Help to learn to draw

Help to learn to draw

There is so much out there to help your child learn to draw so I thought I would give you a few of my favourites. There are a plethora of books out there offering to help you learn to draw – some say they can help you learn to draw anything, others focus on a...
Meet the Illustrator – Melanie Blighe

Meet the Illustrator – Melanie Blighe

Our adventures are all brought to life by the original images created by our amazing illustrators. Each character, each spot the difference and hidden object puzzle is unique to Tall Tales Adventures and without our illustrators our adventures just wouldn’t be...
How to teach a child to draw

How to teach a child to draw

Drawing is a wonderfully creative and inexpensive activity for kids but it is definitely best done with them when they’re starting out. We love sitting at a table and seeing what comes from our imaginations. My boys tend to draw monsters while I draw horses but that’s...
Fun things to do in the park

Fun things to do in the park

Your local park is a fabulous place to go during the school holidays. There’s space, lots of fun play equipment and best of all it’s free. But it can be easy to overlook the park as somewhere to go for a day out, after all, will it really keep the kids entertained for...
Our favourite foods for a picnic

Our favourite foods for a picnic

Having a picnic but looking for something different? Here are our favourite foods for a picnic. 1. A quiche We love slices of quiche in a picnic hamper, preferably a good Quiche Lorraine, and there are never any leftovers to take home. Cheese scones Instead of...
Learn To Ride A Bike

Learn To Ride A Bike

Another great reason to head down to the park Before school broke up I found myself promising my five-year-old he could catch up with many of his school friends by learning to ride a bike without stabilisers. It was a bit of a rash promise because, although we’d...
Make a stop motion movie!

Make a stop motion movie!

Kids don’t always have to have lots of friends around to make a great video – they can make great movies with a little free technology, the computer and a toy or two. We’ve spent many happy hours making stop motion movies and from around the age of seven or eight my...
Top Tips for Making a Movie

Top Tips for Making a Movie

We know kids love the idea of making a movie but it can be a slow process and they can get bored so here are our top tips for making a movie. Be patient. Making a movie takes time however you plan to do it. You may shoot a scene and realise it needs to be done again...
Let the kids make a movie

Let the kids make a movie

Making movies is seriously exciting when you’re a kid and with the recent release of Earth to Echo at the cinemas it’s even cooler. There are lots of great priced video cameras out there now as well as those that are designed especially with children in mind. You can...

How to make a board game

Want to know how to make a board game? Kids are never so happy to play a board game than when it’s one they’ve made themselves and it’s a super easy and fun activity. It takes a little planning and a bit of thought – not a bad thing for kids – and the first thing...