• Surprisingly fun writing game for kids

    A fun writing game for kids: paper telephone [free printable]

    Paper telephone is a surprisingly amusing writing game, perfect for kids who start to read and write.. It’s a take on the classic communication game, where a teacher would line up all pupils and made them whisper a sentence to each other, following the chain of pupils. Not surprisingly, ‘final sentence’ had little to do …

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  • Instructions and tips for playing Hangman with kids

    How to play Hangman on paper [rules and variations]

    Step by stem instructions for playing hangman on paper. Kid friendly version: player are a ‘bandit’ and a ‘judge’. Super fun traveling game for kids! Read more..

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  • Pen and paper games free download

    Best pen and paper games for kids [excellent for traveling!]

    Play these restaurant games to make time fly by. Simple strategic pen and paper games will keep kids occupied, whisking away time before starters! Be sure to print the summary as a reference!

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  • Step by step tutorial for making a maze, suitable for kids

    How to make a maze with your kids [quick tutorial] – Learn how!

    Learn to make a maze yourself. Simple step-by-step tutorial with pictures and examples. It’s problem-solving-skills upside down. Bonus: it’s fun! Check out the tutorial now!

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  • How to keep the kids busy during the holidays

    How to keep kids busy during the holidays [at home, without screens]

    Would it not be nice to have a few spare moments of gentle peace and quiet, with the kids happily occupied, so you can get your chores done or simply sit down to sip your coffee while it’s still hot? Here’s a very handy list of tried & tested ways to keep the kids busy …

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  • Symmetry drawing prompt for kids: draw-the-other-half worksheets

    Draw the other half: Christmas symmetry drawing prompts

    My kids are currently intrigued by symmetry, so they really jumped at these symmetry drawing prompts, also called draw-the-other-half worksheet (as of today they’re still unaware that these are actually beneficial to them (ha ha!) and they simply enjoy doing them. Now that’s a win-win, so I can highly recommend these! It’s a great opportunity …

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  • Modeling clay Christmas tree ornaments lacing activity for kids

    Modeling clay tree ornaments [lacing activity]

    Home made Christmas decoration is special, especially made with small hands  – somehow they shine a little more. The moment you look at them you can see the kids making them, even if it was years back. Today I’ll tell you how we made very pretty modeling clay tree ornaments. We first made them 5 years ago, …

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  • Tutorial for making a paper birthday calendar for kids

    How to make a birthday calendar with kids

    This is such a nice project (and apparently a ‘very Dutch‘ thing), making a birthday calendar with kids, especially as you will keep the ‘final product’, the birthday calendar. In fact, it will actually be useful: you’ll never forget a birthday! Think about each month For each month, sit down with your child and discuss the …

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  • Fun fall activities for kids outdoors and indoors, using chestnuts

    Fun fall activities for kids using chestnuts

    No need to cry when summer is over, put on your coat and embrace the fresh autumn air. Now, what to do? You need fresh ideas for fall activities for kids! So.. take along a large bag or bucket and start collecting fall treasures. Search for beautiful leaves in as many hues as you can …

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  • Build a monster with play dough - free printable monster game

    Build a Monster with Play Dough [free printable game for kids]

    Build a Monster with Play Dough Play dough monsters galore! As you know, play dough and the ‘monster theme’ go so well together, it’s a classic combination. The possibility to create sweet/strange/ingenious/cute/scary creatures are endless. This little ‘Build a Monster with Play Dough’ game is a fun & easy way to spend play time in …

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  • Halloween writing paper with border of cute ghosts [free template]

    Halloween writing paper with border of ghosts [free printable template]

    Cute Halloween writing paper with border of ghosts Don’t you just love it, when kids start to make up their own stories? I most certainly do! It’s so much fun to hear them talk about their fantasy world and to wonder how their minds and imagination develop. Experts agree that reading and telling stories is …

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  • draw-a-monster game for monster birthday parties. Free printable

    Draw-a-Monster game for kids [Free printable]

    Free printable draw-a-monster game for kids Monsters! It seems like every kids goes through a ‘monster phase‘. Either they are scared of monsters or they casually embrace the monster theme and happily starting with the Gruffalo or ‘Max and the Maximonsters‘ without too much anxiety. As much as I love to read monster books to …

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  • Mother's day crafts for kids: making clay flowers and lace them with thread or wool

    Flower crafts for kids: lacing activity with clay flowers

    Are you looking for flower crafts for kids, that is easy to set up, improves fine motor skills and has a pleasing result? That would be an afternoon well spent! Below you will find the instructions, how you can make flowers from clay and make them suitable for lacing with cotton thread or wool.   …

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  • Bath time fun for kids with coloured ice cubes

    Bath time fun with ice cubes

    Having trouble getting the kids into the bath? Let’s quickly put an end to that by getting them excited to enter the bath tub: bath time fun with ice cubes is the answer! It’s funny how simple ideas can be so much fun. And all you need to do is to plan ahead. Make the …

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  • DIY monster birthday party game for monster themed birthday parties

    monster birthday party game

    Do your kids love monsters? Birthdays? And playing games? Brilliant! Why not combining all three to create a monster birthday party game?! Or spice up a play date with monster-loving kids. Every kids loves monsters at some stage, right? Well, mine do. We organised a Monster Party when Mr S turned 3, with lots of …

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  • Printable Easter activities for kids. Free download.

    Printable Easter Activities

    I can’t wait for spring to arrive.. Go away, winter rain! I think the kids are feeling the same way – they love making the house more colourful. Our living room is stuffed with arts & crafts projects from school and from home. Mr S and Miss N really make an effort, in their own …

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  • Easter suncatcher template with instructions

    Easter suncatcher template

    Suncatchers really brighten the room – I love them! We make a bunch of them every year – they have a permanent spot on the window – and I’m sharing an Easter suncatcher template here so you can give it a try! First of all, this method will work for any shape. Think hearts for …

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  • Free printable week planner, available as a free download PDF

    free printable weekly planner

    In case you didn’t know, you need a planner. Well, I do anyway. It’s so easy to go through the motions of the day, only to realise at night – with a fair amount of frustration – that you have forgotten to do a few things. Sounds familiar? Here’s a simple solution: a planner. Nothing fancy, …

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