Activities Children: 5 to 8

Easter Craft: Decorate Eggs With Permanent Marker

April 11, 2014

Permanent Marker I sometimes decorate hard boiled eggs with faces for the children’s lunch box. Around Easter, it’s fun to decorate eggs as an activity by using permanent markers or even regular textas.  It’s easy and relative mess free. Materials Permanent Marker or crayons Boiled eggs Instructions 1. Decorate the egg however you like! –> [...]

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Box Cubby House (dollhouse style)

April 5, 2014

I shared this idea for the Pumpkin Patch blog last year, and am re-sharing it here. School holidays: It’s the opportunity to think big about play. Play, not only in sessions, but over days and weeks. Creating play environments, like a cubby house, is a good example because it starts with the building phase, then [...]

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Second Hand Shop Painting Activity

March 15, 2014

Second hand shops are filled with all sorts of finds.  It’s easy to find cheap prints and paintings which can be used  as a base for a painting activity.   It’s not about disrespecting the original artists work but recycling materials and creative inspiration.  Plus it’s a fun and cheap activity, especially great for older [...]

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Egg Carton Nature Hunt

March 13, 2014

I did this particular sorting tray with my son and daughter in the backyard about 4 years ago, and I remembered it today.  I guess I’m missing those long days, just a little, when the younger kids weren’t at school at we had the time to meander more.   This is such a simple activity, [...]

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Decorating Eggs: With a Temporary Tattoo

March 5, 2014

I did this with my children last year and they loved it! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.  Easter is a little while away, but I wanted to share this idea now because it’s an easy way to decorate eggs around Easter time (or any time really) and the end result is fan-tastic!  I usually look out for [...]

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DIY Barbie Clothes (with paper & tape)

February 17, 2014

My daughters had a lot of fun creating clothes for their Barbies with decorative tape and paper.  Materials Paper Decorative Tape (we used Scotch® Expressions Packing Tape) Scissors It’s as simple as shaping paper to size with scissors and using decorative tape to design and secure the outfit together. More ways to use decorative tape Party [...]

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