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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
Rachel from The Maker Mum is a ray of sunshine for your Instagram feed. She is an Aussie mama raising two little sunshine babes and her posts ooze outdoorsy, creative goodness. I love Rachel's commitment to looking at old things in new ways and the way she reuses and...read more
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
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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