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”.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.