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Beginning Reader Games: Silly Sentence Chatterbox

Silly Sentence Chatterboxes: Fun activity idea for children learning to read

Chatterboxes (or fortune tellers or cootie catchers) are one of those classic toys that epitomise childhood...I remember lots of laughter playing with them with my cousins on summer holidays. This beginning reader game is a bit of a twist on the traditional chatterbox, perfect for sneaking in a … [Read more...]

Games for Kids: How to Play Tails

Games for kids: How to play TAILS. Part of an awesome collection of active games for kids of all ages.

There are so many fun types of tag or chasey games and I love Tails Tag because the child has to be quick on their feet, thinking on the offense and the defence at the same time! It's great for getting children active with the potential to burn plenty of excess energy in a short time frame, and it … [Read more...]

Fairy Tale Charades Printable

Printable Fairy Tale Charades Game: Perfect for family game night, class groups and youth groups

Given the popularity of our printable Christmas charades cards I thought it was time to create a new set - to be enjoyed by my family and yours, and what could be more fun, especially when playing charades with young children, than playing Fairy Tale Charades! This printable set contains 36 … [Read more...]

Bubble Science for Kids: What Can You Use to Make Bubbles?

Bubbles Science Experiment for Kids: What Can We Find to Use As A Bubble Blower

This is a story of failure. Not massive, life destroying failure – just mildly disappointing ‘that didn’t turn out’ failure. I regularly write science posts for Childhood101 and (of course) I always test the experiments with my kids before I write about them. Sometimes those experiments don’t work… … [Read more...]

Maths Games For Kids: How to Play Buzz

Maths Games for Kids: How to Play Buzz

This is a fun game to play when you have a few moments to spare as the sense of anticipation builds great excitement. It's great for revising multiplication facts but it can also be played as a simpler counting game with younger children. Maths Games For Kids: How to Play Buzz Number of … [Read more...]

Printable Star Wars Lego Mosaic Patterns

Star Wars Lego Mosaics Free Printable Patterns

So we are two thirds of the way through sharing the original Star Wars trilogy with our girls and Immy is loving it. While she is fascinated by the idea of a good stormtrooper, it will be a while before we let her see the latest movie release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but in the meantime we are … [Read more...]

Sewing Cards from Recycled Greeting Cards

Kids Sewing Cards from recycled Christmas or birthday cards

STOP! Before you put those Christmas cards into the recycling bin - okay, I admit, it's probably still a few days until you do that, right? - anyway, before you do, I suggest you save your favourites to make a set of simple sewing cards! Great for preschoolers and children in the early school years, … [Read more...]

8 Christmas Websites Your Kids Will Love!

Christmas Websites Your Kids Will Love Exploring

School's out, the present shopping done and the wrapping (and cleaning!) begun, so I feel like we can take a bit of time to relax and enjoy the last few days before Christmas. We've been making decorations, cards and treats, watching a holiday movie or two, reading lots of our favourite Christmas … [Read more...]