You may not win the game but playing it can help you win at life. Board games that is. There are a bunch of benefits to playing board games and creating them is the ultimate imagination enhancer. In a world that seems dominated by online activities, the humble board game is making a comeback.
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – space-themed crafts. Have you ever seen a UFO – Unidentified Flying Object? If you have you are not alone. There have been more than 12,000 reported sightings – at least six per cent of these have remained unresolved. Meaning nobody knows what the objects actually were. Sightings
The Wacky Workshops student loved all things dinosaur and wanted to create a picture that featured them. We found a piece of cardboard – just the side of an old carton and he started painting the blue sky and green grass. I suggested we make the picture 3D – it gave me the
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – how to make a magically magnetised puppet theatre. Pinocchio taught us the dangers of lying. Kermit the Frog taught us how to love ourselves for what we are (It’s Not Easy Being Green). He gave us hope with the thought we will find The Rainbow Connection
CRAFT A STORYTELLING GAME – HOW A SHARK SAVED A PRINCESS It all began with a princess who wanted to be a pirate. Lovely Lilly, as she was called, yearned for adventure upon the open ocean. So, she set about making a mighty pirate ship to carry her on the high seas.
Most of us have experienced the fun of visiting the local bowling alley and testing our skills against those pins. Or trying to win a huge stuffed animal at the ring toss game in a carnival sideshow. Some of us have even experienced the frustration of hitting a tiny golf ball towards an
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – musical instruments to make. There are so many benefits to teaching kids about music. If you have the resources to teach them to play an instrument, even better. However, instruments and lessons can be expensive. These craft projects cost next to nothing to make and are
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – making word games for kids. If you read my post, Are you Ready to Face the Music, you’ll know just how much I love to play around with words. The oldest Goddess recently started “big school” (otherwise known as kindergarten). I’m hoping to encourage her to
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project, making storytelling games. In my post, Why Telling Tall Tales is Good For You, I explained the importance of encouraging this in children – and ourselves. TEACUP TALES The Goddesses love a television show called Teacup Travels. It inspired me to get the very special teacups
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – making homemade toys. This week’s instructions are for a homemade bouncing ball, a catapult and a paper plate dinosaur. Every child loves getting new toys but the joy and satisfaction they get from making their own are even better. Teaching kids to make their own toys