Trying to keep all the Picklebums entertained on a day when it is either too hot or too wet to go outside (and we’ve had both since new years!) isn’t always easy. But sometimes I forget the joy of simple things… It had been so long since we’d made playdough, and if I remember rightly […]
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What with wrecked backs and sick kids and crossing off number one on my list I’d totally forgotten to blog this fun blow painting activity that we tried way back in the term 3 holidays! You’ll Need – Watered down paint, food colouring or liquid water colours. A cup or container for each colour. A […]
It’s third term holidays here and since I promised both myself and my kids that we’d do some painting, yesterday we got busy with bubble painting! You’ll need – Watered down paint, food colouring or liquid water colours mixed with a little detergent. A container for each colour. Straws (a couple for each child unless […]
I recently read a lovely post over at Childhood 101 about a quiet day spent at home playing. At the end of her post, Christie asked a question… “How much time do you spend truly present in playful interactions with your child or children? How do your structure this time into your daily or weekly […]
It’s the end of third term here. Two weeks off from kinder and ballet and a couple of other things that we attempt to squeeze into our life. Two weeks to sleep in and take it easy. Two weeks to go on adventures and paint and draw and stay in our pyjamas all day! We […]
The sun is shining. It’s not blowing a gale. That’s it… everyone… OUTSIDE!!! Wear you gumboots so you can dig in the mud. Put on sunscreen because the sun has bite and I know your hat won’t stay for long. Pick flowers and herbs, add a splash of water and a sprinkle of dirt to […]
Ah how we love Duplo and Lego! All three kids enjoy building with our HUGE collection of Duplo (big toddler lego). Muski has been able to fit the blocks together and build towers since he was about 18 months old and the girls create amazingly detailed and elaborate constructions and stories to go along with […]