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Word Games Ideas

Mastering spelling, learning sight words and developing other literacy skills is a big job for kids in the early years at school. You might find you are just as daunted as they are by the big list of words they bring home, and you might be thinking – where do we start?! It’s amazing how […]

Importance of Freedom in play

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Omo We’ve recently come back from four glorious days of camping. I always feel good about camping as a family. I enjoy watching the kids run around on the grass with bare feet, playing in the dirt with toy cars, exploring creeks and cooking damper over an open fire with […]

Make a Mud Kitchen Spot in the Backyard

How to make a mud kitchen on a budget There are fully established mud kitchens on the market but instead of spending your hard earned cash on one, you can easily set one up at home on a tight budget. It is not something that my kids play in every day so I would rather […]

Make Your Own Picture Book

Making Picture Books is Fun! As a children’s author, I spend a lot of time making picture books. It’s one of the best jobs in the world. Not only do I get to write childhood stories that connect with young children and entertain, teach and inspire them, I get to have my words brought to […]

Family Budgeting

Sponsored by Nuffnang and Origin Energy Family Budgeting At the start of this year, my husband and I discussed our family budget, because we have specific financial goals for the next 3 years. After moving and moving and moving for the past decade, we have finally settled in one area, and we are able to […]

Emma and Lachie wiggle their way down the aisle

We were delighted to hear the news that Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins, and Purple Wiggle Lachy Gillespie were married over the weekend. Their relationship made international headlines when it was announced last year, after two years of dating in secret, and was shortly followed by a romantic, down-on-one-knee proposal at Lavender Bay on Sydney Harbour. […]

Backyard Game: Campfire

Collecting a few sticks and stones around the backyard can turn into hours of play. A “campfire” is the centre point, and imaginative play explodes from there. Love watching my children engage in these types of games on the school holidays when they have more time for extended play.  More Create habitats

Cardboard Roll Flowers

Since I’ve had kids, I have been collecting empty toilet rolls as if my life depended on them. My life didn’t depend on them but I assumed my sanity would because one day they would be used for craft. We’ve made many toilet roll crafts over the years and if you search on Pinterest, you […]

You Won’t Believe This Play Kitchen is Made Out of Boxes!

When I first saw the pictures of this play kitchen I couldn’t believe it had been made out of cardboard boxes! When I saw the before image prior to the kitchen being painted and styled, I was impressed with the amazing creativity and attention to detail this mum had gone to create the ultimate kitchen […]

Create your own Lego animations

It can be difficult to find enough activities to keep kids busy over the school holidays, especially when it’s raining and you’re stuck indoors. Although my two younger children would happily watch Netflix Lego shows on repeat if they could, I try to limit their screen time and encourage more imaginative play.  I had been keeping […]

Disney Lego Minifigs Are Coming

We are huge fans of Lego minifigs in our place, and we love Disney. The best of both these worlds are coming! From what I can tell, this set of 18 Disney minifigs will be available in Australia around mid-May. I’ve hunted around, and I can only find them for pre-order in Australia from I’m […]

Mini Habitats

This activity and post is entirely kid-made. I had nothing to do with any of it. Photographs and this post was done by my 12-year-old. The set up was created by my 8, 10 and 12 year old. Such an easy activity for the backyard. Mini habitats are a wonderful way to get creative. You just […]

The Cookie Monster down under

On his recent visit to Australia, the insatiably hungry Cookie Monster sampled some local cookies, including the iconic Tim Tam and ANZAC biscuits. But as he told Be a Fun Mum Writer, Cath, whichever cookies he’s enjoying, he always shares them with his Sesame Street friends. On April 3rd, the 46th season of Sesame Street […]

Tiny Town Buddies – Sew Kits

I kept these adorable Tiny Town Buddies sew kits in the cupboard, ready to get out for our Easter long weekend camping trip. There’s a Fox, Bunny and Cat.  Each craft kit includes everything needed to make 2 soft buddies, plus an adorable tin townhouse to decorate with 2 sticker sheets. The instructions are easy to follow, and […]

Hot Cross Scrolls

Anyone who follows Simple Home Cook and Be A Fun Mum knows that we love our scroll recipes. I also love hot cross buns and have consumed way too many of them already and it is not even Easter yet. So why not combine them! They are much easier to make than hot cross buns – […]

10 Stylish and Fun Kids Bedrooms

Decorating your kids bedroom can an exciting project you and your child can create together. The décor and styling don’t have to be expensive, but it should reflect your child’s interests, and not your own. This may be hard to do when your child desperately wants their favourite character on their bedlinen, the walls and well […]

Family Tradition: Easter Passover

Last year while we were in New Zealand, we started a new Easter tradition of sharing a passover meal together. Sharing a passover meal isn’t something as common to the Christian faith, and yet passover itself and the story behind it, is something that is both familiar and honoured. As we establish family life, my husband […]

Travel First Aid Kit Essentials

When we travel, I tend to like to make up my own mini travel first aid kit because I find there are a lot of things I don’t use in the standard kits you can buy. We are going away camping on a long weekend, and we don’t need a huge first aid kit because it’s […]

Easter Craft Idea: 3 Ways to Decorate Boiled Eggs

Easter is upon us and instead of focusing our attention on the chocolate egg variety, how about we look at the boiled egg variety too. This is a fun activity that my kids loved (and I got a kick out of it too). You can create a gorgeous centre piece for your Easter table or […]

Three Last Minute Easter Hat Ideas

This year, my prep daughter will experience her first Easter Hat Parade. It’s all kinds of exciting until it’s up to mum to come up with a hat idea. Not one to be put off a craft challenge, I came up with three last minute Easter hat ideas that you could have fun creating now […]

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