Fun Activities

Whether you are looking for creative activities, sensory integration experiences or fun activities to solidify developmental skills, there is something here for everyone.

Tape Resist Painting

Tape Resist Painting

I'm a huge fan of kids painting, as it is great for their development on so many levels. Think creativity, pencil grip, developing hand strength, crossing the midline, bi-lateral coordination, gross motor skills, fine motor skills - you name it, painting helps develop...

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Restaurant Invitation to Play Table

Restaurant Invitation to Play Table

So, it's been a while since I've posted an Invitation to Play table. It's not because I've been slacking (well.... maybe a little!) Just before school holidays I had put out some Lego and Duplo sets for the kids, and 2 large 50 piece puzzles. The kids enjoyed it so...

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Making Crayon Stars

Making Crayon Stars

The twins have really been showing an interest in all things writing lately. So I decided to capitalise on this and make some star shaped crayons with them.   It really is as simple as:   Whenever I see a silicone mould that I like, I tend to buy two. One that I can...

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Rock Painting

Rock Painting

When we used to live in the US there was this cute trend of hiding painting rocks for the public to find. We only ever found one, but the kids used to love looking for them. They were a little young to get the concept of painting them and then hiding them for others...

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Home-Made Puppet Theatre

Home-Made Puppet Theatre

My kids really enjoy imaginative play. It's definitely one of their strengths. But it had been a while since we had played with our puppets so I thought it might encourage them if I made it a bit more engaging. My answer.... make a puppet theatre. This way they could...

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Masks Invitation to Play Table

Masks Invitation to Play Table

Albert Einstein said: "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination". For any of you who follow me on Facebook and get a chance to hear some of the stories and scenarios my kids come up with, you can see they have some pretty great imaginations....

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Instruments Invitation to Play Table

Instruments Invitation to Play Table

Now, let me start with a warning. If you are not prepared for NOISE on a pretty major scale, then this is not the Invitation to Play table for you! Honestly, I did question my sanity somewhat when I put this one together.... I mean, I know how much my kids LOVE...

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Colours Invitation to Play Table

Colours Invitation to Play Table

I'm sure if you have young kids you have played the colour version of "I Spy" You know, "I spy with my little eye, something that is....{red, orange, blue, green etc}" Well, we've been in the car quite a bit lately with Drs appointments so we've played this quite a...

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Cooking with Kids: Apple Crumble

Cooking with Kids: Apple Crumble

I've been sick for the past week so I haven't really done much in the way of cooking with the kids. I had a bunch of green apples that were getting a little on the old side, so I figured we'd have some fun making Apple Crumble. Now, how's that for comfort food? Here's...

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