Tagged: school holidays

Learn how to draw a cartoon puppy in 6 easy steps!

How to draw a cartoon puppy in 6 easy steps

Drawing is a learnt skill. Sure, some kids have natural ability when it comes to drawing. But all children can learn to draw if they’re shown the correct techniques. Here you’ll learn how to draw a cartoon puppy in 6 easy steps! Continue reading »

Childcare during school holidays

Childcare during school holidays

Panicking about what to do with the kids these holidays? You’re not alone. While the kids get excited because school’s out, childcare can become a parent’s nightmare. That’s when holiday programmes can save the day, not just for you, but for your children too. Here’s why. Continue reading »

How to make a compost oven


Christmas is a now a distant memory, you’ve rung in the New Year and relaxed yourself silly beside the beach. And now you’re home again with a month ahead before you slip back into the ebb and flow of the school year routine. Continue reading »

Don’t waste away summer days, spend summer with YMCA


With school holidays just around the corner (again?!) kids are now looking to take off their shoes and socks, shake off the school year and go wild with time dedicated to just being a kid. Continue reading »

5 painted rock ideas that rock!


We were so excited when we found our first painted rock. Our 4 year old daughter found one randomly in a park in Whanganui when we were on holiday. Since then we’ve been doing a lot of rock hunting, and rock painting at the Kiwi Families HQ. So we thought it was time to pull together 5 painted rock ideas that rock!
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12 fun and easy toilet roll craft ideas


Here at Kiwi Families, we love crafting ideas that are simple enough for little ones to have a go at, but difficult enough to keep older kids engaged. Toilet roll craft really fits the bill. Here’s 10 fun and easy craft ideas using toilet rolls.
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3 Spring Flower Craft Ideas


The first spring flower craft idea I created was with my class during art and I thought what a great craft to share with our Kiwi Families community. They’re super simple to make and can be modified for different age groups. I created them with 6 and 7 year olds. Continue reading »

Top tips for saving on a family holiday

RACV Noosa Resort-water slides

Going on a holiday or weekend getaway with the family is a great way to escape from your day to day routine, create long lasting memories and spend quality time together. To make planning a family holiday a little easier, we asked holiday website Wotif to share their top tips for getting bang for buck out of your next family trip. Continue reading »

5 great tips for Kiwi family road trips


There’s nothing better than packing up the bags, piling in the kids and hitting the open highway for a good old fashioned Kiwi family road trip. Continue reading »

Matariki Events and Activities Around New Zealand – 2019

Matariki Events in New Zealand

Every year towns and cities throughout New Zealand host a range of events and activities based around Matariki. These range from art exhibitions, to festivals, to themed planetarium events. Each year Matariki grows a little stronger and it’s now become a recognised celebration in many parts of the country.  Continue reading »

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