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School holidays activities 2. Start a garden indoors

July 24, 2013 Filed under Inexpensive play

Winter school holidays can be a challenge to find activities to keep the children occupied when its often cold and wet.

Starting seeds is a fun activity, and it’s great to do with kids! Read more

School holidays activities 1. Make a rainbow wind spinner

July 12, 2013 Filed under Inexpensive play

I’ve been looking for interesting activities for the younger set n time for the next school holidays.  This wind spinner took my fancy and I’m planning to make it with my grandsons next week.  I found it on Read more

Children and Science – Baking soda and vinegar volcano

August 20, 2012 Filed under Inexpensive play

I was going to stay with my daughter and grandchildren recently and before I went I thought it would be interesting to show them what happened in the kitchen when you mix baking soda and vinegar.  I do this all the time when I’m making up more kitchen cleaner (see recipe here)

Then I found the science kids web site with a lot of science ‘experiments you can do with your children.  Lots of fun in school holidays or for a wet Sunday afternoon.




Growing sunflowers

October 6, 2011 Filed under Soul food

Sunflowers are easy and quick to grow and are spectacular when they flower.

Sunflowers are great for children to grow because of their fast growth and amazing flowers.

You can sow sunflower seeds directly into a sunny spot in the garden or into deep pots if you don’t have much garden space.  Water gently and wait a week or so for the shoots to appear.

Be prepared to stake the plants as they get taller, especially if you live in a windy area.  Or if you have them on a balcony you can tie the stems to the balustrade or a pole to help them stand up straight.

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