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Yes, you may!

Yes, you may
Have you ever noticed that it’s much easier to say “no” at times than “Yes, you may”? Today I was reminded of this and how empowering the words “Yes, you may” really are.

We were busy making rainbow cupcakes (which turned out deliciously well, by the way), when the boys engaged in one of their all-time-favourite activities – messy cooking.

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes

Today we made the most delicious rainbow cupcakes. They were inspired by a book we’d just finished reading, “Happy Birthday Winnie”

The recipe is actually very easy to follow. We’ve included a simplified recipe for children to read.

The cupcakes produced from this recipe are light, fluffy and moist. Did I mention decilious?

Cooking Anzac Biscuits with Children

Cooking Anzac Biscuits With ChildrenAnzac biscuits are so easy to make and just lend themselves perfectly to being made by children (with some adult assistance, of course).

Be warned, however, they are extremely delicious and will not live in the pantry cupboard long before being eaten!

42 Gardening Activities for Children

Gardening Activities for ChildrenGardening with children is very rewarding. There are so many things that children can learn through gardening. In fact, gardening activities can be used to cover a wide range of the curriculum, including science, maths, language (speaking, reading and writing) and art.

Even very young children can garden to some extent. Some of the activities listed have been undertaken by 2, 3 & 4 yr olds (with some adult assistance). You’re never too young … or too old … to enjoy the pleasures of a garden.

Easy Two Ingredient Pizza Dough

Easy Two Ingredient PizzaThis easy two ingredient pizza dough tastes delicious!

It’s perfect for using with children as it doesn’t require any resting time for yeast to rise.

It’s quick, easy and tasty. What more could anyone want?

Cooking With Children: Apple Turnovers

Cooking With Children: Apple TurnoversApple turnovers are terrific for cooking with children. They are really delicious and can also be used to foster language development.

Yes, this is a truly scrumptious English lesson!

Centipedes for Dinner

Centipedes for Dinner Last night, we had centipedes for dinner. Okay … well maybe not real centipedes as in the crawling variety found in the garden, but the kind made out of sausages. Here’s how to make them. They’re easy and fun!

Apple Puzzle

Apple PuzzleAn apple puzzle is a fantastic way to add problem solving to your child’s snacks. Here’s how to create an apple puzzle quickly, easily & cheaply with real apples.

Sneaky Snake Cooking Activity

Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake Cooking  Experience In the story, Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake, the farmer fed his hens spaghetti and meatballs. So we decided to make our own meatballs. This is a hands-on cooking experience that really is ooey and gooey.