Bonfire Night Activities to Keep Your Little Ones Busy!
“Remember, remember the 5th of November…” is the famous first line of the nursery rhyme about Guy Fawkes’ infamous Gunpowder Plot. Every year since the famous Gunpowder Plot, the country comes together to remember the event and celebrate that Guy Fawkes’ plans were foiled. The traditions include fireworks displays, bonfires and in true British fashion – parties and food!
There are plenty of things you can do to get your little ones in the spirit of Bonfire Night and keep them entertained for a little while (you’re welcome). Not sure what to do? Don’t fret, we’ve pulled together some fun Bonfire Night activities to entertain your children – including some tasty treats featuring our world-famous Lyle’s Golden Syrup.
Warning: this part might get messy, but it’s all part of the fun! Let their imaginations run wild with these easy Bonfire Night crafts.
Inspire your child’s inner Picasso with these simple paint fireworks; all you need is some card, runny coloured paints and a straw.
Place a dot of your runny paint on a piece of card, then simply use your straw to blow the paint in different directions to create some fireworks. Keep going until your card is full of funky fireworks!
To make this cool bonfire collage you need some twigs from your garden and a selection of brown, orange, yellow and red tissue paper.
Encourage them to use different shapes of orange, red and yellow tissue paper to re-create the crackling and fluidity of flames, and use the brown tissue paper and twigs as the base of the bonfire – giving it a realistic look.
All of these bonfire crafts can really make you work up an appetite, why not make some treats to keep them going? Luckily for you, we’ve got some bangers (pun intended). Take a look at our recipes for banana bread, vegan browned butter, chocolate chip and hazelnut traybake, and vegan lemon drizzle cake with orange and clementine.
If you want a fun Bonfire Night game to keep the family entertained while you’re busy cooking or setting up fireworks, check out Hot Potato (don’t worry, this game is perfectly safe and no hot foods are required!)
Play a song of your choice, then get your family to stand in a circle and get them to throw and catch a potato. Whoever has the potato when the song finishes are out, and the last remaining player gets to take all the glory.
When the game is finished, offer them some tasty treats as a reward, try our recipes for chocolate brownies, easy millionaire’s shortbread sandwiches, and chocolate chestnut pots.
Cooking is an activity that younger and older children can enjoy, and it’s a great way to get your kids in the spirit of Guy Fawkes Night.
There are traditional foods and flavours that are enjoyed around Bonfire Night, including Honeycomb (also known as cinder toffee), toffee, apples, parkin, ginger and cinnamon.
Check out our selection of delicious Fireworks Night recipes:
These fun cupcakes are decorated to look like a bonfire, they’re bound to put a smile on your face and will be something your kids will enjoy!
Honeycomb is a traditional treat for Bonfire Night, enjoy the delicious crunch and sweetness of this chocolate-dipped treat. If you want some tips on how to make the perfect honeycomb, check out our tips and tricks.
The warmth of ginger and the toffee flavour of this treacle tart makes it perfect to celebrate Bonfire Night.
Did you know that Bonfire Night was once known as Parkin Day? This celebratory cake originates from Yorkshire and is often enjoyed in the Autumnal months – especially on Bonfire Night.
This irresistible British classic has a deliciously fluffy sponge and is coated in a silky-smooth toffee sauce, what’s not to love?
These moist ginger cupcakes with a tangy and sweet cream cheese and cinder toffee topping are the perfect Bonfire Night treat.
Another British classic you can’t go wrong with is apple crumble. Need some help? Check out our tips on how to make the best fruit crumble.
This super simple muffin recipe is a great way to introduce your children to baking, and you get some tasty muffins out of it – a win-win if you ask us!
Toffee apples have been a staple of Bonfire Night for generations, try this recipe for a fun twist on the classic treat. Want more traditional toffee apples? Take a look at this easy recipe.
Don’t forget to stock up on some Lyle’s Golden Syrup before you start making all your Bonfire Night bakes!