Advent Calendar Story and Activity Printable

Easy Advent Calendar

The word advent is derived from the Latin word for coming. My children know Christmas is coming, that’s for sure! An advent calendar is a fun way to celebrate the coming of Christmas and it also gives children a tangible way to count down to the special day.  I’ve made a few simple versions over the […]

Playdough Nature Landscapes

nature craft - playdough nature landscapes

Nature landscapes with playdough I love anything to do with nature and especially craft activities that get the kids out there amongst it. In this activity we created nature landscapes using playdough as the base to keep it all together. I really enjoyed doing this with my children and watching them all work together to […]

Funny Characters Drawing Game

Simple Drawing Game Idea for Kids

I ended up in emergency with one of my kids recently. It wasn’t an emergency-emergency, but after visiting the GP with a health concern, she felt it was important to have further investigation done by a specialist that day, so asked me to head to the hospital. After waiting almost 5 hours, we saw the doctor and […]

DIY Watercolour Paints

Watercolour wet vs dry watercolour painting

Homemade watercolour paints I couldn’t resist the urge to make my own watercolour paints as a small tray doesn’t last long in our house with 3 kids. It is an interesting experiment and one that I wasn’t sure if it would work. I had to try it a few times as the first batch I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marble Painting

Fun activity for kids - marble painting

This is wonderful activity to do with your little ones as it requires no artistic skill at all. It feels like playing an old pin ball machine and you can create some colourful patterns and designs. With hardly any equipment, it is simple, quick and not very messy. My kind of art! Today we made […]

Lots of Lovely Things for Kids to Make with Wool

lovely things for kids to do with wool or yarn

We recently visited a sheep farm and the kids got to pat lambs and take home freshly cut wool. They absolutely loved it! These sorts of experiences are not only fun for children, they wonderful for learning and making connections. For example, my daughter’s favourite wool jumper came from the wool of a sheep somewhere. […]

A Sandpit Without Having a Sandpit

sand play - make a sand box

My husband and I have had to move a lot since having children. When you live a nomadic-of-sorts life, it’s difficult to achieve certain things like a backyard sandpit or cubby house.  My son especially enjoys playing with sand and so I wanted to give him that experience without the big deal of doing a sandpit (even a […]

Dear Dad Letter

Dear Dad Letter - Fill in the Blanks - Great for Father's Day

I adore fill in the bank letters for kids. I did one around Mother’s Day and with Father’s Day around the corner, I did a version for Dads too, with help from my designer friend Liss from LissLetters. There is a black and white and coloured version that are free to download and use. Just click […]

Peppa Pig Father’s Day Printable

Peppa Pig Finger Puppets

Peppa Pig is such a favourite, and I have some cute Father’s Day inspired printables available to download. I’ll start with my favourite. Peppa Pig Finger Puppets Finger puppets. There are 2 to colour in and 2 already done.  Great for story telling, or just for fun. Print the file below by clicking the picture of […]