Category: Homeschooling


Nature Play Ideas for Home

Nature play has to be one of the most wonderful ways to connect with your child. Not only does it give opportunities to have lots of fun, get a little bit messy and to get outdoors, but it also lets you be creative together! Here is a list of all the ways we love to play in nature! Create a mud kitchen – Grab a few bowls, spoons, jugs, saucepans – anything in the kitchen that you don’t really need and add dirt and water. Instant mud kitchen!...

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How To Set Up An Epic Playroom At Home

Ever wanted to create a great playroom for your kids? Playrooms can be a valuable addition to your home, keeping kids busy and entertained and letting them have lots of imaginative fun without messing up the entire house in the process! Here are some great ideas for creating an inexpensive and fun playroom. Choose fabrics and rugs that are durable and easy to wash. A playroom looks much cosier and more comfortable with a range of different...

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MathsOnline

There are A LOT of online learning resources out there and since COVID-19 and homeschooling came along the choice of which ones to try has been a bit overwhelming. We saw the MathsOnline program pop up on Facebook and decided to give their FREE trial a go. MathsOnline works using the Australian curriculum using online video tutorials to teach maths to primary and secondary aged kids K-12, including Year 11 and 12 general, advanced and extension...

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Silly Science with Simon

Believe it or not, there are actually YouTube videos for kids don’t have to involve an “unboxing”. We recently stumbled across a great educational YouTube channel called Silly Science with Simon and what makes it even better is he’s based in Adelaide! Simon is going to share some of his silly, fun, safe science experiments you can do at home with the kids. You can check them out here on this page, or jump over to...

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Easy Playdough Recipes

Playdough has to be one of our favourite activities to do with children at home. It’s quick, easy, lasts in the fridge for ages and provides HOURS of fun, even for older children. Here is our easiest and best playdough recipes! The Best Playdough Recipe 1 1/2 cups plain flour1/2 cup self raising flour (this gives the playdough a wonderfully soft and fluffy texture!)2 tablespoons of oil (we use coconut or olive oil)1/2 cup salt2 tablespoons...

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A Fortnight of Indoor Fun

Trying to keep young children who are stuck at home entertained is no mean feat. Especially during these stressful times, children are possibly being exposed to world news that may seem scary or confronting to them, as it certainly is for us. Maintaining a sense of calm amidst the chaos will help to keep children at ease, and therefore make all of our lives a little less hectic. Here are 14 art activities for young children and we hope to...

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Learning SA – online learning Program

Resources, activities and information provided by SA Department of Education to help children and young people continue to learn while at home. This website will be updated often and can be used alongside learning material given by individual class teachers or schools. The website is divided into year groups with resources aligned to the curriculum and Early Years Framework. Prior to schoolReception to year 2Years 3 to 6Years 7 to 10Stage 1 and...

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Kidsplay Crafts 14 Craft Ideas for 14 Days

We’ve been long time fans of Kidsplay Crafts and I’ve always got a big bag of their craft bits and pieces ready for the next rainy day, day off school or …….. pandemic quarantine??? Have a little scroll through their website and you’re bound to find some goodies to keep up your sleeve in case we all have some hours to fill at home in the coming weeks. They even have SHRINKIES!! Remember those! There’s also perler...

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Great Apps and Online Resources for Homeschooling

We are SO lucky to have access to a world of resources. Literally. Here are some resources that may be beneficial. We’ll be updating this post regularly as we find more online resources, YouTube channels, apps and links to help you find educational ideas to fill your day. Please let us know in the comments below if you know of any we’ve missed or anyone offering free trials and we’ll add them in. When it comes to...

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Kindergo

We were recently asked if our little people would like to trial Kindergo, a reading app created by two Aussie Mums to help children aged 2-7 read on their own. We have SEVEN kids in that age group in the Kids in Adelaide family, all at different reading stages and abilities so we were all keen to take a look. Here’s what we thought…. Kindgero is an online library of kids books you can take anywhere. It’s like Kindle for Kids!...

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How to Make Fluffy Slime

Have you made Fluffy Slime before? This slime recipe is a follow up to our original Super Simple Slime recipe. We decided to UP the slime skills and try making Fluffy Slime. Just as easy, only needs a few extra ingredients. What you’ll need to make fluffy slime:  Contact Lens/Saline solution ** MUST CONTAIN BORIC ACID **Craft Glue. We used white craft PVA glue from Kmart. $4WaterShaving creamCornstarchFoaming hand washMoisturiser...

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Super Easy Slime Recipes

Do you even have kids if you’ve never made slime? I have a love/hate relationship with the stuff. She loves it / I hate it because it’s messy and almost always ends up somewhere it’s not meant to be. BUT I do have to admit that it is pretty fun to make and also VERY satisfying when you get the recipe just right and make perfect slime. I feel like we’ve made every slime recipe known to man. We have whole books dedicated...

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SIX Super Simple Science Experiments To Try at Home

Science experiments don’t always need a lab coat and a microscope. I bet you’ve got most if not all of the below items in your cupboard already.These are great school holiday boredom busters too, especially ones like the “Icy Treasures” BUBBLE PAINT Combine a couple of teaspoons of baking soda into a cup and add food colouring until you’re happy with the colour.Then add around a 1/4 of a cup of water and mix...

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Yoga for Kids

We all know that yoga is a fantastic workout for us as adults, bringing about both stress-reduction as well as increasing physical strength and flexibility. These same benefits can help our kids too. Chances are your kindy or school child is already doing yoga for this reason. Schools have gradually seen the benefits of teaching yoga to students, as even just a few minutes can improve classroom behaviour, reduce anxiety and increase...

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Easy DIY Bird Feeders

Making a bird feeder that brings some of our awesome birdlife to your backyard doesn’t have to cost a fortune nor take any special skills. In fact, our 3 and 12 year old helpers were able to make the 3 different types below with almost zero adult assistance – so they are definitely a great holiday activity for the kids. The shaped cookie cutter ones also make awesome home made gifts as well. When we first started feeding our local...

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