After covering Halloween last week I thought I’d move right on to Bonfire Night. I love Bonfire night, I do think it should just be kept to one night though as there seems to be many different displays happening for a month or so… It really does make it feel less special.
We always go to our local display which is usually on the 5th November. There are certain things like making toffee that has to happen in our house every year without fail; so I’ve included that and some other awesome activities that you can do in preparation for Bonfire night with your kids.
Get the kids to make their very own fireworks in a jar and learn all about the science behind it too.
We love these firework cookies, you could do what I do if you’re a bit short of time… Use shop bought biscuits and just decorate those. The decorating is the best bit anyway 😉
My two love getting the paints out so this bonfire craft will be perfect for them, especially as you can use your fingers for this one!
My teeth don’t love me for making treacle toffee anymore but I still have to try. I love the stuff and it’s one of those things that takes me right back to my childhood.
This bonfire craft brings the outdoors indoors! It will give you a chance to head out for a nice long walk to find some pretty leaves to use to make your picture.
Anything that makes a mess is usually a hit with my two so they are going to love these confetti popper rockets! Not only do they look brilliant but they are so much fun too, even more fun if you hide a few treats in them 😉
I simply cannot put a post like this together and not include these gorgeous looking bonfire cupcakes! Perfect if you’re having a little bonfire party 🙂
Do you find it tricky to get your mouth round a toffee apple? Then why not have a go at making these chocolate toffee apple slices, much easier for kids to get in their little mouths.
Fireworks are so pretty to look at and this firework painting recreates all that prettiness! You can never have too much glitter right 😉
These wet chalk fireworks are wonderful if you don’t fancy getting the paints out, there isn’t a great deal of mess and the chunky chalks make them perfect for toddlers!
It wouldn’t be Bonfire night with toffee apples, would it?!
How awesome do these breadstick sparklers look, I bet they are super tasty too! I am sure these will be a huge hit with the kids and grown ups too!
If you don’t fancy taking the little ones out in the cold why not have a go at making this indoor campfire instead.
These firework rings are so quick and simple to make!
My favourite firework as a child was a Catherine wheel, I always found them so mesmerising! I’m sure all little ones will just love to do this Catherine wheel craft.
So there you have 15 bonfire night activities; I hope you enjoy them and whatever you do on Bonfire night make sure you wrap up warm and stay safe 🙂
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Do you have any Bonfire Night traditions? I’d love to hear about them if you do 🙂