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Christmas Sensory Play: Don’t Ring the Bells Obstacle Course

Don't RIng the Bells! Christmas Sensory Play for Kids

It's week two of the Christmas Sensory Play Series and I am loving the ideas of my fellow play blogger friends - Kristina of Toddler Approved, Kate of Picklebums, Meri at Meri Cherry, Ana of Babble Dabble Do and Cathy at NurtureStore. If you missed the fabulous collection of posts from week one, be … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Ideas: Giving a Gift of Creativity

Time to Create: Gift Ideas for Creative Kids

Some of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received from friends have been materials for activities I can do together with my girls. I love the idea of giving the gift of shared experiences...almost as much as I love giving children (and parents) the gift of creativity! A basket or box of fun art … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Stress Less About Your Christmas Shopping

7 Ways to Get Organised for Your Christmas Shopping

This post is sponsored by BIG W. Someone told me recently that the reason 2014 is disappearing so fast is because it's the Year of the Horse. I have no idea if that is the actual reason but I sure feel like this year has left me behind in a haze of too much to do! Christmas is only five weeks … [Read more...]

Create a Little Christmas Magic Just For Kids!

Elf on the Shelf Alternative Ideas for Christmas fun

In this guest post, my lovely friend Marieka shares her family's alternative to the Elf on the Shelf tradition and I love that you can adapt this idea to suit almost any set of toys that your children love. We love Christmas in our house. Christmas carols can be heard playing in our house all … [Read more...]

Christmas Sensory Play Series: Christmas Charades Printable

Enjoy family time together this Christmas with a game of Christmas charades! These printable game cards make it easy to play.

Dad 101 often talks fondly about playing Charades with his extended family at Christmastime. It's a tradition he has been looking forward to sharing with our girls and I have a feeling this year will be the year! So I have created a set of printable Christmas Charades Cards for us to use, and I am … [Read more...]

21 Tasty Treats Perfect for Kids’ Christmas Celebrations

Kids Christmas treat recipes

With the festive season almost upon us we are already receiving details for end of year school Christmas events and parties for out-of-school activities. For most of these we are asked to take a plate to share so today I have collected together 21 recipes for simple to make, super tasty Christmas … [Read more...]

Christmas Inspired Sensory Play: Edible Glitter Finger Paint

Edible Glitter Finger Paint for preschool sensory play

In this post Kylie of Octavia & Vicky shares a fabulously fun and festive sensory activity for those who don't mind things getting a little messy! It's Edible Glitter Finger Paint! We love a bit of messy play around here, any excuse to get stuck into some squishy, squelchy, ooey, gooey … [Read more...]

Childhood 101′s International Kids’ Gift Exchange

International kids gift exchange hosted by Childhood 101

Registrations for the 2014 gift exchange have now closed. Thank you to all those who have joined us. The lovely Chantelle of Fat Mum Slim has hosted an international gift exchange for the past three years and when I saw the announcement for her exchange this year it occurred to me that it would … [Read more...]