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 […]

DIY Small Doll Bed

How to make a small doll bed

Empty tablet boxes are a great size for small doll beds. Materials A piece of white paper Textured paper (either scrapbook paper or just print a patterned picture on paper) Tape Paper glue 1. Wrap the white piece of paper around the box like you’re wrapping a present. This will become the sheets! 2. Cut […]

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 […]

Paper Doll Crown

paper doll crown

Here’s an idea for those paper doll chains you can get from places like Riot, Spotlight and discount stores: a paper doll crown. A fun idea for harmony day, parties, or as an activity idea. Paper Doll Crown My kids used colouring pens and washi tape to decorate the people, then simply taped the ends together to make […]

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 […]

How to Photograph Sparkler Writing (and turn them into cards)

All you need is love

“Now THAT was a hit,” said my husband after the kids were in bed. Experimenting with sparklers was a fun activity for our family.  Safety Sparklers can be a hazard so my husband and I were careful to instruct and monitor our children during this activity. Camera Settings Sparkler photos are simple enough to create if you […]

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 […]

Do You Want to Build a (Box) Snowman?

Do you want to build a (box) snowman?

It wasn’t planned, but we seem to be decorating our home with a real winter theme this Christmas. First it was the warm woollen tree, then it was the glittery snowballs and today, three empty boxes lying around inspired my 10 year old to build a snowman! She really loves the construction process…planning out the materials […]

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 […]