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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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