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
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
We made these We're Going on a Bear Hunt story stones to mark this classic book's 30th birthday. This is a book that brings up all of the warm and fuzzies for so many readers. And what is a childhood without reenacting the legendary Bear Hunt with some...read more
Is there anything better than pizza? Rhetorical question. This homemade card for kids celebrates somebody supreme. It makes use of collage- my fave! And pizza makes everything excellent. What you will need for your homemade pizza card: Free pizza printable Thin card...read more
How cool is your dad? Cooler than 1000 icy poles? This printable Father's Day card lets dad know just how cool you think he is, whilst utilising a super fun and simple painting technique. Do you call them icy poles? Or popsicles? Or ice lollies? (This is almost an...read more
This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support! What even is book-based play? Somebody recently asked me about my beliefs and values. It was a rather hard-hitting question for my sleep-deprived soul, and one that should probably only be answered after at...read more
This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support. I had no intention of sharing this bunny mask craft. None. Whatsoever. We hosted our littlest's first birthday party on the weekend and celebrated with a Miffy theme. It's our last first birthday. All them...read more
This Chinese New Year craft was inspired by two traditions. Tradition dictates that Lunar New Year should begin with freshly-cut hair and new clothes. Fresh start and all. You should also clean your house on the last day of the year to clear out the bad luck. And...read more
The idea of making a lion dance craft for Chinese New Year has been sitting in the dark recesses of my brain for ages. I just couldn't quite figure out what form it was going to take. And so the concept just hung around as I waited for an idea to land upon me. Yep. My...read more
2017 will go down as the year that my kids discovered the joys of "Pin the something on the something" games. For his birthday, Grandad received a kiddy-drawn version of Pin the Glasses on the Grandad. For her 4th birthday, my daughter insisted on a customised version...read more
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