We know there’s no right or wrong way to be a parent. Over the years, ‘Whatever works!’ has become our mantra. So, while you juggle the big life stuff and take care of the small people in your family, let us help you out with some simple, fun tips and tricks to make parenting that teensy bit easier.
From Bed Sheet to Art Sheet!
Sure, it might look like just an old bed sheet, but lay it out flat with some fun messy play supplies and it becomes a blank canvas for budding artists to let their creativity run wild. Turn your garden into an open air art studio for the afternoon (or, if it's raining, dedicate the kitchen floor to the making of a masterpiece!).
The Drips & Dribbles Catcher
Say cheerio to sticky fingers and gooey hands with this super-easy, super-simple tip. To protect little hands from messy lolly drips and dribbles, pop a cupcake case skirt round the stick to catch them! Just make a little cut in the centre of the cupcake case and slide the lolly stick through it until the base of the case reaches the base of the lolly. Done!
Colour Me I Spy
It’s time to dig those old paint colour cards out of the kitchen drawer. We're about to play Colour Me I Spy!
With a hole punch, make little peep holes in each of the swatches on the colour card. Grab a pen and paper to keep score and you're ready to play!
Each player gets one colour card. The object of the game is to find colours that match the swatches on the card by placing the peep hole over different objects/surfaces. Players get a point for each colour match they make.
The kids run around and hunt out their colour matches. You sit back and tally up the points!
Work some dried lavender petals or a little drop of lavender essential oil into a big blob of playdough for soothing multi-sensory play that’ll help calm busy brains after a hard day’s learning/playing/causing a ruckus!