The NHS staff and so many more key workers put themselves at risk to help us. And while the current situation means we can’t thank them in person, we can show our gratitude with our colouring pages.
If you or your family are looking for an activity to pass the time and show your support, download our NHS colouring sheets and display them as thank you posters and signs in your window for key workers to see.
Share your creations with us and we will share it on our Facebook for everybody to see!
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we wanted to celebrate the impact we can all have in creating a meaningful and lasting change to the planet. Earth Day is a significant day on our calendar so we want to help to increase awareness about our planet and environment.
All over the world, we have an effect on the environment through all our actions or even by simply living as we do. We use electricity and water, use of transport such as cars, busses and airplanes to go to school or work. Even in the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, the deepest point on earth, scientists found plastic bags and beer cans! So remember Reduce – Recycle – Reuse!
The damage pollution does to our planet visible can be best seen with coral reefs. Colourful corals will die if the oceans they live in are too warm or polluted. They are dying as the oceans warm up due to pollution in the sky, and therefore the atmosphere traps more sunlight on earth and heats also the ocean water.
Climate change with tropical storms such as hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons all get their power from the warm ocean. So, the warmer the ocean, the stronger the storms are and the more often they happen!
More pollution causes higher temperatures. When temperatures get higher than normal, they cause more drought in already dry regions such as Africa and also cause the ice to melt in the Arctic and Antarctic. This causes increases in the ocean/sea level. Over 525 square feet (almost 50 square meters) of ice to melt every year!
There are so many things you can do to help us all make a difference and help the environment and the whole of the World!
🌎Happy World Earth Day x
Missing Costa Coffee? We sure do! We’ve handpicked just a few of our highlights to help brighten up your week and keep us together when we can’t all be together. From feel-good fixes, like how to master great homemade coffee, to how the community is making use of their garden shed, everything you need it right here.
First on the list is the complete guide to make the perfect iced latte you’ll love. With days getting brighter and days getting longer, Costa Coffee has shared their expert tips on how to make delicious iced latte – the easy way! Watch their simple steps YouTube video to find the hint and tricks to always make it extra special. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL VIDEO
With the kids still off school, it can be hard to keep them entertained and you sain! We LOVE how families across the UK have created their own costa coffee shops to take a visit to. Get creative this week and turn your house into its very own Costa Coffee shop! Decorate your own sign, write your own menu and even bake your own chocolate chip muffins! BBCGoodfood has a delicious recipe, CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RECIPE
Ever wondered how Costa create their coffee? We’d like to reveal a few secrets. From coffee’s discovery to the ways we harvest their beans today and make the perfect selection for slow roasting, the history of coffee might surprise you.
The coffee you know and enjoy has travelled A LONG way to reach your cup. Coffee is most often grown in the tropics, in places like Brazil, Ethiopia and Colombia. Young coffee plants are raised in nurseries and, when they are about a year old, are transplanted into the main plantation on the coffee growing estate where they are nurtured for five years.
After this, the plants begin to grow fruit called ‘coffee cherries’. It is the seed (or bean) of these ripe, red cherries that’s used for roasting and producing the coffee beans we recognise.
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With Easter coming up, we’ve got loads of eggscellent activities for your kids to get involved in, including, yep you’ve guessed it, an Easter egg hunt!
First of all, decide how many clues you’re going to need. It all depends how many little ones you have and how much chocolate is in the house, but we chose ten as a nice even number. We don’t want them eating too much!
Your 10 clues can be as easy or as complicated as you like, depending on the age of your hunters. Where you hide your chocolate will link into each clue you give your little ones. For example, if you’re hiding a clue in the bathroom, the clue to finding it might be: ‘This chocolate just loves a nice hot bath’.
It’ll be great to have some Easter-themed pictures to make the hunt more exciting, think images of chicks, chocolate eggs and bunnies to put up around your home and garden. Kids will love creating these. Arrows with ‘over there!’ written on them are great to place near the chocolate eggs to help your little ones find the treasure.
For a really good challenge, use as much of the house as you can – why not hide upstairs and downstairs, and don’t forget to use the garden too – the opportunities are endless!
Once each little hunter has their clues and the arrows are all set up in your home and garden, let them get hunting! They could also create their own fun Easter basket to help them carry the eggs they collect. Happy hunting!