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Posts from the category: Bigger Kids Play

Easter Egg Decorating: Marbling with Nail Polish

How to Marble with Nail Polish

Nail polish marbling has been something I have wanted to try for the longest time and when I was thinking about how we would decorate some eggs this Easter I had an Aha! lets-give-it-a-try moment. I can't tell you how much I love the results! The technique is really simple and all you really … [Read more...]

25+ Free Easter Printables

25+ Free Easter Printables

I am starting to get a little excited about Easter! It feels like it has come around super quickly this year but I am really looking forward to the break from school and some family time...and then there's the chocolate! To help you get ready I have collected together over 25 fabulous and free … [Read more...]

All Natural Homemade Rosemary & Lemon Scented Playdough

All natural Rosemary & Lemon Scented Playdough

We love making homemade playdough and I will often add elements of texture or scent to a new batch of dough to enhance the sensory input of the play experience - for example, you can check out our textured funfetti playdough here, our herbal tea scented playdough and our delicious mulberry playdough … [Read more...]

Printable Easter Egg Cards + 3 Ways to Play

Printable Easter Egg Cards and 4 Card Games to Play

We are right into playing games now - a different board or card game appears on our dining most nights in the hope that there will be time to play after tea! Games are fabulous for helping children to develop a range of cognitive, literacy and social skills. As children play they; Make choices … [Read more...]

Books for Early Readers: Elephant & Piggie Books

Great Books for Early Readers_Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems

When we discovered the Elephant & Piggie books by celebrated children's author, Mo Willems, it was love at first read for my then six year old. This fabulous series of books are written specifically for early readers and their humour, carefully scripted text and comic book, conversational style … [Read more...]

Spelling Games: Crack and Write Eggs

Spelling games: Crack and Write Easter Spelling Eggs

Today regular contributor Jodie of Growing Book by Book shares a fun and festive way to engage children with spelling revision, inspired by the upcoming Easter holiday! Does your child get bored practicing their spelling words?  Is it a chore to get them do their spelling lessons? Children … [Read more...]

Kids & Chores: Printable Setting the Table Placemats

HELPING CHILDREN WITH CHORES-Printable Placemats for Setting the Table

As I shared recently, our intention is to get our two girls involved with a more regular schedule of chores this year as I admit it has been more than a little hit and miss in our house until now. At ages two (nearly three!) and seven one chore that both girls are able to help with is setting the … [Read more...]

Kids Art Ideas: Spiral Art Spring Garden Collage

Kids Art Idea-: Spiral Art Spring Garden Collage

Immy received a Spiral Art Kit for Christmas and it wasn't long before our dining table was covered in sheets of paper adorned with gorgeous spiral shapes of all different sizes. When we were talking about what to do with all of the spirals we noticed that many of them looked a lot like flowers and … [Read more...]