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Paper Plate Cow Art

This month, we’re keeping in theme with 2017’s National Simultaneous Storytime book, The Cow Tripped over the Moon. Here’s an easy, fun, and engaging cow-related activity the kids are sure to love. You will need: Paper plate Black paper Pink paper Googly eyes Glue Scissors Method:                                          To get started, begin by cutting the black paper…

Anzac biscuits

Ingredients 1 cup plain flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup desiccated coconut ½ cup brown sugar (firmly packed) ¼ cup caster sugar 125g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 2 tablespoons water ½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda   Method Preheat oven to 160C (fan forced) Line 2 baking trays with baking paper Combine flour, oats,…

Colourful sensory tray!

This activity is a great way to encourage creativity in children ranging from toddler to school age. They are learning letters, numbers and shapes at the same time! Materials Coloured paper Sticky tape Scissors Paint brush Sand or table salt Baking tray   Method Fold or cut the coloured paper and sticky tape it on…

Free Family Fun Day at Pakenham!

Our Creative Garden Early Learning Pakenham is holding a FREE Family Fun Day on Saturday 1st April 2017 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to come along to the centre to meet the educators and have a tour of the wonderful facilities on offer. Of course it is also a family…

Shaving Cream Marble Painting!

This fun activity involves a couple of very interesting ingredients – shaving cream and food colouring! Make mesmerising patterns to frame and hang on your wall or use your beautiful paintings for greeting cards! Materials needed Sheet of cardboard or kraft paper (bigger than A4 size) x 2 Thick A4 paper Shaving cream Food colouring…

Two ingredient pikelets!

Did you know pikelets can be made from only two ingredients!? This is a healthy snack and a variety of toppings can be added. Children will be amazed that combining two ingredients can taste so delicious! Ingredients 3 bananas, mashed 3 eggs, lightly beaten Coconut oil (if you don’t have a non-stick frying pan) Honey…

Healthy, wonder-filled and wise

By Freya Lucas Have you ever wondered how educators encourage children to adopt lifelong healthy habits, or learn more about their wellbeing? One of the cornerstones of the Early Years Learning Framework is following children’s interests, and supporting them to explore all of their wonderful questions, ideas, curiosities and connections with the wider world –…