How to make carob balls with a twist -Carob Tahini Rice Puff balls

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How to make Carob Balls Back in 2009, when I first began writing this little ol’ blog, this was the very first recipe I posted. It’s the perfect children’s cooking experience for educators leading up to Christmas as they can be frozen in batches of 9 in individual zip lock bags. (So, each child makes ten of these balls –…

How to make Quick and Easy Christmas Ornaments

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how to make quick and easy christmas ornaments

How to make Quick and Easy Christmas Ornaments Something to keep the kids busy on Christmas Eve. Brought to you in collaboration with Staedtler   Are you kids driving you mad today?  Are you running out of ideas to keep them busy and out of your hair?  If so, you’ll love this tutorial- how to make quick and easy christmas…

DIY Christmas Angel Peg Dolls

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DIY Christmas Angel Peg Dolls   Inspired by Margaret Bloom’s new book “Making Peg Dolls and More” published by Hawthorn Press, I decided to tackle a project I’ve had on my to-do list for a while now. To make Christmas Angel peg dolls. I’m a little bit in love with how they turned out.  Ooooooo! Cute! If you want to…

Make Simple Christmas Tree Decorations with icy pole sticks

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Make simple Christmas Tree ornaments using icy pole sticks!

Make Simple Christmas Tree Decorations with Icy Pole Sticks Brought to you by Crayola Last week, I visited one of our educators who was making simple Christmas Tree decorations with miniature icy pole sticks (popsicle sticks).  They were so cute, and something the children could easily do. Our educator had seen this craft in her daughter’s preschool room and had…

Guess what? The PNP North Pole Santa Video is back!

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PNP north pole santa video

Yay for Christmas time. The most wonderful time of the year. Hot tip: do this now! The PNP North Pole Santa Video. This is magical for your little ones. If you haven’t yet done this, don’t wait. The PNP (Portable North Pole) Santa Videos are back. I first found this for Ned about 4 years ago, and created a video…

Advent Time Preparation- a celebration of the Four Kingdoms of Life

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Advent Time Preparation. What is Advent?   Many of us know a little bit about “Advent” and marking time to Christmas by those little cheap cardboard calendars they sell in all the supermarkets come this time of year.  You know the ones- covered in Dora the Explorer, Winnie the Pooh, Ben 10, Spiderman motifs and filled with a little piece of…

How to make a Simple Nativity Scene using a basket and blue cloths!

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DIY Nativity Scene   Have you ever wondered how to make a simple Nativity scene?  This simple presentation might become your favourite, as it is mine.  It can be used as an ‘Advent Calendar’ too.I love this Nativity scene so much that I can’t wait to unpack it each year. Even if one year I decided to go for the…

30 Easy Christmas Crafts to Make by Amber Greene

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30 Easy Christmas Crafts to Make at Home (Why just the kids? Lots for the mama who likes to craft too!)   Last year, I blogged one Christmas Craft per day, all the way through November. You might have joined in…? I seriously can’t believe it is over one year ago that I did that. It seems like yesterday. This…

Myer Christmas Giftorium- fun for all the family this Christmas at Myer!

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Myer Christmas Giftorium   On Friday, I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the Myer Christmas Giftorium. (Thank you, Kids Business. Mwah Mwah!) Oh my.  I’m telling you, you have to visit. It’s super cute and a whole lot of fun. Myer, my favourite Department Store, is always on my to-do list at Christmas. In fact, visiting…

Christmas House light show featuring all your favourite carols!

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christmas house light show

Have you seen this Christmas House light show? Another clever take on the ‘light up the house to music’ trickiness.   A few years ago, I was sent a link to a very cool video of a house being illuminated at Halloween in time with that song by Party Rock Anthem. Wow. Who knew you could do such a thing?…

The Little Drummer Boy by Pentatonix

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The Little Drummer Boy by Pentatonix Oooh, the harmonies!   If you haven’t yet heard this version of The Little Drummer Boy, then you are in for a treat. It does mean having to close your eyes occasionally during the cringe-worthy moments on the film clip (there’s a bit of fancy-pants earnest face-pulling, staring up to the heavens eye-action, and…

How to make a healthy eggnog smoothie that tastes divine!

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Healthy Eggnog Smoothie Recipe Perfect milky treat for the festive season   I’m not a huge fan of traditional eggnog but this healthy eggnog smoothie is to die for. Oh my. It is good. I’ve made it four days in a row now, and I’m making it again tomorrow. The key ingredient is the three dates. Don’t even think about…

Have you seen this Christmas Flash Mob songs medley?

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christmas flash mob songs

  Have you seen this Christmas Flash Mob songs medley? The fastest way for me to find a bit of Christmas spirit or cheer is to listen to Christmas carols. I’ve made a fabulous playlist on Spotify (do you have Spotify? oh my, it has changed the way I listen to music…) I’ve been listening to Mariah Carey, George Michael…

Funny Moving Christmas Cards by ICQ Friendship Cards

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 Funny Moving Christmas Cards by ICQ Friendship Cards   My mum often sends me funny moving Christmas cards. This is her latest find. It is so cute, I thought I’d share it here with you too. Just click on the link and enjoy. I think your little ones might like this as much as Jack did. He thought all the…