Category Activities for Children

School Holidays coming up, why not enter the National Lego Building Competition?

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These school holidays we have a mission, I have been trying to get my son to enter this competition for a few years but it has never happened. I want to go to California please!!

This years competition entries all recieve a copy of Mega Factories Lego episode and participation certificate, which would be worth entering just for that.

Lego boys

We have been trying to come up with an original idea, but it isn’t easy, so many things have been created with Lego already.  My son has picked his idea and started building and I will share it with you all when it is complete.

Lego mess

The competition is run through Toyworld, which is where you can pick up the entry forms.  We received ours through Lego club, which is worth joining if you have a Lego fan.  Entries are open between 1st of April till the 30th April 2012.

If your children decide to enter, come back and link me up with a photo!  Happy building!


Horrible Histories

I don’t often find many children’s television shows that entertaining these days, I used to watch cartoons and tv a lot as a kid and loved Inspector Gadget, Astro Boy, Round the Twist, and Tea Bag.

The big kids in the house have moved on from abc2 to abc3 (yay) although I do have to occasionally listen to the irritating voices on abc2 as my youngest is now finding a little interest in the tv, although thankfully he mainly likes Playschool.

So last year as the kids watched more abc3, we discovered a fantastic show.  Horrible Histories.  It is hilarious.  I didn’t realise how funny till I heard this funny little ditty, and came in to watch…

My littlest boy LOVES this guy, does the little dance and sticks his thumbs up.

So we told Daddy about the show and he sat down to watch, him being a big Monty Python fan loved it also and we have been watching and recording episodes ever since.

The tv show is based on a series of books by Terry Deary, so having an avid bookworm, he got a blood curdling box of books.

Blood Curdling Box

Horrible Histories


My big boy is very much into history so the show and books are perfect for his active mind

Awesome Egyptians

It’s not very often a tv show rates with the parents as much as the kids, and I only wished I lived close enough to go see the live shows!

What television shows to you love or hate?

Visiting the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

As you all probably know it is school holidays for us here in Tassie, and trying to keep the kids occupied we took a trip to the newly renovated Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in town.

It was a really hot day so we sought some relief from the air conditioned building!  The gallery has been closed for several years due to its extensive renovation.  The whole inside has been re-vamped, new walls, lights, toilets and cafe.  It is now exclusively an art gallery where as before it used to house rock and  animal collections which are now located at the Inveresk Museum.
Visiting the museum

We didn’t know what to expect being the first time we have visited so we were pleasantly suprised when we saw the special art space for children to create some of their own pieces of art.




I even had a go at it…



His portrait of his brother in the pram

And this is me…..

Her portrait of me

In the lift

When we had finished our art we went and looked at all the exhibitions which I wasn’t able to take photos of, it was really suited to adults, the kids found looking at the art a bit boring, and warned me when there were rude pictures I shouldn’t look at. (A disclaimer would have been helpful!)

My favourite part is looking at the College students art work, in an exhibition called Art Rage, there are certainly some inspirational young people around Launceston.

On the way back to the car I captured some old Launceston buildings.


Polytechnic College


And that filled in one afternoon!