Kids Activities

Making Sock Puppets with Kids

make sock puppets with kids

Are you always finding lonely socks lying around? How about putting them to good use and making sock puppets with the kids? They’re so easy to make – you only need a few materials! – and putting them together is sure to bring out your child’s creative side. The fun …

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Make Your Own Bouncy Balls

Make Your Own Bouncy Balls

Make your own bouncy balls with these few ingredients. Easy to do and so much fun! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Hot Water 1/2 teaspoon Borax 1 tablespoon Maizena 1 tablespoon Glue Food Colouring You will also need some plastic cups and spoons that can get a little messy. Instructions: In a …

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Make Your Own Slime

Make Your Own Slime

Once again I set out to my daughter’s school to show the kids how to make your own slime. I tested this activity on a group of 3 year olds and they loved it. This one can get quite messy *note to self: next time bring spare clothes for myself …

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Erupting Snow Volcanoes

Erupting Snow Volcanoes

And for our next experiment we tried Erupting Snow Volcanoes. This is a great activity for kids! I took the ingredients needed to my 3 year old daughter’s preschool yesterday and tried it out with her class of 11 kids. What a raging success! Here’s how you do it: Take …

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March for Milk 28 February 2015

March for Milk Feb 2015

Join Milk Matters on their March for Milk. Milk Matters is a Cape Town based charity organisation that collects and supplies breastmilk to babies deprived of their mothers’ milk, giving them the best possible start to life. In addition, Milk Matters, a registered Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation, feels very …

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Make Your Own Snow!

Make Your Own Snow

Make your own snow with just 2 ingredients! This was a hit with my 3 year old daughter and my 1 year old son. Simply mix 500g Bicarbonate of Soda with 1 can shaving cream and you have snow. It even feels cool to the touch. You can make snowballs …

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Kids Activities: Soft No Cook Playdough

Soft No Cook Playdough

Making soft, no cook playdough was such an easy activity, loads of fun, quick to make and only 3 ingredients! Ingredients: Maizena Hair conditioner Food colouring Use 1 part conditioner to 2 parts Maizena. Put the conditioner in a bowl and add the Maizena, mix with a spoon. Add some …

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Kids Activities: Foam Dough

Foam Dough

This easy foam dough recipe has just 3 ingredients making it an awesome activity for your child. Just mix equal parts Maizena and shaving cream together and then add in some food colouring. This is a much softer mix than playdough and lots of fun! Try it out and let …

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Kids Activities: Colour Changing Chalk

Colour Changing Chalk

This colour changing chalk activity was fun and easy to make with ingredients that you probably have at home anyway. Tomato Sauce Bottles/ Squirt Bottles Maizena Bicarbonate of Soda Food Colouring White Vinegar Chalk Mix: Fill bottles 2/3 with an equal mix of Maizena and Bicarbonate of Soda, add some …

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Kids Activities: Foam Bath Paint

Make your own foam bath paint

This was another winner, after making her foam bath paint my daughter didn’t want to get out the bath! Simply mix some food colour into shaving cream and put your child in the bath with a few different colour tubs and a paint brush. The best part is that the …

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Make your own Playdough

Make your own playdough

Make your own playdough with simple ingredients already in your home. Kids just love playdough and it can keep them entertained for ages. Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 tablespoon vegetable oil ½ cup salt 1 tablespoon cream of tartar Food colouring 1 cup flour Directions: Warm water, oil, salt, cream …

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Kids Activities: Make Your Own Paint

Make your own paint

Make your own paint with just 4 ingredients Make your own paint with your toddler! This would actually be 2 great activities, one is making the paint and the other using it. So it will keep your kids busy for a while! Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 cup salt 1 …

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