Backyard Easter Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paper Plate Bunny Ears

Paper Plate bunny Ears

I wrote a tutorial for how to make a simple bunny ears hat out of a paper plate for the Mother & Baby Magazine Blog.  They are easy to make and you can find the full tutorial and print the free template over here: Paper Plate Bunny Ears. Fun Ideas: Go outside and pose in […]

Cardboard Roller Coaster

Cardboard Roller Coaster

It’s one of those things you can whip up, the kids can play with it for a few days until it’s broken apart, and then you recycle it all.  Materials Cardboard/toilet rolls – make as long or as short as desired Tape (sturdy packing tape works best) Small balls Large box (or you can just run […]

Easter Egg Hunt – Egg Tree

Easer Egg Tree - Easter Hunt Idea

A novel idea to include in an Easter hunt: make an egg tree. Simply hang wool or string from a tree, fill plastic eggs with treats, and then clip the egg closed over the end of the wool.   It’s easy to pull the eggs off the wool, or open them up to see what’s […]

Love the Moment Poster Printable

Love the moment moments - Printable Poster

I don’t subscribe to the generalisation that every single moment needs to be amazing or that you have to love and celebrate every moment with your kids. That’s not what the Love the Moment Challenges (I developed as monthly challenges in 2010) are about. Rather it’s about connection and weaving significance into the moments you have. In […]

10 Ways to Entertain Kids on a Road Trip

Road Trip Games

Road Trips. Driving holidays. Four-wheel-drive adventures. Exploring days. We do it all as much as we can as a family.  There is huge list of (non-tech) ways to entertain kids here, and if you’re looking for the top 10 games to play on a road trip, below are the winners! Image used with permission from Party […]

DIY Miniature Grassy Hill in the Backyard

DIY Mini grass mound for the backyard

Our family lived in Toowoomba (situated on the crest of the Great Dividing Range about 2 hours from Brisbane) for a year when my husband was training there…it would be 5 years ago now!  It’s such a lovely spot to raise a family.  David Howell practices as a Naturopath & Nutritionist in Toowoomba, and his wife and three children […]

Shoebox Dollhouse

Shoebox Dollhouse

The back to school period means a lot of shoe boxes at our place! They are fabulous for all sorts of things and this time, my daughter and I created a Paris scene dollhouse.  We decided to do two scenes joined together (outside and inside) but just one box on its own is fun too. […]

Shoebox Garage (with Race Ramps)

Shoebox Garage (with ramps)

I threw this together for my son using to shoe box lids and it was a hit. We used the box part to make dollhouses. Materials 2 x shoebox lids 8 x Cardboard rolls (4 for garage and 4 for ramps) Tape Permanent Marker Step 1 With the bottom lid facing upright and the upper […]