Kids Activity Blog

5 unforgettable family Christmas getaway ideas

With Christmas just around the corner, I’m sure many of you already have exciting plans in place to celebrate this special time of the year with loved ones. For those of you still stuck for ideas for something a bit out of the ordinary, no need to panic, here are 5 for you to consider.
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Fun kids jewellery projects that won’t break your wallet

Do you love dressing up your kids in different jewelry and accessory pieces to match their outfit but finding the cost building up? The good news is that the best jewelry pieces are unique, one of the kind designs that you and your kids can come up with at home! You’ll be surprised to find that what you see as ordinary objects around the house can be transform into a masterpiece in these 6 fun and easy home-made jewelry making projects.
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It’s time to shake off that boring, old library image

When was the last time you took your kids to the library? If your kids are anything like mine, a trip to the library definitely wouldn’t rate highly on their weekend list of places to go. I must admit that I often find there’s no need to go to a library anymore since finding information on the Internet is such a piece of cake. However, there is a certain charm about libraries that fascinate kids - a place where most kids read about dinosaurs, fairies and ancient history for the first time. It’s time to give the boring, old library image a make-over and make it fun again for your family and kids.
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Confidence boosting activities for today's young girls

In today’s image and body obsessed society, it’s becoming increasingly hard to protect our kids from bad influences that may lead to tragic actions - teenage suicide, anorexia, low self esteem issues. In a recent study conducted by The Child Study Center in New York found that girls ages 10 and 12 in the Tweens group are confronted with ‘Teen’ issues, such as dating and sex, at increasingly earlier ages. Among 8-12 year olds, 73% dress like teens and talk like teens. Furthermore, Tween girls in this age group were found to be more worried about being teased and made fun of than they are about being attacked with a weapon or being kidnapped. The key to shaping stronger women of tomorrow is to start engaging young girls of today in kids activities that help develop confidence and control so they don’t need to strive for skin-deep, media-induced goals.
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How you can help to grow your kid's passion for the theatre

Whether you have a kid at home with the potential to become tomorrow’s Broadway star or your family loves going to theaters, plays or musicals, there are ways for you to help grow their passion. for this area. Theatre productions involve many different areas of talents and skills so it is your challenge to help your kids discover where they fit best. Run through our ideas with your kids to see which one tickles their fancy.
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6 reasons to change your mind about kickboxing for kids

Looking for something fun, challenging and a little bit out of the ordinary for your energetic kids? Children with lots of energy need kids activities that are high-impact, physically and mentally challenging. Kickboxing - although give off the impression that it can be dangerous and too violent for kids, not only are safe for children to start practicing from a young age but also have many great benefits for both young boys and girls. Need some convincing? Here are six good reasons to get your kids into kickboxing.
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5 fun kids science experiments to try out today

The best way for kids to learn is by doing and experimenting. I am the first to admit that I do not have the brain for science experiments but you don’t need to be a science genius to come up with fun science experiments for your kids. We’ve come up with 5 easy science projects that you can do with your kids to open up their curious minds and get them thinking about the whys and hows in everyday life.
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How to make parks exciting again for your kids

It appears to have happened overnight... the other weekend, my kids made a “that’s boring” face when I mentioned going to the local park. As exciting as monkey bars and see-saw appears to a five year-old, as kids get older, they need something more exciting to keep them amused at a park. If you don’t often take your kids to the park, here are six ideas why you should start taking them. If you and your kids are frequent visitors of your local parks, here are six ideas to add more excitement to your visits.
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7 ways to spoil dad this Father’s Day

A dad is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, shines with pride when you succeed and has faith in you even when you fail. Your kids have turned to you for help to celebrate the greatness of their dad on Father’s Day? We have just the solutions for you to help your kids make Father’s Day this year a memorable and special one.
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Self-defence is more than just Karate kicks

Self-defence is more than karate kicks and beating your opponents to the ground. Self-defence teaches your kids the right methods to protect themselves in tough situations - whether it’s bullying at school or being follow by a stranger on the way home from school. Apart from the obvious solution of enrolling your kids in self-defence classes, we have some practical tips that you can start passing onto your kids today!
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Transform your kids into little bush rangers

My sister and her husband used to be fitness fanatics. Their weeky routine used to be jam packed with kick boxing, Yoga, swimming and the latest fitness craze. What they enjoyed the most was going for their monthly mountain hike and bush walking trip. It was their way to connect with the nature. However, all this changed when they had their first child six years ago. What little time they have left went into raising their first born, work and sleep. Feeling inspired again by their recent family trip to New Zealand, my sister and her family have found that it’s not only possible to go bush walking with kids, you can have a good time doing so. Here’s how!
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5 key life lessons camping will teach your kids

Last week, my kids went on their first school camp. I must admit that at first, I felt nervous about the thoughts of having my kids away from home for one week. The longest they’ve been away from home was their overnight stay at their Grandparent’s place! However, upon their return from camp, I found many positive changes in them - they appear more confident in making decisions on their own and even started helping out around the house. Here are five key life lessons that camping will teach your kids.
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Tips & Tricks to a smooth sailing first sewing session

My Grandmother is a craft Artisan. I can recall many great afternoons spent at Grandma’s place drinking tea, eating scones and learning how to knit, crochet and sew. While I never mastered my craft skills to my Grandma’s level, our crafty afternoon sessions did get me into sewing. I am now passing on this skills to my kids. I know the idea of having your kids deal with needles and a sewing machine would make some of your out there panic. But once you get yourself organised and plan ahead, you’ll find endless enjoyment out of sewing with your kids.
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6 money savvy tips for your kids

With yet another new financial year about to start, it’s a good time of the year to start having the ‘money talk’ with your kids. Young children learn money sense through examples and experience and parents are in the best position to get them onto a good start with saving and spending habits. There are many ways to teach your kids about money sense, apart from just giving them a piggy bank and setting them up with a bank account. Here are 6 tips to help your kids be more money savvy.
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It doesn’t take much to build meaningful family memories

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustles and bustles of everyday lives. As parents, it’s too easy for us to come up with excuses on why we don’t have time for our kids - there’s work, endless cleaning to do, groceries to buy and a social life to catch up on. While we’re too ‘busy’ keeping up with the many demands in life, our kids are growing up fast with changes taking place everyday. There are many ways for us to create meaningful family memories with our kids.
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