Create a Box City. Cutting practice and creativity for kids.

Oct 31, 2013

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With children that enjoy getting creative and doing arts and crafts, you can go through a lot of materials very quickly. This is why we try to use recycled materials as often as possible. 

My preschooler is very keen on cutting activities so I quickly whipped up this little activity to keep her entertained while her little brother napped and to help develop her cutting skills, creativity and imagination.


Ages: 2+
(Maddie was 4y/o here. See the bottom for Handy Tips to simplify or extend to suit your child.) 
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Colour Activities for kids

Oct 29, 2013

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Fun Activities to learn about Colours

These great posts all came from last weeks Tuesday Tots linkup
where we featured 8 Toddler Invitations to Play


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Enticing literacy. Making and writing words.

Oct 24, 2013


Today's activity is part of an ongoing series, Exploring Reggio. Our co-creators for the series are, The Imagination TreeAn Everyday StoryOne Perfect Day and Twodaloo




Maddie (almost 5), is starting school next year so we've been filling out a lot of transition paperwork lately. I was asking her about what she's looking forward to learning at school and one of the main things she was interested in was, "writing and reading new words."

She's always shown a great interest in reading and writing and in the past we've done many activities around learning letters, writing your name and basic sight words. Like most children her age, things like letter formation are still yet to be perfected as she continues to develop her fine motor skills and coordination.

As a way to help her in her quest to write and read new words, as well as paying closer attention to how letters are formed, I set up an invitation (or provocation) to entice her to hopefully want to read, write and play around.
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8 Toddler Play Ideas. Invitations to Play.

Oct 22, 2013

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8 Invitations to Play for Toddlers. Toddler Activities


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8 Invitations to Play for toddlers
(many suitable for babies too)

These great posts all came from last weeks Tuesday Tots linkup
where we featured 10 Quiet Activities for Kids


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How to make a High Tea for Kids

Oct 16, 2013

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On the weekend, Mum and I were fortunate to attend the 'High Tea Brewed by Lipton' event at the Masterchef Dining and Bar in Melbourne. From the outset we were very excited about having the opportunity to experience some of the Masterchef goodies and enjoy a good chat together over a cup (or many!) of the new Lipton Pyramids tea range.

Our expectations certainly weren't let down on any front as we sipped and nibbled and chatted to our hearts content.

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10 Quiet Activities for Kids

Oct 15, 2013

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10 Quiet Activities for kids

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where we featured 25 Halloween Activities for kids


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Exploring Paint on a Mirror

Oct 10, 2013


Today's activity is part on an ongoing series, Exploring Reggio with The Imagination Tree, An Everyday StoryOne Perfect Day and Twodaloo


Through observing my children in their play habits and using notes from Maddie's preschool as confirmation, I'm well aware that they both love sensory activities and painting

Using this weeks theme of mirror play, I set up a simple Invitation to Play with very limited materials. This time I wanted to see what they would make of just these materials and whether they would engage with their reflections. I thought perhaps we might work on some oral language development for my toddler, focused around face and body parts, but as it turned out, the kids had different ideas to what this activity would be about. You can see how it panned out (and all the fabulous learning) below.

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25 Halloween Activities for Kids

Oct 8, 2013

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25 Halloween Activities for Kids

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where we featured 10 Creative Kids Painting Activities

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Sushi Penguin. Fun food for kids.

Oct 3, 2013

{Woolworths has teamed up with Taronga Conservation Society Australia to launch a collection of Aussie Animals collector cards, available exclusively at Woolworths supermarkets. There are 108 trading cards for your children to collect.}


I love making fun food for kids! It's amazing how with a little bit of effort you can make something average into something really fun. It's so good for enticing young children to eat healthy food. Generally, like the rest of the world, I don't have a lot of spare time so I don't always go to as much effort as I did here. This time, however, I wanted to attempt something a little bit "fancier" (which I've now decided is a general code word for trickier or more effort, haha).


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10 Creative Kids Painting Activities

Oct 1, 2013

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10 Creative & Different Painting Activities

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where we featured Animal Activities and Crafts



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We just can't do enough painting at our house so I'm always looking for and thinking about new and interesting ways that we can explore and be creative with. Here are a bunch of lovely ways that mums around the world have been painting and experimenting with their kids.
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