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Catch Quoits
Continental Drift
Rippingly Good Space Hopping
What's This?
Darn 'n' Dash
Hanging Spoons
DIY Kites
Sweetie Treasure Chase
Hare and Hounds
Up Jenkins!
Speed Scrabble
Underwater Magic
Fairy Fair
Tom Thumb Garden
Fruity Art
Matchbox Miniatures
Poppy People
Duck Races
Leaf Boats
Fizzy Drink Splutter
One-Metre Safari
Fairy, Elf and Sylvanian Houses
Bubble Gum Competition
Build a Tea Kitchen
Whittle a Toasting Fork
Cream Chase and Shoot
Sprouting Bubbles
Milkmaid's Butter-Making
Flying Bubbles
Giant Bubbles
Make a Giant Bubble Wand
XXXtra Strong Bubble Mix
Whittle a Walking Stick
Bubble Walk

Underwater Magic

Jane: My last memory of using an underwater camera was 20 years ago in Florida. It was my brother’s (he lived there) and it was big and clunky and, even in those crisp blue waters, the images were mostly of murky blotches of wetsuit with the occasional blurred parrot fish floating by, due to slow shutter speeds, or something like that.

But now you can just buy a cheap (about £8 for a Kodak Max Underwater or Fuji Quicksnap Marine) disposable underwater camera online and have a go in your local swimming pool. S’easy: you just hold your breath, point and press. The kids love it and zoom around underwater doing funny poses and pulling horrible faces for the camera – being photographed floating two feet underwater with mermaid’s hair and floppy limbs is pretty special. They also like taking arty shots of brilliantly coloured goggles floating towards the bottom of the pool…