Jacaranda Tree circle or transition game for home, playgroup or kindergarten

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Something new!  Oh, what fun!! MamaMoontime readers often ask me for audio and video footage of games, songs and stories I share. Now, I can do it! This is my favourite Jacaranda song.  Every year, when the jacaranda trees bloom in these parts, this song jumps right back into my head. I dare say I’ll probably be singing it in…

Unique circle games and party games for toddlers and preschoolers

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Here are some games you might like to try! (Also, great for use in family day care, childcare, preschool and the early classroom years at school) Why not use a game to make your way from dinner to the bath, or lunch to rest? The fun of the game, especially when played at the same time each day for a…

A Valentine Love Heart Game for little children

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Happy Valentine’s Day!! Our Valentine Tree. Actually, I was going to use a real branch. But I bought these ‘sticks’ on Saturday for another project to come, and when I was about to pull them apart, I saw that I had actually purchased a cone shaped trellis! Wonderful!! The love notes hang around the tree, ready to be given to…

Springtime Flowers and Butterfly Game by Jana D’Arville and Kellie Dean

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We recently had a chance to make up our own game.   This one, by Jana and Kellie, was the favourite of the night. You might like to use the tune to “In the Springtime Garden” from the Wynstone’s series as they did, or make up your own tune.   In the springtime garden Where we sing and go Butterflies…

How to make a Busy Bee from a banksia pod

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 There is nothing like a bee to represent Spring in all her glory! This simple version is truly well loved- by mama’s and their children! and it is super simple and quick to make, yet brings hours of joy! This is our native Australian banksia pod. (Non-Australian readers might have to come up with their own native tree seed- I’d love…

Chicken in a Basket Game for playgroup, home or kindergarten use

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Chicken in the Basket Game by Amber Greene When finishing my daily story, I always like to use a little transition game to help the children move gently and purposefully from the story to wash our hands for morning tea. This is my little hen game that I often use after “The Little Red Hen” Story. It is called ‘The…