We have joined in to celebrate Mum to Five Blog turning 2! Here is a massive competition with prizes from HeavenLee Swimwear, Modibodi, Smiggle, ABC Kids, Red Bobble and many more. We are excited to be in such awesome company with the Mum to Five 2nd Birthday Giveaway. One follower will have their child […]
Kid Magazine is currently featuring HeavenLee Swim’s “Tea Party” one piece in their summer editorial! “A magazine for stylish mums” is how editor Sara Keli describes her brain child Kid Magazine, and now HeavenLee has been added to their extensive list of featured stylish brands. HeavenLee “Tea Party” one piece pictured in centre. Image credit: Elise Garner (Lecoco […]
We are really excited to announce that we currently have a feature in KidStyleFile! Australian independent news source for baby and kids designer and boutique brands, KidStyleFile spoke with Lee-Anne earlier this month about her beginnings, inspirations, summer trend predictions and more. How did you get started? I am an inspiring mother to two beautiful daughters aged 6 […]
We are very excited for the opportunity to collaborate with “The Barefoot Mum” and “Top Not Girl“. It’s a collaboration that I have been wanting to do for a while and was so happy to have TopKnot Girl and The Barefoot Mum involved. Here is just a snippet of the beautiful pictures Kelly has taken and you […]
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HeavenLee is featuredin Amy Zempilas gift guide for kids 2015. Gift Guide For Kids With just only 7 weeks until Christmas, the countdown is officially on until Santa Claus is coming to town. Last year I promised myself I would be super organised when it comes to choosing gifts. These are my top picks from […]
Heavenlee has been featured in the October issue of Kidsstyle File blog post
The weather is warming up and very soon it will be hot, hot hot. I’m looking forward to a long summer filled with days at the beach and BBQs by the pool. Are your kids summer ready? With a wide range of swimwear designs that suit all ages from toddlers to teens at HeavenLee – www.heavenleeswim.comyou’re sure to find something that will make a splash.
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5 Beach Games for a family day in the sun
Summer is here and you say to the kids “Put on your bathers, we are going to the beach”.
You’ve packed the bags with food, drinks, towels, hats, sunscreen and the trusty bucket and spade.
Children love the beach, with its fresh air, cooling ocean and endless supply of sand. However, the trusty bucket and spade may only get you so far when it comes to entertainment.
Having some beach activities planned for the kids is an excellent and low-cost way to create a fun and energetic day for the whole family. The beach is a great place for children to explore a little further than they would at home, and with the soft sand and ample space it becomes a big backyard.
Planning your day doesn’t have to be hard – keeping a few low cost items in your beach bag can create some simple beach games for the kids and give parents time to relax or join in.
Here are some great ways to have fun in the sun. You’ll need:
– 1 or 2 packs of tennis balls
– 3-5 plastic cups, one for each child
– 3-5 plastic or metal spoon, one for each child
Water Relay – you have an ocean in front of you, so use it! Relay games will give the kids plenty of exercise and keeping them cool at the same time.
How to play: You need two teams. One player sits on the beach with a cup above their head and the others are runners. The runners play tag with another cup while running to the ocean to fill up their cup and pouring the water into the sitter’s cup. The first team to fill the sitter’s cup wins!
Tunnel Ball – Another game to keep the kids’ energy up before lunch.
How to play: Each team stands in a straight line at the top of the beach, facing the water, with their legs standing apart to form a tunnel. The player closest to the water turns to face the tunnel and rolls the ball up through the tunnel to the person at the back. Once the ball has reach the back, that player picks up the ball, runs down the beach to the start of the line and starts to roll the ball through the tunnel of legs again. The game continues until they all end up in the water.
Beach Bowling – A game that requires a bit of patience and co-ordination.
How to play: Dig two or three holes in the sand, all different sizes. Have the children line up and take turns to roll some tennis balls towards the holes. Why not involve your cups and stand them upside down behind the holes and see how many can roll the balls past the holes and knock down the cups.
Scavenger Hunt – Here’s a game that will keep them occupied and quiet for a while. Nothing beats a seashell hunt at the beach, but why not have them thinking a bit more? Collect nature items to make a self portrait on the sand.
How to play: Each child plays individually, collecting as many nature items (such as shells, sticks, and seaweed) they need to draw a self portrait on the beach.
Shell and Spoon Race – A good old fashioned “Egg and Spoon” race with a twist.
How to play: Each child has a spoon they need to fill with dry sand – not wet sand as this will make the game too easy – and place a shell on top. Have the children run down to the water and back up to you, while keeping the shell on their spoon. First one back is the winner.
Tips for the day:
– Be sure to stop the kids for water and snack breaks. Keeping active is hard work that will build up an appetite.
– Apply sunscreen throughout the day and always have a shaded area reserved for some time to sit and regain energy. Keep hats on and slip, slop and slap.
– These games are bound to have your children wanting to get outdoors and active again soon. So keep a stash of gaming supplies in your beach bag for the next trip. You could even use them at the park and pack a picnic.
– The children are bound to be exhausted after such a fun day, so a nice, cold icy-pole does the trick while walking back to the car.
Click here to see the whole issue of “Kid Magazine” Issue 11, we are on page 37-39
We hope you enjoy this article and try some of the games suggested!
Cheers Lee xx
HeavenLee Swimwear has been featured in yet another “Top Swimwear in Australia” features. Yippeee!!!!
“Kid Style File” have rounded up the best swimwear for kids in Australia and we have been featured amongst some amazing kids labels.
KidStyleFile Roundup : Top 20 Kids Swimwear Picks for 2014
To help you prepare for summer time fun we have rounded up 20 gorgeous swimsuits for boys and girls that will last right through summer and beyond. We’ve included rash vests for those of you looking for further sun protection.
Let’s hope you will see more of us in the media this summer 🙂
Cheers Lee xx
Our gorgeous retailer, Uber & Klein, has been featured on the Amy Zempilas blog.
Uber + Klein is a brand new concept for kids with a focus on design. We scour the globe to present the best toys, gifts, garments and curios. Uber & Klein are located in Claremont Quarter, opposite Coles and just near the bottom of the escelators.
HeavenLee Swimwear was lucky to feature 3 swimsuits on the blog.
With the pineapple crazy sweeping the nation, of course our new Angel swimsuit in the Pineapple print was number 1
New this year is our Boys Range. The “Surf’s Up” design is perfect for the budding little lifeguard.
Be sure to head to Claremont Quarter and visit Uber & Klein, if you wish to try on or talk to gorgeous Paige about your favourite swimwear this summer. Paige has had years of retail experience in swimwear and can help you with your swimwear choices and sizes. Uber & Klein are stocking our full range, so head there now.
Cheers Lee xxx