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Challenge your kids to craft Spring Chicks over the Spring Break. Setting up an Invitation to Make, is the ideal way to keep kids of different ages busy on the same activity. All you need to do is lay out the materials and then sit back and watch each of a your children use them to make their own individual creations. A few other handy ways to keep siblings playing happily together over the Spring and Easter holiday include Imaginative Play or get the paints our… Read More

Practice pre-writing skills in our Rainbow Rice Sensory Tray. Stimulate your pre-schoolers sense of touch, sight and sound, as they work they work on strengthening their fine motor skills in this sensory based learning activity. Supplies Rainbow Rice (see below) Gold Coins Shamrock Confetti Selection of Mark Making Tools - popsicle sticks, paintbrushes, play dough tools or pencils. Deep Tray Click here to receive a FREE copy of our eBook You will need: Rice Food coloring Zip-loc bags White vinegar Trays Add a cup of… Read More

Enjoy watching your child's imagination come to life when they create their own Piet Mondrian Bookmarks. The ideal kid-made DIY gift for family and friends.  Turning your child's art into a gift for a loved one is a really special way to show somebody how much you mean to them. Grandparents living overseas in particular will love receiving a bookmark. They are guaranteed to make them smile each time they open their book. The work of the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian is fascinating for kids… Read More

Kids Rainbow Activities for Spring

 Cheer up a rainy afternoon with a colourful Spring Rainbow Activity. Lots of fun ideas for making and painting rainbows suitable for kids of all ages to enjoy.  There is something magical about rainbows. They really capture young imaginations and cheer up a wet and rainy day. How many times have you chased the end of of a rainbow in pursuit of "treasure" on a day out with the kids? We are still to find the end of one, but we won't stop trying. This… Read More

Shamrock CVC Word Building Game

Are you looking to liven up your literacy learning? Add a fun St Patrick's Day twist to your CVC word building in March. Perfect for kids in Kindergarten. My daughters Kindergarten class are flying through their letter sounds now and are well over half way through the alphabet. They are starting to blend these sounds together in class to make 3 letter CVC words (consonant, vowel, consonant). To help reinforce what she has been learning at school, we set up this fun Shamrock themed literacy… Read More

13 St Patrick's Day Sensory Plays

Have fun (and get messy) exploring all of your senses with these St Patty's Day Sensory Plays for kids (and adults!) to enjoy.  There's nothing lie a spot of sensory play to calm down cranky kids or just while away an afternoon stuck indoors. Why not add a fun St Patrick's Day twist to your sensory play this March. Practice pre-writing skills in our Rainbow Rice Sensory Tray. Stimulate your child's sense of touch, sight and sound, as they play with this sensory based learning… Read More

Cat in the Hat CVC Word Building Game

Get ready for Dr Seuss Day on March 2nd with this sensory based literacy activity perfect for Kindergarten aged kids. Use the Cat in the Hat to help build and decode CVC Words.  It's all about building and decoding CVC Words (Consonant, Vowel, Consonant) for my daughters Kindergarten homework this term. To help make this a bit more interesting for her, I have been setting up themed CVC Word Activities for her to play with after her post-school snack  (attempt homework on an empty stomach at your… Read More

We were so excited to learn about the newly discovered classic Dr Seuss story, What Pet Should I Get?  We just had to come up with a fun preschool craft to do after reading the story, so we made our very own paper plate pets (they are so much easier to look after than the real thing). This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. What Pet Should I Get? is a must have read for all Dr Seuss fans! It charts the story of a brother and sister… Read More

dr seuss activities for kids

Did you know that it is Dr. Seuss day on the 2nd of March? Dr. Seuss was such a great inspiration: writing fun books so kids would fall in love with reading. It is no wonder there is a special day(some make it a week) set aside for Dr. Seuss inspired activities! Here are 25+ fun ideas if you want to celebrate the day too! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience and at no extra cost to you. Use a paper plate to… Read More

Bubble Wrap Shamrock Man. Kids Craft for St Patricks Day.

Add a fun new twist to a classic St Patrick's Day Kids Craft. Make a Bubble Wrap Shamrock Man. It's time to kiss goodbye to our Valentine's Hearts and say hello to some Shamrocks, Leprechauns and Rainbows. St Patrick's Day wasn't a festival we paid much attention too, until me moved our family over to Ireland 7 years ago. Now our local parade is  a Spring highlight. As is decorating our home in the run up to St Patrick's Day. All three of my kids… Read More