Mango Hill, Queensland, Australia


Activities by Sally

A couple of years ago I had a blog called, 'Days with Muriel and Maude'. It was a collection of activities I would do with my two girls, affectionately nicknamed Muriel and Maude. 

Given the times ahead here in Australia and the world, and the need for many to be house-bound with children, I thought I would put my teacher training back into use and add some activities back into the 'online universe' in an attempt to help those of us who are stuck at home trying to find activities to entertain our littlies.

So, here is 'Activities by Sally' a simplified version of 'Days with Muriel and Maude'.

(Please note: Where possible resources are made by myself. If not, they can be found via Google search or on Pinterest. I do not take credit for the creation of all resources supplied here.)


My Weather Station much. colouring

My Weather Station


 Making this weather station is probably a job best left for you OR for an older child. There's a fair bit of fiddly cutting and lots of laminating if you'd like it to last...

Mixing Colours much. colouring

My Weather Station


I did this activity a while ago with the girls but it’s always a hit and doesn’t require much in the way of equipment.... much. colouring much. colouring much. colouring


I've been printing colouring pages for my girls for a fair while and everytime I print out a new lot I seem to save them...

Easter Countdown Calendar

Easter Countdown Calendar much. colouring


Muriel, Maude and I created this Countdown Calendar as both girls just kept asking "When is Easter, Mumma?"...

Home School Timetable

Easter Countdown Calendar

Home School Timetable


As we start to embark on this adventure of Online Schooling here in Queensland, it occured to me that if your school doesn't provide your kids with a structured timetable, some might find it hard to work out when to do what...

Create with Clay

Easter Countdown Calendar

Home School Timetable


Just a one off activity here. For this one we used Air-Drying Clay. I've got a few old doilies from our various Grandmas and I thought we'd put some of them to use...

the letter l

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs


This week we're looking at the Letter 'L'. Muriel, at 3, still struggles with her 'l' sound erring mostly on the side of a 'y' or 'w' sound instead. (Distinguishing between Lizard and Wizard has been quite troublesome around here lately...

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs


The other day Muriel, Maude and I decided to check out Netflix for movies and we stumbled across 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs'...

Other Cool Links

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I-Spy Easter Printable from 'Paper Trail Design' 

Origami Bunny from ‘Super Colouring’

No Churn Ice-Cream. We used 600mL thickened cream (whipped), 375mL Condensed Milk, Vanilla and mixed in chopped chocolate!

Sewing Printables from Tinyme. I printed onto paper and then glued to cardboard for extra strength. I also punched the holes first using a thumb tac and our pinboard as backing. The girls then used embroidery thread and a wool needle.


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