Milk Bottle Rainmaker

Milk Bottle Rainmaker

I almost threw it out.  We cut the top of a milk bottle to use the bottom half for a project the kids and I were doing. As I walked over to the recycling, I challenged myself: Kelly think of what you could do with this thing. So I made a rainmaker and it was […]

Chatterbox Fun

How to make a chatterbox - so much fun for kids

Ah, this brings back many memories. I haven’t made one of these chatterboxes for a long, long while but have recently been making them again with my kids.  If anyone needs a refresher, here’s a step by step process how to make a chatterbox with an A4 piece of paper. I’ve written instructions for each […]

About My Mum Template

I love my mum because

It’s funny (and sweet) to see how the kids answer these questions! There’s a spot down the bottom for a photograph or picture. Click the picture to download. My son knows me so well. My favourite ‘food’, is indeed coffee. My husband sat down and wrote these responses with our youngest. How adorable! 

African Animals: Toilet Roll Printable

African Animals Printable for toilet rolls

Last month, there were the Pirates in the toilet roll printable series, and this month, it’s African animals with cute baobab trees. It takes me back to a safari my daughters and I went on in Kruger National Park in South Africa and we saw all of these animals expect the lion! Amazing. You can see more of […]

Backyard Sheet Tent

Backyard Sheet Tent

I’m working on a list of simple things that could be in a fun mum kit. A huge white sheet is one of them. You can use an old sheet or pick one up for about $15. They can be used for many fun activities, for example: Make a play tablecloth Throw the sheet on […]

Teach a Child to Remember Their Phone Number

Teaching a child to remember their phone number - tips from an Occupational Therapist

The average person can store up to seven digits (numbers) in their short-term memory. I remembered this fact when my 6-year-old came home from school with a note advising that she was required to learn and recall her personal details, including her phone number. This was all part of a safety unit the class was undertaking. In […]

Rainbow Flowers

Rainbow Flowers

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages. I could say here that it’s scientific, great learning for the kids blah, blah, blah, but honestly, I just wanted to do it because: PRETTY! The kids loved it. I loved it. It was fun. Glasses Food colouring Water White roses or carnations I used green, yellow […]

Beach Treasures

Beach Finds

Over the Easter period, we went to an Island off Auckland and spent many lazy hours at a small beach, swimming, talking, making sandcastles and walking along the sand.  At one point, the kids returned from a swim with Dad and plonked themselves in the sand. The eldest was making the youngest a sand castle while […]

Adorable Bunny Hat for Your Eggs

Boiled Egg Bunny Hat Printable

You won’t need to prepare anything for this cute idea. Just print it out, cut out the hats and add them to the dippy eggs before you crack them open. So cute. Fun for an Easter morning breakfast. Materials Egg Bunny Hat Printable Egg cup Dippy Egg (tips here on how to cook it) Non-toxic […]

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 […]

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 […]