List of Outdoor Places to Go for Kids/Family (South Africa – Gauteng)

Are you always looking for places to take your kids over the school holidays? Or family outings for the weekend? I have compiled a list of favourite outdoor places to visit in Gauteng. The Elephant Sanctuary (R104 road) Hartebeespoort Dam. (012)258-0423 / 0833063770 Elephant Sanctuary Website Programmes:feeding, petting, touching and elephant rides into the mountain Hartebeespoort Dam … Continue reading List of Outdoor Places to Go for Kids/Family (South Africa – Gauteng)

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Baby On-the-Go Family Album 0-2 yrs

I made this sweet little baby family photo album when my now toddler was around 11 months old. She was absolutely fascinated to see pictures of herself. In fact she was simply fascinated to see pictures of all of us. To make one of these (and i promise it is worth it) you will need: … Continue reading Baby On-the-Go Family Album 0-2 yrs

What printer and paper do I use for my printable activities?

The reason for this blog post is to familiarise you with the type of printer, paper and laminator I use for our printable activities. I have had a number of people asking me the above and I thought I may as well put all the details together in one post. I hope this proves useful … Continue reading What printer and paper do I use for my printable activities?

Giant Perler Bead Fine Motor Activity

I absolutely love the creativity sparked from Perler Beads. We bought some pretty designs for my older kids. Although i found the beads to be too little in size for my toddler until i came accross what i refer to as Giant Perler Beads available from Dischem, smaller bead sets for older kids available at PerlerBeads.co.za.  I … Continue reading Giant Perler Bead Fine Motor Activity

Yellow Tinker Tray and Playdough Invitation to Play

After learning a particular concept like colours, shapes, animals etc i like to reinforce my tots knowledge and understanding by setting up trays that combine a number of learnt concepts into one. Today we focussed on the colour yellow, the square, rectangle and circle shapes and of course our little duck which she is all … Continue reading Yellow Tinker Tray and Playdough Invitation to Play

Chinese Stirfry and Noodles

Ingredients: Crunchy stifry mix from Woolworths (Or u can julienne the following vegetables: red onion, cabbage, spinach, red pepper, carrots and add in aome tenderstem baby broccoli) Egg noodles (ready and refridgerated or prepacked both from Woolworths) Coarse sea salt in a grinder While black peppercorns in a grinder Soya sauce Sweet indonesian stirfry soya … Continue reading Chinese Stirfry and Noodles

Sealife and Playdough Invitation to Play

I love the vibrance and educational benefit that Invitation trays offer toddlers. It gives them a constructive opportunity to explore, create and play. ♡It is a wonderful tool to build their imagination. ♡Playdough offers a great fine motor workout for their tiny fingers ♡They are given the opportunity to explore new 'little' worlds through themed … Continue reading Sealife and Playdough Invitation to Play

School Lunch Organiser

School Lunch Organiser How do you plan your kids school lunches? Is it impromptu, planned a day in advance? A week? Or monthly? Ive put up a wipe-clean board for each school-going child on my fridge with a list of their preferences: main, fruit and snack. Under each ive written in what they like and … Continue reading School Lunch Organiser