Tag: rainy day activities

Ice Skating @ O’Brien Group Arena, Docklands

Thanks to Frozen, my 3.5-year-old has been dying to ice skate. Of course, she had no idea how hard it was going to be. And I don’t think my husband was quite prepared for the challenge of taking her either! We went to the O’Brien Group Areana at Docklands on Tight Tuesday where tickets were all $11

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Toddler Activities: Universe in a Bag

Letting your kids play with paint in a Ziploc bag is an activity which you can see all over the internet and for good reason- it is simple, entertaining, and -as long as you pray for good fortune from the Ziploc gods- mess free too. Just squeeze paint into a Ziploc bag, seal it up (add sticky tape if

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Toddler Activities: Upgraded Operation Game

Ever played the game Operation when you were a kid? Here is an anatomically accurate version! Our model here is Electra. She hails from the Scienceworks Museum shop and is genuinely anatomically correct. Electra has “cancerous tissue” (literally ripped up pieces of tissue paper) on various organs. Miss A is busy removing them with a pair

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How to Make Play Dough at Home

Miss A loves play dough. It’s one of those things that can keep her entertained for 1-2 hours at a time. We make our own play dough because she goes through so much that it’s not worth buying them in store anymore! We usually use the recipe at the back of McKenzie’s Cream of Tartar jar. This is

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Toddler Activities – Fun with Dried Pasta

The other week I gave Miss 2.5 a plate of some dried pasta (we had macaroni, shells and spaghetti in the house) and she played with it for days. Who knew dried pasta could provide so much fun? Some things we did with the pasta: Threaded the macaroni through the spaghetti. Made funny objects/animals by sticking

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Toddler Activities: Signs of Spring

This year my 2 year old started actually noticing seasons – that the leaves fell in autumn, and that it was cold and the trees were bare in winter. So she also learned that spring comes after winter and that it then starts getting warmer and the flowers will blossom and the trees will sprout leaves again. So

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Toddler Activities: Kinetic Sand

I’ve noticed kinetic sand at toy shops for a while but never thought to purchase it…until recently. Boy, what have we been missing out on? My 2-year-old loves the stuff. It’s like play dough that doesn’t dry out. She spends ages making sandcastles and “cakes” with it every day. What is kinetic sand? Kinetic sand is basically

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Toddler Activities: Play Beach

Miss A loves the beach so a popular activity in our household is to create a fake beach in our living room. We use bedsheets and quilt covers to do this – a yellow one for the sand and a blue one for the water. She has lots of shells that she has collected from previous trips

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No money to buy toys? All you need is cardboard!

Toys aren’t cheap. So the hubby likes to make toys out of cardboard for our toddler. All you need is cardboard, a knife, sticky tape, a marker pen and some creativity. We both like the concept of “open-ended” toys, meaning it allows the child to be creative and use their own imagination. We always make

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