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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...]

Printable World Lego Mosaic Patterns

Printable World Lego Mosaic Patterns

Our Lego mosaics are back and this one is a bumper! We set ourselves the challenge of creating a Lego world map and I think we did a pretty great job. Lego mosaics are fun for primary/elementary school aged children. They involve lots of sorting, matching, counting, adding, subtracting, even … [Read more...]

Bubble Science for Kids: What Can You Use to Make Bubbles?

Bubbles Science Experiment for Kids: What Can We Find to Use As A Bubble Blower

This is a story of failure. Not massive, life destroying failure – just mildly disappointing ‘that didn’t turn out’ failure. I regularly write science posts for Childhood101 and (of course) I always test the experiments with my kids before I write about them. Sometimes those experiments don’t work… … [Read more...]

9 Awesome Solar System Learning Activities

9 Totally Awesome Solar System Activities

If you are looking for awesome, handmade resources for playful learning, then Etsy is definitely worth a visit! Today's collection of solar system learning resources was lots of fun to put together - the constellation cookies are most definitely my favourite! {Pictured left to right, from top … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids About Germs & Hand Washing

Tips for Teaching Kids about Germs: Free Printable Poster

This post is sponsored by Dettol. Handwashing is pretty important for keeping our families healthy and preventing the spread of germs. Unfortunately, if your children are anything like mine, they are usually in so much of a rush to get back to playing, that they prefer to skip the hand washing step … [Read more...]

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...]