Santa Snacks. Fun Christmas Food Ideas.

Oct 25, 2015

Ok, so it might only be October, but there's now just 2 months till Christmas and we all know how quickly the holiday season seems to spring upon us. One of our very favourite ways of getting in the Christmas spirit is attending the annual Santa's Magical Kingdom in Melbourne. It's such a magical event and the kids talk about it all year round! This year, the event is also extending to Sydney and we're delighted to be able to offer our readers a chance to win a family pass to both the Melbourne and Sydney event. See the bottom of the post for details on how to enter.

For those of you that aren't in either Melbourne or Sydney, I've included a list of my favourite cute little Santa Themed Snacks that would be perfect to get the kids helping in the kitchen and is sure to add a bit of fun to any Christmas party or event. Enjoy!
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Simple Play Ideas. Inside Potion Making

Oct 12, 2015

Today's simple play idea is one that people often play outside, but is equally as fun inside too. Making potions! My children very much enjoy adding little leaves, flowers and pebbles to water when they are outside. In fact, I remember loving to play like this when I was young too. To play inside, rather than searching the garden for potion supplies, we raid the pantry and craft cupboard instead, looking for small items that can be mixed into water. 

Here is a fun sensory "Invitation to Play" potion making that encourages skills such as pouring, transferring and scooping whilst investigating solubility (which things dissolve or not), capacity, buoyancy (whether they sink or float) and more.

Ages: 2 years +
(N was 3 years old here. See the handy tips at the bottom to Simplify and Extend to suit your child's needs) 
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