Fun

Rock out in your garden

Add some colourful characters to your garden, like this ladybug. Made by KINETA BOOKER. With Resene’s wide range of colourful paints and plenty of painted rock ideas on Pinterest, your garden will soon be full of cheeky characters these holidays. Materials Stones of all shapes …

Angling for Adventure

Whether you’re a seasoned angler, or simply enjoy time outdoors with your kids or grandkids, family fishing is fantastic fun. Whatever region you live in or plan to visit, there are lakes, rivers, back country streams and spring creeks flowing with brown and rainbow trout. …

Adventures in nature

In these days of screen time, it’s important to encourage children to be active outdoors. Just 15 minutes from the city, Christchurch Adventure Park (CAP) is an ideal place to inspire your children into active play. Whether your family prefer their adventures adrenalin-fuelled or more …

Protect skin for life!

With the summer season on its way our thoughts turn to summer fun and outdoor adventures. The Cancer Society of New Zealand encourages people to be SunSmart when Ultra Violet Radiation (UVR) levels reach 3 and above but especially from September to April between 10 …

Raising animal lovers

KELLY EDEN-CALCOTT explores the benefits that fostering a love of animals can have for our children. Growing up, my sisters and I had a farm’s worth of animals scattered around our small suburban property. Dogs, cats, mice, rats, guinea-pigs, lizards, frogs, fish, birds and bunnies …

Messy fun

Picking up handfuls of goo that squelch between their fingers, or walking through mud with bare feet that makes them giggle and smile are two beautifully messy things for little ones to do which are not only fun but also a great way to learn. …

Sparkly planters

Bring some bling and greenery to any occasion. Made by KINETA BOOKER. MATERIALS Terracotta pots Resene Terracotta Sealer Resene Quick Dry – undercoat (small pot) Testpots – undercoat: Resene Dusty Road; Resene Coriander Testpots – Resene FX Metallics: Resene Goldmine; Resene Stun Resene paintbrushes (I …

Growing fun

Spending time growing things together in the garden is a great way to connect with your child, writes KINETA BOOKER. The day I gave my son his first pair of gardening gloves will stay with me always. His little pair of blue ones were sitting …