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Posts from the category: Bigger Kids Play

Gardening with Kids: DIY Seed Tape

Gardening with kids: Make Seed Tape. A great gift or party favour idea.

Children love being involved in growing things – my girls love planting colourful flowers and vegetables and herbs. For kids, there is nothing quite like the anticipation of seeing a tiny seedling poke through the soil or the excitement of waiting for the first strawberry or tomato of the season to … [Read more...]

Family Game Night: Jenga with a Twist!

Family Game Night Ideas: Transform your Jenga game with a fun active twist

At seven years of age Immy is all of a sudden all about board games and card games and family game time! So we recently introduced her to the game Jenga but not before I hacked it for a bit of extra family fun and a whole lot of laughs! So how did I hack our tumbling tower? I painted the side … [Read more...]

Our Art Room Rules Printable Poster

Art Room Rules Printable Poster

We've always had some really simple rules surrounding art making in our home art space and my girls have been pretty good with respecting where and how they are allowed to use art materials. That's not to say we haven't had drawing on the walls - they both gave that one a go! - or secret glitter … [Read more...]

How to Fold Origami Fish

How to Fold an Origami Fish

I think origami is an awesome craft activity for school aged children - encouraging them to follow directions carefully in order to achieve the required outcome.  Immy (at 7 1/2 years of age) had so much fun folding these origami fish that we ended up making a whole school! By the time I had … [Read more...]

15 Cool Maths Games & Resources for Preschoolers

15 cool math games and resources for preschoolers. Resources for learning about number, shape and measurement.

If you haven't tried Etsy yet for gorgeous homemade games for children, it really is worth a visit. This collection of cool maths games and resources for preschoolers was so much fun to put together, and I may have filled my shopping cart with more than ten a few of these for my own lovely … [Read more...]

7 Wonderful Word Building Activities

7 Wonderful Word Building Activities

In this post regular contributor, Lauren of Teacher Types, shares seven playful ideas for encouraging children in the early years of school to experiment with building words with a range of materials. “My child knows the Alphabet… Now what?” Word building is a crucial step between knowing … [Read more...]

#JustKeepDancing With the Video Star App

Create fun music videos with awesome effects with the Video Star app

In February 2015 fellow Australian play blogger, Katey of Play to Talk, received the shattering news that her beautiful 18 month old, Finlay, has High Risk Stage 4 Hepatoblastoma - liver cancer that has spread to his lungs. Since his diagnosis Finlay has been courageously fighting this terrible … [Read more...]

50+ Awesome Staycation Vacation Activity Ideas for Kids

50 totally cool staycation activity ideas for kids

We are on countdown to our mid year break and the change of pace will be sooooooo welcome when it arrives! Whilst I love my children to have lots of free time to just play and make their own fun I also think it is a great idea to be prepared with some really cool activity suggestions up my sleeve … [Read more...]