If, like me, you can’t face another game of Pretend, why not try some of these? (As you’ll see, the theme of these activities is, loosely, circles, and specifically doughnuts, and I’m a big fan of crafting with waste materials.)Read more
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If your children are at an age where they are starting to dread the madness that comes with visiting family this Christmas – learning what others do to celebrate Christmas might make them appreciate their own weird and wonderful family and traditions a little more!Read more
These cute adorable characters make a great addition to a jungle themed party.
They can be used as decor , entertainment and party packs.Read more
The art of cooking should not be limited to the Master Chefs’ kitchen. Allowing our children the opportunity to express creativity in the kitchen has invaluable benefits for fine motor and sensory development.Read more
We are often discouraged by the cost and effort of buying expensive art supplies that we neglect our children’s needs for expression and development of their fine motor skills. Here are 3 ideas for turning humble office supplies into spectacular works of art.Read more
Here is an adorable craft for the whole family to do this weekend (supplied by Arty Tots Sunninghill).Read more
I am a huge fan of quick and cost effective play ideas. Who has the time and energy or the money for that matter to go around looking for expensive, so called novelty play activities when you can make them at home in a jiffy, with items you can find in your pantry and bathroom cabinet ?Read more
I plead guilty to using the television as a distraction tactic. Out of desperation trying to get just 5 min to get done whatever it is I need to do like cooking…Read more
Making coloured rice with children is a process activity that is fun while teaching them some life skills without them even realizing that they are learning something. Yes, Mom can make it at home while they are at school but then you miss out on some valuable fun teaching moments. All you need are ingredients you probably already have in your pantry!Read more
You may have read my last column, ‘Help! My kid has too many toys’. (If not, here it is.) You may be wondering what the hell else you’re supposed to get your friends’ and family members’ kiddies this Christmas…Read more
1. Make sure your eggs are nice and cool.
2. In a bowl (or bowls) mix 1 tbsp food colouring, 1 tbsp vinegar and water. Add more food colouring if you wish.
3. Submerge your eggs in the colouring one by one – keep is submerge for longer periods for deeper colours!…
Today’s project takes “glitter art” to the next level: making it into a pre-reading activity by drawing secret messages with the glue stick.Read more
If you would ever like to make something with your child that is beautiful and even slightly useful, this one’s for you. Once it’s finished, the salt can still be used on food.Read more