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Posts from the category: Science & Nature

24 Day, Night & Light Themed Learning Activities

24 Ways to Play and Learn With Light

In today's post Lauren of Teacher Types inspires us with a collection of fabulous activities for learning about light with a great collection of picture books to accompany your investigation. There have been some fantastic Book Week themes over the years here in Australia, and this year’s - Books … [Read more...]

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...]

Science for Kids: Make Your Own Mini Microscope

Cool Science for Kids- How to Make a Microscope

Today regular contributor, Ali Wright of At Home With Ali, shares a simple DIY tutorial for making a super cool mini microscope with kids. My kids love the unexpected and this simple microscope made from a plastic cup delivers just that. I actually saw these microscopes being made by Girl … [Read more...]

50+ Nature Inspired Play & Learning Ideas

50 Nature Inspired Play and Learning Ideas for Earth Day

Did you know April 22nd is Earth Day? Earth Day provides the perfect opportunity to talk to our children about the natural environment and their place within it. The more children spend time outdoors, experiencing the natural environment and the balance of nature, the more likely it is that they … [Read more...]

7 Awesome Autumn Activities

Autumn Activities for Kids of All Ages

In today's post Lauren of Teacher Types shares seven play and learning ideas for exploring Autumn with toddlers, preschoolers and bigger kids. You can feel it in the air can’t you? The heatwave is over, it’s cooler in the mornings and evenings, the trees are telling you… it’s Autumn. Today I … [Read more...]

Gardening with Kids: A Review of The Garden Classroom

The Garden Classroom by Cathy James: A Review.

Blogging has been such an exciting adventure for me (wow, can you believe I have been doing this for 6 years now!) and along the way I have made some wonderful online friends, including NurtureStore blogger and now author, Cathy James. Cathy has just released her first book - The Garden Classroom: … [Read more...]

How to Make Paper Pinwheels

How to make paper pinwheels

Spinning pinwheels captivate children of all ages and when Immy and I were perusing Jean of The Artful Parent's brand new book, The Artful Year, we couldn't help but choose making paper pinwheels as one of the first (of many!) projects we just couldn't wait to try! These paper pinwheels are … [Read more...]

Science for Kids: Jelly Bean Taste Test

Science esperiments for kids: Jelly Bean Taste Testing

Today Ali of At Home with Ali shares a science experiment the kids will love - a jelly bean taste test! This taste testing experiment is great fun and is particularly well suited to children aged 5 and up. Our whole family joined in and my two kids were very excited that our science experiment … [Read more...]