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Buckets of colourful bubbles for waterplay

I desperately needed a cup of tea and my darlings desperately needed an engaging activity where they could be creative and get soaked in the process.

So, buckets of coloured water and bubbles it was! So easy!

We moved onto the back deck with an old cloth on the floor to prevent slipping over. In three buckets I added warm water and a small amount of washing up detergent. I added food colouring to each bucket, red, yellow and green.Image

Various utensils, cups, brushes, washers etc were placed around on three trays for pouring and cleaning and off they went. My children LOVED this activity. A new brown colour was worked on until it was just “perfect Mummy”.

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Once the buckets were almost empty, then my darlings washed their cars and bikes. Fantastic!

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Oh- and I got my cup of tea, and drank it while it was still hot 🙂

Hope you have a lovely week.

xx

Bellbird Grove – Brisbane Forest Park and D’Aguilar National Park

Quality creek exploration
Quality creek exploration

Brisbane residents are super lucky to have this wonderful place only 25 minutes from CBD.

The Turrbal Loop Circuit is an easy walk comprising a few wide steps, boardwalk and a soft path suitable for toddlers. It is 1.7 km long, so depending on the age of your children, some carrying may be involved (more on how we rock the forest coming soon- stay tuned). From the beautiful Rose Gum Picnic Area, the track winds through flooded gums and continues along Cedar Creek.

The vegetation is beautiful, ranging from woodland with a grassy understorey to wet riparian mixed forest with a shaded, herbaceous ground layer. I even saw basal leaves of ground orchids today (hooray)!

Walk on one track, or both to add distance.
Walk on one track, or both to add distance.

This very nice walk offers small children a range of sensory experiences including steps, boardwalk, bridge crossings, stone paths, pebbly beaches, crystal clear water, tadpoles, insects, fallen debris, colourful leaves, forest fruits (like red lilly pilly berries), bellbirds, birdsong and river rocks.

Cedar Creek is perfect for water play
Cedar Creek is perfect for water play

Facilities include undercover and outdoor picnic tables, bbq’s, toilets, water and open grassy areas.