Crack kids up with this collection of jokes.

Jokes for kids

Do your kids crack you up? Or are they lacking in the funnies? Well here at Essential Kids, we hope to help out with a whole bunch of silly kid-friendly jokes that are suitable for kids.

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Practice spelling with this Spelling Bee activity.

Spelling Bee - stage 1

Download and print this free activity for kids to practice their spelling.

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Printable PDF Activity

Homonyms - Stage 1 Activity

Print off this worksheet that gives students in stage 1 practice in identifying the correct homonym in the context of a story.

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School Holidays

Heidi Hodges with her home-grown produce.

Love your Garden

Kids dig garden time

Gardening with the kids can be a fun, educational and cheap activity that also gets kids outside and active.

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Before and after ... the price of getting Bunchems stuck in your child's hair.

Are Bunchems really the worst toy ever?

Bunchems may be selling like hot cakes but customers have been far from satisfied. In fact, the reviews pilling up on social media could be described as scathing.

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Tasty treats that can be thrown together in 30 seconds.

30-second candy cone treats

Add waffle cones and a few extra lolly bags to your trolley and have these instant, no-fuss candy cones ready to go for your next celebration.

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Art and Craft

String art

String art craft activity for kids

Need some new ideas to keep the kids busy over the holidays? Try string art - it's a little bit retro and a little bit modern. 

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Washi tape craft ideas for kids

What is washi tape you ask? It's the latest craft craze that's so simple you'll wish you found it sooner.

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Monkey door hanger craft

A step-by-step guide to make your very own monkey door hanger.

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Colouring-in Sheets

Colour for flowers

Flower power colouring page

Colouring in is known to be a relaxing meditation tool. Why not print these pretty flowers to have on hand for a quiet moment at home for the kids.

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Puppies colouring page

These puppies are so cute. Why not print this free puppy printable for the kids to colour in.

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