And that was the school holidays done and dusted. It was mostly fun, games and lots of laughter and at times also rather challenging with four young children at home to entertain. As you know my little people absolutely love anything crafty but it can be tricky to keep coming up with new projects (without spending a fortune on supplies). Luckily there is help, check out the awesome blog by education expert Mrs Curwood on www.books4schools.com.au:
Books 4 Schools is a fabulous website by Australian Office, the team behind Australia’s much loved scholastic brands Olympic, Reflex, Tudor and Tudor Eco. Chock-a-block with interesting and inspiring articles, helpful tips and loads of fun activities and ideas for children, parents and teachers Books 4 Schools is a great website to bookmark; there is lots to read and learn and you never know when it will come in handy!
Craft activities are a fantastic boredom buster and an excellent way to keep little minds active, they are also an awesome preparation tool for children getting ready to start school (like our twins). Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that are the most fun, all last week’s craft project took was a new Olympic scrapbook for each of them (from $1.54 each at leading retailers, news agencies and stationery resellers), glue sticks, scissors and a pile of (free!) junk mail.
For the twins I assigned a different letter of the alphabet to every scrapbook page (minus the ‘tricky’ letters), their job was to find, cut out and stick down objects starting with that letter (quite the challenge when you are 5!). For miss 3 I assigned a different colour to each page and her assignment was to spot pictures featuring that colour, cut them out with her toddler scissors and glue them down. So simple, so cheap, yet so much fun!
Because our children are usually generous with glue and ink we opted for the larger sized Megasaurus and Animals scrapbooks, the premium quality paper is thick and strong and up to the task. Olympic scrapbooks (64-72 pages) are available in a different styles and sizes so you can pick a scrapbook to suits your project and theme perfectly. Featuring famous Aussie animals, cool dinosaurs big and small and other colourful designs the Olympic scrapbook range is ideal of kids’ drawing, writing, sticking and scrapbooking activities for school or home.