Spring is in the Air, Join us at the Fair.

Spring is in the air…… well almost! We had a glimpse of hope, then in true Canberra form, winter came back with a vengeance as snow has fallen twice within the first week of September. Don’t let that keep you

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The Science Behind a Series.

Kids are naturally curious creatures. They want to discover new things, explore new environments and are intrigued by the inner workings of machines. Give them an opportunity to research through hands on experiments and you will have them hooked on

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Consider a Different Gingerbread Man this Christmas

The Christmas season is almost upon us and with that comes plenty of opportunities for baking with the kids. Reading recipes can mean a lot of fun in the kitchen especially when the cooking ties in with a story as

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Classroom Science Trouble!

National Science Week this week, National Book Week next week, so no other better time than for a school visit and book reading of my chapter book series for early readers. Both Gingerbread Aliens and Alien Shenanigans incorporate plenty of

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Cool Classroom Science – Make and Erupt a Volcano

A couple of weeks ago I made a paper mache volcano and erupted it during┬ámy book launch at the Paperchain Book Store in Manuka, Canberra. Why would I do this? Mr Haggardy’s year 6 class all make their own volcanoes

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Origins of Halloween

Halloween was not a holiday I grew up practising, nor did my own kids. Although during their childhood it was starting to appear around the neighbourhood. It is only in recent years that it has become more popular here in

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Gingerbread Alien Sandwhich – a Healthy alternative.

We all love Gingerbread cookies and in this case Gingerbread Alien cookies. While these make great treats on special occasions, mums are usually looking for a healthier alternative for their childen’s lunch or after school snack. With this is mind

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10 Simple Steps to Make Green Slime!

While Simon is busy making his Gingerbread Aliens his older brother Brian makes Green Slime or as he calls it “Silly Putty Ooze and Goo!” Along with the bread that David is also bakng, the mixtures inevtably get muddled and

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Super Sweet Blogging Award

I have been truly honoured once again by recieving a second blogging award. This time by the very wonderful and amazingly kind hearted “Spreading Rays of Hope…a hat a time” who knit the most superb hats for seriously sick kids.

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16 Simple Steps to Cook a Gingerbread Alien.

Have fun cooking your very own Gingerbread Aliens. Ask an adult to help you. Take some photos of your yummy creations and send them in, I’d love to post them here.:) Ingredients 125g softened butter or margarine 1/2 cup (100g)

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