Sea Drawing Prompts

Sea drawing prompts - free printable!

If you follow me on instagram you probably already know that we are having a bit of a holiday in Tasmania! Tasmania is the island at the bottom of Australia and to get there were traveled overnight on a ship! The kids were super excited about this big adventure. None of us have ever been […]

Beautiful Bugs Playdough Mats – Free Printable.

Beautiful Bugs! Free printable play dough mats

“Don’t you think we need some new playdough mats?” It seems Noah can only go a month or two before he starts nagging me for a new set of playdough mats. Nothing like having a four year old to make sure you don’t slack off on your blogging duties! We discussed some ideas and options […]

Easy Sensory Play – Shaving Cream and Bubble Wrap

It might look messy but this is one of the quickest, and easiest, sensory play set ups you'll ever try!

Do your kids LOVE sensory play? Do they love squishing their hands through something gooey and slippery and slimy? Sensory play is so good for our kids, but sometimes it seems like such a huge, messy, time consuming production, that we just can’t face it, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here is […]

Straw and Stick Constructions

Straw and Stick Constructions - what can you build from straws, sticks and tape?=

My two boys had been home together for a few days thanks to a mystery rash and a sore arm. By the fourth day I was going slightly insane… the arguing, the chasing, the punching, the standing on their heads on the couch! Obviously if they were feeling well enough to fight with each other […]

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 […]