Friday, 25 January 2013

Happy Burns Night

I'm proud to be Scottish but don't normally do the whole Burns supper thing on Burns night and although I like some of his poems and songs I don't necessarily agree with celebrating his notorious life style as a drunk and a womaniser! However a home education outing to the Robert Burns Centre ( then to a workshop on Scots language using poem and song by Dr Fred Freeman changed my mind.

The classes were aimed at 5 to 8 year olds but Little Boy Blue loved it and joined in too.

So I decided to use this oppertunity to do some traditional Scottish things with the boys. 

We made shortbread

We Looked at a Sporran

We Designed a Tartan and listened to audios of Burns Poems & Songs

We made a toy haggis from socks, stuffing & string

We ate a traditional Burns Supper of Haggis, Neeps & Tatties

 Here it is all done.


  1. I have never heard of Burns Day! How nice to teach your Scottish heritage to Little Boy Blue. The toy haggis is adorable, it looks like the real haggis!

    1. Apparently there are Burns Suppers all over the world on Burns Day but maybe only by us Scots! Robert Burns is Scotland's National Poet so thats why he has a day all to himself.

      The toy haggis was soooooo easy to do (1 oatmeal coloured mans knee sock, cut off the foot, put in hollow fibre stuffing in a ball to the middle, fold in ends and tie with string) and Little Boy Blue loved it so is now in his toy food box.