Stencil Spray Art

Stencil Spray Art! We collected a bunch of crazy items to make art!

When I saw the little plastic pump bottles I knew they’d be perfect for some sprat art, but it was my boys who came up with the idea of spraying objects to leave their silhouette and turned this activity from boring old spray painting to cool stencil spray art! Most of the time we keep […]

Just Add Drawing

Just Add Drawing! - Three ideas for adding drawing to an activity to encourage interest, creativity and pre-writing skills

Do you have a preschooler who is suddenly interested in drawing or writing and can’t get enough of it? Do you have a child who is ‘bored’ and needs something a little different to spark their imagination? Do you have a child who rarely picks up a pen that you’d like to encourage? Simple… just […]

Five Ways Parents can Help Kids Learn about Road Safety.

Five Ways Parents Can Help Teach Kids abut Road Safety - plus free printable road signs!

This post is brought to you by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) As a parent, part of my job is to keep my kids safe, but it’s not possible to wrap them in cotton wool and lock them away from the world, even if sometimes I’d really like to! Instead, I need to find a […]

Dino Slime!

Dino Slime! Quick and easy sensory play in a mixing bowl!

I love setting up fun little play-scapes for Noah. At four and a half he is just bursting with subjects that he is interested in and it’s easy to grab one of those ideas and create an invitation for independent play. But as much as I love it, I don’t want to spend hours setting […]

Free Printable Valentines Letter Writing Set

Free printable Valentines writing paper set for kids.

Even in this digital age my girls still share lots of handwritten notes with their friends. Slowly but surely, as they get older and have more access to technology, they are using emails and messaging more and more, but in an effort to keep the handwritten notes alive I always try to have some cute […]

Flat Lego Challenge

Flat Lego Challenge - what would your kids build if they could only use flat pieces?

“Flat Lego Challenge: Today you can only build with flat Lego” That was the note that I left on the table for the kids to discover this morning, along with a selection of flat pieces and a big board. I heard Morgan read the note out loud and then I heard a collective groan. I […]

Ten Easy Activities for 6-10 Year-Olds.

Easy Activities for 6-10 year-olds - keep those kids busy with simple, low-pre, low-mess, ideas.

I have three primary school aged kids and most of the time they are pretty good at finding something to do and entertaining themselves. But sometimes… when they are stuck inside due to weather, when they are tired, or when they just can’t seem to get along… sometimes they drive each other bonkers because they […]

Fun Printable Grids

Fun Grids! - free printable grids for art, maths, fine motor, and language play and learning!

It started out with a simple idea for drawing, and soon became something totally different! These printable grids have become a great tool for art, maths, fine motor and even language play and exploration! In the beginning the grid I created and printed was for drawing some zentangles and patterns. Morgan loves these and he […]