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Outdoor Play in all Weather and Natural Environments

By Melanie Love Most of my fondest memories as a child involve playing outside. Being a mother of two young boisterous boys and working in Early Childhood Education, I’m fortunate to relive these wonderful memories and experiences. Outdoor play is vital for the growth, learning and development of children. By providing children with opportunities to …

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Paper Plate Cow Art

This month, we’re keeping in theme with 2017’s National Simultaneous Storytime book, The Cow Tripped over the Moon. Here’s an easy, fun, and engaging cow-related activity the kids are sure to love. You will need: Paper plate Black paper Pink paper Googly eyes Glue Scissors Method:                                          To get started, begin by cutting the black paper …

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Anzac biscuits

Ingredients 1 cup plain flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup desiccated coconut ½ cup brown sugar (firmly packed) ¼ cup caster sugar 125g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 2 tablespoons water ½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda   Method Preheat oven to 160C (fan forced) Line 2 baking trays with baking paper Combine flour, oats, …

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Shaving Cream Marble Painting!

This fun activity involves a couple of very interesting ingredients – shaving cream and food colouring! Make mesmerising patterns to frame and hang on your wall or use your beautiful paintings for greeting cards! Materials needed Sheet of cardboard or kraft paper (bigger than A4 size) x 2 Thick A4 paper Shaving cream Food colouring …

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Two ingredient pikelets!

Did you know pikelets can be made from only two ingredients!? This is a healthy snack and a variety of toppings can be added. Children will be amazed that combining two ingredients can taste so delicious! Ingredients 3 bananas, mashed 3 eggs, lightly beaten Coconut oil (if you don’t have a non-stick frying pan) Honey …

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