Book based art and crafts · Bookmarks · Clay and salt dough crafts · Fabric scraps crafts · Fairy crafts · Felt crafts · Literacy and numeracy · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities · Small world play · Wooden crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

Fantastical fairy tale crafts

"If you want your kids to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." ~ Albert Einstein Benefits of fairy tales for kids: storytelling - fairy tales teach them the basics of a story, such as beginning/middle/end, setting (time and environment), characters and character… Continue reading Fantastical fairy tale crafts

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Fun sock crafts for kids

Do you have some odd socks lying around at home?  Don't throw them out - upcycle them into some cute critters for your kids to play with! To make these critters, you will need: socks stuffing felt scraps, beads/buttons, thread, wool/yarn You can use socks to make: zoo animals - monkeys, lions, foxes, kangaroos pets -… Continue reading Fun sock crafts for kids

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Arrr-some pirate crafts

International Talk Like a Pirate Day has been celebrated on September 19 every year since 2002.  It was created by John Baur and Mark Summers in the USA. Fun facts about pirates: Guacamole was invented in 1679 by a pirate, William Dampier, before he became a round the world explorer. The Jolly Roger flag, which… Continue reading Arrr-some pirate crafts

Book based art and crafts · Fabric scraps crafts · Felt crafts · Nature art and craft · Play dough · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Sensory activities · Small world play · Wooden crafts

Farm small world play for kids

Our blog post Setting up small world play for kids has been so popular, we thought we would break it down into different types of small worlds.  Today's theme is farm animals. Small world play gives kids wonderful opportunities to act out real or imagined stories using small objects that can fit into a small play… Continue reading Farm small world play for kids

Book based art and crafts · Bug crafts · Fine motor skills · Monster crafts · Puppets · Wooden crafts

Wonderful wooden spoon puppets

Puppets are not only fun for kids to play with, but they also help to develop their imagination and creativity, social & emotional skills, language skills and fine motor skills. Find out more about the benefits of puppets for kids here. Wooden spoons are perfect for making different kinds of puppets, including: people, dolls and… Continue reading Wonderful wooden spoon puppets

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

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Friendly monster crafts for kids

To be honest, I'm not really a fan of Halloween or Halloween crafts, but thought I would get into the spirit of it with some friendly monsters for your kids to make. 🙂 Friend]y monster watercolour blow art with straws from Adventure in a Box Make monster sculptures from Pink Stripey Socks DIY monster mugs… Continue reading Friendly monster crafts for kids