This Halloween, keep the spirits alive (pun intended)! Dress up in your Halloween costume, put up the decorations, and create some of these delicious Halloween-themed recipes.
Three billion people around the world struggle with basic level reading, writing and literacy. Studies revealed that those excluded from the education system at an early age often remain disadvantaged for the rest of their lives.
Whether you’re having a Halloween party or looking to celebrate at home with your little one, these spook-tacular Halloween arts and crafts for kids will make your Halloween ghoulish fun!
The childrens book Maybe Tomorrow? explores the themes of loss, grief, and the value of a caring friend in a gentle and sensitive way. It will resonate with anyone who has experienced hardship or grief, from the death of a loved one or a pet, to a friend moving away, or the transition to a new home or family situation.
More than just a chance to have fun, play is serious business when it comes to a child’s development. Card games and board games can help teach your little ones academic, social, and emotional skills that they will carry with them throughout the rest of their lives.
At the end of another successful National Child Protection Week, we once again honour everyone involved in giving their time and emotion to this incredibly important initiative.
Developing the right mindset early on is crucial for a successful, happy life. Here are five wonderful children’s books which encourage a growth mindset – which book will you read first?
Neurodiversity is a concept that’s been around for a while. In a nutshell, it means that brain differences are just that: differences. Let’s celebrate neurodiversity and learn to appreciate what makes us unique.
We’ve found some super fun ways to use healthy food in creative ways for your next weekly visit. These easy and fun healthy food activities are a great way to use food with your child. Not to worry, these ideas use things you most likely already have lying around.
We believe these fun food ideas are a great way to spend quality time together where the little ones can prepare healthy food in a fun and creative way.
This fun activity is great for little ones that love trains.
Does you little one have a love for animals? Try these fun food activities. Watch the strawberries and bananas transform into a lizard and an apple into an owl.
For those who want more of a challenge these food activities are for you. Let the kiddies creative flare shine with over 40 creations, from strawberry roses to fruit peacock.
As we always say sharing is caring. Creating this healthy veggie tray with your little one is a great way to make snacks the rest of the home can also enjoy.
Take ants on a log to the next level with these adorable and healthy snacks.
Get creative with these fun food face plates. Your little ones could even create a food face self portrait.
This is a great food activity for kiddies who love to build things. With a variety of food options to use the sky is the limit.
There are so many different ways to create with food. These activities include simple shapes and patterns and can be created with healthy fruits and veggies!
If you give these a go with your little people, please let us know! We love hearing all about our wonderful Pyjama Angels’ activities on their visits. For more activity ideas, check out our blog posts for craft and science activities for all ages!
Do you want to support The Pyjama Foundation but you’re tired of all the basic fundraising techniques? Do you want to try your hand at something new and fun while getting your friends together to raise money for a good cause?
While we do have National Pyjama Day coming up on July 19th, we do love to hear about people who have thought outside the box to help raise much needed funds for kids in foster care. For this reason, we have put together this handy list of fun ways to support The Pyjama Foundation! Don’t forget to tag us in your photos at @thepyjamafoundation.
Surf in your PJ’s
You’ve got to be the bravest of the brave to take on the cold ocean waves during an Aussie winter, but it would make for a fun photo!
Host a footy/soccer/netball/basketball game in your PJ’s
If you play a social sport, try and get your team to play in their pyjamas for a game. Loosing team makes a larger donation? Go anywhere with this idea!
Pop up PJ fashion show
Pyjama fashion week anyone? Why not host your very own fashion show at your workplace, school or home? Encourage everyone to come in their favourite pyjama’s, ‘register’ their walk to your fundraising page, and get them to strut their stuff for a day of fun-raising!
Host a quiz night
Office quizzes are great fun, plus they’re a great team-building exercise! Charge teams a few dollars to enter the quiz and you’ll end the day with a tidy sum! Now there’s the matter of putting some questions together. The typical route is general knowledge, but why not mix things up and do something unique to your workplace or school? Get people to submit some fun and crazy facts about themselves, or maybe even baby photos and get your teams to guess who’s who!
Host a board game tournament
Bring out your old board games and hold a unique tournament fundraising competition. Whether it’s Monopoly, Pop and Hop, or Trivial Pursuit, people will have a blast reminiscing over some of their old favourites! If you’re a little more competitive, have people play against one another throughout the night and keep score so an overall board game champion can be crowned and receive a prize – even if it’s just bragging rights. Get your players to ‘register’ to your board game tournament by making a donation to your fundraising page.
Host a fun “night in”
Have facemasks, cheese and… (fruit juice?) at the ready and host a relaxed, laid-back gathering at your workplace, school or home (dress code: PJs, obviously) and ask guests to donate what they would typically spend on a big night out.
Neighbourhood movie night
Why not host a fun movie night in your backyard, at your school or at the local park. Invite all your neighbours and have them donate food, drinks and lawn chairs. Charge an “ticket price” of your choice, and let the fun begin!
We know not everyone wants to wear their favourite dressing gown, so why not consider a different theme instead?
Christmas in July
We can only dream of a white Christmas here in Australia… or we can celebrate it early with a kitschy Christmas themed event in July? Think winter wonderland or an “ugly sweater” party?
There are so many fun ways to show your support to our cause, it just takes a bit of brain power. We are just happy to have you on board, but it would be the cherry on top if you take these suggestions on board! Create a fundraising page here!