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Posts from the category: Outdoor Fun

Connecting with Your Kids in Nature

9 Ways to Connect with Kids in Nature

The skies are depressingly grey, it’s freezing and, to top it off, it’s starting to drizzle. All you want to do is crawl back under the bed covers, turn on a movie and wait for summer. That’s understandable. Unless you’re in an area with consistent snowfall, winter doesn’t always inspire outdoor … [Read more...]

Don’t Jiggle the Spiders!! Obstacle Course Fun for Kids

Don't Jiggle the Spider!! Halloween Obstacle Course Fun for Kids

This simple obstacle course has been a source of so many laughs with both of my girls since we set it up under our backyard patio. The idea is to travel through the web inspired series of obstacles without jiggling the spiders - and each is attached to a jingle bell to make it extra tricky! Perfect … [Read more...]

Story Inspired Nature Play: Fort Building

Stories to inspire nature play: Fort Building Books

Pick the right books and you can easily inspire and extend the duration and complexity of your childrens' outdoor play! Alternatively, using your children's existing play ideas as a springboard to introduce new books to your home or classroom library works a treat too. Either way, fort building is … [Read more...]

15 Ways to Have Fun With MUD!

Sensory Play Ideas: 15 Ways to Play With Mud

Whether it be a good, old fashioned mix of sand and water or thick and sticky, clay based earth, mud play is a fabulous way to engage children in real, sensory based play and we've got 15 awesome ways to get you playing! 1. The first step is creating a mud play space. Don't despair if you … [Read more...]

Let Them Go Barefoot and 6 Other “Rules” for Play

Let them go barefoot and 6 more 'rules' for play. Why free play is so important for children and the 7 rules parents need to let them have more of it

This post is sponsored by Omo. Climb a tree. Make mud pies. Build a fort. Invent a game that lasts for days. Play in the rain. Camp out on the trampoline. How many of these do you remember doing as a child? Now look at the list again any tell me, when was the last time your children had 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...]

5 Nature Play Outings Kids Will Love

5 Nature Play Activities for Families

Today Caprice of Perth Kidz joins us to share five great nature play outings that your kids will love...with hand-picked suggestions that Perth-based families will love. 1. Visit a nature based playground Jump online and research nature based playgrounds in your local area. Look for … [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...]