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    Egg Carton Bird Feeder

    Egg Carton Bird Feeders are a great way to recycle egg cartons while feeding the birds so they'll leave your seedlings alone.MaterialsEgg CartonStringScissorsGlueBird SeedInstructions1.  Carefully cut off top of egg carton and punch hole in four corners.2.  Cut two pieces of string about a foot long each.3.   Read More...

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    Get Ready Week 10-16 October: Fun family activities

    Fun family activitiesDownload the Bunnings Get Ready activity sheetCheck out the Hawke's Bay bilingual resource Me Noho Takatū including stories based on Ngāti Kahungunu legends relating to local hazards, waiata/songs, and a kaiako/teachers pack with teaching and learning ideas.Print out the colouring-in whānau activity sheets in Te Reo and EnglishVisit Stan's Land for lots of interactive games from around the world.Source - Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management   Read More...

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    Top tips for Prepared Kids

    This year the theme for Get Ready Week is Prepared Kids. We know that when kids are involved in preparing for emergencies and learning about natural hazards, they encourage their families to be more prepared and play a more active role in responding to and recovering from emergencies.As part of Get Ready Week 2016, we are launching our redeveloped schools resource What’s the Plan, encouraging schools to update their emergency preparedness plans and use the new resource to build resilience ...  Read More...

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    Get Ready Week: Prepared Kids

    Get Ready Week is now underway. It's held every year to mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction (13 October).It’s an opportunity for the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM), Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Groups, partner agencies and other organisations, to focus on public education and preparedness activities.The theme for Get Ready Week 2016 is Prepared Kids. We know that when kids are involved in preparing for emergencies and learning a...  Read More...

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    DIY watering can (Kids Craft)

    At first we used a milk jug- I simply rinsed it out very well and then my husband used a small drill bit to put holes in the lid of the milk jug.This is the only part that you want to take care with– if your holes are too big  you will flood the poor plants.  So we used a very small bit.  I call this the stabby looking needle bit for the drill (that is the technical term).If a drill is not an option for you, another idea would be to use a nail and just bang some holes throug...  Read More...

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    Roof repairs for pool

    Upper Hutt’s popular H2O Xtream will be partially closed for four weeks from October 10.The pool is undergoing maintenance, resulting in reduced opening hours and features.Part of the multi-level roof lifted off in a storm last November and needs repairing.All three hydroslides will be closed from Monday October 10 to Saturday October 22.Hydrorobics classes will run on a limited time-table on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. There will be no Toddler Time sessions during the four week ...  Read More...

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    How to Make Clothespin Dragonflies (Kids Craft)

    Make a beautiful dragonfly craft using clothespins and pipe cleaners! It’s a great spring craft idea for kids to make. They can choose any colors that they want as well.Materials Needed:2 Pipe cleanersClothespin2 googly eyesPaintGlueStart by having the kids paint stripes on their clothespins.   Read More...

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    Easy Straw Rockets

    Got a bunch of covered straws (hint:  your local burger place may have a few).Carefully rip the straw cover in half.Draw a couple of space shuttles onto paper and cut them out.Use clear tape to attach the space shuttles to half of the straw cover.Now just blow on the straw and watch your rocket soar!Once one straw cover gets wet, just tape a rocket onto the other half and get ready to launch again.Source - Pink Stripey Socks   Read More...

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    Paper Plate Frisbees

    SUPPLIES2 paper plates for each frisbeecolorful markers or crayonsscissorsclear sticky tapeDIRECTIONSPlace both plates right side up, as if you were going to put food on them. Cover them with clear tape, allowing the excess tape to overlap, but do not fold it over. Use the scissors to cut off the excess around the plate.Turn the plates upside down and use markers or crayons to decorate as you wish.Place both plates together so that the decorated sides are facing out.   Read More...

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    Paper Plate Frisbees

    SUPPLIES2 paper plates for each frisbeecolorful markers or crayonsscissorsclear sticky tapeDIRECTIONSPlace both plates right side up, as if you were going to put food on them. Cover them with clear sticky tape, allowing the excess tape to overlap, but do not fold it over. Use the scissors to cut off the excess around the plate.Turn the plates upside down and use markers or crayons to decorate as you wish.Place both plates together so that the decorated sides are facing out.   Read More...

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