High 5’s to the 5x Tables!

High 5’s to the 5x Tables!

I have a little critter who loves Mathematics! Just between you and me – he didn’t get that from me! But I’m really careful about the way I talk about Maths around all my critters because I strongly believe kids listen to everything we say and if they hear me saying “I don’t like Maths”,

Marble Run – more Kinetic Energy fun!

Marble Run – more Kinetic Energy fun!

Oh boy do we love Marble runs in our house! Before the school holidays I had been putting aside paper towel rolls and plastic bag rolls, knowing that they would come in use in one way or another. We had had so much fun with our last Kinetic Energy activity that I thought we should

Sorting the Lego

Sorting the Lego

I spent an hour or so yesterday sorting out the Lego table with my youngest little critter. It was a mess with bricks scattered everywhere and the tubs that were meant to keep everything organised had seemingly been all tipped out or mixed up. My critters haven’t really been playing with it very much lately

ANZAC Day books for children

ANZAC Day books for children

ANZAC Day stories to share with children ANZAC can be a tricky subject to approach with children.  It’s certainly an important topic and once our little critters begin school they commemorate ANZAC Day as a school community and thus it’s talked about and discussed. I’ve collated a few of my favourite and dearest, ANZAC Day

Autumn Holiday to do list…

Autumn Holiday to do list…

I looove school holidays! I cannot express how excited I get with the thought that I have both my little critters all to myself for two whole weeks! Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all roses 24/7, but I sure try to make the most of our time together. I’m a teacher so I’m fortunate

Fun April Fools Day Pranks

Fun April Fools Day Pranks

As you are well aware by now I love any reason to have a bit of fun and a laugh with my little critters….woo hoo for April Fools Day! As my children are now getting a little older I’m sensing we may be able to start having a little more fun with it. When I

Dyeing Eggs for Easter and a family tradition

Dyeing Eggs for Easter and a family tradition

Do you dye eggs for Easter? Have you ever tried it? It’s can be a super simple activity to do with your little critters and if you have more time, you can get a little more creative too.   What you need: Eggs Saucepan Warm water Food Colouring Vinegar Large coffee mug or cup Tongs

Easter Book Reviews…

Easter Book Reviews…

I love celebrations!  I am always keen to jump on board and get into the spirit of things.  And Easter is certainly one that we try to not just make about the egg hunt.….which seems to occur everywhere over the Easter weekend! We are the family who will give a new pair of slippers or

Camping Holiday

Camping Holiday

Last weekend my family and I embarked on a mini adventure! We went camping for the first time as a family. My husband and I had been camping a few times before having kids and loved it but for some reason we haven’t been with the kids til now. It was always on our “to

Learning through finger play songs

Learning through finger play songs

As much as we all love toys and bits ‘n bobs to help entertain our little critters, sometimes it’s fun to just get back to basics.  Why not try something different and teach a few finger play songs? From young bubbas to school age our critters can be entertained by these fun traditional songs but