Activities · Craft

Frankenstein’s Monster Handprint Art for toddlers and preschoolers!

Your kids will love getting their hands dirty and producing a cool little monster print, which may be used as a card, framed as a hanging picture, or displayed on a window (suitable for children aged 3-5).   Materials: Green paint Black marker Medium-size googly eyes Craft glue Paper plate Glue brush or cotton tip… Continue reading Frankenstein’s Monster Handprint Art for toddlers and preschoolers!

Travel and Outing Reviews

Outing Review: The Workshops, HEIST

If you've been following from the start, you'll know that my little family are regular patrons of The Workshops Rail Museum at Ipswich. I wrote my very first outing review for The Workshops Day Out With Thomas exhibition. Check it out here. The midyear school holidays have arrived and so has HEIST, The Workshops newest display just… Continue reading Outing Review: The Workshops, HEIST

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Outing Preview: Out of the Box Festival, QPAC

"Out of the Box is a wonderful way for parents to encourage children to love the arts and to grow up to be creative leaders and future problem solvers." - Chief Executive, QPAC, John Kotzas The first time I visited The Out of the Box Festival was back in 2008, with my class of enthusiastic and… Continue reading Outing Preview: Out of the Box Festival, QPAC

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The necessary evil that is the toddler haircut.

Haircut day is the bane of my existence. The stuff nightmares are made of, that humiliating (and deafening) experience involving a wailing toddler sitting atop my knees, his head spinning from side to side Exorcist style, his hands swatting away the stylist’s clippers, his mouth a sticky mess of Mentos and clumped together blonde baby… Continue reading The necessary evil that is the toddler haircut.

Travel and Outing Reviews

Outing Review: Weber’s Circus!

 source: supplied The circus is in town! There's something about a big top that just makes your heart race. We've been preparing for our circus visit with lots of play-based learning at home, which you can find here. Well, today was the big day! And let me tell you, having visited Weber's Circus this afternoon,… Continue reading Outing Review: Weber’s Circus!

Craft and Activities · easter

Easter Egg paint sensory splatter activity

Little kids love surprises! Witness their delight as they discover the unexpected inside inexpensive plastic Easter eggs, and create a painting as a result. You'll need:   an empty egg carton (to keep eggs upright) packet of 12 coloured plastic eggs, $2 from discount variety shop (make sure your eggs don't have holes in them,… Continue reading Easter Egg paint sensory splatter activity