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My Story Silhouette Art & Writing Project

My Story: Getting to Know You Silhouette Art and Writing Project

When I saw this year's Children's Book Week theme of Australia! Story Country it got me thinking about the importance of each child's individual story and how much their own story influences their life and learning. One activity that was very popular with my students when I was teaching, was … [Read more...]

Hands On Alphabet Play: DIY Tactile Letters

DIY tactile letters for hands on alphabet learning. Great for kindergarten and preschool

Miss 4 is enthralled with letters at the moment. She is constantly asking me how to write this letter or that and our house is smattered with little pieces of paper filled with her fabulous efforts at writing. I have wanted to make a set of tactile letters to use as a letter learning resource for … [Read more...]

Kids Craft Idea: Drip Painted Paper Towel Flowers

Kids Craft Ideas: Drip Painted Paper Towel Flowers

This post is sponsored by Maxima. This post has a little something for everyone - a simple process art idea for younger children and a fun craft for tweens or teens – that also makes a great gift. And it’s all thanks to a roll of paper towel! My small girl is in love with dripping liquid … [Read more...]

Story Inspired Nature Play: Fort Building

Stories to inspire nature play: Fort Building Books

Pick the right books and you can easily inspire and extend the duration and complexity of your childrens' outdoor play! Alternatively, using your children's existing play ideas as a springboard to introduce new books to your home or classroom library works a treat too. Either way, fort building is … [Read more...]

Picture Books About Friendship

Children's Books About Friendship

Childhood friends often become life-long friends.  I still have dinner once a month with girls that I went to school with 25 years ago. But friendships also have their ups and downs so today's booklist highlights books that will help kids learn to navigate the highs and lows of friendships.  Best of … [Read more...]

32 Awesome Art & Craft Projects for Tweens

32 Art & Craft Projects for Tweens

As Kate shared in our first Activities for Tweens post, "(It's a) well-known fact that kids who are engaged in interesting activities are less likely to drive their parents insane," and so today I am sharing a collection of arts and crafts projects perfect for keeping your tween engaged and … [Read more...]

15 Gorgeous Prints to Inspire Your Young Dancer

15 Gorgeous Prints to Inspire Your Young Dancer

When we decided to give Immy's room a mini makeover a few months ago, the first place I looked for artwork was Etsy. There I found a gorgeous print that I knew would be just perfect for the room of my pint-sized dancer. Then over one marathon 24 hours we applied a fresh coat of paint, completely … [Read more...]

Kids Art Ideas: Name Rainbows

Rainbow Name Art Project for school aged kids. Create colourful, process based art with each child's name.

Given how popular our Name Snowflakes were at Christmas time, today we are excited to share our latest cool kids art project - these super colourful Name Rainbows! I love that this project combines art with a little math, some fine motor work and a good dose of experimentation too. And the … [Read more...]