• True and the Rainbow Kingdom backpack sewing pattern and instructions

    True and the Rainbow Kingdom costume instructions

    How to make a True and the Rainbow Kingdom costume. Find tips for assembling the basic costume and accessories and link to sewing pattern for the backpack.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • summer activity outdoors - cycling on crayon roads

    Backyard activity: crayon cycling roads

    A backyard activity can sometimes be so nice & simple. This is an excellent example: you don’t need special equipment or expensive toys to create a fun outdoors activity. Just let the kids draw cycling lanes and follow this up with a race – follow that yellow crayon road! // What do you need Crayons …

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  • Lego activities and games for kids: LEGO DUPLO croquet

    LEGO/DUPLO croquet or golf: great LEGO activities for kids

    LEGO croquet in the living room: an enjoyable STEM challenge for kids.

    Build arches and bridges, make a parcours and roll a ball through the openings. Let the kids figure out the pitfalls..

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  • Backyard play with snow for toddlers and preschoolers.

    Real snow cones

    Hurray – with the New Year came the snow. Finally! The kids did not even bother to change from their pyjamas into sensible cloths, but jumped straight into their boots and ran into the backyard to play. After running around for a bit and attempts to start snow ball fights, we collected toys from the sand …

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  • Lego stamped cookies: baking with kids

    Lego stamped cookies

    Lego stamped cookies! Cookie dough (always good) plus LEGO (a household favourite) equals culinary fun! With Lego-obsessed kids it’s pretty easy to make up activities: fun guaranteed! As we love baking as well, I thought: “Why not combining these activities?” So.. when I entered the kitchen with a ball of cookie dough and a tray of …

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