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Stay at Home Ideas


Autumn Craft

There is inspiration all around us at the moment, to get us thinking and talking about art! I bet all your little ones are already talking about the riot of colours festooned on our deciduous trees in our streets. Take a moment to go outside in the beautiful autumn light and collect a handful of different sized and shaped leaves to use in our resist print, ‘Autumn Inspired Artwork.’ You will need the following: A canvas or A3 (or larger)...

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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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5 Easy Easter Craft Activities

In the lead up to Easter it’s pretty much a craft bonanza at our house. We have a few rules: It’s got to be kid-oriented and age appropriate (eg. no origami or glass blowing!) . This year my kids are 3 and 2 (and 10 weeks, but he doesn’t really count this year- sorry little man!). It should be an activity that the kids can do the majority of themselves so they can work on their fine motor skills, creativity and imagination....

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Easter Brownies Recipe by Masterchef’s, Steph Woon

Easter is all about food, right? (Well, in our house anyway!) So it’s perfect timing that Masterchef is back on Network Ten this Easter Monday, 18th April at 7:30pm. And how lucky are we? One of this years contestants, Steph Woon has created an Easter Brownies Recipe, just for all of our Kids In Adelaide followers! If you need a dessert to take to your family Easter catch up, something to take with you on a school holiday outing, or you...

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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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25 At Home Water Play Ideas

Kids LOVE water play, it’s cheap, and usually pretty clean and well a bit messy but that’s ok, only water right? With hot days ahead it’s always a fun option. Here are some of our favourite activities involving good old H2O that will keep your little people both cool and entertained this summer. An old baby bath, a clam pool and a hose with a changeable pressure and water distribution nozzle are some of the things we find...

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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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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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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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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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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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Autumn Craft Ideas

The leaves are beginning to slowly change colour, which can mean only one thing, autumn is on it’s way! Autumn is the season of colour, and by far my favourite. I remember I used to go out of my way to step on a crunchy leaf, and for some reason it still brings out the child in me! These activities have been created with young children and preschoolers in mind, but they’re equally as satisfying for older age groups too (ahem, even really big...

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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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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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Father’s Day Art Gift

Love Stones for Daddies The Fathers in this world hold their children in their arms and hearts and carry the thought of them all through their days. For this, we are so very grateful. Love Stones for Daddies is a beautiful gift idea for Father’s Day. It allows your child to think of all the things that they would love to do, or already do, with their Dads and they get to pick a love stone when ever the need arises – for sharing special times...

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Mexican Mirror- Art

We look all over the world to find inspiration for our art. In the Mexican markets, in the brightly coloured stalls, you can find mirrors made from tin foil. So, in true inspiring fashion you can create these beautiful pieces of art with your little ones. If you are thinking about explaining the art elements to your little one, then we are using lines as repetitions and patterns! You will need: Embossing foil (found at art stores) or you can...

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Mindfulness Mandalas for Mums and Babes

The meaning of mandala comes from the Sanskrit word meaning ‘circle’ and is a representation of the universe. They are A LOT of fun to create and children just love colouring them in! So…this is an activity for Mums and Babes on those cold, wintry days when all you want to do is be quieter, calmer and drink cups of tea! You don’t need much to get started, just a compass, eraser, pencil, ruler, white paper and nice artline pen. Plus colouring in...

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Clay Tree People

Here’s a cute little activity great for all ages. And particularly great for Autumn time in Adelaide where there are all those gorgeous coloured leaves around to collect and use. We scavenged our local park (in our raincoats and gumboots which made it even more fun) and found a basket full of sticks, leaves, berries and other natural “ingredients” to make our faces. Then all you’ll need is a nice flat tree trunk to make...

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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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