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Finding Dory Inspired Lego Mosaics

Finding Dory Lego Mosaic Free Printables

Finding Dory is here! We are so excited! Have you seen it yet? I thought we could celebrate its release together with a new set of Lego mosaic patterns. There are three fun and fabulous sea creatures from the movie - Dory (of course!), Nemo (because...Nemo!) and Hank the septopus! The … [Read more...]

Managing Big Emotions: Best Resources to Use With Kids

Managing Big Emotions Resources for Parents and Teachers

Managing big emotions is hard, whether you are four or six or forty six! Helping children learn to regulate and manage their emotions is an ongoing process that involves helping them to recognise a range of emotions, learning to express their feelings verbally, learning to calm oneself down in the … [Read more...]

40 + Brilliant Backyard Science Experiments

40 + Brilliant Backyard Science Experiments - A fabulous collection of simple science ideas for kids, divided into experiments exploring biological science, chemical science, earth and space science and physical science.

Science experiments open up the world with that sense of wonder and awe that comes naturally to children and this HUGE list of backyard science experiments provides for hours of experimentation and exploration, perfect for home, school, preschool or your community group. Arranged into the learning … [Read more...]

Games for Kids: Fun Colouring Game

Fun Games for Kids: The Colouring Game

This is such a fun colouring game that my girls have literally been playing it non stop for days now. As a bonus - it was invented somewhat by accident! And if your kids prefer drawing to colouring, it's really easy to adapt too. Let me back up a little and tell you the story behind the game. … [Read more...]

Art History for Kids: Children’s Books About Great Artists

Art History for Kids: Fabulous Childrens Books About Great Artists. 12 fabulous picture books that each explore the life and artwork of a master artist, each with a unique artistic style and view of the world. Children can learn so much about expressing their own thoughts and ideas from these masters.

Included with the 25 awesome activities in my brand ebook, Kaleidoscope: Hands On Explorations in Colour (and Color!), are four inspired by the work of great artists - Klee, Kandinsky, Warhol and Giacometti. I believe that studying the life and art of the masters is a fabulous way to help children … [Read more...]

Goldilocks & the Three Bears: Retelling Through Imaginary Play

Goldilocks and Three Bears Storytelling and Imaginative Play for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Isn’t it amazing that the classic fairytales we all grew up with are still much loved by our children? And do you notice how they always come in threes - The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and, of course (one of our personal favourites), Goldilocks and the Three Bears. You’d be … [Read more...]

Make a School of Origami Fish: Easy Folding Instructions

Easy fold orgami fish

Whether you make just one or a while school, you'll have fun folding these origami fish! As origami requires children to slow down, to follow a sequence of instructions carefully and to use their fine motor skills, these origami fish are definitely a great challenge for school aged … [Read more...]

Fun Art Projects: Create Your Own Decorated Tennis Shoes

Fun Crafts for Kids: Create Your Own Decorated Shoes

Miss 8 had decided (at least for this week!) that she wants to be a fashion designer when she grows up! Both my girls are all about sparkles and ruffles and pretty shoes! As I don't want to encourage an expensive shoe fetish (at least not too early), this DIY fashion project is a perfect compromise … [Read more...]