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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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Kids birthday cake size guide

Kids birthday cake size guide

Not sure what size birthday cake you should order or buy for your kids birthday party? Check out our simple cake size guide to help determine what size cake you will need. The cake chart will show you at a glance how many portions/slices/pieces you will get out of a round and square cake to ensure there’s no wastage.
Create your own Christmas tree decoration tradition

Create your own Christmas tree decoration tradition

This is an easy and fun Christmas tradition to start for your kids whilst they're still young using either store-bought or handmade Christmas tree decorations.
Make your own toy sail boats

Make your own toy sail boats

These toy sail boats are easy to make and perfect for summer time. Kids can play with them in a paddling pool or bucket of water, or even in the bath before bed. They are great as an educational tool too.
Make your own bubble wrap runway

Make your own bubble wrap runway

So easy to do at home and guaranteed hours of fun. The kids will love running, crawling, sliding and skidding up and down their own bubble wrap runway.
Christmas fruit shapes

Christmas fruit shapes

Kids won’t be able to resist eating these healthy fruit snacks in lots of Christmas shapes. Easy to make and great for summer and other times of the year too.
Make your own mini Halloween pumpkins

Make your own mini Halloween pumpkins

Looking for kids Halloween party food ideas? So simple, but very effective! These Mini Halloween Pumpkins are made from mandarins, or you can use oranges. Much quicker and easier to do than the real thing. No cutting required and healthy for your kids too.
Ballet for toddlers & preschoolers

Ballet for toddlers & preschoolers

Do your kids love to dance? Have a little ballerina who’s begging for lessons? Music and movement or preballet classes provide a great early introduction to ballet for toddlers and preschoolers and offer many physical benefits too.
4 Tips on managing kids party RSVP's

4 Tips on managing kids party RSVP's

It’s common etiquette to put a RSVP date on your child’s birthday party invitations, and most parents will come back to you confirming if their little one is able to make it (or not) before the deadline date. But how do you cope with parents who do not respond in time, or don’t even respond at all? Check out these tips on dealing with latecomers and non-responders.
8 Valentine's Day activities for toddlers & preschoolers

8 Valentine's Day activities for toddlers & preschoolers

Valentine’s Day is known to be the most romantic day of the year. A day to share your feelings with others and tell them how much you love them. Have a go at some of these fun Valentine’s Day activities with the kids to help celebrate 14 February.
6 Tips on travelling with young kids

6 Tips on travelling with young kids

It’s always good to get away for a few days, but the thought of travelling with young kids can sometimes be quite daunting! It needn’t be. With some pre-planning, it’ll be an enjoyable break for everyone. Here are some tips to help make your journey and travelling with young kids a little easier.
Make you own popsicle Christmas tree

Make you own popsicle Christmas tree

Be creative and have a go at your own Christmas decorations with the kids. This Popsicle Christmas Tree is easy to make and will look good on your family tree. All you need are ice block sticks, glue and collage materials.
Christmas pizzas

Christmas pizzas

These Christmas pizzas are perfect for kids (and adults!) over the Christmas holidays. Make your own Christmas pizzas using homemade or shop bought pizza bases, cut out some Christmas shapes, add your kids favourite toppings and cook. There are no set rules, so be as creative as you like!
Rudolph the red nosed orange

Rudolph the red nosed orange

Make your kids Christmas lunchboxes and snacks fun with Rudolph the red nose orange! Healthy to eat and easy to make! Fun to put in their Christmas stockings too.
Make your own Christmas slime

Make your own Christmas slime

Follow this easy recipe and turn ordinary slime into festive Christmas slime for kids to play with in the lead up to the big day.
8 Tips on planning a party for toddlers & preschoolers

8 Tips on planning a party for toddlers & preschoolers

Need inspiration for your kids next birthday party? There are so many things to think about, but here's a quick guide to get you started.
Kids Christmas birthdays

Kids Christmas birthdays

If your kids were born around Christmas time how do you ensure that their birthday party in December or early January isn’t overshadowed by the Christmas holidays? Here are 4 ideas on celebrating your kids Christmas birthday during the festive season.
Easy beezies

Easy beezies

Follow these easy steps on how to make an awesome bee to pop up in a flower pot or hang from the ceiling using an old mustard bottle, some electrical tape and a few other bits and bobs lying around the house!
Make your own tin can drums

Make your own tin can drums

Your kids will love these homemade tin can drums! They can be made from recycled materials and things you already have at home. Why not make a few drums using various sized containers and listen to the different sounds they make. Or put some music on and get your kids to drum along to the rhythm and sing along to the songs.
Yoyo Shakers

Yoyo Shakers

These yoyo shakers are easy to make and a great way to teach your little one about music and different rhythms. Why not get a group of children together and play to the same beat or show them how to move with the rhythm and dance together.
Marshmallow slime

Marshmallow slime

Kids’ most favourite things all in one. Marshmallows AND slime! Have a go at making this super easy recipe. It's edible too.
Getting creative with your under fives

Getting creative with your under fives

As the weather gets cooler, now is a great time to get into arts and crafts with your kids. It’s not just fun, they’re learning too. Whether you enjoy getting messy and trying new things with your kids or have never explored art activities at home before, there will be something here for you.
Putting fun back into family life

Putting fun back into family life

Sometimes it seems we’re just so busy! Busy shopping, busy working, busy cleaning the house, busy taking pre-schoolers to daycare and lessons. Have we gotten too busy to have a little fun? An early childhood teacher shares ways to help you put some fun into family life.
Kids flower art activity

Kids flower art activity

Kids will have fun making their own garden fairies, especially over summer when plants are in full bloom. Teach them the names of the flowers that you use, discuss the different shades of colour and how plants grow.
How to make fairy flowers

How to make fairy flowers

Kids will love being creative and making their own Fairy Flowers with different materials. Teach them about the seasons and how plants grow, and help them to understand and appreciate nature.

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