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READ + CREATE: Monster Craft

READ + CREATE: Monster Craft

It's that time of the year when monsters get their chance to shine. We're all for friendly and funny monsters around here. This monster craft involves lots of fine motor fun, descriptive language and mixing and matching. READ: I Want To Be In a Scary Story by Sean...

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Halloween Paper Crafts: Guest Post from Red Ted Art

Halloween Paper Crafts: Guest Post from Red Ted Art

I'm super excited to have my friend and Oh Creative Lady, Maggy from Red Ted Art, here today sharing some Halloween paper crafts for kids. Maggy also has a rad new book out called Easy Paper Projects. It's chock-a-block with simple craft ideas that can be used every...

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Starting School Tips: Lunch Boxes

Starting School Tips: Lunch Boxes

I have done the first day of Kindy a fair few times as a teacher. When my eldest started school earlier this year I learned that starting school is a WHOLE NEW BALLGAME from a parenting perspective. Here are some of my starting school tips to help you navigate the...

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Reading With Children Tip: Slow. It. Down

Reading With Children Tip: Slow. It. Down

I’ve got a little challenge for you. The next time you’re reading with children, observe how fast you read aloud and experiment with slowing your reading speed down. Now as us teachers say to students, we don’t want you sounding like robots. It’s super important for...

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Oh Creative Lady: Meet JoJo from Avocado Smash

Oh Creative Lady: Meet JoJo from Avocado Smash

Remember back in the olden days- ahem - I mean, back in your younger pre-kid days, when you would hang out for your favourite band to tour? Or when you'd eagerly anticipate the announcement of a festival line-up? Heck, I remember actually PHYSICALLY lining up to buy...

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READ + CREATE: DIY Superhero Capes

READ + CREATE: DIY Superhero Capes

We made these DIY superhero capes weeks ago in my READ + CREATE school holiday classes. Just this morning, one of my regular little reader/creators rocked up for class in his DIY superhero cape. Like a boss. A creative boss who really likes good books. Below is the...

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Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft: Sew A Softie Project

Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft: Sew A Softie Project

If you've been round these parts for awhile, you'll know that I'm an Eric Carle fan girl. His method of painting tissue paper is one of our very favourite art processes. This Very Hungry Caterpillar craft vibes off this process. But with a twist. We've created a fair...

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Oh Creative Lady: Meet Edwina Wyatt

Oh Creative Lady: Meet Edwina Wyatt

There is something really special about being able to enjoy a book with your children and then connecting directly with the author thanks to the Interweb. I always get a bit giddy when an author comments back on something I've posted about their book on Instagram. I'm...

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Butterfly Art For Kids

Butterfly Art For Kids

This butterfly art for kids was inspired by two of my favourite creative ladies, Bonnie from Make It Your Own and Cara from Raising Kinley. I do love the way the Internet brings so much connection and inspiration and this creative lady mash up is testament to this....

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Hi! I’m Shannon

I’m a mama and a teacher celebrating our perfectly imperfect attempts at living a creative life.
AKA trying to remain sane whilst raising 3 kids under 5 and holding unrealistic life expectations thanks to Pinterest.

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