Thursday, 12 February 2015
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
More Printing ideas;
Outdoor Surface Rubbing
Play-doh printing everyday texture
More Salt Dough ideas;
Halloween Salt Dough
Friday, 8 August 2014
Small World Play Ideas from around the Web
Friday, 25 July 2014
Dimples has been playing and learning with ABC reading eggs lately, its an educational site for kids ages 3-13 that helps and promotes a love of reading in children. Its really fun and easy to use, You just go to The Reading Eggs Webpage, create a log in and "add a child" then they can go online (or on an ipad if you have a wireless connection) and start completing books and learn to read activities. Sounds too easy right?
The Read-To-Cure Challenge will be open on 4 August and children who sign up will be encouraged to complete as many books and online reading lessons as possible, they can have their friends and family sponsor their efforts to raise money. Not only does the Read-To-Cure Challenge support an important cause, it also inspires young children nationwide to read books and improve their literacy skills with this 5 weeks obligation free trial. Click here to read more & sign up to take part in the challenge
By joining in on the fun and signing up to be part of the ABC Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge, we aim to raise over $100,000 for the Children’s Cancer Institute. But not only this, there is another awesome benefit to all the children who join in; they will have the chance to win lots of cool prizes, too. There will also be prizes to children who complete the most books plus lessons, as well as to those children who raise the most funds. Its all for a good cause so why not give it a go? We will be.
Helping to find a cure for childhood cancer, one book at a time.
Children’s Cancer Institute conducts vital medical research into finding a cure for childhood cancer. All donations raised go directly to supporting their lifesaving initiatives for the 625 Australian children diagnosed with cancer each year. Check out the picture below for some examples of how funds can help.
Learn to read in 5 weeks free abc reading eggs, an award winning program with many educational benefits. Will you join in?
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Have you heard this and wondered if it were true?
Well I was given a Radiant No Sort liquid to try for myself and put this theory to the test. As you already know if you follow this blog, we love mess! Messy Sensory Play, Playing in the dirt and in the Mud Kitchen, extreme Painting and slime making, all of which messes up the kids clothes good and well. CHILDREN CAN NOT HAVE TRUE FUN WITHOUT GETTING A BIT MESSY! Its a fact of nature and as parents of these some times chaotic, crazy and messy little people, we must accept this and learn to live with it, or do we?
So lets have a little fun kids, here goes...
Crafting with ink dabblers and markers
Finger Painting with a 15 month old
Mud printing and stamping, our usual play outside in the dirt.
No sorting and one wash
I was certain that the ink would still be slightly stained on the shirt and that the yoghurt paint around the neck wouldn't wash out first go, but it did. I was very surprised! In fact I think I had more trouble cleaning the children than I did cleaning the clothes.
Watch the video below for a real life torture test done by two best mates and one of their girlfriends on the actual brand new clothes they bought from a shop, they washed them in their own home and returned it (like new) to unsuspecting retail assistants... Did Radiant No Sort pass the torture test?
Impressive, really impressive.
If you're not convinced watch the other hilarious (and real life) Radiant Tests at www.radiantreturn.com.au or visit https://www.facebook.com/RadiantAustralia to see what others think. It worked for us and is suitable for both front & top loader washing machines!
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For more information visit the website. www.radiantreturn.com.au
This is a sponsored post, I received a bottle of the product to try, all opinions are my own.
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Sunday, 15 June 2014
Dimples helped paint and order these, they make a great mini drum set. There's a DIY chime, it's made from a bunch of old keys strung to a metal tin box with wire and another DIY chime made from a milo can with metal can lids threaded below with wire so they hang close together and some more keys for some extra rattling sounds. The keys sound the most musical as they can be rattled, shaken, hit or chimed from left to right and have lovely quite tones.
Dimples sits in the sand and uses them like steering wheels in his imaginative play and miss Cherub bangs them with a wooden spoon and giggles because they have the best effect, sounding like large symbols and very loud compared to the cans. I have attached a string to the wooden spoons so they get hung up and are always near by.
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
While getting some Construction themed Party inspiration off Pinterest for Dimples 5th Birthday Party I came across many Demolition party games, or "wrecking ball" type games where the children construct a tower out of blocks, pretend bricks or wrapped boxes and knock them down. With 8 little boys I knew this would be a hit!
We were right! Every one had a ball, there were kids laughing and giggling, yelling with excitement at who can knock the all the blocks over.
It was a huge hit, all the boys got a turn, some enjoyed it so much they stayed at it helping one another stack up towers and taking turns with the wrecking ball. There were towers and multiple towers being built and large piles of boxes flying all over the place. It was a good outlet for the sugar boosted energy they all had and for the party excitement they came with on the day and it was an ongoing play area that they all kept returning to. If you missed it you can see what other construction party games we had here.
Monday, 28 April 2014
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Then Using a Stop Sign, I paused the music & held up the sign, they had to freeze and who ever moved was out, and so the game went until there were 2 left. They had a few goes and everyone ended up being a winner.
explored the garden and found some smurfs, then looked at the Dinosaur hide out , they played in the sand pit together getting to know each other & tinkered around in the Mud Kitchen. They played together in the tree house and went over the balance stumps and ran around all dressed up in their construction gear.
Happy 5th Birthday Dimples.