If your kids love collecting acorns, you’ll love these easy and fun ways to play with acorns, and you’ll feel better about all the acorns in your house when you discover why collecting things is so good for kids! Where we live there are lots of huge oak trees, with ancient branches stretching almost down […]
Make A River!
“The sandpit is boring!” My six year old did have a point. Our sandpit had been neglected for a while and even though I’d pulled all the weeds out and dug over the sand, it still wasn’t very enticing. I suggested a few ideas… “Let’s bring out some animals? Find some old containers and spoons? […]
Play Outside All Year Round – Mega Scavenger Hunt
Want to encourage your kids to play outside, but the weather isn’t great and you are wondering if it is worth the hassle and how you can get them out the door? Follow our tips for playing outside all year round and try our HUGE free printable scavenger hunt list! Playing outside improves behaviour, reduces […]
Make a Flying Rocket!
Boy it’s been windy here these past few weeks. We’ve had clear, bright, sunny autumn days, but the wind has been crazy! Wild windy days always make my kids crazy too. They can’t seem to sit still and when they go outside into the blustery weather they run around like a pack of nutbags and […]
Easy Ideas for Outside Play with Kids.
Want your kids to spend more time outside? These simple tips for getting the kids outside will make outdoor play much easier, and these fun ideas for outside play will get the kids outdoors playing and learning without any fuss! This post is sponsored by Three Sun Possums “The sun is shining, spring is here! […]
Planting Seeds in the Garden – Kid Friendly Food Gardening.
Spring is in full force around here. There are now just as many warm days as there are cold ones and the nights are a little less freezing than usual. It’s time to start planting things in the garden! A few weeks back we planted seeds in newspaper pots and the ones that are going […]
How to Make Plastic Bottle Sand Scoops.
It’s cold here right now. Yesterday morning it was -2 degrees C in my kitchen (which is possibly because one wall and the ceiling are still made of blue tarps). I think I was a hibernating animal in my past life, because when it is dark and dreary outside I just want to shut all […]
Ten Things to do with Sticks – Guest Post from Squiggle Mum
Squiggle Mum and I share a mutual love of sticks (among other things!) and Cath has written this fabulous guest post all about them! Used carefully, sticks can be a valuable (and free) natural play resource for kids. A simple stick is full of potential and has endless possibilities for play. In our backyard we […]