Category Archives: Creative Crafts

Eternal Spring Flowers

Looking for  a fun, easy yet effective spring craft… I stumbled upon se7en’s cardboard spring flowers. They were so simply and we had such fun making them. We simply had to outline on cardboard with a permanent market, paint in … Continue reading

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Embracing Story Writing

As a writer and literacy lover I can’t help believing it’s fundamental for my children to be able to express themselves excellently though the written word. For the last 6 years we have used Sonlight as our homeschool curriculum and … Continue reading

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Lego Club

This last term our boys attended Lego Club! Awesome is all I can say! One thing we have learned from Lego club is that Lego is not just for boys and they do not just build cars and houses!They have … Continue reading

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Creativity Feeds Off Life Experience

One of the most frustrating experiences, as an educator is when you are trying to encourage creativity and imagination and the children are simply not engaging with you. The first few times one goes home and relooks at the lesson … Continue reading

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Encouraging Creativity at Home

I’ll never forget the day when my first born was about 2 years old and he grabbed some wet red chalk that we had been using on paper and headed for the chalk board. The words,”Don’t you dare write on … Continue reading

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Creativity – the Heart of Humanity

“Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm” by Earl Nightingale Whether we wish to acknowledge it or not, the heart of humanity is the ability and desire to create. People are born to reproduce and create what is within … Continue reading

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Love is a Verb

Parenting and education is not all about “doing the right thing” and “getting our discipline just right,” often it’s simply about enjoying each other’s company and creating forever memories. We can tell our children we love them. We can demonstrate … Continue reading

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Gloop Galore

This last week as part of our pre-school fun we made Gloop. A fantastic preschool (and big brother, teenage sister and mommy activity too) Now gloop is an interesting substance and activity in that it can be used as a … Continue reading

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Homemade Gifts, Wrapping and Tags

It’s one thing wanting to give gifts but another being able to afford it. It’s our heart to teach our children to give, however with five of them this can often be hard as it all adds up so quickly! … Continue reading

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Stress Balls

This year for Christmas gifts I allowed each child to choose one idea that they could then make for everyone they wanted to give gifts to. Knight #4 chose the wonderful idea, that we found on the se7en website, to … Continue reading

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