Gramping: Part 2

April 8, 2014

Sponsored by Nuffnang, Aerogard & Mortein  There are always remnants.  As the canvas takes shape, I peek my head inside in anticipation: a forgotten small toy, a stick in the corner, that sock we couldn’t find – all memories of the last time we were together in this space. Recently, we went Gramping on the [...]

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The Lego Movie Review

April 7, 2014

**There’s a few minor spoilers but I’ve kept them to a minimum*** It’s funny, fast and FULL ON.   We are all a bunch of Lego nerds in this family, and went to see The Lego Movie last weekend. The “Everything is awesome” tune is still in my head. Everything is awe-some! The Story The [...]

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Lunch Box: Temporary Tattoo Banana

April 6, 2014

I’ve used temporary tattoos to decorate boiled eggs around Easter time and they work on bananas too. This is fun for the lunch box or just to make the fruit bowl look uber cool.  Follow the packet instructions and apply to the banana just as you would skin. Corn & Cheese Scrolls (used this recipe) Sugar snap [...]

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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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Easter Craft: Hatched Egg Chicky (template)

April 3, 2014

A cute Easter paper craft my girls enjoyed making. Love, love their designs! Materials Paddle Pop Stick Craft glue Hatched Egg Template Light cardboard or paper (optional: laminate for added strength) Drawing materials {Download PDF} Instructions 1. Print the template. 2. Colour in. (I laminated the designs…but I’ve done this activity before with just paper [...]

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Review: Contigo Drink Bottles

April 2, 2014

A couple of months ago, I sat next to Tea from Name My Stuff in a meeting, and I noticed her pull out a drink bottle from her bag. I immediately knew it was the type of drink bottle I was looking for — I needed new bottles for my kids — so I asked [...]

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