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Posts from the category: Bigger Kids Play

6 Reasons to Cook with Kids + 12 Recipes to Try

12 Things to Cook With Preschoolers and 6 Reasons Why You Should Make the Time to Cook Together

There’s no doubt about it, kids + cooking = fun! Making cookies, cakes, pinwheels, muffins and ice blocks are firm favourites in our house. But have you ever stopped to consider what you child is learning while they’re helping you in the kitchen? It’s probably more than you think. Many teachers are … [Read more...]

10 Alphabet Stamp Learning Activities for Preschool & Kindergarten

10 Fun Ways to Learn with Alphabet Stamps for preschool and kindergarten

My girls have both loved stamping from a young age and adding alphabet stamps to their creative play has been a natural progression as they have shown interest in learning about letters. Alphabet stamps really are a fabulous resource to use with children in preschool, kindergarten and beyond as … [Read more...]

Coping When Kids Are Sick: 12 Quiet Activities for Sick Kids

Coping with Sick Kids: 12 Quiet Activities for School Aged Kids Who Are Recovering From Being Sick

This post is sponsored by Healthdirect Australia. “Mummy, my new year’s resolution is not to vomit this year,” my then six year old declared. I wasn’t surprised, given just how sick she’d recently been with gastro. We’d arrived at the emergency department of our local hospital in the early hours … [Read more...]

12 Magical Book Series for Kids Who Love Rainbow Magic

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Immy was a big fan or the Rainbow Magic book series for many years but I am secretly relieved to say that she has totally moved on. While their magical stories of friendship are somewhat captivating for 5-8 year olds,  I found them somewhat repetitive and formulaic, more than a little shallow and … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make

40+ Mothers Day Gift Ideas to Make with Kids of all ages

I don't know a mum who doesn't love a little thoughtfulness at Mother's Day and what could be more thoughtful than a sleep in, breakfast in bed and a handmade gift. If you are looking for a gift to make for a special mum or grandmum with the children in your life, you need look no further as here … [Read more...]

Exploring Emotions Jenga Game

Exploring Big Emotions Jenga Game

Looking for a fun way to explore big emotions with kids? I think we have just the game for you! This twist make the regular game of Jenga a great tool for talking with children about a whole range of emotions, how they make you feel and triggers for emotions. DIY Exploring Emotions Jenga … [Read more...]

Yoga for Kids: A Walk Through the Garden

Garden Yoga for Kids: Free Printable Poster

Today I have once again teamed up with the very talented author of Kids Yoga Stories, Giselle Shardlow, to bring you a simple yoga sequence to use with children and a very handy printable. Enjoy! “Frogs!” “Butterflies!” “Caterpillars!” My daughter’s preschool classmates were all eager to … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Learn About Weather In Your Own Backyard

10 fun ways to teach kids about weather

My 8 year old received a weather station this past Christmas and promptly began begging us to set it up. It took us awhile, but we finally did it – just in time to be able to put the rain gauge to good use! Although our store bought weather station works great, you don’t even need that to help kids … [Read more...]