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Posts from the category: Bigger Kids Play

Craft Stick & Watercolour Sculpture

Craftstick and watercolour sculpture

I love displaying my children's artwork in our home and when I saw the morning light shining on these simple craft stick sculptures that hang in our playroom I just knew that I had to share them here. These really are so easy to make and when hung they just look so interesting. Here's the … [Read more...]

Science for Kids: Make Your Own Mini Microscope

Cool Science for Kids- How to Make a Microscope

Today regular contributor, Ali Wright of At Home With Ali, shares a simple DIY tutorial for making a super cool mini microscope with kids. My kids love the unexpected and this simple microscope made from a plastic cup delivers just that. I actually saw these microscopes being made by Girl … [Read more...]

Personalized Writing Jar: Clever Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

Personalized Writing Jar: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

In today's post regular contributor, Jodie of Growing Book by Book, shares a clever idea for creating a jar full of engaging creative writing prompts for kids. Are you looking for some fresh ideas to encourage your child to write? One of the easiest ways to get kids to write is to let them … [Read more...]

50+ Nature Inspired Play & Learning Ideas

50 Nature Inspired Play and Learning Ideas for Earth Day

Did you know April 22nd is Earth Day? Earth Day provides the perfect opportunity to talk to our children about the natural environment and their place within it. The more children spend time outdoors, experiencing the natural environment and the balance of nature, the more likely it is that they … [Read more...]

Managing BIG Emotions: Take 5 Breathing Exercise

Take 5 Breathing exercise for kids. Part 4 of the Managing Big Emotions series for kids at childhood101.com

Today I am excited to team up with the lovely Leonie MacDonald of Relax Kids Canberra to bring you part four of the Managing Big Emotions printable poster series (you can find poster one here, poster two here and poster three here). Leonie is sharing a simple breathing technique (and tips for … [Read more...]

Family Made Oil Pastel Resist Bunting

Family made crayon resist bunting with oil pastels

Immy loves making decorations for family celebrations and this simple crayon resist bunting came about when she wanted to create decorations to hang for Dad 101's birthday. This resist technique is really easy to do, it's low mess and I love it because children (and adults!) of all different ages … [Read more...]

7 Awesome Autumn Activities

Autumn Activities for Kids of All Ages

In today's post Lauren of Teacher Types shares seven play and learning ideas for exploring Autumn with toddlers, preschoolers and bigger kids. You can feel it in the air can’t you? The heatwave is over, it’s cooler in the mornings and evenings, the trees are telling you… it’s Autumn. Today I … [Read more...]

Supporting Early Readers: Printable Reading Log

Printable Reading Log and how we are using it to support our early reader.

I don't actually remember much at all about the process of learning to read as a child. But I do know that once I could read, once that switch has been flipped in my brain, I was a reader for life and reading has been a much loved treasure to me ever since. As a teacher I loved working with children … [Read more...]