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!
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
"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
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.
Toddlers, are you tired of throwing those mundane, cliche tantrums day in, day out? You know the ones: The "I want a Chupa Chup at the Woollies checkout", the "I don't want to go nigh night", and the "My legs are tired so I'm going to lay down in the middle of a zebra crossing… Continue reading The Tantrum Playbook – by guest blogger, Buggy.
My husband pulls the most adorable (and totally transparent) Lying Face. I can't tell you exactly what this entails, because...well...then he would know how to stop the Lying Face and I'd never catch him lying again! Der!Not that he's big on fibbing. He's the most truthful, direct person I know and that's just one of the main… Continue reading The Lying Face.
We're going to the circus! So exciting! There's so much play to do first, though. Here are some of the play-based activities we've done at home while we learn all about the circus! My kids don't know we're going to the circus. So to introduce this little theme, I pointed out a leaflet for Webers… Continue reading Circus activities for little kids!
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!
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