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Looking for fun activities to make or to do with babies, toddlers and preschool kids?

Have a read of our Hot Topics articles on kids activities and our wide range of things to make and to do to help keep them entertained.

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15 Fun winter activities

15 Fun winter activities

Just because it’s cold and wet outside, doesn’t mean kids can’t have fun during winter. Here are 15 fun winter activities that will keep your toddler and preschooler entertained during the colder months.
Kids party planning checklist

Kids party planning checklist

Need some help when it comes to planning your kids birthday parties? Make your child’s next birthday party as stress-free as possible with our easy step-by-step Party Planning Checklist.
Mermaid party ideas for toddlers & preschoolers

Mermaid party ideas for toddlers & preschoolers

Why not celebrate your little one's special day with a mermaid birthday party! Check out these ideas on mermaid party food and decorations, costumes and games you can play. You can also use some of these ideas for an under the sea party, pirate party and beach party.
5 Fun party ideas for toddlers & preschoolers

5 Fun party ideas for toddlers & preschoolers

Check out these fun party ideas for toddlers and preschoolders you can try at home. Cheap and easy things they'll enjoy doing at their next birthday party.
8 Benefits of trampolining for kids

8 Benefits of trampolining for kids

Kids love trampolines! Not only are they fun, but when used regularly, studies have shown that jumping on trampolines offers many physical, health and educational benefits for kids too. Check out some of the benefits trampolines can offer.
5 Great tips for doing a road trip with toddlers

5 Great tips for doing a road trip with toddlers

Taking your toddler and doing a road trip around New Zealand might not be as daunting as you think, and is a great opportunity to enjoy new sights and explore new places as a family. Travelling with toddlers provides a perfect opportunity to strengthen family bonds as you are isolated in your own little world and can do all the crazy things you want to do!
Tips on getting an infant bassinet when you fly

Tips on getting an infant bassinet when you fly

Flying overseas with a baby or toddler under 2 years old? Infant bassinets offer the perfect solution! Although infant bassinets are not necessarily guaranteed on each flight, it's something worth investigating before you leave to help make your flight a little more bearable.
Tips on flying with young kids

Tips on flying with young kids

Flying is such an exciting adventure when you’re little, but for parents travelling with small children it isn’t always easy. We take a look at ways to survive your journey and things you need to do before you leave, at the airport and on the plane.
Make your own autumn trees

Make your own autumn trees

Have a go at making your own autumn trees with the kids. In autumn, leaves on the trees are at their most vibrant. They start to change colour and fall and are perfect for using in this easy activity.
Make your own ball bath

Make your own ball bath

It may be cold and wet outside, but the kids can still have fun inside with this fun ball bath idea. No water required!
Kids birthday party treasure hunts

Kids birthday party treasure hunts

Treasure hunts (or scavenger hunts) are lots of fun for kids of all ages! Perfect to play at birthday parties or when they have friends over for a play date. Looking for hidden treasure will get them thinking and it’s something that can be played indoors or outside. Check out our different treasure hunt ideas and keep the kids entertained.
8 Ways to make story time fun

8 Ways to make story time fun

Toddlers and preschoolers have an attention span of around 10 - 12 minutes, and once it’s exhausted, learning and listening are no longer fun for them. So when it comes to story time mix it up a bit. Use one or two of these ideas for each book you read and make story time as fun and as interactive as possible.
5 Ideas for playing with young babies

5 Ideas for playing with young babies

When babies are young it’s often hard to know what will keep them entertained. However, just a few simple games, where you spend time together and interact with them will keep them amused for hours.
Festive strawberry Santas

Festive strawberry Santas

Kids will love these strawberry Santas. They look almost too good to eat! Follow this easy recipe and make your own festive strawberry Santas for Christmas this year.
Make your own fingerprint Christmas cards

Make your own fingerprint Christmas cards

Make your own fingerprint Christmas cards this year with the kids. They're fun and simple to do at home, plus friends and family will love the personal touch of your little one’s fingerprints. Find out how to make both fingerprint Christmas lights cards and fingerprint Christmas tree cards with these easy instructions.
Paper plate Christmas trees

Paper plate Christmas trees

Christmas craft activities are lots of fun for kids of all ages. Have fun this year and make your own paer plate Christmas trees with paper plates, paint, ribbons and decorations.
Make your own glue sponge

Make your own glue sponge

Have a go at making your own glue sponge for the kids to use. Homemade glue sponges are super cheap to make and really easy to put together at home. They also last a surprisingly long time and stop you from having sticky glue everywhere! Glue sponges are great to use for your kids arts and crafts projects and can be sealed up ready for use next time.
Make your own autumn leaf monsters

Make your own autumn leaf monsters

Autumn is a great time to wrap up warm and get outside with your little ones. Collect up some fallen autumn leaves, take them home and make your own autumn leaf monsters with the kids.
Rubber glove finger puppets

Rubber glove finger puppets

So easy to make and the characters you can create are endless! All you need is a rubber glove, glue, decorations and lots of imagination!
Kids traditional party games

Kids traditional party games

Kids traditional birthday party games are still so much fun! Everything from Pass the Parcel to Musical Chairs, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Stuck in the Mud and everything in between. Check out our list of fun party games and how to play them. They’ll keep the kids amused for hours!
Santa's beard advent calendar

Santa's beard advent calendar

Make your own cheap and fun Santa's beard advent calendar for the kids and pin it to the fridge! A quick and easy way for them to count down the days til Christmas Day.
15 ideas for celebrating Children’s Day

15 ideas for celebrating Children’s Day

Children's Day – Te Râ O Te Tamariki – provides New Zealanders with an opportunity to give time to children. It's a fun day for activities, starting new traditions as well as continuing with old ones. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate Children's Day this year.
Sun melted crayons

Sun melted crayons

Make the most of the hot summer sun and make your own recycled crayons without using the oven! It’s a great way to use up your kids old pieces of crayon and upcycle them into new ones.
Make your own magical reindeer dust

Make your own magical reindeer dust

The kids will have lots of fun making this magical reindeer dust to help guide Santa to your house on Christmas Eve. It's a tradition you can share with the whole family each year. Reindeer dust is made from a combination of glitter and oats. The glitter is to help guide the reindeers to your house, whilst the oats will help feed the reindeers when Santa is busy filling up all the stockings.

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