Lap of Oz: Day 36 Bonney Well Rest Area

Day 36

Day 36 After spending a relaxing few days in Alice Springs, we headed north, first stopping at Ryan's Well then at the Big Man at Aileron. After putting some fuel in at the UFO Centre, we drove past Devils Marbles, but it was already full, so were found a place a Bonney Well Rest Area for the night.       … {Read More}

Lap of Oz: Days 33-35 Kings Canyon Alice Springs

Days 33-35

Days 33-35 Day 33 After spending the night with the dingo at the free Salt Creek Rest Area, we were up early to head for Kings Canyon. There was a good sized area for caravan parking which was great to see, so after parking our car and van, we headed for the Kings Canyon Rim Walk.  It was a great day for a walk, not a cloud in the sky, but the wind was quite chilly, so the jumpers stayed on. Well, at least for the first half of the walk. They weren't kidding about the steep, challenging 500 steps at the start! There are a couple of benches you can rest on, on the way up … {Read More}

Monday Memory Verse: Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11:1

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}

7 Things We Have Learnt

7 Things We Have Learnt a

We have been on the road for just over a month now and have learnt a lot about this lifestyle. Here are 7 things we have learnt after being on the road for one month. 1.  Early to Bed, Early to Rise The free camps and National Parks tend to fill up quite quickly, so to get there in time to pick a decent spot or even get a spot, you need to get moving early in the morning. Especially when it is a popular free camp / National Park like the Devils Marbles. We were at the Devils Marbles for two nights. We arrived just after 10:30am on our first day. By 3pm that afternoon, the … {Read More}

Star Alphabet Matching Cards

Star Alphabet Matching Cards

These {FREE} Printable Star Alphabet Matching Cards are a great way to encourage learning about the letters of the alphabet. Some other ways you can use these cards are: Print out 2 copies and play snap Print out 2 copies and play the memory game Match the lower case letters to the same capital letters Make groups of letters eg. tall (b,d,f,h,l,k,t) Use them in spelling to make words (you may have to print out a few copies) Arrange in alphabetical order Use as flashcards Ask child to say the letter when shown and a word that starts with that letter Handwriting … {Read More}

Lap of Oz: Day 32 Salt Creek Rest Area

Day 32

Day 32 After leaving Ayers Rock Resort, we headed for Kings Canyon. We had decided to stay at a free camp for the night, then head off early the next morning to Kings Canyon to complete the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. We found this awesome free camp: Salt Creek Rest Area. It was still On arriving we were immediately greeted by the local dingo. Who decided to have a rest at our caravan door.   The boys enjoyed watching their 'pet' for the afternoon, but when sunset came, I refused to go off the step of the caravan to get some photos. Then it was off to bed as we … {Read More}

Lap of Oz: Days 28-31- Uluru and The Olgas

Days 28-31

Days 28-31 Just to let you know, this is a long post with lots of amazing photos! Day 28 After leaving our free camp, we arrived at the Ayers Rock Resort a few minutes later, around 10:30am. We were able to book in straight away and start setting up on our site.  As the National Park pass only lasts for three days (we didn't want to by the yearly pass) we stayed around camp for the day. There is a small lookout, Naninga Lookout,  not too far from our site which we had a great time watching the sunset from. While at this lookout, we were … {Read More}

Monday Memory Verse: John 8:12

Slide02

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}

Lap of Oz: Day 27 – Near Yulara

Day 27

Day 27 After an amazing time at Alice Springs, we headed towards Yulara. We had booked into the Ayers Rock Resort from the 12th to the 16th of June, so we had one night to spend somewhere on the way. After fixing the broken fuse for our reversing camera (again), we headed off, stopping quickly to have a look at the Cannonball Memorial which was set up to remember the four guys that we killed there during the cannonball run in 1994. While driving along, the boys spotted a rather big rock far off. This was not Ayers Rock as they first thought, but Mount Conner.  … {Read More}

Musical Instruments Booklet

Musical Instruments Booklet

This musical instruments booklet is a great way for encouraging children to learn about the instruments that make up an orchestra. With over 40 pages, this booklet covers all the major instruments in an orchestra. To download your {FREE} copy of these cards, click the link below: Musical Instrument Booklet … {Read More}

Lap of Oz

Lap of Oz: Day 36 Bonney Well Rest Area

Day 36

Day 36 After spending a relaxing few days in Alice Springs, we headed north, first stopping at Ryan’s Well then at the Big Man at Aileron. After putting some fuel in at the UFO Centre, we drove past Devils Marbles, but it was already full, so were found a place a Bonney Well Rest Area for the […]

Lap of Oz: Days 33-35 Kings Canyon Alice Springs

Days 33-35

Days 33-35 Day 33 After spending the night with the dingo at the free Salt Creek Rest Area, we were up early to head for Kings Canyon. There was a good sized area for caravan parking which was great to see, so after parking our car and van, we headed for the Kings Canyon Rim […]

7 Things We Have Learnt

7 Things We Have Learnt a

We have been on the road for just over a month now and have learnt a lot about this lifestyle. Here are 7 things we have learnt after being on the road for one month. 1.  Early to Bed, Early to Rise The free camps and National Parks tend to fill up quite quickly, so to […]

Lap of Oz

Homeschooling

Star Alphabet Matching Cards

Star Alphabet Matching Cards

These {FREE} Printable Star Alphabet Matching Cards are a great way to encourage learning about the letters of the alphabet. Some other ways you can use these cards are: Print out 2 copies and play snap Print out 2 copies and play the memory game Match the lower case letters to the same capital letters […]

Musical Instruments Booklet

Musical Instruments Booklet

This musical instruments booklet is a great way for encouraging children to learn about the instruments that make up an orchestra. With over 40 pages, this booklet covers all the major instruments in an orchestra. To download your {FREE} copy of these cards, click the link below: Musical Instrument Booklet

Learning to Save

Learning to Save

Our boys don’t really like to save their money. As soon as they receive it, they want to go to the shops and buy lego. I made this Learning to Save pack as a way to encourage them to save. They ‘bank’ at least some of their money and can watch their savings grow. There […]

More Homeschooling