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 […]

Play Ideas for on the Go

Play Idea - Cloud Dough

I have Ash from Sinchies here to share a heap of play ideas you can take with you on the go, on a picnic, travelling, for a birthday party or even just for home. There are so many ways to use Sinchies Reusable Pouches in the kitchen and while cooking and travelling. There are also super fun […]

Quirky Photo Booth Printable

Photo Booth Printable

Photo booths are so much fun for birthday parties, sleepovers and family gatherings.  I had this idea of making a photo booth printable to share in time for New Year’s Eve so I asked my talented friend Marie to create me a template with these items: Top hat Glasses Unicorn horn (best!) Tiara 2 x moustache 2 x […]

Paper Play Mat

Paper Play Hall Runner

I used brown craft paper for my Christmas wrapping this year. I love having this stuff in the house for all sorts of things, from birthday wrapping to protecting tables. It can also be used for play.  This school holidays, I lay down a few sheets on the lino with tape and the kids drew in […]

Photo Walk Prompts

Photo Walk Prompts Printable

You can do this anywhere! On a holiday, at a park, in the city or around the streets of your home. It’s a great way to explore and use technology in a fun way. I call it a Photo Walk Treasure Hunt.  Essentially, I map out a short route and the kids and I look for things […]

Naughts and Crosses Printable Grids

Naughts and Crosses Printable Grid

Naughts and Crosses is a great game for filling in time on holidays or on road trips. Instructions to pay the game are here. Print grids by clicking the picture below.

Add the Festivity to Play

Christmas play time

I love the Christmas season. The kids pick up on the excitement building and it’s a beautiful time for family.  It’s so easy to capitalise on the excitement of the season and incorporate it into play. Just a few mock wrapped presents and mini Christmas trees you can pick up a dime a dozen from […]

DIY Book Flower Press (free craft from the garden)

How to press flowers - Book pressed dried flowers free craft from the garden be a fun mum

When I was a little girl I loved to dry and press flowers. I had them hanging in my room, randomly placed in books and stored in little bottles like potpourri all over the house. Recently, my six-year-old daughter has shown an interest in collecting things from nature; leaves, feathers, rocks and sticks are among the […]

Make Your Own (super easy) Bubble Mixture

DIY Bubble Mixture - so easy!

Make your own (super easy) bubble mixture The following recipe makes 1.25 litres of bubble mixture, and you can double the amounts to make a larger batch. It works perfectly in bubble machines, and will keep for months in an air-tight container. You will need 1.5 cups dish washing detergent Glycerine (available in supermarkets) Warm […]

Backyard Bottle Bowling

Backyard bowling. All you need is empty bottles and a ball.

One of my readers sent me this idea. It’s one of those fab simple things you can pull out on a lazy Saturday afternoon for some family fun. Fabulous to keep in mind for Christmas or the school holidays! What you need 10 Empty 1.25 L Bottles Food colouring – 3 colours (optional) Large Ball […]

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Celebrating birthdays at school or day care – easy marshmallow pops I love that teachers and caregivers take the time to celebrate our children’s birthdays at school and day care. Singing happy birthday, wearing a birthday hat or badge and taking along a birthday treat to share with class mates helps make their day even […]