Middle School by James Patterson. Win a Gold Coast Holiday valued at $4000!

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middle school by james patterson

Middle School by James Patterson. Win a Gold Coast Holiday valued at $4000! This post was in collaboration with Bookworld. From the worldwide bestseller, James Patterson, comes the exciting new Middle School series! I’d love to tell you about a great competition that has launched to celebrate the launch of the new Middle School Series by James Patterson. The prize…

Winners of the Blessed and Lucky Peanut Butter Packs

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blessed and lucky peanut butter

Congratulations to these two lovely friends. You’ve each won a three pack of nut butters (Sweet Honey, Maple Bliss and Cinnamon Spice) with thanks to Blessed and Lucky. Melissa. She wrote: “When i was younger, if it was someones birthday in our house, we were all their slaves for the day. Needless to say we milked that asking others to…

Easter egg treasure hunt ideas

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easter egg treasure hunt ideas

Easter Egg Treasure Hunt Ideas Giveaway!   If you are wanting to do something a little different this year, and need some fun Easter Egg Treasure Hunt ideas, then you should have a look at this fun adventure for the whole family designed by my friend Michelle? Her Easter Egg Treasure Hunt Game is a downloadable PDF file that you can print…

How to Make a Washcloth Bunny Rabbit

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how to make a washcloth bunny rabbit

How to make a Washcloth Bunny Rabbit Makes a lovely handmade gift idea for Easter or Springtime!     My teaching friends Jennie and Jemma were given a Washcloth Bunny Rabbit as an easter gift, and when he was three, I made Ned his very own pink one. He did love pink!   There is still time to make one for your…

How to Make a Fleece Bunny Rabbit for Easter or Spring.

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mummy and baby bunnies

How to Make a Fleece Bunny Rabbit for Easter or Spring.   Here’s another simple wool fleece tutorial for you all, a sweet little bunny rabbit, just in time for Easter.  I love wool fleece. It’s one of my favourite mediums to work with- so so so many possibilities! How to make a fleece bunny- just follow these steps!  1….

Blessed and Lucky Nut Butter Giveaway!

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Blessed and Lucky Nut Butter Giveaway! Brought to you by Blessed and Lucky.   Last week, a little surprise turned up on our doorstep. A box of Blessed and Lucky Nut Spreads!  Some for us to try, and some for two lucky (Blessed and Lucky!) PFE readers.  Double yay. These new nut butter products from Blessed and Lucky include three…

Fimo Bunnies for Easter: a how-to tutorial

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fimo bunny family

Fimo Bunnies for Easter or Spring decorations If you are looking for a sweet but simple craft for Easter or springtime, why not try making your own fimo bunnies? They are just perfect for a tiny surprise gift on Easter morning, and small enough to pop in the post for a letterbox surprise for a friend too. They’d be great…

How to Make Homemade Chicken Toys

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 How to Make Homemade Chicken Toys for Imaginative Play or a Nature Table Easter is gaining on us!  Are you a bit behind on your Easter crafting, or looking for some Easter-inspired craft for your nature table?  Here is an endearing wool fleece chicken you can make in about 20 minutes or so.  Why not make a little Easter chicken…

“Making Childhood Magical.” I’m not done!

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making childhood magical

“Why I’m NOT Done Making My Kid’s Childhood Magical”   Yesterday, a friend posted this on her Facebook page. “I’m done making my kid’s child magical“ by Bunmi Laditan, featured on The Huffington Post. Bunmi’s article is a reminder that it is not our job as parents to CREATE a magical life for our children, and that they already see and…

10 New and Different Birthday Party Bag Ideas

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birthday party bag ideas

10 New and Different Birthday Party Bag Ideas for fun mementos that don’t cost the earth (This post was in collaboration with Packqueen) It was Ned’s 6th birthday this week, and we are planning a little outing to Crystal Castle in the Byron Hinterland during the holidays to celebrate with a few of his close friends. I love birthday parties,…

How to Make a Simple Paper Easter Egg Basket

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How to make a simple paper Easter Egg Basket

How to make a simple paper Easter Egg basket   Simple crafts do wonders in helping mamas to find their creative spark!  Even a simple creative task, such as this, proves that they CAN be creative!   During our old Moondew playgroup days, we only had limited time for crafty things.  The activity needed to be purposeful, beautiful and worthwhile…

How to make an Easter egg basket from paper: a how-to tutorial

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origami box for easter egg hunt

 How to make an Easter Egg basket from Paper With Easter only just over three weeks away, you might just be needing a quick and easy Easter Egg basket to make with your children in preparation. This one is made of paper, and was inspired by Ned’s Easter kindergarten gift from last year. You need two pieces of paper, one…

10 Simple But Unusual Ideas to Celebrate Easter with Children

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easter table 2013

Ideas to Celebrate Easter with Children (An oldie but a goodie) With Easter fast approaching, (again!) here are 10 simple but unusual ideas to celebrate Easter with children. I think your little ones will love it. Easter Shelf 1.  Clear the top of a desk, a sideboard, or shelf and create an Easter scene to invite the Easter bunny/bilby into…

DIY Nature Candle Holders made at Periwinkle Preschool

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nature candle holders

DIY Nature Candle Holders using a teak pod A Month of Food Fun: Day Ten, Mealtime Candles   Ever since I began working in a Steiner kindergarten about 15 years ago, I have LOVED a candlestick on our dinner table. Most nights, we light it, then take turns snuffing or blowing it out. It is a tradition, along with saying…