Paddle Pop Stick Mini Me Craft

Paddle Pop Stick Person Craft

Whenever I come up with a craft for my girls to do, it is usually inspired by what I have on hand in the craft box. Our craft box has an array of felts, paddle pop sticks, cupcake liners, pipe cleaners and beads. I keep all of the kid’s craft supplies in a tub, on […]

Three Play Ideas for Plastic Balls

three play activities for plastic balls

When my eldest daughter turned one and I was organizing her first Birthday party, I headed to Kmart to buy a $12 inflatable ball pit. When the pit was blown up (it was like a mini paddling pool), and the accompanying balls were emptied into the pit, I knew I needed to get more balls. […]

Snake on a Stick Craft

snake on a stick

Have you noticed how much kids love to collect sticks and leaves when they go for a walk to the park or when dropping siblings to and from school? My youngest two daughters LOVE to pick up sticks and drag them on the path as they walk home. Sometimes they place them in a pile […]

Leafy Lion Paper Plate Craft

leafy lion paper plate craft

When I walk my daughter to school, my youngest daughters enjoy picking up leaves on their walk to and from school. Since the cooler weather has finally hit, the leaves have started to change colour, and the wind has blown them onto the path, ready for my two little munchkins to pick up on their […]

Games for Cooperation and Collaboration

Build A Cubby Kit

  Two Fun Games for Cooperation and Collaboration Have you noticed how much time our kids spend by themselves these days in comparison to years gone by? When families were generally bigger and neighbours knew each other, there were so many more opportunities for kids to get together to be kids. The games we used […]

Family movie nights without the fights

How to pick a movie for family night - make a fortune teller!

Family movie nights without the fights Many families enjoy a regular movie night tradition, but deciding what to watch is not always so enjoyable! Gone are the days of trawling through the local video shop – now you can simply flick through the offerings available on Netflix and stream it into your home! Netflix also […]

Board Games the Whole Family Can Play

Board Games the family can play together

Siblings can be vastly different from one another in their looks, personality, likes and dislikes. And when there’s also an age difference, it can be challenging to find activities that brothers and sisters can happily participate in together. In my own family, my four year old daughter’s interests are vastly different to my eight year […]

Five DIY Outdoor Tracks for Transport Play

Outdoor car tracks for the backyard - 5 fab ideas

Outdoor play is so important to kids in their development and learning. Not to mention the added vitamin D they will get from being in the sun. The autumn weather has put on some spectacular days which make them perfect for outdoor play. To keep the kids entertained outdoors, why not be inspired by these […]

Cardboard Roll Rocket & Shuttle

How to make a shuttle out of a cardboard roll

Got cardboard rolls lying around? We always do! You can easily turn them into space craft with these printables. Blast off with a rocket and space shuttle, which is a perfect size for Lego or other small toys. What you need Printable (click image below for the PDF or click here) Cardboard Roll Scissors (small craft […]

Peppa Pig Activity Sheets

peppa pig activity sheets

Need an easy activity for the kids? Below are some fun Peppa Pig Printables for you to print off for the kids. To access the printables:  Click on the image you want to print and it will open up in a new window File -> Print -> Select your printer More Peppa Pig Printables Peppa […]

Sea Glass Colour Rarity

Blue sea glass

When we lived in New Zealand last year, the kids and I spent hours scouring the shore for sea glass. The kids loved the adventure of it! We became interested in the different coloured glass, and where it might have come from. Below is a little story behind one of the pieces we found.   On a […]

Plastic Golf Ball Necklaces

golf ball necklace craft

My oldest two girls are at an age where they love to wear their own jewellery. Unfortunately, for my three-year-old, the beads can still be a bit tricky to thread onto the plastic piping string. As I was scanning through the craft supplies at my local discount shop, I came across these plastic golf balls […]

Word Games Ideas

Word Games

Mastering spelling, learning sight words and developing other literacy skills is a big job for kids in the early years at school. You might find you are just as daunted as they are by the big list of words they bring home, and you might be thinking – where do we start?! It’s amazing how […]

Make Your Own Picture Book

How to make your own min  picture book

Making Picture Books is Fun! As a children’s author, I spend a lot of time making picture books. It’s one of the best jobs in the world. Not only do I get to write childhood stories that connect with young children and entertain, teach and inspire them, I get to have my words brought to […]