My Summer Rant & Rave

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My Summer Rant & Rave is a summer writing competition running for 8 weeks from Friday 6th July to Friday 31st August 2018, encouraging primary aged children to continue to use their imagination and put pen to paper during the holidays with 4 fortnightly summer themed activities.

Do you have primary school aged children?

Do you like to get them out and about in the summer holidays? 

Do you want to restrict screen time & time on devices? 

Do you want to help them to continue to put pen to paper in the holidays, keeping fine motor skills tuned, brains ticking and staving off 'summer learning loss'?

Then My Summer Rant & Rave is for you and your children!

Each fortnightly activity offers a suggestion for both KS1 and KS2 pupils, and at the end of My Summer Rant & Rave we will choose a winner for each of the 4 activities who will receive £50 of Leisure Vouchers (to spend on more family fun in the next school holidays!) PLUS a stationery goody bag from Staedtler! The 4 activities will be available to download here on the following dates: 

Activity 1 - Friday 6th July
Activity 2 - Friday 20th July
Activity 3 - Friday 3rd August
Activity 4 - Friday 17th August

Throughout the 8 weeks of My Summer Rant & Rave we will also be sharing heaps of additional ingenious ideas such as this one to keep the little people busy both at home and out in the fresh air!

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Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to receive these ideas plus be notified when the fortnightly activities are available to download here.

Completed activities can be returned to participating gift shops around the UK listed below, who will return them to us, or you can post to us directly at:

from you to me
The Old Brewery
Bradford on Avon
BA15 1NF

Please include the following information on or attached to any activities to be sent to us. This information will only be used to notify winners and your data will not be used in any other way:

Child’s first name
Child’s age
Your name
Your email  

All completed activities must be received by the final closing date of Friday 7th September. Winners will be announced and notified on Monday 17th September.

Please view the full Terms & Conditions here.

Activity 1 

My Amazing School 

The first activity in My Summer Rant & Rave helps to wrap up the school year by getting your child to think about how amazing this year has been and how amazing their school is!

Download the activity sheet here from Friday 6th July. 

My Amazing School

This activity is inspired by our activity journal My School Rant & Rave. Take a peek for the perfect activity journal to capture thoughts at the end of the school year!

Activity 2 

My Favourite Place

The second activity in My Summer Rant & Rave is all about celebrating the start of the holidays! Whether you’re going away or staying at home this holiday, your child will choose somewhere they’re excited about visiting and design a postcard or poster.

Download the activity sheet here from Friday 20th July. 

My Favourite Place

This activity is inspired by our activity journal My Holiday Rant & Rave. Take a peek for the perfect activity journal to keep your children busy on holiday!

Activity 3 

The Life Of A Plastic Bottle 

The third activity in My Summer Rant & Rave is all about the environment. We all know that in the hot summer weather it’s more important than ever to drink lots and lots of water. But what happens to all those plastic water bottles that are used on days out in the holidays?

Download the activity sheet here from Friday 3rd August.

The Life Of A Plastic Bottle

This activity is inspired by our activity journal My Wild Life Rant & Rave. Take a peek for the perfect activity journal to help your children connect with the outdoors this summer!

Activity 4 

My Summer Diary 

The fourth activity in My Summer Rant & Rave is is all about your child reflecting on what a great summer holiday they’re having by writing a diary for some of the highlights! 

Download the activity sheet here from Friday 17th August.

My Summer Diary

Return your completed My Summer Rant & Rave activities to one of the following participating gift shops:

South West:

Dartington Gift Shop 
Shinner's Bridge 

Hartley Farm 
Little Hartley Gift Shop 
Bradford on Avon 
BA15 2JB

Neston Farm Shop 
Bath Road
SN12 8HP

North West:

Nest and Nestlings 
1 Market Place Court
Market Place

Rant & Rave - My School, My Holiday & My Wild Life 

My Summer Rant & Rave is inspired by out multi-award-winning Rant & Rave range of 3 activity journals, which are designed to get children putting pen to paper, writing, drawing and doodling about the things they care about. Featuring a double cover that lets children rave about the good bits, then twist over to have a rant. Click on each cover to learn more and click on the sample pages below to download, print and try at home! 

My School Rant & Rave   My Holiday Rant & Rave  My Wild Life Rant & Rave


  My School - My Raves My School - My Faves  My Holiday - Oodles Of Doodles My Holiday - Holiday PicturesMy Wild Life - Rain ArtMy Wild Life - Wind Chime