Glow in the Dark Jelly

Glow in the Dark Jelly 1

Our boys love anything that glows in the dark. When we found out that anything made with tonic water will glow in the dark (with a blacklight), we thought we would give it a try.   We made red and green jelly and found that the red jelly didn't work but the green jelly was great. I made the jelly by mixing the jelly mix with 1 cup of boiling water until it was all dissolved and then mixed in 1 cup of cold tonic water. Pour into containers and set in the fridge. You can also make glow in the dark jelly shapes by pouring the jelly into a baking tray. When s set, cut … {Read More}

In the Lab

In the Lab Poppins

This month, the theme for the Poppins Book Nook was In the Lab.   Our boys really enjoyed this book about a brother and a sister who goes to stay with their 'mad scientist' uncle for the summer. He allows them to build whatever they want in his lab, using any of his equipment and supplies they want. Throughout the book, they children create some projects and you are given instructions on how to replicate what they made. We didn't have time (or supplies) to make any of the projects in this book with Christmas/New Year and being away on holidays, but we will definitely … {Read More}

What’s the Time? Cards

Whats the Time Cards

One night while putting the boys to bed, we heard a loud bang noise. Turns out it was our living room clock, falling to the ground, smashing the edges. I was picking it up looking at it, about to throw it in the bin, when I worked out I could use this clock to help the boys learn to tell the time. The little knob on the back that you use to set the time still worked, so I figured, if I could make some time flashcards, the boys could use the ‘real’ clock set the correct time.  So, here is the first lot of What’s the Time? Cards This pack includes hour, half hour, quarter to and … {Read More}

Chinese Bamboo Scrolls

Chinese Bamboo Scrolls A

Considered to be a symbol of good fortune, the Chinese bamboo tree is both respected and appreciated in China.  Bamboo strips, about 7-12 millimetres wide were written on vertically by the ancient Chinese. It must have been difficult to write calligraphy on bamboo strips so thin! These strips can also be bound together with pieces of string, to make a scroll. Our boys made their own Chinese bamboo scrolls and enjoyed trying to write calligraphy, though they both found it a little difficult.   To make these scrolls, I used Super Paddle pop Sticks which I purchased … {Read More}

Easy 3 Ingredient Scones

Scones

We had just arrived home after a two week vacation, when hubby decided he would like scones for morning tea. As we didn't have much in the house (hadn't done the grocery shopping yet), I looked for an easy scone recipe to which I had all the ingredients. I mixed a couple of recipes together and came up with this. We loved them, they were so soft and fluffy and tasted great with jam.       … {Read More}

Monday Memory Verse: Psalm 127:3

Psalm 127:3

There are now two versions: King James Version (KJV) and English Standard Version (ESV) In each pack there is an A4 poster with the verse on it. This can be printed on white paper or card stock, laminate if you wish, and place in an area in which it will be read quite frequently like: on the fridge door in your child’s bedroom on the back of the toilet door in your ‘school room’ or play room To help your child, you could get them to look at the poster, read it 3 times and then get them to turn around so that their back is facing the poster. Then get them to try and say the … {Read More}

Sermon Notes for Kids

Sermon Notes for Kids

Are you looking for a way to keep kids interested during church? This {FREE} printable Sermon Notes for Kids pack is a great way to involve them in the church service and encourage them to listen and learn the Bible. Ways you can use this pack are: This Sermon Note pack for kids is great for helping kids focus on the key points of the sermon and record what it means to them. It is a great way to get your child involved in the church service and understand what is being taught. You can print out one page just before each service or print out multiple pages (back to back) and bind … {Read More}

Grow a Pumpkin in a Pumpkin

Pumpkin

I bought a couple of mini pumpkins from Coles as I thought they were cute. They were really much bigger than a grapefruit. I put them in the fruit bowl and forgot about them until quite a few weeks later. They were getting soft and one was ready to be thrown out, so I thought about what we could do with the one that was okay. We decided to see if we could grow a pumpkin in a pumpkin. I cut a small square out of the top of the pumpkin and added some soil and a little water. A week later, we had a little sprout! After about two weeks, we still only had the one little … {Read More}

The Lamington Man

The Lamington Man A

Australia Day is coming up on the 26th January and we have been learning about this great South Land that we live in. As lamingtons are an original Australian dessert, we read “The Lamington Man’ by Kel Richards, which our boys really loved.  After reading this book, we decided to make some lamingtons, with a twist. We made them in the shape of  a Lamington Man.   To make these lamington men, we first made a vanilla cake which we baked in a large baking tray. Usually when I make a cake in this tray, I make two cake batters   I have made a mini Lamington Man … {Read More}

Monday Memory Verse: Jeremiah 1:5

Jeremiah 1-5

There are now two versions: King James Version (KJV) and English Standard Version (ESV) In each pack there is an A4 poster with the verse on it. This can be printed on white paper or card stock, laminate if you wish, and place in an area in which it will be read quite frequently like: on the fridge door in your child’s bedroom on the back of the toilet door in your ‘school room’ or play room To help your child, you could get them to look at the poster, read it 3 times and then get them to turn around so that their back is facing the poster. Then get them to try and say the … {Read More}

Recipes

Glow in the Dark Jelly

Glow in the Dark Jelly 1

Our boys love anything that glows in the dark. When we found out that anything made with tonic water will glow in the dark (with a blacklight), we thought we would give it a try.   We made red and green jelly and found that the red jelly didn’t work but the green jelly was great. […]

Easy 3 Ingredient Scones

Scones

We had just arrived home after a two week vacation, when hubby decided he would like scones for morning tea. As we didn’t have much in the house (hadn’t done the grocery shopping yet), I looked for an easy scone recipe to which I had all the ingredients. I mixed a couple of recipes together […]

The Lamington Man

The Lamington Man A

Australia Day is coming up on the 26th January and we have been learning about this great South Land that we live in. As lamingtons are an original Australian dessert, we read “The Lamington Man’ by Kel Richards, which our boys really loved.  After reading this book, we decided to make some lamingtons, with a […]

More Recipes

Kids Activities

Glow in the Dark Jelly

Glow in the Dark Jelly 1

Our boys love anything that glows in the dark. When we found out that anything made with tonic water will glow in the dark (with a blacklight), we thought we would give it a try.   We made red and green jelly and found that the red jelly didn’t work but the green jelly was great. […]

Chinese Bamboo Scrolls

Chinese Bamboo Scrolls A

Considered to be a symbol of good fortune, the Chinese bamboo tree is both respected and appreciated in China.  Bamboo strips, about 7-12 millimetres wide were written on vertically by the ancient Chinese. It must have been difficult to write calligraphy on bamboo strips so thin! These strips can also be bound together with pieces of […]

Grow a Pumpkin in a Pumpkin

Pumpkin

I bought a couple of mini pumpkins from Coles as I thought they were cute. They were really much bigger than a grapefruit. I put them in the fruit bowl and forgot about them until quite a few weeks later. They were getting soft and one was ready to be thrown out, so I thought about […]

More Kids Activities