Author Archives: laureng

Apricot Energy Balls!

Growing little bodies need lots of nutrients to help develop them and give them long lasting energy throughout the day. These tasty little dairy-free treats are delicious and will give your children a burst of energy! They are also super easy to make and a fun family activity. Ingredients: 1 cup almonds 1 ½ cups […]

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Deer Park’s Free Community Open Day

Looking for family entertainment this weekend? Come along to a FREE Open Day at Pelican Childcare Deer Park on 30th of April from 10am to 1pm. Join us at 79 Foley’s Road, Deer Park. There will be fun activities for the whole family including a jumping castle, face painting, sausage sizzle, centre tours and more. […]

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Paper plate creations!

This month we made our own furry friends! A lamb and a bee were our creations, but there are endless creatures to be made! This makes a great sensory activity as well as building fine motor skills. Materials Paper plates Cotton wool balls Pencils, crayons, permanent markers Googly eyes Pipe cleaners Glue stick Method Place […]

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Child-friendly healthy guacamole!

Guacamole is a tasty and healthy Mexican snack made of only a few delicious ingredients! Little hands love helping in the kitchen and this easy recipe is a great way to get your budding MasterChef creating! Ingredients 2 avocados ½ red onion, finely diced Juice of one lemon 1 tomato, chopped into small pieces Method […]

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Moon Sand

For a fun alternative to the standard playdough recipe, why not try Moon Sand! The texture can go from crumbly to smooth with just a little manipulation – just like wet sand. This is a fantastic sensory experience for your little ones and only requires 3 ingredients! Ingredients 2 cups of Cornstarch ½ cup of […]

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Chocolate Bark

This sweet treat is perfect to prepare with or for your children! Our Chocolate Bark recipe is dairy free and a wonderful activity to include maths and measurement into a fun cooking experience. Layer the bark with any toppings you like and personalise each piece. A great, alternative gift for Easter.  Ingredients ½ cup coconut […]

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Fun Sun Catchers

These sun catchers are a great idea to get your little one’s hands crafting, excellent for fine motor skill development! This can be used as indoor activity, as there is no glue and best of all, no mess! They make a lovely gift idea and can be made into any shape that your little one enjoys; we made a […]

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Preparing your child for school

From very early on, you have provided your child with opportunities to explore, discover their interests, develop self-awareness, observe those around them, tackle change and build resilience. These are all treasured moments in your child’s life and build on further opportunities they will experience in their learning journey. Experiences in their Kindergarten or Preschool year […]

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Gluten free savoury cheese puffs

Savoury snacks that are gluten free? Yes! These cheese puffs are gluten free and great for a delicious afternoon snack! Little hands love to help out in the kitchen and this recipe will bring out the inner chef in the young and not-so young! Ingredients: 1 cup cheese 1 cup gluten free flour 1 cup […]

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