Stay Home – Bring the forest indoors with these 10 enchanting ideas

Stay Home – Bring the forest indoors with these 10 enchanting ideas

Lockdown is in place and we are all stuck indoors. While we would have taken off on a holiday, this summer we can only dream forests, mountains, beaches, and other holiday destinations. The saving grace of social distancing lies in the activities that keep families busy and doing things together. Yes, we may not be able to travel outdoors to the forests or mountains or beaches. But you can get the greens inside! Turn your living…

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Do it! – I Spy in the Sky – Cloud Gazing

Do it! – I Spy in the Sky – Cloud Gazing

Cloud Gazing is a quick and simple way to explore nature in your own backyard. Clouds are a playground for the imagination! Cloud Gazing or Cloud Watching allows us to quickly connect with nature and with each other. Cloud Gazing is all stretching the imagination and can be enjoyed almost anywhere and for as long as you want. Cloud Gazing offers many benefits: It encourages creativity and helps out of the box as well as abstract thinking…

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Frame those blooms – Pressed Flower Art

Frame those blooms – Pressed Flower Art

It’s spring! And with Spring come the flowers. Why not preserve the beauty of those flowers and use them in art? Pressed flowers preserve one of nature’s most beautiful gifts. Flower pressing is one of those classic childhood crafts that are enjoyable and help get us work with natural elements. This offers children an opportunity to observe flowers (or any of the things in nature) and learn to value them. Collect as many seed heads,…

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Build a Relationship – Interview a Grandparent and Write a Biography

Build a Relationship – Interview a Grandparent and Write a Biography

Photo by Christian Bowen on Unsplash Grandparents love grandchildren unconditionally. They are the children they can enjoy and return at the end of a good visit. They are the children they did not have to raise and worry about 24/7.  Grandchildren are their legacy, continuing the family story long after they have gone. Grandparents are full of memories of their childhood and children love listening to their stories. Why not put this to good use? Encourage your children to…

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Agamograph – An exciting and incredible 3D Art Project using 2D Art

Agamograph – An exciting and incredible 3D Art Project using 2D Art

Do you know what an Agamograph is? No? Have you seen those amazing plastic-covered images that change when you move them? In this DIY, we will show you how to make them without the lenses and the plastic. And it is very easy to make! What is an Agamograph (also called Lenticulars) An Agamograph or Lenticular Art is composed of two (or even 3) images that changes when looked from different angles. It is named…

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Lockdown Makeover – Let the Kids Redecorate their Room

Lockdown Makeover – Let the Kids Redecorate their Room

We thought this could be a great time to get children to do a lockdown makeover for their rooms – plan, design, DIY, paint, craft – what’s not to love!

So, here’s a rough guide and a few ideas to help your child do up their rooms, and make it Insta-worthy!

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Move over animals, now Planets in your Living Room

Move over animals, now Planets in your Living Room

After the tremendous success of the life-sized animals through the 3D VR animations by Google, we now have planets and other celestial bodies to play with, in exactly the same way as we did with animals. Imagine how much fun it will be to see the Saturn rings up close, or to see how beautiful our Earth looks in the solar system!

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10 Interesting Ideas to Make Video Chats Fun and Meaningful

10 Interesting Ideas to Make Video Chats Fun and Meaningful

It’s evident that social media has now become the lifeline for many of us. It is amazing to see that people are starting to use social platforms in more creative and genuine ways. From online classes, dance and music lessons, art classes, live storytime sessions to virtual tours, people are discovering unique ways to stay connected and engaged. Seeing friends in real life can’t happen right now and many children are struggling with isolation. Video…

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Read Your Heart Out – Resources for the Young Book Lovers

Read Your Heart Out – Resources for the Young Book Lovers

as Stephen King famously said – Books are uniquely portable magic! So let the magic take over, and transform a dull, dreary afternoon into a fun, adventure in the land of stories.

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