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February 14th is not only Valentine's Day but also Library Lovers' Day. What's better than chocolates and roses? BOOKS! What are your earliest memories of the library? I still feel giddy at the prospect of ALL THE FREE BOOKS when I walk into a library. As the name...read more
In my exceptionally humble opinion, Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys are an unbeatable powerhouse on the children's book publishing scene. 'Under the Love Umbrella' and ''All the Ways to be Smart' are the two books I recommend the most frequently. (You've been warned-...read more
Project LOVE. An eBook CHOCK A BLOCK filled with love and kindness activities for kids. I began 2020 with a heavy heart. Catastrophic bushfires were burning across my country. Lives, properties and possessions were being lost. A feeling of helplessness washed over...read more
This simple Chinese New Year craft for kids involves collaboration, exploring line and shape and patterns. In Chinese culture, fish are considered a symbol of luck and good fortune. The Chinese word for fish sounds like the word surplus or abundance. So during Chinese...read more
Use the first initials of family members to create these DIY kid-made Christmas ornaments with beads and jewellery wire. They'll ensure that everybody is repped on the tree this festive season. This is one of those projects that requires minimum materials but leads to...read more
I'm not gonna lie. I adore advent calendars for all their numeracy opportunities. Because #teachernerd. I mean, who doesn't love a side serve of Maths in their festive season? These homemade advent calendars are not only sugar-free, but will have kids identifying...read more
The Interwebs is a busy and noisy place, right? But you know that magical feeling when occasionally you stumble across a new-to-you person who BLOWS YOUR SOCKS OFF?! That's Cara Florance. Every time I visit Cara's feed, she blows my mind. Just this week I liked a post...read more
This necklace craft for kids is brought to you by two things- 1) my hoarding of recyclables and 2) my fave new art supply. This post is sponsored by Pilot Pen Australia People frequently ask me about my must-have materials when it comes to crafting with kids. I always...read more
Make your own Halloween board game by downloading the free printable for this haunted house craft. When I asked the little legends in my READ + CREATE class what they would like to make for Halloween, the response from one poppet was "bats and ghosts and bones." And...read more
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...read more
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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