Drawing & colouring · Painting · Recycled crafts · STEM activities · Transport crafts

Radical rocket crafts

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first time people landed on the moon.  The 3 astronauts who went on that first moon mission were Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. 5 fun facts about the moon landing: The landing fulfilled a promise made by US President John F Kennedy in 1961 that they… Continue reading Radical rocket crafts

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Collage · Colour recognition · Drawing & colouring · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Play dough · Print making · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities

Magnificent mandala art

Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning "circle" and is a spiritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism representing the universe.  Mandalas have been used for centuries for meditation and creating art. Some of the benefits of mandala art for kids: expressing creativity and feelings calming and relaxing developing fine motor skills, focus and concentration learning maths… Continue reading Magnificent mandala art

Busy bags and travel kits · Drawing & colouring · Outdoor play · Recycled crafts · Small world play · Toys and games · Transport crafts · Wooden crafts

Totally cool car tracks

You don't need to spend lots of money on car tracks for your kids play with - just make your own! Car tracks can be made/drawn with: wood bricks cardboard textas washi tape wooden craft sticks and pegs magnets upcycled fabric Here are some of our favourite ideas for making your own car tracks at… Continue reading Totally cool car tracks

Book based art and crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Dinosaur crafts · Drawing & colouring · Fabric scraps crafts · Fairy crafts · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Gardening for kids · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Paper crafts · Play dough · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities · Small world play · Toys and games · Transport crafts

Setting up small world play for kids

"Small world play is acting out scenarios (scenes from real life, stories and/or imagination) in a miniature play scene, created with small figures and objects. Anything from your own home or garden will do, there is no limitation to your creativity which is why it’s a truly inexhaustible subject!" (Little Worlds Big Adventures) There are many ways… Continue reading Setting up small world play for kids

Book based art and crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Colour recognition · Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Play dough · Rainbow art and crafts · Recycled crafts · STEM activities · Wooden crafts

Cool ways to learn colours

There are so many different fun ways for kids to learn about colours. You can do colour exploration, matching and mixing activities with toddlers, preschoolers and older kids using: paint and liquid watercolours loose parts, including buttons and glass gems paint chips wooden clothes pegs and craft sticks paper, paper plates and cardboard stickers egg… Continue reading Cool ways to learn colours

Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Recycled crafts · Sewing for kids

DIY pencil cases & rolls

It's hard to believe it's nearly time to go back to school already! To celebrate, we are sharing some of our favourite pencil cases and pencil/crayon rolls that kids can make themselves from fabric or felt. UPDATE - We have now added another easy felt pencil case from Coloured Buttons How to make a pencil… Continue reading DIY pencil cases & rolls

Busy bags and travel kits · Button crafts · Colour recognition · Dinosaur crafts · Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Paper crafts · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Toys and games · Wool/yarn crafts

Awesome road trip activity kits

We used to travel a lot when my brothers and I were kids, and the only travel game I remember playing was "I spy".  I'm sure some of these activity kits would have come in handy for us kids, as well as for my parents' sanity! Here are some of our favourite kids activity kits… Continue reading Awesome road trip activity kits