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Funky Monkey Bars® Are Not Cheap!

Nope, they’re not cheap……..and you know why…..because they’re made STRONG, made to LAST and made to GROW with your kids. We need to stop buying cheap crap that lasts a few months, and start investing in great quality toys that encourage our kids to get outside, take risks and be active! This is what our Funky Monkey Bars looked like in 2017 This is what our Funky Monkey Bars look like now Funky Monkey Bars® popped...

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Family Christmas Movie Reviews with KiA Dad Tim

We are a sucker for a good family Christmas movie, you know the ones that you sit around year after year and watch with the fam. Apart from the classics, Home Alone, Elf, Die Hard (yes) and The Santa Claus (maybe not number 3), we are blessed with a steady stream of new releases each year. We have decided to review these like the troopers we are (because lets be honest a lot of them are trash..in the best possible way) and place them in your...

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I stream, You Stream, We all Stream for TV Stream(ing)

Remember how annoying it was to have to pay $100+ a month for Foxtel to watch all the shows and movies you liked? Then how cool it was when Netflix just started and it cost about $5 bucks and had everything in one spot? Those were the days. Now conveniently all your favourite shows are spread across 712 different streaming platforms, which all cost about $10 bucks a month each. The future hey! What a time to be alive. And now, more than any...

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80s movies your kids need to see

So we are here….again. Tools are down, schools are either closed or a as good as, those still with jobs are working from home or on reduced hours, but hey at least we can watch the Olympics (is that still on? Who knows anymore). I am an 80s kid and with this lockdown thing, it is THE perfect time to drag your kids away from tik tok and introduce them to the best kids movies from the 80s that you grew up with. No excuses now. We have a...

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Lemon Meringue Pie

Cooking is an absolute school holidays and weekend favourite for us. A reward in our house is that you can write a supermarket list and have the kitchen to your self for a half day. This week that scored us a delicious lemon meringue pie. Part made up of ingredients that we had on hand, plus a chat with Grandma on the phone to establish if it was possible with no beaters or food processor and to confirm the method…..here is Taylah’s...

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Outdoor Play Ideas

Ever wanted to set up an amazing outdoor space for your kids? Well with a bit of creativity, imagination and maybe a touch of elbow grease you can create a space that is guaranteed to keep the kids busy for hours!Think outside the box! Our backyard is a treasure trove of odds and ends that we have found in op shops, tip shops, industrial areas and garage sales! Items like pallets (untreated) tyres, wooden planks, cable reels, old bike wheels,...

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Easy DIY Christmas Decorations

‘Tis the season to #stayathome, save some money and DIY! Get into the Christmas spirit and get the kids busy on some DIY Christmas decorations! Toilet Roll Santa and Reindeer – from @kavzkuizine on InstagramWell nothing says COVID Christmas like a toilet roll Santa! This one takes a bit of artistic talent, or you can just draw the outlines for the kids to colour in. Coffee Pod Jingle BellsA coffee pod! String, bead and some glitter....

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Adelaide Events Cancelled or Postponed due to COVID-19

We will be doing our best to keep up with updating our website with cancelled or postponed events during this time. Please let us know via FB message if you have an event on our website that needs updating. Loading view. There were no results found. There were no results found. Events Search and Views Navigation Search Enter Keyword. Search for Events by Keyword. Enter Location. Search for Events by Location. Find Events Event Views Navigation...

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The Queen’s Gambit Review

Where: Netflix When: NowBingeability: High – 7 x 45-60 min eps.Short Version: If you scrolled past because ‘chess is boring’, scroll back. Click. Consume all of it.Suitable for Kids: Not unless your kids love chess….which they probably don’t. Even then…..No. Given movies don’t exist anymore apart from B Grade Christmas Netflix trash, when a good quality series comes along (not looking at you Tiger...

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Veggie Gardening With Kids

From veranda pots to fully blown plots, now is the perfect opportunity to do many things with our kids and families, and this week we are getting started on preparing and planting our winter veggie garden. Gardening with kids is fantastic. It provides education around how our fresh produce comes to be. It gets us outdoors and working together, our kids are probably more inclined to try new seasonal produce that they might otherwise turn their...

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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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00’s Family Movies to Watch

By now, which just checking my calendar is about the 720th of March, we are all pretty much qualified teachers and for someone who kept getting caught up by the 3 feet rule in netball, I am getting damn good at judging a metre and a half (I also give a really good stare if someone at Woolies doesn’t on their X in the check out line too!). Who knows when this madness will end. Who would have thought that after the Tigers broke my heart in 2017...

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Backyard Camping

Bust out the fairy lights, whether you’re seasoned campers who are sad to be missing your annual camping pilgrimage, or it is your first attempt at sleeping under the Southern Cross, any adventurous family looking for something fun to do in the confines of their own homes should consider backyard camping! You can likely still enjoy the same stars, the same arguments and the same rank farts that the Dads seem to drop the minute the tent is...

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Foods to Boost Immunity

We are in unprecedented times when now, more than ever, our children’s immunity needs to be at its best. Even though social contact is limited your child may still be going to school and interacting with other children. There may still be other kids with coughs and colds, and no matter how many times you ask your child not to put their fingers near their face or even in their mouth they are still doing it out of habit! Children’s immune systems...

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Adopt an Animal at Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary

Animal Adoption is a great way to support the ongoing care of each animal at the Sanctuary. By adopting your favourite animal, you can help with feed, vet care, animal husbandry, and enrichment. All the animals at the Sanctuary will benefit from your support.You can also gift an animal adoption to a loved one. Animal adoptions are a perfect gift to animal lovers for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or any special occasion. Here’s what’s...

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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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100 Things To Do At Home WIth Kids

Lets face it, some times we all need a bit of creative help and sometimes if you just get the kids started, or the activities out that have been pushed to the back of the cupboard or shed, the kids will play for ages. Here is our list. What’s on yours? How's when you turn your entire bedroom into one huge sheet cubby! #kidsinadelaide #cubby #kidsroom Posted by Kids In Adelaide on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1. Make a Cubby...

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90s movies Your Kids Need to See

Welcome to week 3 of the school holidays 2021 style. A new government initiative, the extended school holidays are designed to test a parents will and stamina, until the breaking point is reached. Some of you may not even know what day it is anymore, with some days blurring into one long fight between tiny versions of yourself over who touched who first. Bliss. Then there is kids face timing each other. All of the day. Every day. I would like...

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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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Make Your Own Baby Wipes

Would you like to NEVER buy baby wipes again? Would you like to make beautiful quality soft wipes for under $2 a pop? Even before any crazy stock shortages at the supermarkets, this was a popular and very quick and easy ‘recipe’ in our house for cheap, essentially chemical free baby wipes that peel perfectly out of their roll. I say ‘essentially’ chemical free, because it depends on the paper towel that you use and the...

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Sanity Drives

Hands up who is going a bit nuts in the confines of there own home? I expect most of us, and I truly believe that it is ok to feel both grateful for a roof over our head and a safe place to isolate at the same time as feeling completely claustrophobic in our own homes. Every couple of days we have been taking a quick local drive, and for both the kids and the adults, it’s been a real mood lifter. Here is the things we want you to consider...

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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.

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Dream Scaping and Intention Setting

A nice way to support your school aged children in the transition back into school life, is to work with them on their goals.  This project is mixing love and art together to create a very cool collage Dream Scaping vison board. You don’t need much.  Love.  Plus the following items: MagazinesScissorsGlueA4 or A3 paperTime I always start this process with a connection to self, even if that is just closing your eyes and focusing on...

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Top 10 Family Christmas Movies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and its also the busiest time of the year ….. so stop and pause and loose yourself in the world of Christmas magic with the kids … cue BEST Christmas Movies of all time.Make some ice cream – press pause to the world and play some magical Christmas movies with… Kids in Adelaide Top 10 BEST FAMILY CHRISTMAS MOVIES. Home Alone I & II (1990) Macaulay Culkin is forgotten by his...

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Mindfulness in Art- Part 3

We explored Mindfulness in Art with our last instalment on Kids in Adelaide with the Shell Mobiles you created from your slow walks along the beach…or fast walks if your children are smaller and faster! In this instalment of Mindfulness in Art we are using nothing but our own bodies and our imaginations. This activity can be used from children as young as three to your teenagers, boy or girl! Regardless of age, it is engaging and teaches the...

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Mindfulness in Art- Part Two

We explored Mindfulness in Art with our last instalment on Kids in Adelaide with Nature Mandalas, with objects collected from the beach and the dunes. Thanks for the great images that came in with your beautiful mandalas…..amazing!! In this instalment of Mindfulness in Art we are using all the beautiful shells we collected for our nature mandala to create a mobile. A project like this is even more satisfying when you are on holidays, creating...

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Scratch Art

If your house is similar to mine, where your children are slightly obsessed with scratch paper – then this art is for you! The absolute thrill of scratching off the top colour to find another nestled beneath is akin to magic for our little and big children. However, the cost of these magical papers is quite astounding…so, let’s make our own! You will need: A4 paperA scratch tool (or something pointy – I use the end of a paintbrush for my kids...

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