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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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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....read more
This Grouchy Ladybug craft is a perfect way to explore the painting process that Eric Carle uses to create his iconic illustrations. It's also a perfect creative project to pair with teaching time on an analogue clock. The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle is my go-to...read more
What's your favourite Eric Carle book? That's a trick question because how do you narrow it down to just one? Eric Carle celebrated his 90th birthday last week. Pop the poppers, eat all the cake and celebrate the Grand Master of Picture Books with these 26 creative...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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