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Flora and the flamingo book and crafts

Flora and the flamingo by Molly Idle In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect… Continue reading Flora and the flamingo book and crafts

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Penguin books and crafts for kids

Two of my favourite children's picture books are Lost and found and Up and down, by Oliver Jeffers.  They tell stories about the friendship between a boy and his penguin, the time they enjoy being together and the importance of being there for your friends when they need you. Penguins are fascinating creatures.  Did you… Continue reading Penguin books and crafts for kids

Book based art and crafts · Bug crafts · Button crafts · Dinosaur crafts · Drawing & colouring · Fine motor skills · Painting · Paper crafts · Wooden crafts

Cool cupcake liner crafts

Here are some of our favourite cupcake liner crafts! Cute owl centrepiece display from Sugar bee crafts Mini cupcake liner garland from A kiss of colour Popsicle stick/cupcake liner ballerinas from Glued to my crafts Cupcake liner balloon craft from A little pinch of perfect Cupcake liner ladybugs from Fun-a-day Cupcake liner parrot from I… Continue reading Cool cupcake liner crafts

Busy bags and travel kits · Colour recognition · Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Play dough · Recycled crafts · Toys and games · Wooden crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

Fun ways to learn about shapes

There are so many fun ways for kids to learn about shapes: making shapes out of different types of materials, such as paper and cardboard, natural materials, play dough and wooden craft sticks stamping shapes with sponges and cardboard tubes playing shape matching games looking for shapes in salt trays wrapping yarn around paper plate… Continue reading Fun ways to learn about shapes

Bookmarks · Fine motor skills · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Literacy and numeracy · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Puppets · Rock painting & decorating · Toys and games · Wooden crafts

Giraffe crafts for World Giraffe Day

Today we are celebrating World Giraffe Day - a special event initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) to celebrate the tallest animal in the world on the longest night or day of the year (depending on which hemisphere you live in) - 21 June. It is also an event to raise awareness of the… Continue reading Giraffe crafts for World Giraffe Day

Bug crafts · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Monster crafts · Nature art and craft · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Wooden crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

Wonderful woolly crafts for kids

With the weather getting colder here in Australia, now is a great time for your kids to try some crafting with wool/yarn.  Wool/yarn crafts are particularly good for developing fine motor skills, as well as learning basic knitting, weaving and wrapping skills.  Plus they are a fun way to make some little dolls or critters… Continue reading Wonderful woolly crafts for kids

Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Paper crafts · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Sewing for kids · Toys and games · Wooden crafts

Benefits of puppets for kids

Kids can enjoy hours of fun and entertainment with puppets, but there are lots of important things they can learn from them too, including: imagination and creativity social & emotional skills language skills fine motor skills This post features some of the different kinds of puppets you and your kids could make at home, including:… Continue reading Benefits of puppets for kids