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Posts from the category: Physical

Brain Breaks: 7 YouTube Channels to Get Kids Moving & Grooving

Brain Break Ideas: 7 YouTube Channels to Get Kids Moving and Grooving

Whether you're stuck inside because of the weather, you just need to change up the tone on one of THOSE days at home, or you're looking for brain break ideas for your class or group, this collection of YouTube channels includes plenty of inspiration to get kids moving, grooving and having fun. … [Read more...]

2D Lego Mosaics: 3 Printable Circus Designs

Circus Themed Lego Mosaic Printables by Childhood 101

Following the popularity of our printable animal themed Lego mosaics, I started working on a second set - this time CIRCUS themed! These mosaics are fun for primary/elementary school aged children, as they really are more challenging then you might think. There is lot's of sorting, matching, … [Read more...]

How to Make a Shoelace Ladder Bracelet

Fun Ladder Bracelets from Shoelaces to make with tweens and teens

When I saw some bright fluoro shoelaces at the shopping centre recently I grabbed a packet knowing that we could make something fabulous with them. These shoelace ladder bracelets were the result - made with just 3 common crafty household items they are fun to make with school aged kids, and they … [Read more...]

DIY Sewing Cards from Recycled Plastic Lids

DIY sewing cards from recycled takeaway lids

I recently had the crazy idea that I could make a set of reusable sewing cards from recycled takeaway lids. My crazy ideas don't always turn out in reality how I think they might but this time it worked! How to Make Your Own Sewing Cards You will need: Plastic takeaway container lids … [Read more...]

Go Outside and Be

Go outside and BE: Why quiet time outside is so important to health and wellbeing

In this post Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature reminds us of the importance of regular quiet time spent outdoors - time to just be. It’s no secret that life as a parent today is busy. In most cases, it’s crazy busy. Rare are the times when we stop to allow ourselves to just BE. I for one tend … [Read more...]

Silly Putty Recipe & 10 Putty Play Ideas

Homemade Silly Putty Recipe with Australian ingredients Pin

In response to requests from Australian followers, today Carrie of A Little Learning for Two is sharing her recipe for silly putty using Australian sourced ingredients but even those NOT in Australia should read on as Carrie is also sharing 10 fabulous playful learning ideas for using silly putty … [Read more...]

Outdoor Activities: 20 Ways to Play with Sticks

20 Fun Ways to Play With Sticks

Today Debi of Go Explore Nature shares 20 super simple ways to play, create and explore with one of the oldest toys in the world - the humble stick! When it comes to childhood toys, more often than not, simple is best. Take the humble stick, for example. It’s free, can be found just about anywhere, … [Read more...]

6 Fun Parchute Games for Kids

6 Parachute Games: Outdoor Games for Kids

As a teacher, I have seen first hand how much children love parachute play and both my girls have been fortunate to enjoy playing with parachutes at playgroup, kindy gym and school PE class. They love it! Parachute games also make a fun addition at birthday parties and they are even great as ice … [Read more...]