Kindness Elves: An Alternative Elf on the Shelf Tradition

Create a new tradition for Christmas with the Kindness Elves, an alternative to the popular Elf on the Shelf idea, and place the focus instead on positive, character-building activities for kids. Teaching love, kindness and gratitude with a hope to raise kids who move away from the “entitlement” attitude which pervades our modern generation.Kindness Elves: An Alternative Elf on the Shelf Tradition

Counting and Addition with Shapes and Spielgaben Set Giveaway!

Make an easy counting, sorting and addition game using shapes and homemade numeral cards for a playful, open-ended maths activity!Counting and Addition shapes game

I set out a maths activity for both of the bigger girls using the gorgeous wooden shapes from our Spielgaben educational toys set (you can read our

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30 DIY Gifts to Make for Kids

Here are 30 ideas for DIY gifts to make for kids that are playful, creative and won’t cost too much in time or materials.30 DIY gifts to make for kids

With the Christmas season approaching it can all get a little out of hand with gift buying

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Phonics I-Spy Discovery Bottle

Make a phonics I-Spy discovery bottle for hours of playful literacy fun at home, in the classroom or even when travelling! A great activity for learning beginning letter sounds and matching phonemes to graphemes, for preschoolers to school age kids.Phonics I-Spy game

There’s been a lot of emphasis in our

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Digging for Dinosaur Bones Maths Game

Create some DIY dinosaur bones for using in sensory play activities and learning about maths at the same time! Lots of different ways to play and learn and wonderfully appealing for all those little palaeontologists out there, this would be great in the classroom or home.Dinosaur Bones Maths Game Activity

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