have adventures with.

Laura on writing for Children:

Roald Dahl has and always will be my largest inspiration. He is a prominent figure and inspiration for me and what I do. Flitting between poetry, short stories and novels for both adults and children he is really, very important for me and what I do. In my view, Dahl breaks boundaries, he is a storyteller in its most honest and natural form and was my first admiration for writing- he taught me how to write

It’s a great read, and we were indeed very lucky to meet Laura, and hear her read. 10yo was enchanted, and related completely to the anger-management issues (Darcy turns into an Angrosaurus who can only be calmed with Maltesers!)

We asked lovely Laura if we could give another family the opportunity to enjoy this fabulous book. So yes! We have a SIGNED copy of Darcy Burdock and a packet of (Fairtrade) Maltesers to give away!

THIS PRIZE DRAW HAS NOW CLOSED. THE LUCKY WINNER IS TIFFANY-LEE, thank you all for taking the time to enter, we’ve really enjoyed reading all of the entries! xx

How to enter

1 – Laura’s inspiration is Roald Dahl; Comment below to tell us your favourite Roald Dahl story? (ours is the Giraffe and the Pelly and me!)

2 – ‘Like’ KidsChaos on Facebook and share your favourite Roald Dahl story
and comment below to tell us you’ve done so.

3 – Follow @MoreKidsChaos on twitter with a little fun #DarcyBurdockEatsMaltesers hashtag

4 – Follow @DarcyBurdock on twitter oh, and @LauraDockrill too

5 – For an extra entry, Add KidsChaos into your circles in Google + and comment below to tell us you’ve done so.

Terms and Conditions

– Entrants must be over 18 and in the UK
– By entering this prize draw, the player assigns to KidsChaos.com all exclusive rights to reproduce and represent the copy related to this competition on any media (both online and offline)
– Entries close Midnight 28th March (the last day of School Term, how apt)
– The winners will be notified personally
– KidsChaos’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to and no cash alternative will be offered
– This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Google+

Interesting Links:

Laura will be at the Essex Book Festival on 16th March 2013

Where to buy the wonderful ‘Darcy Burdock’

Other things to do with Maltesers