Posts from the category: Thinking & Reasoning

Create an Engineering Mystery Bag Challenge for Kids

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This is a sponsored post for the littleBIGidea competition. If you are a fan of the hit TV reality competition, Masterchef, then you would be familiar with the concept of the mystery box challenge – it’s actually my favourite part of the show! For those who don’t know, the contestants are each … [Read more...]

35 Resources To Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking

35 Online Educational Resources to Inspire Inventive Thinking

This fantastic collection of resources is brought to you by littleBIGidea. I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your … [Read more...]

5 Construction Challenges for Kids With BIG Ideas

5 Construction and Building Challenges for kids (STEM)

This is a sponsored post. A construction based challenge can be an excellent project for encouraging children to think creatively, to solve problems and to express their own ideas using a range of practical materials. Construction challenges provide a fabulous platform for the development of a … [Read more...]

Maths Games for Kids: Uno Flip

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Immy is currently loving solving addition and subtraction problems - in fact her maths homework is usually the first thing she wants to tackle in her homework book each week! I enjoy looking for new (albeit simple) ways to encourage her interests and to reinforce what she is learning which is how we … [Read more...]

Science Fun for Kids: Fingerprint Forensics

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This post is by Ali Wright of At Home With Ali. The science of fingerprints is pretty cool…. each and every fingerprint is unique! No two people share the same fingerprints and even identical twins have different prints. This is why fingerprints are so useful in crime scene identification. The … [Read more...]

Do You Know a Child With BIG Ideas?


This is a sponsored post. Do you know? Given space, opportunity and the right support, kids are fabulous at solving problems and devising fresh, new and innovative ideas. Today I am excited to share news of a fabulous initiative that will see some of Australia’s brightest young thinkers … [Read more...]

Easy Science for Kids: Bouncy Eggs

Science for Kids: Bouncy Eggs Experiment

This post is by regular contributor Ali Wright of At Home With Ali. My kids love a bit of science and experimentation. 'Bouncy eggs' is a fun and easy experiment that we have tried a number of times. This experiment takes one week – over that time you discover what happens when you leave one egg … [Read more...]

More Than Building: 10 Fabulous Duplo Block Activity Ideas

Duplo block activity ideas

A reader recently asked over on the Childhood 101 Facebook page for activity suggestions for using Duplo blocks now that her children had moved on to using smaller Lego blocks for building. I was so impressed with the collection of Duplo based play and learning ideas shared that I have put them all … [Read more...]