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 […]

DIY Scratch & Sniff Painting

Minion printable - scratch and sniff picture

Scratch & Sniff Painting Scratch & sniff stickers certainly bring me back to my primary school days where I couldn’t wait to check my homework in the hope that there was a smelly sticker on it from the teacher. Oooohh… the strawberry ones were the best!! I haven’t seen them around for many years so […]

Make Mini Parachutes That Work

How to make and fly a mini parachute made from a cheap thin plastic tablecloth

I asked my friend Liss (who has multiple boys) for fun ideas I could do with my son and a group of his friends. She showed me a video with instructions on how to make mini parachutes and I was like, yes. Yes, yes, yes. The process is really very simple, but it does take […]

Bubble Target Game

Bubble Target Game - great for parties and outdoor play

This is such a simple game and it’s so fun for kids. All you need is cheap water pistols and bubbles (either store bought or here’s a recipe with how to make your own: DIY Bubble Mixture). Materials Water pistols Bubbles Game Blow bubbles and the kids try and shoot them down with water. Fun […]

Chalk Scene Drawings

Chalk Scenes - rainbow

The last school holidays, I did up a school holiday box, and one of the things I like to keep in there is chalk because it’s handy for all kinds of activities.  Below are some ideas: Play hopscotch Just draw anything Hit the target  Draw stepping stones across the driveway and the kids can pretend they […]

Monster Cardboard Roll Printable

Cute Monster Printable - wrap around cardboard rolls - easy and quick craft for kids

Any monster fans out there? Here’s a new printable you can wrap around a toilet/cardboard roll.  Makes for an easy and quick craft. Press the image below for the PDF file or click here. More Toilet Roll Printables Toilet Roll Cars   Block People African Animals Pirates

Squishy Balloon Faces

Simple fun for kids - Squishy Balloon Faces

These squishy balloon faces are so easy and fun, and they cost next to nothing.  Materials Play Dough (recipe below) Permanent Marker Balloons (good quality) Instructions 1. Make a batch of play dough. This recipe will fill about 3-4 balloons but if you want more, just double/triple it. 1/4 cup of salt 1/2 cup of plain flour 1 tablespoon […]

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 […]

French Knitted Hairband – Easy for Kids to Make

French Knit Headband

French knitting is an easy project for kids and I’ve done it with my girls many times. We knit with a cardboard roll and paddle pop sticks. Works a treat! The kids usually make scarfs, but this time, we made hair accessories with the finished product. Here are two of my girls french knitting on the trampoline […]

HUGE Colouring Pages

huge colouring pages OMY Designs

These big colouring pages are something to keep in mind for the upcoming school holidays, as a novel gift idea coupled with drawing pens or to decorate a bedroom wall.  They would make a wonderful teacher gift too; all the children in the class could work on it, and get the poster laminated or framed for the […]