Mrs Mactivity, We Love You – Review

Firstly Mrs Mactivity, where have you been all our lives?

So I’ve definitely been having a mooch at the Mrs Mactivity instagram and website for the last month. There is something about the presentation that compels me to keep going back to have a look. So when we were offered a free subscription to try out and review we did a little happy dance. And I must say it’s come at the perfect time as HALLOWEEEEN is fast approaching. 

Who are you Mrs Mactivity?

Mrs Mactivity creates innovative and creative learning resources suitable for both parents and teachers. “made by teachers, tested by kids”. They pride themselves on specialising in truly unique resources that you won’t find anywhere else on the web. 

I absolutely love their mission statement “Our aim is to change the world through inspiring and fun learning resources that really motivate children to learn”.

 

Mrs Mactvity

 

What attracted me to Mrs Mactivity 

My initial reason is that I have a rather crafty 4 year old who prides himself on completing around 56,677888 colouring and numeracy sheets per day and I literally get to the point where I’m sick to death of trawling through the net to find resources that encourage learning through play, which work in accordance with the EYFS. So when I discovered  Mrs Mactivity, it was like all my prayers were answered. The light at the end of the tunnel. My knight in shining armour, like literally. 

Secondly, I deliver therapeutic interventions to children age 10-18, in my role as a Childrens Services Practitioner. A lot of my practice involves craft activities Including colour and drawing, which aids in the relaxation and engagement during sessions. The resources cater for SEN which is wonderful. So, again this is an absolute time saver. Everything I needed within the click of a button. 

The content is of excellent quality AND they are regularly updated according to the time of year, for example Halloween. Whatever you need, Mrs Mactivity has it covered.  

Halloween

So my 4 year old and I tried our hand at all the Halloween crafty bits. The first impressions when my little man saw it was ecstatic, like an excited kid on Christmas morning. The range of activities available include: 

  • Halloween friendship bracelets 
  • Halloween paper chains
  • Halloween colouring pages with word trace 
  • Halloween cone paper craft resource pack 
  • Skull cone paper toy 
  • Bat paper cone toy 
  • Pumpkin paper craft activity 
  • Halloween number bonds 
  • Halloween spooky paper plate craft 
  • Halloween bunting 

Mrs Mactivity Basically we are set for Halloween. I’m throwing a small halloween party for my 4 year old and was worried about how on earth I was going to keep the kids occupied. I’ve now found the perfect to way entertain the kids and not only that I’m going to put together a little learning pack for them to take home.

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Other available resources 

The resources accommodate everything from Numeracy to literacy and phonics. I’m still trying to get my head around how Mrs Mactivity are consistently adding fresh and educational content, which is age appropriate, fun and enticing for its mini readers. However, I’m definitely not complaining. Mrs Mactivity’s ability to move with the times is phenomenal. 

Aside from the Halloween resources, we have been working heavily with the maths section working with the recognition of numbers. We used the number cards available on the Mrs Mactivity website and what’s clever is that you can either print them off or work online. I love having the flexibility. 

Navigation of the website. 

Mrs Mactivity is extremely user friend, so much so that my 4 year old was able to navigate around it with my assistance. There are countless activities available and once selected their is the option to “download now” and print in both colour and black and white. What’s great is the diagram which shows you how the finished product should look, which made it easier for my son to complete. 

Final words

I handed it over to my son to give the last word seen as he is the one who will be using this resource the most. “Mummy I love this, colouring and numbers everyday of the year”. You heard it from the man  himself.

Membership costs

If you are a teacher, parent, cater, foster carer looking for resources approved by professionasl which actively engage children and encourage learning through play. Then Mrs Mactivity is most cenrtainly for you. No more faffing ariund on the net searching for age appropriate resources it’s all under one “roof”.

So, what is the cost of this service you ask? You’ll be pleased to know that proportion of the resources are entirely FREE. Us mum’s love a freebie. However, if you want 24/7 access for 12 months, no download limit, and access to new resources each week then you can subscribe for £9.97. If you divide it by 12 its literally nothing for a years worry of innovative resources.

To check out my other reviews click here

 

Disclaimer: We were gifted a 12 month subscription for Mrs Mactivity in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I pride myself on providing honest material for my readers. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

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16 Comments

  1. October 29, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    This is awesome. I was looking for something similar. It is very affordable. Thanks for sharing😊 Great Post.

    • Withlovefromp@hotmail.com
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      October 30, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      Thanks for reading lovely. Definitely check it out x

  2. October 29, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    Thank you so much for this lovely review! We are genuinely concerned with helping teachers and parents encourage and motivate their children to learn – in a fun and creative way. Everyone is welcome!

    • Withlovefromp@hotmail.com
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      It’s an absolute pleasure. We love the resource! So thank YOU.

  3. October 29, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    I run an at home day care! I will definitely be checking out these resources! Thanks!

    • Withlovefromp@hotmail.com
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      This would be PERFECT for you.

  4. October 29, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    I’ve not heard of this before. I think its a great idea for Halloween and as a boredom buster for the kids. Fab resources.

    • Withlovefromp@hotmail.com
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      It honestly is fab. The resources are so innovative.

  5. October 30, 2018 / 7:13 am

    Wow! I haven’t heard of this before but it looks great and it’s a fab price too!

    • Withlovefromp@hotmail.com
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      It’s brill. Thanks for checking out my post x

  6. October 30, 2018 / 9:38 am

    this resource sounds really excellent for children – I bet it will help you with your role so much as time rolls round to Christmas. Regular updates are vital too. That subscription price sounds an absolute bargain too.

    • Withlovefromp@hotmail.com
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      Thanks for reading lovely. Yes it’s perfect because I can use at work and at home. Yes it’s such a bargain.

  7. October 30, 2018 / 3:14 pm

    Wow not heard of this before but seems like a great place for parents and teachers to get resources for kids. Love the Halloween themed activity resources!

    • Withlovefromp@hotmail.com
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      It’s brilliant definitely check it out hun x

  8. Emily
    October 30, 2018 / 11:58 pm

    These look like good fun. My daughter will accept any excuse to do some craft.

  9. October 31, 2018 / 7:44 am

    I’ve not heard of this. Will have to check it out as I usually just use Pinterest for inspiration. Great the website is easy to navigate

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