With Easter school holidays fast approaching and many people looking at spending the holidays at home our team of have put together some key activities and items to keep the kids entertained, their brains stimulated as well as activities to bring the family together. Play it! Build it! Create it!
For hundreds of years boardgames have a been a way to bring family and friends together for some healthy competition. From classics like Chess and Checkers to modern day interactive games like Pictionary Air it is a great activity for the whole family or for brothers and sisters to spend some time together. Games also have added learning experiences such as developing fine and gross motor skills, problem solving, social learning and more.
Zany Construction and Lots of Laughs Mouse Trap is the classic game of mouse-catchin action! This fun-filled game of gadgets and chain reactions is a tried-and-true family favorite. Kids and their friends will laugh as they navigate the gameboard and try to steal their opponent's cheese. Experience the fun with a swinging boot, a marble, and even a diver flipping into a tub – discover how these wacky tricks work together to drop the cage on an unsuspecting mouse! Race friends to the finish and nab opponents' cheese. Collect 6 cheese wedges first to win the game!
This classic game of land and property buying, deals is a family favourite, albeit may have caused some family battles in its time. There are many variations of this game available, from Monopoly Junior through to electronic banking plus, Star Wars, and even a cheater’s edition. The game can last several hours and is suited for 2 to 6 players.
Reclusive millionaire Samuel Black’s been murdered in his mansion! Now, it’s up to you to crack the case! Question everything to unravel the mystery. Who did it? Where? And with what weapon? Ransack the mansion for clues, ask cunning detective questions and leave no card unturned. Solve the murder first to win! Fun twist on the classic mystery game features new characters and a two-player version! For 2 to 6 players. There is also a junior version available where the aim is to uncover who at ate the last piece of cake.
Gather your friends to play the trivia game that started It all! The Classic Edition of this Trivial Pursuit Game is the same gameplay you know and love, only with a 1980's retro appearance! Featuring classic gameplay and gameboard, this game contains 2,400 questions in 6 categories: Geography, Entertainment, History, Art and Literature, Science and Nature, and Sports and Leisure. Players move around the board answering questions. When a player lands on a category space, they'll earn the corresponding colored wedge if they answer the question correctly. The first player to collect 6 different colored wedges and answer a final question correctly wins! The Classic edition is aimed for 2 to 6 player, or teams for even more fun, 16 years of age and older. The Family edition is is suited for ages from 8 years old. There are also specialised editions and expansions for Star Wars, Friends, the 2000’s and more
For the Kids
Toy Story Kerplunk
Kerplunk! featuring Disney Pixar Toy Story 4 is the classic kids' game you know, now with a fun theme that Toy Story fans will love! Featuring fan-favourite characters Ducky and Bunny along with a carnival-themed game unit, this easy-to-learn kids game is sure to be a hit. To play, create a lattice of sticks inside the translucent, carnival-themed tower. Then, drop the Ducky and Bunny character pieces inside where the web of sticks will hold them. Each player takes a turn rolling the die and pulling out a colorful stick - whichever colour the die indicates. The player who drops the fewest Ducky and Bunny character pieces is the winner! When you’re ready to shake things up, grab the Buzz Lightyear character piece and try the super-fun special game mode. With easy instructions and no reading required, this game is great for kids and Toy Story 4 fans of any age. And since you create the lattice of sticks, no two games are alike! Setup is simple and there’s no reading required. Perfect for 2-4 players, 5 years old and up
Hackin' Packin' Alpaca
Hackin' Packin' Alpaca is the hilarious kids' game with lots of cargo and one spittin' mad alpaca! To play, take turns stacking pieces of your cargo on Mac the Alpaca's back. Watch the time, though -- this alpaca has a temper! You've got five seconds to stack a piece of cargo on his back. If you fail to stack a piece before the time runs out, Mac will SPIT water at you! You'll have to use skill and touch to stack your pieces -- the game gets more challenging as more cargo is piled on Mac's back. If you knock over any other pieces, you'll have to add them to your personal stockpile. The first player to stack all of their pieces wins. This game is perfect for 2 to 4 players, 5 years old and up.
Disney Song Challenge
Grab some Disney movie and TV show super fans and play the Disney Song Challenge. It’s time for players to show off Disney song skills and prove they are the Disney champion! The Disney Song Challenge is a game that tests a players’ Disney song expertise. A card is flipped over from the deck, revealing a Disney movie or TV show. The first player to jump up and sing a song from the movie or show wins the card! But, if the player messes up the song, the player must spin the Wheel of Fun-sequences and perform a silly action! Most of the Fun-sequences are Disney-themed—impression of a Disney character. First player to earn five cards wins!
Baa Baa Bubbles
Bubbles the sneezy Sheep loves to eat! Feed her treats when you play Baa Baa Bubbles and her wool made of real bubbles grows! Apply the solution onto Bubbles, scatter the meadow tiles around her and take turns flipping them over. Feed her the number of times shown on the tile and watch her sudsy wool grow. if Bubbles is allergic to what she eats, she'll sneeze, blasting her bubbles and you'll lose your tile! If she doesn't sneeze and happily eats, keep the tile. The player with the most meadow tiles at the end of the game wins! Have a blast feeding Bubbles the Sheep with Baa Baa Bubbles, the bubble-blasting sheep game! Baa Baa Bubbles is a fun family game for kids aged 4 and up, ideal for 1-4 players.
Lego — we all know it. Most of us grew up with it. It is one of the largest brands in the world, is instantly recognisable and has a massive fan base. But have you ever thought of the educational benefits of Lego?
Lego promotes fine motor skills as children practise dexterity as they connect Lego pieces of different sizes and shapes. This requires different amounts of pressure to assemble and becomes a wonderful exercise for little fingers which supports children in being able to control the pressure they apply while writing. Lego stimulates creativity as children can create their own police station, space ship, racing car or an entire town. With so many shapes, colours and sizes children have endless possibilities.
Lego can develop fine motor skills as it requires levels of dexterity and pressure to assemble the various shapes and sizes, which will help with skills such as handwriting.
By following the instructions in every Lego set it will encourage and develop skills such as problem solving, mathematical thinking especially fractions. and attention to detail. It also helps develop more complex skills such as lateral thinking and planning.
It is also fun and rewarding. Whether completing the instructions to build the set, or starting from scratch and building something unique it will deliver a great sense of achievement which promotes self-esteem.
It is also a great activity for shared play and teamwork where friends and family can work together to build a town or set together.
With DUPLO for the littlest of hands and minds through to the advanced Technics sets, and many many themes inbetween including the latest DOTS range which takes creativity to the next level allowing kids to build wearables and home décor.
Craft and Science kits are the perfect things to wile away the holiday hours and stimulate and encourage your kids. Developing fine motor skills, problem solving and concentration skills it also offers great reward and positive emotions as they create something from scratch. Its also great for the whole family as can all work on projects together. There is something for everyone
Stimulate your senses as you create 3D works of art. Follow the colour guide and stick colourful gems onto the canvas to build out your own masterpiece. Simple to learn and easy to master our kits have all you need to complete the canvas. From small starter sets through to full drill large canvases you will find the perfect set for you and your family to work on together.
Enjoy hours of creative and sensory play with Play-Doh sets and accessories. Kids will explore textures and colours with safe, non-toxic Play-doh. With basic cans starting at only $2 and an amazing array of sets it kids will have hours of holiday fun.
Starting a new hobby has never been easier thanks to the wide variety of craft kits available. From making jewellery and home decor, making your own toys, through to detailed models to build and paint. There are hours of activity for individuals or families to make and create together. Jump in and explore the range and stock up on plenty of activities to stimulate your kids creativity, develop their fine motor and problem solving skills and importantly provide fun and entertainment to keep everyone happy