Today we are sharing some ideas for your kids to create their own magical fairy gardens at home using eco-friendly materials. Fairy gardens are great for: getting kids in the garden, learning about different plants, and connecting them with nature fine motor skills development - putting in plants, making and placing miniature features engineering -… Continue reading Magical fairy gardens
I still remember making mud pies as a kid and as a teenager I used to go to youth group mud bowls where they would fill a creek with mud and let us all go crazy getting muddy! I love seeing my son now discovering the joy of muddy play, especially with jumping in muddy… Continue reading Marvellous muddy play!
Your kids can make their own cute hair accessories, including bows, flowers, animals, birds, butterflies and pinwheels from buttons, fabric, felt, leaves and ribbons. Here are some of our favourite ideas for making hair accessories: How to make ridiculously easy bows from Life Unfluffed Felt bow free pattern and tutorial from Craftiness is not optional… Continue reading Cute hair accessories for kids
These perfectly cute pencil toppers add some character and personality to your kids' pencils, are quick, easy and cheap to make, and are also a fun gift to share with friends! You can make these pencil toppers with pom poms, fabric, felt, feathers or wooden buttons and decorate the pencils with fabric or washi tape.… Continue reading Perfectly cute pencil toppers
Are you looking for an inexpensive and fun way to organise your kids' stationery? These funky pencil holders are easy to make and personalise using simple recycled items you can find at home. They can also be used to store markers and crayons. Simply paint the insides of cardboard tubes and place in a… Continue reading Funky recycled pencil holders
Learning how to use scissors is important for: fine motor skills development for holding pencils and crayons, drawing, painting and writing, picking up and manipulating objects, getting dressed, brushing teeth, using cutlery hand-eye coordination as they hold the paper with one hand and use the scissors with the other while following the line where they… Continue reading Sensational scissor skills
Strictly no elephants by Lisa Mantchen and Taeeun Yoo This is a story about a young boy and his pet elephant, who are turned away from the local pet club, so they start their own with a collection of other unusual pets, including a skunk, hedgehog, penguin and shark. There are some wonderful lessons about… Continue reading Strictly no elephants book and crafts