Rainbow Tea Party Ideas

Rainbow Party Ideas

This is a fun and colourful activity to undertake with your kids that they will absolutely love. Setting up a rainbow tea party can get everyone involved from setting the table/picnic rug, making the food and serving it to their family and friends. I have included rainbow bread, strawberry & marshmallow kebabs and fruit platter […]

How to Carve a Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin

pumpkin carving - how to carve a pumpkin

We aren’t really into Halloween as a family but have always wanted to carve a pumpkin out because they are so cool! My husband lived in America for a few years of his childhood so he did this activity with the kids and they loved it.   I have fond memories of Halloween from my time […]

10 Toys I Don’t Regret Buying

playroom play

I’ve been a parent for 14 years now, so I’ve gone through pretty much every stage of toys. Some items have been one hit wonders, providing little entertainment for my kids before being broken or sidelined. And then there are some play items that have been used over and over and over again, engaging my […]

Stationery Travel Packs for Kids

Stationery Travel Packs for Kids

We are going on a our annual family holiday to the South Island in New Zealand!  I can’t wait! For our yearly big family holiday, I always pack something special for the kids. We are driving around in a camper-van this time so I decided to get journals and stationery packs for my kids and […]

Jurassic World Inspired Cake

Jurassic World Inspired Birthday Cake

My 8 year old son seems to know a lot about Jurassic World considering he hasn’t even seen the movie (and won’t for a long time yet)! He’s hit a dinosaur obsession stage and it’s awesome. He asked for a Dinosaur/Jurassic World inspired cake, and we made a simple one and he loved it.  The idea was […]

DIY Scratch & Sniff Painting

Minion printable - scratch and sniff picture

Scratch & Sniff Painting Scratch & sniff stickers certainly bring me back to my primary school days where I couldn’t wait to check my homework in the hope that there was a smelly sticker on it from the teacher. Oooohh… the strawberry ones were the best!! I haven’t seen them around for many years so […]

Simple Water Play

Simple play idea for a toddler - water play

I stumbled across these pics of my son when he was about 18 months old. That was over 6 years ago! Oh, I miss those days. He still loves the water, and when he was little, I would set up a towel in a shady spot on the cement, fill an ice-cream bucket with water […]

Make Mini Parachutes That Work

How to make and fly a mini parachute made from a cheap thin plastic tablecloth

I asked my friend Liss (who has multiple boys) for fun ideas I could do with my son and a group of his friends. She showed me a video with instructions on how to make mini parachutes and I was like, yes. Yes, yes, yes. The process is really very simple, but it does take […]

Bubble Target Game

Bubble Target Game - great for parties and outdoor play

This is such a simple game and it’s so fun for kids. All you need is cheap water pistols and bubbles (either store bought or here’s a recipe with how to make your own: DIY Bubble Mixture). Materials Water pistols Bubbles Game Blow bubbles and the kids try and shoot them down with water. Fun […]

Chalk Scene Drawings

Chalk Scenes - rainbow

The last school holidays, I did up a school holiday box, and one of the things I like to keep in there is chalk because it’s handy for all kinds of activities.  Below are some ideas: Play hopscotch Just draw anything Hit the target  Draw stepping stones across the driveway and the kids can pretend they […]

Monster Cardboard Roll Printable

Cute Monster Printable - wrap around cardboard rolls - easy and quick craft for kids

Any monster fans out there? Here’s a new printable you can wrap around a toilet/cardboard roll.  Makes for an easy and quick craft. Press the image below for the PDF file or click here. More Toilet Roll Printables Toilet Roll Cars   Block People African Animals Pirates

Melted Crayon Art on Canvas

Melted Crayon Art

I have been looking for some artwork to hang in my daughter’s room but didn’t want to spend too much. I wanted something bright, colourful and personalised and thought I would try my luck with a melted crayon canvas.   I have seen melted crayon art all over the internet and have wanted to try one […]

Squishy Balloon Faces

Simple fun for kids - Squishy Balloon Faces

These squishy balloon faces are so easy and fun, and they cost next to nothing.  Materials Play Dough (recipe below) Permanent Marker Balloons (good quality) Instructions 1. Make a batch of play dough. This recipe will fill about 3-4 balloons but if you want more, just double/triple it. 1/4 cup of salt 1/2 cup of plain flour 1 tablespoon […]