Halloween tangles
October 23, 2014 – 8:00 am | No Comment

Ever since I have discovered Zentangles I have been hooked. This Halloween Tangles is  a doodle drawing to print and colour. Plenty of doodles to keep the kids busy for a while. Hope you …

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Learning the Periodic Table can be fun
November 19, 2014 – 10:36 am | No Comment

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This week’s science topic was The Periodic Table so I had a look around for fun ways to familiarise with the symbols and the concepts of the elements and I found a great board game which is available as a free download on ELLEN MCHENRY’S BASEMENT WORKSHOP. The board is a giant Periodic Table and the players use dice and tokens to move along the board collecting pennies according to the element they land on, or for identifying the elements. The purpose of the game is to memorise the elements , their valence and their position on the table.
I have also created some flashcards for the elements also available as a free download here, the file contains all the  elements so it is a 18 pages long, you may want to print as needed. The back of the card is blank so students can fill it with notions as they come across new data.

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Homeschooling: a more flexible way of learning
November 11, 2014 – 8:48 am | No Comment
Homeschooling: a more flexible way of learning

Recently we have adopted homeschooling for my 11 year old son. After sleepless nights mulling over the possibility of him moving on to a more flexible way of learning, we decided to go though …

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Educational activity books for Halloween
October 24, 2014 – 2:45 am | No Comment
Educational activity books for Halloween

Perfect for 6 to 12 year olds the Halloween Book of Fun by National Geographic is packed full of quizes, educational games, creative ideas to make your own costume and make up. …

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Zentangle pumpkins
October 7, 2014 – 6:11 am | No Comment
Zentangle pumpkins

Recently I have discovered the Zentangle method, an art form that uses structured patterns to make beautiful drawings. I have always liked to doodle unorganised patterns on a piece of paper, whenever I have …

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Halloween food ideas
September 24, 2014 – 3:16 am | No Comment
Halloween food ideas

Halloween is just over a month away so I had a look around for themed food ideas and these are my picks. Green Eyed Monster cupcakes found on Taste of Home and Ham and …

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Fabric upcycle: make a chicken door stop
September 11, 2014 – 5:55 am | No Comment
Fabric upcycle: make a chicken door stop

To make this chicken door stop I used the template kindly offered by Bake and Sew. I adjusted the sizes in mine to make it a little larger by adding 4 cm on each …

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Cereal box upcycle: pretty office organiser
September 4, 2014 – 1:16 am | No Comment
Cereal box upcycle: pretty office organiser

Here is another office organiser to add to our collection, this time I made a double organiser using two cereal boxes glued together. This is perfect to collect the mail in need of sorting …

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Free Printables: ABC colouring book
July 25, 2014 – 3:09 am | No Comment
Free Printables: ABC colouring book

This is a free book filled with colouring pages of alphabet letters and drawings based on the letters of the ABC. I hope you enjoy it. Click on the image to download the PDF. …

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DIY bookmarks made with popsicle sticks
July 21, 2014 – 1:27 am | No Comment
DIY bookmarks made with popsicle sticks

These bookmarks are really easy to make. All you need is popsicle sticks and colour pens. They look good in party bags. An even better idea is to put a couple already made in …

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Adventure Park scrapbook board
July 10, 2014 – 9:06 am | No Comment
Adventure Park scrapbook board

I like keeping little mementos of special days out and holidays, maps, theatre tickets, sports events  and anything that is a memory of a special moment in our life. I have not yet entered …

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Things to to in Barcelona with children: visit PortAventura adventure park
July 9, 2014 – 6:28 am | One Comment
Things to to in Barcelona with children: visit PortAventura adventure park

At the week-end my son turned eleven and to celebrate we went to PortAventura, a wonderful theme park just an hour away from Barcelona. We stayed overnight at the Gold River, one of the …

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How to make a picture frame out of cardboard
June 3, 2014 – 6:10 am | No Comment
How to make a picture frame out of cardboard

It’s been a while since I made something out of cardboard, which is rather strange considering the amount of cardboard I keep in my basement waiting for a repurposed life. So here is a …

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Drawings become toys at Child’s Own Studio
May 29, 2014 – 1:17 am | No Comment
Drawings become toys at Child’s Own Studio

  Children’s drawings are very dear to us as parents and just as precious to our little ones. Imagine the surprise on your child’s face if that special drawing on the wall was suddenly …

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