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9 Awesome DIY Ideas for Kids Bookshelves

9 Awesome DIY Kids Bookshelves

My girls have a lot of books and I have been looking for shelving options for a narrow hallway so that I can store some books that I need to put away until AJ is a little older. As I was searching Pinterest for inspiration, I came across so many fabulous DIY ideas for children's bookshelves that I … [Read more...]

Gardening with Kids: DIY Seed Tape

Gardening with kids: Make Seed Tape. A great gift or party favour idea.

Children love being involved in growing things – my girls love planting colourful flowers and vegetables and herbs. For kids, there is nothing quite like the anticipation of seeing a tiny seedling poke through the soil or the excitement of waiting for the first strawberry or tomato of the season to … [Read more...]

12 Fun Themes for Baby’s 1st Birthday Party

12 Fun Ideas for First Birthday Party Themes

The first birthday party is as much a celebration of surviving the first year of parenthood of a brand new human as it is about the little one so today I have collected together 12 birthday party theme ideas that are just perfect for first birthdays - both for the baby and for family and … [Read more...]

Family Game Night: Jenga with a Twist!

Family Game Night Ideas: Transform your Jenga game with a fun active twist

At seven years of age Immy is all of a sudden all about board games and card games and family game time! So we recently introduced her to the game Jenga but not before I hacked it for a bit of extra family fun and a whole lot of laughs! So how did I hack our tumbling tower? I painted the side … [Read more...]

Fabulous Upcycled Play Diner from a TV Cabinet

DIY Play Diner from a TV Cabinet

When I saw this amazing DIY project shared in an early childhood teaching Facebook group, I just knew that I had to feature it on the blog - it is just awesome! Fortunately for us, the lovely Linda from Lessons From a Teacher agreed to share her fabulous idea and her family's hard work with us. See … [Read more...]

Our Art Room Rules Printable Poster

Art Room Rules Printable Poster

We've always had some really simple rules surrounding art making in our home art space and my girls have been pretty good with respecting where and how they are allowed to use art materials. That's not to say we haven't had drawing on the walls - they both gave that one a go! - or secret glitter … [Read more...]

How to Fold Origami Fish

How to Fold an Origami Fish

I think origami is an awesome craft activity for school aged children - encouraging them to follow directions carefully in order to achieve the required outcome.  Immy (at 7 1/2 years of age) had so much fun folding these origami fish that we ended up making a whole school! By the time I had … [Read more...]

15 Cool Maths Games & Resources for Preschoolers

15 cool math games and resources for preschoolers. Resources for learning about number, shape and measurement.

If you haven't tried Etsy yet for gorgeous homemade games for children, it really is worth a visit. This collection of cool maths games and resources for preschoolers was so much fun to put together, and I may have filled my shopping cart with more than ten a few of these for my own lovely … [Read more...]