A Fishy Activity

It’s been many months since we enjoyed A Book and Activity, but when Bass asked for a craft activity I was inspired. Searching through Pinterest for inspiration I spied this Rainbow Fish Craft, a template supplied, paint and celery sticks, that I could quickly organise. A quick look through our picture books revealed, The Rainbow Fish – […]

Leaping into Literature

Next week our holidays draw to a close and we begin the final term of the year.  As I contemplated what direction I wished our studies to take in the next 10 week block I knew I needed to be realistic, we have three indisputable factors that create a major impact.  I am now in […]


After reading Pobblebonk by Gary Fleming this week we suddenly were inspired to create A Book & Activity craft, I love spontaneity:) A quick search through Pinterest revealed a frog puppet and we were set. Recently I had added a few craft supplies to our grocery shop including paper plates and bags in preparation for many crafts. I admit […]

The Littlest Girl Was Madeline

We’ve been rather occupied with learning to read of late so when the children asked for ‘a book and activity‘, I was happy to oblige but had to do a last minute scramble.  Amongst a whole slew of books I read one morning were a few Madeline books, we enjoyed Madeline, Madeline’s Rescue and Madeline and […]

A Week With Mem Fox

This  week during our Book & Activity time we focused on our collection of Mem Fox titles. Mem Fox’s books do not naturally attract me but as I’ve shared  previously, watching our children, particularly our emerging readers engage with her books has helped me develop a new appreciation of her writing. The first day we read Where is the Green Sheep?, Arabella the Smallest Girl in the World […]

Inspired by Our Koala Sighting

Inspired by our koala sighting this week our ‘A Book & Activity’ was all about koalas.  Our readings included; Koala Lou by Mem Fox, Kolo the bush Koala(OOP) and Two-Thumbs the Koala by Leslie Rees.(OOP) The first day we made toilet paper roll Koalas. Next we enjoyed making origami koalas. On the third day we made movable […]

Nurturing My Lost Enthusiasm

Home educating a wide age spread can be a challenge and sometimes there are casualties, for months a while now, one of our casualties have been our little ones, blush.  I had plans but they consisted of.. “I’ll read two picture books a day and…”  but we weren’t achieving much. For years I used to over […]