Easter Egg Hunt Clues to Print Off

It’s Easter at last! And when you’re a child it can be a great fun time for the family. There are so many fun things you can do to help bring a little bit of extra magic into your kids’ Easter, and we here at Channel Mum are making things super easy for you. We’ve got three fabulous Easter Egg Hunt Clues sheets for you to print off and use. There’s an option for younger kids, an option for older kids and even a blank version for you to create your own clues. Take a look and choose the ones most suitable for you or you can even just use them as inspiration.

Get your printables below!

Watch Kate try them out with her children in this video:

Printable Easter Egg Clues

Instructions: Print them off and you can either cut them up and hide the next clue each time with or without a treat or give the sheets to your children and leave the treats without the next clue, the choice is yours. You could even get your older children to cut out their own clues.

Easy Easter egg Hunt

Get Your Easy Easter Egg Hunt

Older Easter egg hunt

Get Your Easter Egg Hunt For Older Kids

blank Easter egg hunt

Get Your Blank Easter egg Hunt

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Watch more Easter Egg Hunt videos here.
Check out all our Easter Ideas including crafts, bonnets, recipes and more.
Get involved with our Easter chat and share your ideas with others.

And don’t forget to snap a photo of your kids with their printables and tag us on @channelmum using #CMEaster and we’ll re-share our favourites. Have fun!

How to Make Pancakes

Looking for some foolproof pancake recipes to wow your family with this Pancake Day? With the help of Iceland we have five brilliant recipes for you to try below.

We were live on Facebook with Pancake Day hacks and a competition to win £150 of Iceland vouchers! This Competition is now closed but you can still watch the top pancake day hacks from Neil Nugent Iceland’s head chef below. Find out who won here. Iceland have EVERYTHING you could need this pancake day.  Usual Channel Mum rules apply.

THE foolproof pancake recipe
2 eggs, break and lightly mix.
Add a pint of whole milk then enough flour (plain or SR) until it gets to a single cream consistency.
Don’t over mix it. It’s best to leave it to rest for about 20 minutes then it’s good to go!

Vegan apple pancakes
Vegan blueberry pancakes
Indulgent chocolate pancake
Smoked haddock rarebit pancake
Smoked streaky bacon, goats cheese and caramelised onion chutney pancakes

Vegan apple pancakes (serves 4)

Apple pancakes - side view

You will need
240g self-raising flour
15g sugar
1g salt
100g grated apple
340g almond milk
30g veg oil
½ tsp cinnamon

For the toasted oats and nuts
50g of toasted oats
50g of chopped toasted almonds
Maple syrup to taste

1. Put the flour, sugar, almond milk, salt, oil and cinnamon into a bowl and whisk to a smooth batter. Add the grated apple and stir through.

2. Heat a non stick frying pan over a medium heat and lightly oil. Pour in the batter and cook your pancakes for 1 to 2 minutes on each side until golden.

3. Top the pancakes with the toasted oats and nuts and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Vegan blueberry pancakes (serves 4)

Side view of blueberry pancakes

You will need
240g self-raising flour
15g sugar
1g salt
100g blueberries
340g almond milk
30g veg oil

1. Put the flour, sugar, almond milk, salt, oil and cinnamon into a bowl and whisk to a smooth batter. Add the blueberries and stir through.

2. Heat a non stick frying pan over a medium heat and lightly oil. Pour in the batter and cook your pancakes for 1 to 2 minutes on each side until golden.

3. Finish the pancakes with the blueberry compote.

For the blueberry compote
300g frozen blueberries
30g sugar

 Indulgent chocolate pancake (serves 2)

chocolate pancakes from above

You will need
135g plain flour
28g sugar
5g baking powder
1g salt
180g milk
1 egg
30g melted butter

1. Put all of the pancake ingredients into a bowl and whisk to a smooth batter.

2. Heat a non stick frying pan over a medium heat and lightly oil. Pour in the batter and cook your pancake for around 2 minutes. Top with as much of the topping flavours as you like and finish under the grill

3. Add a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce

For the topping
Chocolate brownie pieces
Chocolate sauce
Salted caramel ice cream
Chopped nuts (optional)

Smoked haddock rarebit pancake (serves 2)

Haddock and rarebit pancakes

You will need
135g plain flour
5g baking powder
1g salt
180g milk
1 egg
30g melted butter

1. Put all of the pancake ingredients into a bowl and whisk to a smooth batter.

2. Heat a non stick frying pan over a medium heat and lightly oil. Pour in the batter and cook your pancake for around 2 minutes. Top with as much of the topping flavours as you like and finish under the grill

3. Add a fried egg and cracked black pepper

For the rarebit sauce
50g butter
50g plain flour
1pt milk
135g Iceland vintage cheese
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons of ale
1 egg yolk

1. Melt the butter in a sauce pan over a low heat and add the flour stirring until the mixture turns to a paste.

2. add the ale or beer and the Worcestershire sauce, then gradually add the milk stirring to minimise lumps.

3. Simmer for 7 to 8 minutes then take off the heat and add the grated cheese and stir until smooth and cool.

4. Finally add the egg yolk, season to taste and chill until ready to use.

To finish
50g wilted baby spinach
2 poached smoked haddock fillets
2 fried eggs (cracked black pepper)
Chilled Rarebit

Smoked streaky bacon, goats cheese and caramelised onion chutney pancakes (serves 2)

Bacon and cheese pancakes

You will need
100g plain flour
2 whole eggs
30g veg oil
300g milk

For the filling

Cooked Smoked streaky bacon
Soft goats cheese
Caramelised onion chutney

1. Put the flour, eggs, milk and oil into a bowl and whisk to a smooth batter.

2. Heat a non stick frying pan over a medium heat and lightly oil. Pour in the batter and cook your pancakes for 1 minute on each side until golden.

3. Fill the pancakes with as much of the filling as you desire.

All of the ingredients for these recipes can be purchased from Iceland 

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Iceland Twitter party

What’s the best way to start Christmas? With a glass (or case) of Prosecco, some award winning Iceland mince pies and £150 of Iceland shopping vouchers of course!  Join our #PowerofFrozen Christmas Twitter party this Friday 2nd December at 12.15pm for your chance to win.

It’s taking place from 12.15pm – 1pm and you’re officially invited to join us! Simply RSVP using the information below to let us know you’ll be there.

If you’ve never taken part in a Twitter party before, we can guarantee it’s a lot of fun and with three fun prizes to give away in just 45 minutes, you won’t want to miss out!

Want to know what’s up for grabs?

  • We have 3 cases of Iceland Prosecco
  • £150 of Iceland Shopping Vouchers
  • Enough award winning Iceland Luxury Mince Pies to keep you going ALL Christmas. They’ve been voted favourite by Good Housekeeping AGAIN!

Come join our Twitter party!

Our #PowerofFrozen Christmas Twitter party is a chance to join in the fun, chat about Christmas and win some fab prizes.

When is it taking place?

  • Friday 2nd December 12.15pm – 1pm
  • Use the hashtag #PowerofFrozen and @ChannelMum in all your tweets
  • Watch out for the prize tweets during the party – winners will  be chosen at random from entries received to each prize question. You can answer the prize questions up until midnight on 2nd December.
  • Read our Terms and Conditions here

How do I take part in the Twitter party?

  • If you aren’t already on Twitter then register for free at http://www.twitter.com
  • You must follow @channelmum to take part
  • We’d love to know if you’re coming (so we can get the virtual drinks and snacks ready!) so please RSVP by sending us a message to @channelmum and @icelandfoods using #PowerofFrozen
  • Join in the chat on Twitter on Friday 2nd December between 12.15pm – 1pm
  • Don’t forget to join the party and when you make comments and/or replies you must include #PowerofFrozen and @ChannelMum somewhere in your tweets – this is the only way your comment can be seen by everyone at the party!

GOOD LUCK and see you Friday!

Our standard Terms and Conditions apply. Promotions via these networks must follow the guidelines laid out in the initial post with regards to the mechanic to enter. Promotions are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube. You are providing your information to Channel Mum and not to the network. The information you provide will only be used for the purposes of the promotion. By entering, you agree to your information being used for such purpose. Anyone found to be using multiple accounts to enter will be disqualified. Participants must have an authentic account registered in the UK to participate. Prizes will be delivered as Iceland vouchers to the value of the above prizes. There are three prizes each comprising of vouchers for 6 bottles of Iceland Prosecco worth £6.79 each, 20 boxes of Iceland Luxury Mince Pies worth £1.50 each and £50 of Iceland vouchers.  No cash alternative will be offered for the prize and the prize is non-exchangeable and non-transferable. Iceland reserves the right to substitute the prize for an item of similar value. Iceland vouchers can be used in UK Iceland stores only. Vouchers cannot be used online and cannot be used to purchase bonus card savings. Separate voucher terms and conditions may apply, please refer to the vouchers on receipt for details.

Mums that know how to hack

We’ve all got our own mum hacks that save time or money or are simply just a great idea to have fun. We’re all about sharing the knowledge at Channel Mum which is why we have a special hack series!

After all, as mums, to say our lives are busy is an understatement, that’s why we’re pretty sure that you need these hacks in your life.

We’re proud to be sharing some quick tricks and quirky hacks to make your life easier (and even more cost efficient – don’t forget to watch our money saving hacks video).

mum hacks

From the playful to the practical, we’ve got it covered. We’ve even got some incredibly easy lunch time ideas in our Lunch Hacks video.

So far our Hacks series has covered everything from Fruit Hacks (we’re still impressed with how simple it is to use a straw to hull strawberries – giving the name strawberry a whole new meaning!), to creative play ideas like Moon Sand and Bubble Snakes and easy, healthy lunchbox hacks.

mum fruit hacks

We’ve even done a quick hack on how to make your own Playdough. It’s so simple and of course, a great activity for the family!

We’d love to know which of these hacks you’re going to be trying out – and even better – tell us if you have a hack of your own, we’d love to hear it!

Mother knows best – and that means YOU!

Secret_Mission_thumbnailTotes exciting news today as Iceland have dropped celebrity stars like Kerry Katona and Stacey Solomon from their ad campaigns to use us REAL mums from Channel Mum. The high street store decided to use the #PowerOfMum to promote the #PowerOfFrozen after recent research found just 13 per cent of young mums still care what celebrities are selling, and even fewer believe that the stars actually use those products with their own families.

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 12.16.26Our news has been met with excitement in the media today, with the Telegraph newspaper and lots of other titles covering it. And we’ve Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 12.17.41even got our own thing – Recomumdation – meaning mums trust advice from other mothers over conventional advertising. But hey, we already knew that. And that’s why we’ve launched #FrozenFriday to share all our scrummiest meals and cooking tips, tricks and hack ideas from Iceland. Salmon Parcels with Dill – who knew? Frozen Millie’s Cookies? We’re in!

Today our Iceland Secret Mission has gone live on Channel Mum along with a host of new videos from our community showing us their hauls. It’s such an eye opener to see all the amazing things they’ve found in Iceland. Frozen coconut anyone? Check out Charlotte and Ciara testing theirs.  Fancy find out more? Watch our Secret Mission video and all the fab vlogger hauls and we guarantee you’re going to be surprised!

Love, the Channel Mum team x

PS You can cook the below ALL from frozen in 11 minutes and it’s only £2 a head! Find out how here.

Iceland and Channel Mum



Welcome to the new Channel Mum website

WHAT a month it’s been for births! Louis Tomlinson is the first 1D daddy after his ex Briana Jungwirth gave birth to tot Freddie Reign. Coleen and Wayne Rooney are building their very own footie team after welcoming third son Kit, while McBusted star Harry Judd is the now proud papa to baby Lola with wife Izzy. We also welcomed a new Channel Mum baby this month, congrats to Lauren on the birth of daughter Sienna.

But there’s one more new arrival we want you to welcome – our brand new bouncing baby, the new Channel Mum website!

While we don’t have any stretchmarks to show for it, we’ve had plenty of sleepless nights, as we want to make Channel Mum the place mums go for video – and the most trusted source of video parenting info on the web.

With us busy mums having an average of just 17 minutes downtime each day, we know you don’t have time to read books or guides or wade through text-heavy websites – so watching a quick vid on your phone is the way to go.

And we also know you want information from other mums just like you, to share the latest tips, the highs and the lows, the laughs and the tears, and all those special moments which make being a mums so worthwhile.

As the honest face of parenting, all the girls at Channel Mum promise to always tell it like it is. Whatever you need to know – and whatever you’re going through with your pregnancy or family – we understand as we’re right there with you.

Our team of top vloggers includes pregnant mums, single mums, mums with twins, families with all boys, all girls or a mix, large families, singletons, plus families on the IVF journey.

They want to share their world with you – and hear all about your family too.

So please, take a look around, make yourself at home, and become part of our lovely supportive Channel Mum family.

Drop us a line at hello@channelmum.com too – we can’t wait to hear from you.

With love,

The Channel Mum Team.

Your favourite Christmas ads in 2015

‘TIS the season to make money – and retailers across the UK are locked in the annual battle of the Christmas ads.

The seasonal scrap pits supermarkets and catalogue firms against department stores and food retailers to create the most memorable commercial, and set the tills jingling as consumers flood through the doors.

As sure as Santa arriving on Christmas Eve, John Lewis has swept the board for the last few years, creating a string of weepie mini-epics to tug on consumer’s heartstrings, and show spending lavishly is the way to have a very merry Christmas.



Previously, competitors have tried to copy the firm’s signature style with highly emotional story-led commercials, but this year there’s a change taking place that could impact on future festive ads.

With more young under 30s – dubbed the Millennial Generation – having children, there’s a subtle but very real shift away from overblown ads to something which better serves the busy family consumer.

New research from our young audience here at Channel Mum shows while the John Lewis ‘Man on the Moon’ ad still registers as the favourite with shoppers, the most effective Christmas ad is Aldi’s, and fellow discounters Argo, Lidl and Asda all polled better than pricier rivals.


Most significantly, a third of mums quizzed said they plan to shop at Aldi after watching the current ‘Favourite Things’ campaign, compared to just 31 per cent who will buy from John Lewis. While the percentage point difference is small, it’s the first time we’ve seen it – and it’s in line with the more product and price-conscious shopping habits of millennial mums.

What Aldi has done very well is combine the strong pricing and product message, wrapped up with emotional pull and a sprinkling of seasonal hope and positivity. It’s a hard thing to do well but the advert looks effortless and it also appeals to children as there are so many delicious and shiny things to look at – and all the ones kids love!

And there’s also been a change in the way young consumers feel about the money spent on the John Lewis ad. Almost half of young mums feel the £7m cost of the commercial was heavily excessive and would have been better spent in part as a charity donation, while a quarter complain there is way too much hype about it each year. Again, this is the first time we’ve seen these sentiments and is indicative of a new generation coming through.

Now each generation has its own ideas and identity, so with even more young mums holding the purse strings next year, it will be fascinating to see how the changes develop. We know Millennials are practical and price conscious but also aspirational and adore bling and glamour, so bring on the ad that combines all of those and we’ll find next year’s Christmas commercial winner!