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Posts from the category: Imaginative

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...]

15 Fun Star Wars Games for Kids

15 awesome Star Wars toys and games kids will love

If you are looking for Star Wars inspired toys and games that are a little bit different then what you'll see in the regular stores then Etsy is well worth a look! Here are 15 fun ideas that we LOVE to get you started. (show from top left) Star Wars Peg Doll Set  |  Pegster Pegs Star Wars … [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...]

15 Un-Princess Picture Books for Princess Lovers

15 Fabulous Un-Princessy Princess Picture Books for Kids Who Love Princesses

Now both of my girls embrace all things princesses-y but I like to ensure that they have a BIG dose of modern day princess mixed in with the Disney-fied version. So today I am sharing a collection of books that feature sassy, sparkling, smart, kind and brave girls, most of whom just happen to be … [Read more...]

Star Wars Shadow Puppets

Staw Wars Shadow Puppets Activity for Kids

This post is sponsored by Duracell. Hands up if you have a Star Wars fan in your home? We do and he has been waiting for the day to share his love with our kids! I mean, that really is one of the joys of parenting isn’t it– sharing those passions and joys that were so super cool during your own … [Read more...]

DIY Wooden Peg Gnomes for Imaginative Play

DIY Wooden Peg Imaginative Play Gnomes

We met our first wooden peg doll gnomes (three of!) many Christmases ago and it was love at first sight. Immy loved playing with them so much that it was only a matter of time before we began adding more little gnomes to our collection but instead of buying them we had a go at making them. They … [Read more...]

50 Handmade Magical Folk & Mythical Creatures Kids Gift Ideas

50 Handmade Magical Folk and Mythical Creatures Gift Ideas. Great gifts for imaginative kids

I know some of you are super organised, with Christmas gifts bought, wrapped and hidden away. Me? Not so much! But I have started thinking about what to get my gorgeous girls and having had great success with previous handmade items purchased from Etsy, I've been having a bit of a browse for ideas … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Encourage a Child’s Creativity

9 Ways to Encourage a Child's Creativity

I love watching and listening to children as they come up with fresh ideas or create something new. When the project is right, their passion, enthusiasm and motivation for the task is exciting to observe. Children have great ideas and activities that develop the skills associated with creativity and … [Read more...]