Backyard Easter Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Brought to you by Nuffnang and BIG W. I often work with BIG W surrounding significant holiday events because I like the outlook of their campaigns: it’s about facilitating special moments and how you want them to work for your family. I know I can go in store and find pretty much everything I need […]

Feed the Bunny Game

Feed the Bunny Game

This bunny box game is a fun game for parties and Easter and is made with simple materials. Materials 1 Large box brown paper masking tape glue stick scissors craft knife (adult use only) black permanent marker lead pencil white & black paper red & pink poster paper Older kids could achieve this, but there are […]

Autumn Essentials List

Autumn Essentials

My husband and I were just saying today how packing up our family into 6 suitcases and moving to New Zealand for a year has been the best thing for us (you can read more about it here). Having much less stuff has forced me think very much in terms of essentials. I’m not only talking […]

Rainbow Leaves Tradition

Autumn Rainbow Leaves

This has become a traditional thing for the kids and I to do as the leaves begin to change, early in Autumn. It always amazes me, even when I think there’s not much colour in the leaves, how many colours we find! Just take a look!  It’s such a simple, grounding and beautiful activity to do. Head […]

Peppa Pig Easter Craft & Activities

Peppa Pig Easter Craft & Activities - Easter Hat

Peppa Pig is a huge favourite with kids, and if you’re looking for some easy Easter craft and activities for the school holiday period, here are some printables for you: Bunting Easter hat Easter card Colouring in sheets Simply click on the picture for the printable you want to download. 1. Peppa Pig Bunting 2. […]

Famous Painting Colouring Pages

Famous Painting Colouring Pages

I searched around the net to find the best famous painting colouring pages.  I set this up as an after school activity one day. I simply printed out the colouring pages, did a collage of corresponding famous paintings and cut them out.  I found a heap of great ones over at Super Coloring here and I picked […]

Nest Cupcakes

Easy nest cupcakes - Fun for Easter, baby shower or birthdays

I’m not flash with cake decorating. Let’s just say this: I make the cake part of the birthday cakes in this family, but my husband usually does the decorating because he’s far more precise and patient than I am.  But this is simple and easy! Fun for Easter, baby showers or birthdays. This is a […]

Plastic Egg Faces

Decorate Plastic Easter Egg - Easter Egg Faces

Plastic Easter eggs are such useful things. They are great for Easter Egg Hunts (reuse them every year), glow in the dark Easter game and craft. One idea is to make cute egg faces. Wool, googly eyes and a permanent marker does the trick. Or just draw with permanent marker. More Easter Craft Ideas

Bunny Miniature Terrarium (Non-Chocolate Easter Idea)

Easter Miniature Terrarium Sugar Free Nature Gift bunny mushroom in a jar

If your looking for a jar full of cuteness this Easter, keep reading as I show you how to create the tiniest  Bunny Miniature Terrarium ever made (well by me anyway!). Full disclosure, before starting this project, you need to be patient and handy with a pair of tweezers. It is  fiddly because it’s so small. […]

Fun Play Jar

Fun Play Jars

I’m working on an article (for another website) about chocolate-free (or minimising chocolate) Easter ideas and one is to make a fun play jar. Take anywhere! There’s hours of fun inside the jars. These are easy to put together and cost about $20. These are great for: Birthday Parties – make smaller ones for party […]

Printable Road/Garden Play Mats

Printable Play Mat: Road

This is a great idea for travel or those times when kids have to wait somewhere with you…and you want to bring something little for them to play with. Print out a paper play mat, grab a small toy and put it all in a zip lock bag or pencil case. Throw it in your bag […]

Adorable Acorn People

acorn

We collected acorns (and a macadamia nut) on our walk home from school.  How cute are these little people?  We glued them to cardboard and they are sitting proudly on a shelf. All you need is: Craft glue Acorns Googly eyes Permanent marker My son worked out that if you put a leaf under the […]

Paper Plate Bunny Basket

Paper Plate Bunny Bag

I recently did a Paper Plate Bunny Ears tutorial for Mother & Baby Magazine. While I was at it, I decided to make a basket bag to go with it. So easy and it holds heaps of Easter eggs. Materials 2 dinner paper plates Bunny ears template Ball point pen Black & pink marker Stapler […]

Tell the Easter Story Through Story Prompts

Tell the Easter Story Through Story Prompts

I wrote out a Lent activity idea many years ago, before I learned many formatting skills to make things look pretty – ha! – but the content is still there so I’m re-sharing it for anyone interested in telling The Easter Story to their kids. The idea is to open an egg each day up to Easter […]