If you’ve been following us for a while, you would have seen how often we get down & dirty with sensory play activities! This week, Miss18m & I whipped up a batch of Soap Paint - a lumpy, yet … [Read More...]
What should my TODDLER be learning?
Ever wonder what it is your Toddler should actually be learning? Are you wondering what you can do to help develop these important developmental milestones? … [Read More...]
Sensory Play - What is it? Why is it important? Here's everything you need to know to create stimulating Sensory Play learning experiences for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers!
Sensory Play … [Read More...]
Washi Tape Dominos! Have you ever made your own Dominos? Its actually a lot easier than you'd think! Back in 2015 we made these Paddle Pop Stick Dominos - they were a hit! Only problem being, we had … [Read More...]
Story Stones: What are they? How do you play with them? How do I make them?
Our Story Stones are one of our most used & most loved resources. See (most recently) here where we incorporated … [Read More...]
Stuck inside on yet another rainy, cold day.. in the MIDDLE of summer!? What's going on Sydney!? One of our favourite rainy day activities is to bake. Something to pass time stuck indoors and to fill … [Read More...]
Toddlers can be the hardest to entertain. They have the attention span of a goldfish, exploring materials & the environment in short bursts of play. Play being, unrolling an entire toilet roll … [Read More...]
If you're just starting out doing Arts & Crafts with your children & looking to stock up on must-haves or perhaps de-clutter down to just the essentials, this one is for you. Today I'm sharing … [Read More...]
Nature's Confetti; hole punch leaf threading for Toddlers & Preschoolers.
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Have you ever given your child a hole punch? It's probably … [Read More...]
Fine Motor Dissecting meets Sensory Play fun with this invitation to explore! Mr3 had a great time pulling rainbow spaghetti worms out of gelatine & digging for dino's! This is a fantastic way to … [Read More...]
One of Miss2's all-time-favourite activities is Baby Doll Body Painting! We shared this activity back in 2015, where we used face paint to give Dolly & Baby a little makeover! If you were … [Read More...]
I can't believe we are already crafting our way towards Valentines Day - one of my favourite crafty holidays! 2016 feels like it's already flying by!
Do the words "I'll find a use for that..." … [Read More...]
How big is your pile of odd socks? Can you beat our full washing basket? And more importantly, have you found the black hole that eats them all?
The black hole has defeated me, I've given up on … [Read More...]
A Day in the Life of a Career Nanny - Ever wondered what a typical day in the #nannylife looks like? What even is a Career Nanny?
Like any job, being a nanny has its daily challenges. It's … [Read More...]
Miss2 (3 in August) & Miss18m had lots of fun playing with Rainbow Spaghetti last week! For a $1 packet of spaghetti and a few drops of food colouring, these activities are not only simple, but … [Read More...]
Balloon Dart Painting is SO much fun! But lets face it, filling balloons with paint, pumping them up and tying them off is super messy and not at all easy! After 2 failed, messy attempts, Mr11, Mr9, … [Read More...]
Discovery bottles are a creative way to engage babies & toddlers in sensory play and exploration.
Sensory play is beneficial to children's development as it supports cognitive growth, fine … [Read More...]
DIY Wooden Spoon Watercolours, inspired by Art Bar Blog's 'Mix your own Paint Colours' from her fabulous new book Art Workshop for Children.
Have you ever made your own paint? Perhaps your own … [Read More...]
Not only are Science Projects mesmerizing, they're also great for introducing & learning about basic Science concepts! There are loads of easy Science experiments (like the above Lemon Volcano … [Read More...]
Besides Valentines Day, Mothers Day is one of the most popular days for Mum's to receive flowers! So what do you do with the flowers post Mothers Day when they start looking old & sad? Don't throw … [Read More...]
Shake 'em, Stack 'em, Knock 'em & repeat - DIY Baby Sensory Blocks!
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What child doesn't get a kick out of knocking over blocks? Miss11m … [Read More...]
This week I was inspired by Arena of The Nerd's Wife who created some Felt Button Chains! I had everything I needed in my ever growing collection of art & craft supplies, so I HAD to make some! … [Read More...]
Have you ever tried Circle Weaving? How about Record Circle Weaving?
You may have seen our post early last week on Instagram of Miss5's most recent project! I scored a bunch of old records from … [Read More...]
If like us you have children's artworks, drawings & paintings displayed across your fridge, chances are you have a lot of magnets too. These one-of-a-kind Mothers Day Salt Dough Magnets are … [Read More...]
Playdough is a fantastic activity example of learning through play. Building sensory & fine motor skills, creativity, imagination, as well as holding many therapeutic & calming benefits as … [Read More...]
Post-Christmas sales got me again with these LED Fairy Lights down to $1. We put our crafty touch on them, by wrapping them in confetti circles!
As they are LED, no matter how long you leave them … [Read More...]
Grab a can of shaving cream and try your hand at Splatter Paint Monoprinting! One of our messiest projects yet!
Last week we were honoured to guest on the lovely Meri Cherry's blog! We shared a … [Read More...]
We had the opportunity to try out Blank Canvas Gifts this week! Blank Canvas Gifts sell high quality cotton 'canvases' for children of all ages to create masterpieces on everyday products such as tea … [Read More...]
We love learning through play - and this activity does just that! Jump your way through the alphabet and into lots of learning puddles with this Alphabet Puddle Jump activity!
Whether you have … [Read More...]
I’m sure you’re all familiar with Busy Bags, and you may have also heard of Cutting Stations, but have you ever thought to combine them both into a Cutting Busy Box?
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You may have seen these Cotton Round Splatter Painting images floating around previously. This activity was crowned our favourite of 2015 and I just had to include it on here! Gross motor process … [Read More...]