Stamping fun with Celery

This fun craft activity involves something that you probably have already in your fridge. Yes, that’s right it’s celery! After cutting off the stalks for a snack, the head of the celery can be turned into a stamp in a couple of easy steps. Children of all ages will love this activity! Materials needed 1 […]

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Lamington Cupcakes

These little cupcakes are a delicious twist on the classic Lamington. A great recipe for little hands to help with in the kitchen and then enjoy their creations for afternoon tea! Ingredients 2 x 12 hole muffin trays (we used mini muffins trays) Paper cases (patty pans) 200g unsalted butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 […]

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Chinese Drums

The Chinese rattle drum is one of the oldest style of toys in China, it is often found at festivals such as the Lunar New Year. Create your own, explore a little bit of history and enjoy the rhythmic sounds! Materials needed 2 small paper plates 2 beads Ribbons, string or even a shoelace Glue […]

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The Importance of Play

By Dr Kaylene Henderson Child Psychiatrist There is abundant research about the importance of play in children’s lives. In fact, play is now considered to be so essential for children’s development that it has been recognised by the UN High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child. Let’s look at the ways […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter December 2016

Konnichiwa (Hello), Parents and Caregivers. In November we taught the children Unit 10: Direction-two word verbs and movement. The children learnt basic direction words such as Migi (right) and Hidari (left), Mae (front/forward) and Ushiro (back) also Ue (up) and Shita (down) in Japanese. Also they learnt some verbs such as Aruku (walk), Hashiru (run) […]

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Why you’ll love Kindyhub

At Kool Kids we understand sending your child to early education is a big decision. You want to ensure that your child receives the very best care, education, nutrition and is supported emotionally, mentally and physically. Communicating with our families is of utmost importance to us to ensure you have peace of mind that your […]

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Glorious Glitter Globes

Swirling, sparkling captivating glitter globes, a favourite for young and not so young. Let your children’s creativity shine with this excellent craft activity. Materials Glass jar Baby Oil Stickers – we used puff stickers Glitter Pearls Super glue Method Choose which stickers you would like to use, open the jar and press the stickers onto […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter November 2016

Konnichiwa (Hello), Parents and Caregivers. In October we taught the children Unit 9: adjectives and their opposites. The children learned basic adjective words and their opposite words such as Oki (big) and Chi sai (small), Nagai (long) and Mijikai(short) and also Atusi (hot) and Samui(clod) in Japanese. Preschool and Senior kindy children learnt extra words […]

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Colour Changing Chameleon

Paper plates + water colours + googly eyes + a little imagination = a colourful afternoon craft activity! The possibilities are endless with this month’s craft, but our favourite in the colour changing chameleon! Materials Paper plates Water colour paints Googly eyes Paint brushes Pencil Scissors or craft knife Paper fasteners Method Take one paper […]

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