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Lamington Cupcakes

These little cupcakes are a delicious twist on the classic Lamington. A great recipe for little hands to help with in the kitchen and then enjoy their creations for afternoon tea! Ingredients 2 x 12 hole muffin trays (we used mini muffins trays) Paper cases (patty pans) 200g unsalted butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1…

Chinese Drums

The Chinese rattle drum is one of the oldest style of toys in China, it is often found at festivals such as the Lunar New Year. Create your own, explore a little bit of history and enjoy the rhythmic sounds! Materials needed 2 small paper plates 2 beads Ribbons, string or even a shoelace Glue…

Why you’ll love Kindyhub

At The Learning Sanctuary we understand sending your child to early education is a big decision. You want to ensure that your child receives the very best care, education, nutrition and is supported emotionally, mentally and physically. Communicating with our families is of utmost importance to us to ensure you have peace of mind that…

Recipe Round Up

As 2016 comes to a close, we reminisce about the awesome, tasty and healthy recipes we have created this year. Involving your children with you in the kitchen develops their tastebuds by trying new and interesting foods, is a great opportunity for them to utilise their fine motor skills and creates beautiful memories to boot.…

Glorious Glitter Globes

Swirling, sparkling captivating glitter globes, a favourite for young and not so young. Let your children’s creativity shine with this excellent craft activity. Materials Glass jar Baby Oil Stickers – we used puff stickers Glitter Pearls Super glue   Method Choose which stickers you would like to use, open the jar and press the stickers…

Colour Changing Chameleon

Paper plates + water colours + googly eyes + a little imagination = a colourful afternoon craft activity! The possibilities are endless with this month’s craft, but our favourite in the colour changing chameleon! Materials Paper plates Water colour paints Googly eyes Paint brushes Pencil Scissors or craft knife Paper fasteners Method Take one paper…

Frozen Fruit Skewers

The kids will be coming back for more of these frosty delicious fruit treats! This is a great way for the kids to eat more fruit and to help develop their fine motor skills in the kitchen. Ingredients Punnet of Strawberries 2 small Oranges 1 x bunch small grapes (can be red or green) Wooden…